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Sen. Graham on fiscal cliff: ‘Hats off to the president. He won’

After a year of deadlocked negotiations, at least one prominent Republican senator is willing to concede defeat. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) acknowledged that President Obama had stuck to his guns and would emerge from the debt talks victorious. Predicting that tax rates would…

Bernie Sanders: House Republicans are the problem

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Saturday that Republicans were solely to blame for the lack of a budget deal to avert the fiscal cliff. During an appearance on MSNBC, Sanders denied that both parties were responsible for the current gridlock in Washington. He said “nobody wants” the economically…

Obama on Meet the Press: ‘Basic fairness’ at stake in fiscal cliff talks

In a rare appearance on Meet The Press Sunday, President Obama accused Republicans of refusing to accept the will of the American people as stated on Election Day and to compromise on a “sensible” deal to avert the looming fiscal cliff. Arguing that he and Democrats had, ”moved more than halfway” in…

U.S. sailors sue Japanese utility over Fukushima radiation

A group of eight former and current U.S. Navy personnel have filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government-owned utility in charge of the failed Fukushima nuclear power plant, accusing government officials of “lying through their teeth” about the amount of radiation present during an American relief mission. “I’m not what…

Spitzer: Wall Street will not be ‘too big to indict’ in 2013

In a commentary posted on his show’s website on Friday, Current TV host Eliot Spitzer predicted more Wall Street heavy hitters would be held accountable for their misdeeds next year. “Every major institution, just about, has been wrapped up in some significant scandal,” Spitzer said. “Let’s recognize two things: that…

Prosecutor: NYC subway murder suspect blamed ‘Hindus and Muslims’ for 9-11

New York City police arrested a Bronx woman and charged her with second-degree murder as a hate crime for pushing an Indian man to his death at a Queens subway platform, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said the suspect, Erika Menendez, told…

Marriage equality goes into effect in Maine

Steven Bridges and Michael Snell were met with a different kind of wedding reception early Saturday morning. “We didn’t expect all the cameras and everything tonight,” Snell told WCSH-TV and other media outlets gathered at City Hall in Portland, Maine. Snell and Bridges walked across the aisle and into the…

Harris-Perry: What role does race play in gun violence reporting?

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” host Harris-Perry and a panel including Joy Reid of “The Grio” and “Huffpost Live” host Alicia Mendez discussed the role of race in media reporting and its impact on the gun violence debate, both with regards to the people reporting the news and the…

Comedian Katt Williams arrested for serious child endangerment

Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested and his four children have been taken into protective custody after police deemed that for them to remain in their father’s home placed them in significant physical jeopardy. According to YourBlackWorld.net, police were summoned to Williams’ home and upon arrival found amounts of drugs…

Missing Los Angeles toddler found months later in Kentucky

A 17-month-old girl was found in Kentucky by University of Kentucky police officers after being abducted from Los Angeles in October. According to Lexington’s WKYT, Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra is in custody of Child Protective Services after being found by UK campus police officers Jennifer Ockerman and Emily Smith. Ockerman and Smith…

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