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Soledad chides Cory Booker for not committing to senatorial run

Even though they’re friends, CNN host Soledad O’Brien didn’t let Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker off the hook on Monday when it came to discussing Booker’s possible political aspirations. When Booker told her that there’s still a full year before he has to decide whether to run for incumbent…

Alabama white supremacist charged for plot to blow up black and gay students

A 17-year-old student in Alabama was arrested last week for allegedly plotting to use dozens of homemade grenades to kill at least fellow six students and a teacher at Russell County High School. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor on Sunday said that Derek Shrout had been arrested after a teacher…

Chris Hayes guest: 112th Congress succeeded most at ‘erosion of civil liberties’

On UP with Chris Hayes on Sunday, the host and his group of panelists discussed the fact that the 112th Congress seemed to succeed in passing legislation mostly when it came to national security issues. “How disturbing is it that the success of the 112th Congress is to pass legislation…

Research says ‘Cash for Clunkers’ harmed the environment

New research argues that the “Cash for Clunkers” program, in which people could trade in old cars for cash, actually harmed the environment. In 2009, the Car Allowance Rebates System (CARS) program offered people $4,500 to trade in old cars. The idea was that they could then purchase more fuel-efficient…

Harris-Perry guest: Lead exposure in children correlated to violent crime

On Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, the host and her panelists discussed a recent Mother Jones article that presented evidence that lead exposure in children leads to lower I.Q.s and violent crime. “The rise of emissions from leaded gasoline between the 1940s and the 1970s may have had a significant impact…

Pelosi: Fiscal cliff deal ‘is not enough on the revenue side’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on CBS’ Face the Nation that the fiscal cliff deal does not mean that Congress is done looking for new tax revenue. Pelosi said the deal struck “is not enough on the revenue side,” although it was significant. “We’ve already agreed to a…

Fox News host excuses Clinton conspiracy theories ‘before she was hospitalized’

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Sunday offered a defense of conservatives on her network who suggested that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could have been faking a concussion in order to delay testimony on attacks in Benghazi, saying that the conspiracy theories were put forth “before she was…

Former Al Jazeera anchor knocks Bill O’Reilly’s ‘oversimplified’ criticism

Former Al Jazeera English anchor Dave Marash said Sunday that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was wrong to describe the Arab channel as “anti-American.” O’Reilly said last week that former Vice President Al Gore “shamed himself” by selling Current TV to Al Jazeera, claiming the Qatar-based media network aired a…

Tucker Carlson: ‘People despise you when you wear a bow tie’

Conservative Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson on Sunday suggested that the reason he had been unpopular with liberals for years was because “people despise you when you wear a bow tie.” “How boring is it to wear a hoodie to work?” Carlson asked during a Fox News segment about how…

McConnell: Obama will be ‘dragged kicking and screaming’ to get spending cuts

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed on Sunday that Republicans would force significant spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling even if President Barack Obama had to be “dragged kicking and screaming.” “What we’re saying is that the biggest problem facing the country is our excessive spending,”…

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