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WATCH LIVE: Cory Booker speaks about saving woman from burning building

Newark Mayor Cory Booker holds a press conference to answer questions about Thursday’s fire rescue, where he helped save a neighbor from a burning building. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast April 13, 2012.  …

Alligator wanders up to Louisiana Motel 6 and bites guest

A Motel 6 in Port Allen, Louisiana had an unusual guest on Thursday, a 5-foot-plus alligator that wandered up to the building from a nearby canal. It was first spotted by a hotel employee, but it was a guest who attempted to subdue the animal before police and animal control…

Hartmann confronts anti-gay leader: Do closeted gays run your movement?

On Russia Today TV’s The Big Picture Thursday, progressive radio host Thom Hartmann confronted Family Research Institute chairman Dr. Paul Cameron and asked him an unusually pointed question: “Does it concern you that many of your colleagues in the anti-gay movement may actually be closeted gays?” “Um, no,” Cameron replied.…

Colbert to Rosen: Attacking moms is actually what has ‘never worked a day in its life’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the flap about Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen’s remark that Ann Romney, wife of ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, has “never worked a day in her life.” Colbert said that like many people, he has a personal stake in this story,…

Jon Stewart blasts George Zimmerman media spectacle

Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday night mocked the media’s response to charges being filed against George Zimmerman, who claims to have shot and killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin in self-defense. On Wednesday, Florida state attorney general Angela Corey announced that Zimmerman would face second-degree murder charges for the…

Biden: The ‘war on women’ is real

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday night said the Republican-led “war on women” was real, claiming their view on birth control would take the United States back to the 1950s. “I think the war on women is real,” he told MSNBC host Ed Schultz. “And look, I’ll tell you when…

Harvard law professor predicts George Zimmerman will be acquitted

Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz on Thursday said that George Zimmerman, who was recently arrested second degree murder, would probably be acquitted of the crime because of a lack of evidence. “Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin,” he said on MSNBC. “This is so thin that it…

Wisc. Dems: Ad shows GOP thinks women belong in the kitchen

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Thursday blasted Republicans over a television advertisement attacking Rep. Donna Seidel, a candidate in the upcoming recall election for the 29th State Senate District. The ad by the Republican State Leadership Committee accused Seidel of having the wrong “recipe” for Wisconsin. “Ads like this…

N.C. Gov. Perdue warns marriage amendment could invalidate domestic violence laws

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue warned on Thursday that Amendment One, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, could remove protections against domestic violence for unmarried women. “It would ban the state from recognizing civil unions, strip away domestic partner benefits and it actually could eliminate legal…

Ben Jealous: Troy Davis helped Connecticut end the death penalty

Ben Jealous, the national head of the NAACP, said Thursday that the execution of Troy Davis helped Connecticut to become the 17th state to repeal the death penalty. The Connecticut legislature on Wednesday sent a repeal of the death penalty to Gov. Dannel Malloy, who has said he will sign…

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