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Hayes: ‘Why the hell’ won’t Ben Bernanke listen to Ben Bernanke?

MSNBC host Chris Hayes lambasted Federal Reserve Chairman (FED) Ben Bernanke Saturday morning for what he and a number of notable economists across the political spectrum feel is Bernanke’s lack of urgency in turning around the country’s economy. Hayes was so bemused by Bernanke’s lack of aggressive action that he…

Hannity: Union president’s call to vote was union thuggery

Leave it to Fox News host Sean Hannity Friday evening to continue his network’s labeling of comments made last year by Teamsters union President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. to encourage union employees to vote in Wisconsin as union thuggery. Hoffa’s comments were edited by Fox News widely throughout last year as…

Warren: ‘No, Mitt, corporations are not people. Learn the difference.’

In her keynote address on Friday to the Netroots Nation 2012 conference in Providence, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Senate Elizabeth Warren enlarged upon her themes of economic fairness and took aim not just at the Republican she’s running against, Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), but the Republican candidate for…

Maher: Democrats can win if they ‘stick to their guns’ like Republicans do

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher delivered some advice to the Democratic Party in the wake of the unsuccessful recall election against Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker (R). The outspoken Maher advised that if Democrats would be more stubborn and intractable and less beholden…

Researchers shed light on cockroaches’ vanishing act

Researchers shed light on cockroaches’ vanishing act (via The Bay Citizen) Insects swing like a pendulum to hide under cracks and ledges. You’ve seen it and begrudgingly admired it: the speed and swiftness with which a cockroach vanishes when you turn on a light while entering a dark room. Now,…

Canadian students strip down to red squares in new protest technique

Notice: A few brief shots in the embedded video, as well as several of the photos at the linked Russia Today story, should be considered NSFW. In the latest innovative protest technique to come out of Montreal, thousands of students marched on Thursday wearing only their underwear, bathing suits, or…

Female congressional candidates at Netroots Nation: War on Women is real

Friday Massachusetts Senate candidate and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau champion Elizabeth Warren garnered a standing ovation twice at liberal blogger get-together Netroots Nation in Providence, Rhode Island. Her speech, a stump adapted for a lefty audience, earned the biggest cheers when she drew a clear line in the sand between progressives…

Atlanta megachurch pastor arrested for assaulting daughter

Controversial Atlanta megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar Jr. has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his 15-year-old daughter, according to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. The “prosperity gospel” adherent has been charged with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children after an altercation in which he reportedly grabbed his daughter by…

WATCH LIVE: Netroots Nation panel on Citizens United

The effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission are already clear in the 2012 election. Election spending has already far outpaced that of previous years. It dragged out the Republican primary so long many wondered if it ultimately hurt Republican nominee Mitt Romney.…

Chris Matthews goes nuts on ‘idiot Republican argument’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews didn’t wait until his own show to start yelling on Friday, instead appearing as a panelist on Chris Jansing’s program where he called Obama’s reelection effort “pissant,” and shouted down what he said was another guest’s, “idiot Republican argument.” Matthews begins the segment on Jansing &…

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