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Krugman schools ‘Morning Joe’ on austerity: ‘How many times’ do I have to be right?

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Monday attempted to give the panelists on MSNBC’s Morning Joe a lesson about why austerity and drastic spending cuts were the wrong solution in tough economic times. “Our track record is actually not bad, we’ve tended to reduce our debt at least relative to…

Man who brought AR-15 into grocery store will face no criminal charges

A 22-year-old man who carried an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle into a Kroger grocery store in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend will not face criminal charges because he broke no laws, police said. People who saw 22-year-old say he entered the store empty-handed, but then returned to his vehicle and retrieved…

Scarborough on Palin: Fox News chief decided ‘she’s not worth the trouble’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said on Monday that the split between ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Fox News marked a turning point in GOP philosophy — particularly from the man he called the Republican party’s “de facto leader,” Fox News Channel chair Roger Ailes. “He’s run the party, he’s…

Iran claims it sent a live monkey into space

Iran on Monday sent a capsule containing a live monkey into space and later retrieved the “shipment” intact, the Tehran-based Arab-language Al-Alam channel said, quoting an official statement. A previous attempt in 2011 by the Islamic republic to put a monkey into space failed. No official explanation was given. “Iran…

Fox News hosts whine at ’60 Minutes’ for ‘no follow up’ on Hillary concussion conspiracy

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday lashed out at 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft because he failed to devote a significant part of his Sunday interview with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to “follow up” on the suggestion that the secretary may have not…

Three-mile oil sheen follows barge crash on Mississippi river

An oil sheen was spotted up to three miles away after two barges smashed into a bridge near Vicksburg, Mississippi on Sunday, the Coast Guard said in an advisory. The Old Vicksburg Bridge was not significantly damaged, but officials said that one of the barges carrying up to 80,000 gallons…

Cops question ‘hoarder’ after homeowners find human remains in backyard

Police questioned a Southern California man after the people who bought his former home found a human skull and bones buried in the backyard, KNBC-TV reported Sunday. “It’s scary to know,” one neighbor told the station. “You don’t know who that person was, how long they’ve been there.” The new…

Clinton and Obama discuss transition from 2008 primary battle to ‘warm, close’ friendship

In a joint interview with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, aired on CBS on Sunday evening, the pair discussed moving past the 2008 primary race to become “warm, close” friends and Clinton’s work in the president’s administration. Obama said he wanted to use the interview to…

Harris-Perry: Schools targeted for closure have ‘predominantly minority kids’

On Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, she and a panel of journalists and advocates discussed the closure of underperforming schools in the country. Harris-Perry said that there were discussions of closing “17 in NYC, 37 in Philadelphia, 15 in Washington, D.C., and possibly as many as 15 or more in Chicago.”…

SNL’s ‘Arianna’ on Clinton testimony: ‘The last thing Rand Paul grilled that long was a possum’

On Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update with Seth Meyers yesterday, “Arianna Huffington” commented on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony, women in combat, and more. “I mean the last thing Rand Paul grilled that long was a possum,” she said of the line of questioning aimed at Clinton. She went…

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