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Maddow guest: Texas senator claimed 12 Harvard professors were ‘Marxists’

On Rachel Maddow’s Friday show, the host discussed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and whether he bears any similarity to the infamous Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who instigated a communist witch hunt in the 1950s. Cruz has been part of the GOP opposition to the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel…

Glenn Beck turns down WWE invitation after anger over tea party characters

World Wresting Entertainment invited Glenn Beck onto the program Raw after the conservative radio host criticized the organization for creating characters that appear to be caricatures of anti-immigrant tea party conservatives. In response to the WWE’s invitation, Beck tweeted on Friday evening, “Unfortunately I am currently booked doing anything else.”…

Researchers: Giant goldfish spreading from Lake Tahoe to international waters

Researchers in California and Nevada said the gigantic goldfish found in Lake Tahoe have also been spotted in waters around the U.S. and as far away as the United Kingdom and France. According to KCRA-TV, a team from the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) and University of California-Davis (UCD) have been…

W. Kamau Bell’s joy over ‘end of slavery’ interrupted by man slapping ‘n—er’ baby

The news that Mississippi had finally outlawed slavery had W. Kamau Bell briefly celebrating the end of racism on Thursday, before hearing about the Idaho man who allegedly slapped a crying child he referred to as a “n—er baby.” “Oh goddammit,” Bell fretted. “Give me back the T-shirts. Racism’s back…

‘Birther’ Arpaio supporter’s lawsuit reveals ignorance of election law

“Birther” activist and attorney Larry Klayman is threatening to sue Respect Arizona, the group behind a recall effort aimed at controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. According to the Associated Press, Klayman’s freshly established group, Citizens To Protect Fair Election Results, insists that the recall effort is “unconstitutional” and that it…

FBI: Neo-Nazi amassed 40,000 rounds, 18 weapons in plot to kill black and Jewish leaders

A convicted felon and alleged neo-Nazi amassed 40,000 rounds of ammunition and planned to kill black and Jewish community leaders in Detroit as part of a “hit list,” WXYZ-TV reported on Thursday. Federal authorities said this week that a search of 47-year-old federal suspect Richard Schmidt’s home revealed the list…

Fugelsang slams Fox News: ‘A mecca for people who hate Mecca’

Current TV host John Fugelsang lambasted Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and contributor Lisa Daftari for their segment linking the Al Jazeera America network with terrorist “sleeper cells” in Detroit. “How can someone so smart and so pretty have a show that’s so stupid and so ugly?” Fugelsang said on…

Fischer: Tim Tebow being bullied by ‘Big Gay’ groups

“Focal Points” talk show host Bryan Fischer was seriously disappointed Friday about word that backup quarterback Tim Tebow has bowed out of speaking at a Dallas Baptist church known for its pastor’s virulent anti-LGBT viewpoints. Fischer suggested that Tebow did not realize on his own that Pastor Robert Jeffress, who…

Man with high-powered rifles and ‘tank buster’ bullets arrested for posting liberal ‘hit list’

Police in Clarkstown, New York have confiscated a cache of high-powered weapons and body armor from a man who was arrested for posting death threats against against many Democratic politicians and every liberal supporter of President Barack Obama. According to WCBS, 49-year-old Larry Mulqueen was arraigned on Thursday on charges…

Economist to Moyers: Minimum wage hike would benefit millions

On this week’s edition of “Moyers and Co.,” host Bill Moyers spoke with economist Richard Wolff about the U.S. minimum wage, and how raising it would not just benefit workers at the bottom end of the economic spectrum, but rather the entire economy. Moyers opened the segment by saying that…

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