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Stewart: Democrats hypocritical on ‘Fast and Furious’ executive privilege

Thursday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart discussed President Barack Obama’s decision to invoke executive privilege to protect documents from the “Fast and Furious” operation from scrutiny by an investigative committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). Stewart’s take on “Fast and Furious” is different than most left-leaning…

Maddow coins new word for Sen. Scott Brown: ‘Fumblebrag’

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow unveiled a new word she created for Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. “Now for your consideration, fumblebrag, which we require specifically to understand the latest otherwise inexplicable strangeness from Scott Brown,” she said. The word combines a brag and a…

Sen. Shaheen: ‘Not fair’ for military women to be denied access to abortion

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on Thursday said women who are raped while serving in the military should be provided with abortion coverage like other federal employees. She explained to Current TV host Joy Behar that women serving in the military do not have the same rights to reproductive services as…

Fred Karger debates Bryan Fischer on same sex marriage

Fred Karger, an openly gay Republican, appeared on the radio program of Bryan Fischer on Thursday, where he told the conservative radio host that it was offensive that the Republican Party had such an exclusive platform. “Fred, the Republican Party platform is officially pro-family,” Fisher said. “It supports a federal…

Tea party hasn’t died, they’re just hiding in the woods to bide time

While the tea party movement that emerged after the election of Barack Obama and surged into prominence during the health care debate may seem to have fizzled out, the satirical Onion News Network reports that the group has “actually taken to the woods, and are living in caves and old…

Krugman explains the gradual march to economic crisis

Thursday on PBS Newshour, Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman explained the relevance of Hyman Minsky’s theory on the current economic crisis. “One of his arguments was exactly that you have, you have a depression, you have a bad scene and everybody gets cautious and that caution gives you several decades…

Rachel Maddow explains what the hell ‘Fast and Furious’ is all about

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow explained exactly what’s going on with “Fast and Furious,” and why House Republicans voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress. We now live in what Maddow calls a “bifurcated society,” in which conservative…

Sweden on alert after explosives found near nuclear plant

Swedish officials raised the alert level for the country’s nuclear plants after finding explosives in a truck near the biggest plant in the country, the Associated Press reports. Authorities say bomb sniffer dogs found the explosives near the plant near Ringhals, Sweden’s second-largest city, while conducting a security check Wednesday,…

Romney: I’d make the sole path to citizenship military service

Mitt Romney’s plan to “replace” President Obama’s new immigration policy would only allow immigrants to avoid deportation if they served in the military, according to Talking Points Memo. Romney outlined what he called a “civil but resolute” approach to undocumented immigration in a speech before the National Association of Latino…

Crowds flock to see rare, pungent ‘corpse flower’ bloom

The Sumatran “corpse flower” (Amorphophallus titanum) is famous for smelling like its name, described variously as “rotten,” “musty” and “earthy.” At the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, a corpse flower named Morticia bloomed for the first time this week, reaching its fullest open span on Tuesday night, an event that…

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