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Maddow: Being against cancer in the GOP ‘is a scandal now’

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow called out South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for vetoing a bill that would have allowed free HPV vaccinations for girls. The bill was intended to prevent the spread of the cancer-causing sexually transmitted disease. “Being against cancer in the Repubican Party…

Teen lesbian couple found shot in the head in Texas

Visitors to a public park in Portland, Texas were terrified on Saturday to find two teenage girls who had been shot in the head, according to MSNBC. Nineteen-year-old Mollie Judith Olgin was found dead on the scene and 18-year-old Mary Christine Chapa was rushed to the hospital. Chapa was in…

Montana governor calls for amendment to overturn Citizens United

After the Supreme Court struck down a century-old Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) and Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger (R) called on Congress to overturn the court’s controversial Citizens United decision. “Republicans and Democrats don’t always agree on policy matters, but there is one thing…

LeVar Burton looks to ‘transform the way we educate our children’

LeVar Burton, the host and producer of the children’s program Reading Rainbow, hopes to revolutionize how children in today’s digital world interact with literature. “The art of story-telling is as intrinsic to being human as is breathing,” he said on CNN. “We have to be aware that we have to…

Brewer takes victory lap: Arizona ‘vindicated’ by court gutting immigration law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer appeared to be in near denial on Monday when she claimed her state had been “vindicated” after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a majority of the SB 1070 anti-immigration law. In a 5-4 ruling, the high court found that three out of four provisions of…

WATCH LIVE: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks on immigration ruling

Monday the Supreme Court gutted much of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigration law, SB 1070, also known as the “papers please” law. The Supreme Court upheld the law’s provision which allows law enforcement to check immigration status when stopped. In a statement, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said, “Today’s decision by the Supreme…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks at a campaign event in New Hampshire

President Barack Obama scheduled a stop in New Hampshire on Monday. The speech comes on the same day that the Supreme Court issued a ruling that overturned much of Arizona’s anti-immigration law, commonly known as SB 1070 or the “papers please” law. Obama issued an executive order earlier this month…

Christian law firm: Anti-LGBT parenting study shows ‘true science always’ reinforces the Bible

Members of a law firm associated with Rev. Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University on Monday claimed that “true science” always strengthened Bible teachings like LGBT couples are bad parents. On Monday’s Faith and Freedom radio broadcast,” Liberty Counsel’s Steve Crampton and Harry Mihet pointed to a debunked New Family Structure Study…

Arpaio claims he ‘saved’ 6-year-old immigrant by arresting her

Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio is insisting that he “saved” a 6-year-old girl, who he believes was brought to the country illegally, by arresting her. The Arizona Republic reported last week that the controversial Arizona sheriff’s office had arrested the 6-year-old and 15 other people on the very day that…

Halperin: Any Supreme Court ruling on health care hurts Obama

Time magazine’s Mark Halperin on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama would come out as the loser whether the Supreme Court decided to strike down the health care reform law or not this week. “I actually think whatever the court rules, it’s bad for the president,” Halperin told MSNBC’s Joe…

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