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WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks on 2013 budget

President Barack Obama will deliver remarks on his FY 2013 budget to students at Northern Virginia Community College on Monday. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Feb. 13, 2012. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Boston Police react to Anonymous hacking with sarcastic video

Members of the Boston Police Department have released a sarcastic video responding to an attack on their website by the hacktivist group Anonymous. On Feb. 3, Anonymous had replaced the BPDNews.com with a message criticizing their crackdown on Occupy Boston protests. A video for KRS-One’s 1993 song “Sound of da…

Five-year-old girl rescued from avalanche

A rescue crew in southern Kosovo pulled a five-year-old girl out of her family’s crushed home Sunday morning after a severe avalanche. According to The Associated Press, authorities discovered Asmira Reka when they heard her voice and her phone. The avalanche killed both her parents and at least seven relatives.…

LA coroner told Whitney Houston’s family that she didn’t drown: report

ABC News reports that Whitney Houston’s family was told by the LA coroner’s office that she didn’t drown in the bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, despite being found with her head submerged. Rather, they suspect that she died from a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs. Houston’s mother is…

Central Athens burns as Greek parliament debates austerity

Fires raged in central Athens on Sunday as protesters against the latest Greek austerity deal battled police. According to Reuters, “The air over Syntagma Square outside parliament was thick with tear gas as riot police fought running battles with youths who smashed marble balustrades and hurled stones and petrol bombs.”…

Lieberman: Time for U.S. to arm ‘brave’ Syrian rebels

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said Sunday that the United States should provide medical aid, training and arms to those seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad. “The reality on the ground is since the U.N. resolution was vetoed by Russian and Iran [sic], the Assad government has begun to kill its…

Singer Tony Bennett calls for legalizing drugs

In a speech reacting to the death of Whitney Houston, legendary singer Tony Bennett urged the U.S. government to legalize drugs once and for all. Bennett’s comments came at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party where Houston was found dead a few hours before. “First it was Michael Jackson, then it…

WH budget director: ‘Time for austerity is not today’

In one of his several appearances on the Sunday talk show circuit, White House budget director Jack Lew expressed how issuing austerity measures would not be a good idea for the U.S. economy. Lew was asked by Meet The Press host David Gregory if massive government cuts similar to those…

McConnell: Any employer should be able to deny birth control

In the wake of a controversy over a requirement that religious institutions provide contraceptive coverage, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) now supports a bill that gives any employer the right to exclude any type health service that they find objectionable. Speaking to CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday, McConnell…

Santorum: ‘I would overturn’ any Supreme Court ruling same-sex marriage legal

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday morning he would try to overturn any Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage if he became president. Santorum was asked by Meet The Press host David Gregory about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finding Proposition 8 unconstitutional and whether he…

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