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Maddow: Republicans taking all the wrong lessons away from 2012 drubbing

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how the Republican Party appears to have taken all the wrong lessons from the drubbing it took in 2012. Even as the GOP feverishly tries to scrub away all signs of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), she said, it…

Hayes: GOP approach to climate change is ‘depraved denialism’

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes introduced the topic of climate change to the panel. He discussed how the issue has been hijacked by the right wing and made into a culture war video, while Republican elected officials, such as those elected to the U.S.…

Maher criticizes men whose moods depend ‘on how well a 20-year-old kid tackles a 19-year-old kid’

Maher ended his show on Friday night with his theories on defense spending and his belief in a problem in American men’s masculinity. “New rule: America needs to show it’s the home of the brave by acting like it,” he began. Maher, who noted that the U.S. defense budget is…

Maher: Rand Paul’s questions to Clinton a result of ‘horsesh*t’ he heard on TV

On Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, the host discussed Obama’s inauguration speech and the congressional hearing on Benghazi this week. Maher said he agreed that the inauguration speech was partisan and that he’d “never heard an inauguration speech like that,” but asked, “Didn’t they kind of drive him…

Moyers guest: Lobbyist concerns more important to Congress than ‘concerns of middle America’

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VA) was on Moyers and Company on Friday to discuss a loophole written into the fiscal cliff deal that allows a major biotechnology company to avoid cost controls on certain Medicare drugs — which amounts to a half a billion dollar tax break. The New York…

‘Spirit of Stonewall’ thanks ‘tall glass of chocolate milk’ Obama for mentioning LGBT rights

W. Kamau Bell marked the inclusion of LGBT rights in President Barack Obama’s second inaugural speech this week with a visit from “the Spirit of Stonewall,” who gave a brief primer on the events of June 28, 1969, considered a watershed moment in LGBT rights. Prior to that night, the…

CNN’s O’Brien tricks opponent of women in combat into endorsing racial segregation

Friday morning on CNN’s “Starting Point,” anchor Soledad O’Brien hosted a panel to discuss Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s decision to lift the ban on women on women in combat. One guest, who was arguing vociferously against equality for military women, got a surprise when O’Brien got him to agree…

Cory Booker rescues dog from the cold following Twitter appeals

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker also briefly played animal control officer Thursday night, helping a neighborhood dog escape the harsh winter after being alerted to the situation via Twitter. Booker came to the dog’s rescue after WABC-TV reporter Toni Yates contacted him on the messaging service. Yates said she…

CNN host calls out S.C. sheriff on refusal to enforce weapons ban

A South Carolina sheriff who publicly declared he won’t enforce any new gun safety laws he deems unconstitutional accused Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Friday of introducing a “scary” new proposal designed to undermine the Second Amendment. “I believe that there is a goal to ultimately take as many firearms…

Jindal’s keynote speech tells Republicans to ‘stop being the stupid party’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) told a group of Republican leaders on Thursday that the GOP’s brand had been hurt by candidates saying “offensive and bizarre comments” and it was time to “stop being the stupid party.” In his keynote address at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in North…

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