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‘Daily Show’ asks Gov. Rick Scott to take drug test

On Thursday night’s The Daily Show, correspondent Aasif Mandvi traveled to Orlando, Florida to meet Louis Lebron, a Navy veteran on public assistance who refuses to submit to a state-ordered drug test. Florida’s state legislature, led by Governor Rick Scott, mandated that all recipients of welfare should be tested for…

‘Gasland’ filmmaker accuses House panel of ‘thuggery’

Josh Fox, the director of the Oscar nominated film Gasland, blasted the House Science Committee on Thursday after being arrested for trying to film a hearing. He had tried to record a subcommittee hearing regarding groundwater contamination in Wyoming caused by fracking. “This access used to be granted quite regularly…

Democrats lampoon Trump’s endorsement of Romney

Before real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump even had a chance to officially endorse Mitt Romney for president on Thursday, the Democratic National Convention whipped together a video that mocked the entire ordeal. After noting that Romney ranked 47th out of 50 in job creation as governor…

Harvard Prof.: Congress will not fix Citizens United

Appearing on Current TV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” on Wednesday night, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig explained that the Supreme Court’s allowance of unlimited, unattributed political spending by corporations will require a constitutional amendment to fix, but he doesn’t believe the U.S. Congress will do it. Unfortunately, Lessig said,…

WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump expected to endorse Mitt Romney

Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement about the 2012 presidential race at 3:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast Feb. 2, 2011.  …

Chris Rock: I’d gladly pay more in taxes

Comedian Chris Rock told The Associated Press this week that he would gladly pay more in taxes if it meant more Americans have jobs. Speaking to reporters at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Rock commented that he was “gonna lose the money,” suggesting that he would rather see his tax…

Komen founder: ‘The responses we are getting are very, very favorable’

The founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Thursday insisted that the public response to her organization’s decision to discontinue its partnership with Planned Parenthood had been “very, very favorable.” CEO Nancy G. Brinker told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell called reports that the Komen Foundation cut funds for breast…

Obama gets Biblical on Republican tax critics

President Barack Obama proved on Thursday that conservatives don’t have a monopoly on using religion to advocate for specific public policies. Speaking to a group of mostly-conservative politicians at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the president quoted scripture in a effort to get Republicans to support a fairer tax code…

FBI chainsaws wrong door, makes woman lay in dog urine

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has apologized to a Massachusetts woman after they used a chainsaw to cut open her door and then forced her to lay in dog urine — only to discover they had the wrong apartment. Judy Sanchez said that she and her daughter were asleep…

‘Young Turks’ co-host smacks down anti-abortion activist

An anti-abortion activist who runs the advocacy group Pro-Life Action League was abruptly corrected on last night’s broadcast of “The Young Turks” after he claimed that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) does not do breast cancer screenings. Speaking about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity’s recent decision…

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