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Boehner on regulation: JPMorgan ‘held accountable by the market’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Sunday dismissed financial regulations that could have stemmed $3 billion or more in losses on derivatives by JPMorgan Chase & Co. because the company “should be help accountable by the market.” “There’s no law against stupidity, no law against stupid trades,” Boehner told ABC’s…

Marco Rubio: Obama most ‘divisive’ political figure in U.S. history

Potential Republican vice presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Saturday blasted President Barack Obama, claiming he was the most “divisive” political figure in modern American history. “They get frustrated,” he Rubio said at a Republican fundraising dinner in South Carolina. “They can’t win on their record. And so they have chosen…

Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin was ‘dressed in thugwear’

Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera once again offered some critical opinions of Trayvon Martin’s attire on the night of his death Friday, labeling the late teenager’s attire as “thugwear.” Appearing on The O’Reilly Factor, Rivera dismissed the focus on new evidence released by special prosecutor Angela Corey that revealed Martin…

Krugman tells austerity advocate Burnett: The debt is ‘not an urgent crisis’

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman once again pushed back on the notion that America needs to engage in massive suspending cuts now to deal with the country’s debt Friday evening. Appearing on CNN’s Up Front With Erin Burnett,  Krugman rejected Burnett’s premise of advocating for austerity measures to tackle…

Dan Rather to Maher: Corporate media consolidation is politicizing and trivializing journalism

Friday night, on “Real Time with Real Maher,” host Bill Maher welcomed veteran newsman Dan Rather, long-time anchor of “The CBS Evening News.” Rather is the author of a new book, called Rather Outspoken. Rather’s career as a news anchor was brought to an abrupt and ignominious end in 2004…

Cenk Uygur: America is ‘sick in the head with guns’

Friday night on Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur charged that there’s one party in the Trayvon Martin slaying that is truly, undeniably guilty, but it isn’t a person. “Guns are the real problem,” he said. Rolling recently released store camera video of 17-year-old Martin buying a pack…

Maher on Romney’s speech at Liberty University: ‘Clown, meet college’

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher devoted a section of his weekly “New Rules” segment to Liberty Universty, saying, “New Rule: You can’t expect me to believe anything Mitt Romney said last week at Liberty University because a) he’s a liar, and b) Liberty University…

Tom Morello: ‘My music is about holding those people accountable’

Musician Tom Morello, co-founder of Rage Against the Machine, appeared on the NPR program Moyers & Company Friday, in an interview taped before he headed to Chicago for this weekend’s anti-NATO protests. “I didn’t choose to be a guitar player,” Morello began. “That’s something that was a calling. That was…

Chris Hedges: Ruling overturning indefinite detention provision of NDAA is ‘huge’

Earlier this week, a federal judge blocked a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act which had provided for the possibility of indefinite detention of anyone, including American citizens, charged with providing “substantial support” for terrorist organizations. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, who was one of the plaintiffs in the…

Video released of Trayvon Martin buying iced tea and Skittles

Prosecutors have released video footage of Trayvon Martin buying sweets and a drink in a Florida convenience store minutes before he was shot and killed in a confrontation with a neighbourhood watch leader. The scenes recorded at the 7-Eleven close to the Retreat at Twin Lakes development in Sanford show…

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