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DNC chair on super PACs: We ‘play by the rules that exist right now’

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee appeared on CNN’s Starting Point Thursday morning to defend President Obama’s decision to accept super PAC money as part of his reelection campaign. Critics have accused the president of “flip-flopping” on the issue in that he has spoken out against the Supreme…

Cenk gets an ‘elbow from the sky’ for blowing Santorum prediction

Some weeks ago, after the Florida primary, The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur predicted that Rick Santorum would drop out of the race on the night of February 7 after getting pummeled in the midwestern caucuses. On Wednesday night’s episode, Cenk demonstrated his willingness to own up to a wrong…

Hayes: Media, conservatives don’t get that U.S. has changed

On Wednesday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel and Chris Hayes of MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes took on the recent outcry in Washington over, of all things, birth control. Conservatives claim that it’s unfair that a provision of the Affordable Health Care Act mandates insurance coverage for contraceptives, a…

Robert Reich and Ari Melber argue over Obama’s new embrace of super PACs

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and The Nation’s Ari Melber argued Wednesday on MSNBC about whether President Barack Obama should have embraced super PACs. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in January 2010 gave rise to super PACs, officially known as independent-expenditure only committees. The groups can raise an unlimited…

Parody mocks ‘Debbie Spenditnow’ Super Bowl ad

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra was widely criticized for a Super Bowl ad targeting his 2012 rival, Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. The ad used an Asian woman speaking in broken English to accuse Stabenow of helping the Chinese economy. The Asian American Action Fund described it as being “reminiscent of Asian…

Trump rips Santorum after he wins in three states

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump said Wednesday that he had nothing against former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, but needed someone to explain why he was running for president. “How can somebody who is a sitting senator run for the Senate as an incumbent and lose by…

Cenk: ‘There’s no reason to believe’ Obama will end super PACs

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur said Tuesday evening that President Barack Obama would not change the current state of unlimited money financing American politics. Uguyr discussed Obama’s decision to embrace the super PACs, with guests Ian Millhiser, editor of Think Progress, and Bob Edgar, president of the progressive advocacy…

He’s back: Film raises Zombie bin Laden from the dead

The Obama administration thought they had planned for every contingency when they took out terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, but they didn’t expect this. In a low-budget film that could be making its way screens this summer, an undead Osama returns from his watery grave to raise an army of…

Santorum: The Ninth Circuit thinks I’m a bigot

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday lashed out at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for going against “four thousand years of human history” to strike down California’s ban on same sex marriage. Speaking to religious conservatives at a church in McKinney, Texas, the candidate asserted that the…

Chris Hedges: Occupy’s ‘Black Bloc’ is ‘serving’ the 1 percent

After publishing a scathing essay criticizing the tactics of some “Occupy” protesters, Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges appeared on Russia Today’s The Alyona Show to discuss what he sees as a “cancer” on the movement: the so-called “Black Bloc.” The “Black Bloc” isn’t so much a sub-group as it is a tactic used by…

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