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Maddow tries to calm Republican ‘freakout’ over civilian trial for bin Laden son-in-law

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow attempted to calm Republican fears that trying a terrorist in a civilian court on U.S. soil will prove to be more than domestic security forces can handle. She reminded them of the U.S. District Court’s long history of convicting terror…

Maher on drones: ‘Some people do need killing’

On Friday night’s edition of “Ream Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher sparred with members of his panel about the utility of armed predator drones and whether or not Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was right to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Maher gave Paul…

Bill Maher: Americans ‘will elect a president who eats c-ck before tofurkey’

The news that a Republican senator who recently had dinner with President Barack Obama ordered a vegetarian meal briefly shocked Bill Maher on Friday night. The unidentified senator, Huffington Post publisher Ariana Huffington suggested, might be in danger in a primary election, to which Maher said, “Absolutely.” “In America, that’s…

Montana police: Cable hunting show host shot and killed by jealous husband

Police in Whitefish, Montana said on Friday that Sportsman Channel host Gregory Rodríguez was shot and killed by a friend’s jealous husband. According to KRTV-TV, Rodríguez, host of A Rifleman’s Journal and an editor for Guns & Ammo Magazine and other outdoors publications, was visiting the state as part of…

Teachers’ union head arrested while protesting closing of 23 Philadelphia schools

The president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Randi Weingarten, was arrested on Thursday night in Philadelphia while protesting the closing of 23 local schools. “This was really a plan to eliminate public education,” Weingarten told The Huffington Post after being released Thursday. “This is not about how to…

82-year-old woman dragged off train for allegedly singing too loudly

An 82-year-old Florida woman appears to be preparing for a legal battle against transit officials in Miami after video surfaced online of her being pulled to the ground and out of a local train. WPLG-TV reported on Friday that an attorney representing Emma Anderson has filed a Freedom of Information…

Georgia middle school teacher arrested after student’s fatal methadone overdose

A 37-year-old Georgia middle school teacher was arrested Thursday in connection with the overdose death of an 18-year-old high school student. According to Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2, Emily Smith, a sixth-grade math teacher at Winder-Barrow Middle School has been arrested and charged with facilitating the sale of the powerful opiate…

Fox News hosts’ stunt to fund White House tours could pay for 90,000 food stamp meals

Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Eric Bolling have offered over $140,000 — or enough to fund more than 90,000 food stamp meals — to keep White House tours open after the Obama administration temporarily suspended them due to automatic budget cuts. NBC News on Tuesday reported that the White…

RNC Chair Reince Priebus: Rand Paul’s filibuster was ‘completely awesome’

The chairman of the Republican Party on Thursday said that Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) filibuster of CIA Director John Brennan was “completely awesome.” During a stop on his listening tour in Iowa, Reince Priebus was asked if Paul’s filibuster over President Barack Obama’s use of drones had energized the party.…

Maddow: Republicans now blaming MSNBC for 2012 election losses

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed former senior adviser to President Barack Obama David Axelrod, who joined her in a discussion of election 2012 and how some Republicans are now trying to blame the loss on Maddow’s network MSNBC. She began by discussing…

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