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Pelosi booed at Netroots while defending espionage charges against Snowden

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) drew boos and heckling from members of the crowd at a progressive conference on Saturday while defending President Barack Obama’s administration and the recently-discovered surveillance policies by the National Security Agency (NSA). About 47 minutes into Pelosi’s speech at Netroots in San Jose, California,…

Maddow: Wisconsin and Texas abortion law protests show GOP has gone too far

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow said the end of the week this week has brought on a flurry of “Ripley’s Believe it or Not politics,” from Republican legislators, but that a 700-person protest in Austin, Texas is a sign that the GOP has overreached. Maddow…

Controversy erupts after Hannity guest tells woman panelist ‘Know your role and shut your mouth’

Controversy erupted Friday at the Fox News Channel over a confrontation between two guests on “The Sean Hannity Show” in which contentious right-wing radio host Bill Cunningham attacked commentator Tamara Holder, pointing his finger in her face and firing volley after volley of sexist insults. At one point, according to…

Maher on ‘bimbo’ Rick Perry’s ‘Merry Christmas’ law: Just stop it

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher slammed Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)’s new law mandating that people can say “Merry Christmas” to each other this year without going to jail, a phenomenon that has been taking place exactly nowhere, ever. The remarks came during Maher’s…

Maher defends Paula Deen to black guest: The N-word is ‘just a word’

Bill Maher was at odds with his Real Time panel on Friday, coming to the defense of now-former Food Network personality Paula Deen in the wake of revelations she used the racial slur “ni–er” freely in the past. “People shouldn’t have to lose their shows and go away when they…

Glenn Greenwald: Snowden’s revelations ‘not espionage in any real sense of the word’

Reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story about phone and internet surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA) thanks to information provided by former contractor Edward Snowden, criticized the federal charges brought against him in a phone interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Friday. “I think it’s very surprising…

Jon Stewart encourages Egyptian counterpart: ‘If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime’

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who has stepped away from his desk to helm a feature film, took a recent opportunity to sit down with Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian political satirist known in his country as its version of the Comedy Central host, discussing the effects of satire on government.…

Bryan Fischer: Hillary is a ‘white person’ so Obama will have to ‘sit in the back of the bus’

The director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA) said this week that Democrats would make President Barack Obama “sit in the back of the bus” to make room for Hillary Clinton to run for president because she was a “white person.” On his Thursday radio show,…

See the Paula Deen n-word apology video she blocked moments after publishing

Celebrity TV cook Paul Deen on Friday published a video apologizing for using racial slurs and then moments later blocked access to the YouTube page. “I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done,” Deen says in a copy of the video obtained by Raw Story. “I…

Moyers: ALEC’s right-wing agenda ‘still going very strong’ in statehouses

On Friday, journalist Bill Moyers looks deeper into the legislative lobbying organization the American Legislative Exchange Council, which has been found to be pushing a radical, right-wing agenda in statehouses around the country. “This report is about how some of those laws get enacted thanks to an organization called ALEC,…

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