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Scarborough invokes ‘Les Mis’ in apology to co-host

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough likened himself to Anne Hathaway’s character from the film version of Les Miserables in his attempt to make amends with Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski for disrespecting her during an on-air argument last week. Discussing Hathaway’s portrayal of Fantine, Brzezinski said the actress “went to a…

Bill Clinton introduces ‘Lincoln’ at Golden Globes

President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes on Sunday to introduce a clip of Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.” “A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives,” he said. “Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals…

Jodie Foster ‘comes out’ in opaque Golden Globes speech

Actress addresses sexuality directly saying she revealed she was gay ‘about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age’ Jodie Foster used the 2013 Golden Globes awards to address her sexuality for the first time directly, saying that she had come out to everyone she had met, but regretted…

Over 300,000 same-sex marriage opponents in France protest bill

Anti-gay protestors took to the streets in Paris to protest a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the country, reported the AFP. One protester said, “I think marriage for everyone is absolutely ridiculous. It makes the institution of marriage ridiculous. (Marriage) for me is a pillar for the family which…

German activists start campaign to destroy surveillance cameras

German activists are attempting to destroy security cameras in anticipation of the European Police Congress in Berlin in February, according to Michael Ebeling, an opponent of public surveillance writing for France 24′s The Observers. The group organizing the actions, CAMOVER, believe such cameras lead police to discriminate and use stereotypes…

Andrea Mitchell: White House women ‘are not happy’ about Obama’s cabinet picks

Women in the White House are not pleased with President Obama’s recent cabinet decisions, according to comments by Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, on Sunday’s Meet the Press. While Obama has not announced his picks for all cabinet positions, the ones with notable clout — Secretaries of…

Harris-Perry: Ending drug war may be ‘best gun control measure we can enact’

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests on Sunday discussed whether the best answer to gun violence is ending the “War on Drugs.” About 800 people die every year as a result of gang violence, Harris-Perry said, “a large percentage of which are connected to drug trafficking.” When it comes to gun…

Cops find suspects partying and playing video games after murders

After two young men were strangled to death in an Illinois home, police arrived at the residence after receiving a tip on Thursday to find a group of people partying and playing video games, reported the Herald-News. Police say the men were not only lured to the home, but that…

Krugman schools Noonan: Don’t negotiate with Republicans who want to ‘blow up the world’

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday explained to Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan that she was wrong to slam President Barack Obama for not compromising with Republicans on the debt ceiling because you don’t negotiate with “hostage takers” who are trying to “blow up the world economy.” “The…

Marsha Blackburn opposes gun control because of ‘hammers’ and ‘hatchets’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that gun control laws were not the answer to mass shootings because hatchets, guns, cars and video games all had a role in violent deaths in the United States. “What I’m hearing is that people want to make certain that — first of…

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