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Maher slams Bush library: ‘What a bullsh-t rewriting of history’

Bill Maher is not a fan of the 13 existing presidential libraries, and he made no bones about it on Real Time on Friday night, slamming the new one dedicated to George W. Bush for features like the “Decision Points Theater,” which asks visitors to choose whether they would invade…

Radio host Papantonio: Anti-intellectualism ‘has become almost epidemic in America’

Progressive radio host Mike Papantonio sang the praises of author Susan Jacoby on his radio show on Friday, echoing the theme of her 2008 book The Age of American Unreason in saying, “Anti-intellectualism and anti-rationalism have become almost epidemic in America,” and saying the only hesitation one should have in…

Glenn Greenwald tells Moyers: Not much difference between Boston bombings and U.S. drone strikes

In an interview with Bill Moyers, journalist Glenn Greenwald criticized Americans’ “warped perspective” on the U.S. government’s use of unmanned attack ddrones, saying there’s not much differenciating an American military drone strike from the Boston Marathon bombings. “I don’t think there is much difference,” Greenwald said on Moyers & Company.…

Debris from 9/11 plane found near site of proposed ‘Ground Zero mosque’

A 5-foot long piece of debris believed to be from one of the planes involved in the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 was found wedged between two nearby buildings, including the site of a proposed mosque and community center that was slammed by conservatives. WNBC-TV reported that…

Michele Bachmann to Dems: ‘Thou protestest too much’ on Head Start budget cuts

Re. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) took to the House floor today in support of the legislation to eliminate furloughs of air traffic controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration — which has led to flight delays — that were imposed as part of a long-ago deal with the White House to automatically…

Obama: ‘Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere’

In his remarks to the 2013 National Planned Parenthood Conference in Washington on Friday, President Barack Obama vowed to fight to ensure the rights organization’s survival and to turn back efforts by conservatives to restrict women’s access to contraceptives, gynecological exams, abortions an other services. He also enjoined the crowd…

Florida man accused of kicking boat seller repeatedly in the groin

A DeLand, Florida family filed a restraining order Thursday against a 29-year-old West Volusia, Florida man who allegedly kicked John Molhem, 34, repeatedly in the groin, then threw rocks at their house and vehicles, striking their 3-year-old son in the stomach. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal online, John Brown…

Christian man insists terminally-ill atheist ‘sinner’ will ‘go to hell’ for assisted suicide

An atheist woman with an incurable brain disease took her own life on Thursday in spite of Christians who insisted that she was a “sinner” and would “go to hell” if she went through with the assisted suicide. The Winnipeg Free Press‘ Lindor Reynolds reported that 72-year-old Susan Griffiths made…

Akin says he’s relived ‘legitimate rape’ remarks ‘too many times’

Former Republican Missouri Senate nominee Todd Akin said on Thursday that he wished he could take back his comments about women not being able to get pregnant from “legitimate rape” because he’s “relived them too many times.” In an interview on Thursday, KSDK’s Leisa Zigman asked the former candidate if…

Maddow: Let’s not forget ‘Poop Cruise’ presidency of George W. Bush

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took the occasion of the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library to share her thoughts on the whitewashing of our 43rd president’s legacy. She compared his eight years in office to the Carnival “Poop Cruise,” the…

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