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Maddow skewers UnSkewed Polls’ new creation: ‘Barack O’Fraudo’

Amid a segment on “things people are saying about the election that are not true, but it makes them feel better to say it anyway,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night lampooned the founder of the UnSkewed Polls website. The website, founded by conservative Dean Chambers, re-weighted national polls,…

Robert Reich: GOP loses if U.S. goes over fiscal cliff

University of California professor Robert Reich said Tuesday night that Republicans would be the losers if Congress failed to negotiate a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. “I think we are moving in the right direction and we are moving in the right direction because the Democrats are holding…

Fox News host falsely claims George Soros linked to Wal-Mart protests

Fox News personality Stuart Varney falsely claimed on Tuesday that liberal investor George Soros was linked to upcoming protests at Wal-Mart. “George Soros, through MoveOn.org, has sent out an email nationwide urging everybody who has an interest in this to turn up at a Wal-Mart on Friday and demonstration,” he…

Bolton: ‘Use rendition’ to Guantanamo and ‘gentle persuasion’ for Benghazi suspects

Neoconservative former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation John Bolton is suggesting that the U.S. should restart its practices of using “rendition” and torture to investigate the September attacks in Benghazi, Libya. During an interview on Tuesday, Fox News host Martha MacCallum told Bolton that she was frustrated that “we’re…

CNN’s Costello pushes Walmart VP on labor practices

Faced with a more challenging interview than he might be used to, a Walmart spokesperson defended the company’s wage and labor practices to CNN host Carol Costello on Tuesday. “Our average rate is about $12.40 an hour far a full time associate,” said the company’s vice president of communications, David…

Study: More CA drivers tested positive for drugs than alcohol

A study by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) found that twice as many people involved in late-night traffic stops were found to be driving on drugs, as opposed to drunk. The Los Angeles Times reported that the study of 1,300 stops in nine California cities, released Monday, showed…

Clyburn: Republicans using racial ‘code words’ to attack Susan Rice

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) on Tuesday accused Republicans in Congress of using racial “code words” to undermine U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice even though they “can’t hold a candle to her intellectually.” In a letter written to President Barack Obama on Monday, 97 House Republicans said that…

Maddow to GOP: McCain is totally not who you want as your foreign policy expert

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how Republicans are doing themselves a disservice by allowing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to be their de facto leader and spokesperson on foreign policy. Maddow began the segment by discussing President Barack Obama’s historic visits to Myanmar…

Tricia Rose chides Wal-Mart for ‘anti-human being’ approach to labor

In supporting reported plans for a strike by Wal-Mart employees Brown University professor and Current TV contributor Tricia Rose criticized the corporation for treating its workers as less than human. “It’s grindingly aggressive, anti-human being statements,” Rose said on The Young Turks Monday. “Like, ‘Well, people are lining up for…

Jeb Bush Jr. claims Rubio is ‘pro-science’ after ‘Earth was created in 7 days’ remark

Jeb Bush Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), on Tuesday defended Sen. Marco Rubio as “pro-science” after the Florida Republican said he was not sure if the Earth was created in seven actual days because “it’s one of the great mysteries.” “I’m not a scientist, man,”…

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