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Hayes: CNN ‘could do a lot better’ to represent ‘the left’ than Rosen

MSNBC weekend host Chris Hayes chastised cable rival CNN Saturday for their selection of Hilary Rosen representing “the left” in a regular “left vs right” debate. Rosen has received attention this week for attacking Ann Romney on Anderson Cooper 360 by saying that “she hasn’t worked a day in her…

Obama: ‘I don’t mind debate’ but no to legalizing drugs

President Barack Obama continued his opposition towards legalizing drugs, including marijuana, this weekend ahead of the Summit of Americans in Colombia. In an interview with Univision’s Enrique Acevedo for Al Punto, Obama said that although he was open to discussing the issue, he still would keep his current stance. “I…

Reporter: Florida’s Stand Your Ground law ‘was an NRA effort from start to finish’

According to Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll, the role played by Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in the shooting of African-American teen Trayvon Martin should be seen as an example of the outsized influence that the National Rifle Association wields in both state and national politics. “This was an NRA…

‘Texts from Hillary’ creator: Always loved ‘the idea of powerful women texting each other’

Stacy Lamb and Adam Smith told Jennifer Granholm on Current’s the War Room Friday about how the genesis of their wildly popular Texts from Hillary meme was thought up at the bar. Lamb told Granholm that they knew they had a hit when Buzzfeed called it the best meme of…

Cow spared after running away from slaughterhouse

A 700-pound cow has been spared and sent to the farm after escaping from the slaughterhouse and running down New Jersey highways. The cow was hit twice by police vehicles during its escape run, then was finally caught after police shot it twice with tranquilizers. The cow is now healthy…

Former PM Campbell on Maher: GOP ‘absolutely oblivious’ to women’s challenges

On “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night, Maher and his panel tackled both the GOP’s War on Women and its first friendly-fire casualty, former RIAA president-cum-Democratic-strategist Hilary Rosen. Maher first noted that former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA), the presumptive GOP nominee, is less popular with women in polls than…

Bill Moyers and Angela Glover Blackwell discuss ‘Occupy,’ race and the American Dream

The latest episode of Moyers & Company featured an interesting discussion between Moyers and activist Angela Glover Blackwell. Blackwell is a “national leader for social justice and equity” and is the author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future. During the exchange, the two discussed the “Occupy” movement, social…

Low-budget super PAC goes after ‘Obamacare’ with horror movie videos

A health insurance brokier and unsuccessful congressional candidate has founded a super PAC called “Occupy Obamacare” and begun producing videos that use bizarre, horror-movie imagery to attack the Affordable Care Act. “I’m going to run a whole campaign around this one law because I know I have a better solution,”…

Former child stars speak out against Kirk Cameron

In this Funny or Die video, child stars of the ’80s and ’90s speak out as one to oppose the homophobic, bigoted statements of their former friend and coworker, Kirk Cameron.  Cameron has made something of a second career for himself as an anti-gay evangelical crusader. In the video, former…

Flash mob targets General Electric with tax-dodging song and dance

General Electric, one of the largest and most profitable corporations in the world, isn’t immune to criticism, and on Thursday some of their most vocal critics — their shareholders — gathered in the lobby of the company’s Boston offices to elaborate on their frustrations through song and dance. “GE pays…

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