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Dan Senor blasts Obama for meeting with MoveOn, ignores meeting with CEOs

Dan Senor, a top adviser to former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, on Sunday lashed out at President Barack Obama for meeting with progressive groups like MoveOn.org after winning the election, but ignored similar meetings with business leaders. Appearing on a Sunday panel on ABC’s This Week, Senor said that the…

Boehner ‘flabbergasted’ Obama offered his campaign promises in debt talks

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he was “flabbergasted” when President Barack Obama opened debt talks by offering the same public positions that he campaigned on. According to details circulated by Republican aides last week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s offer included $1.6 trillion in taxes, $400 billion in entitlement spending…

Bill Kristol: Republicans look like they ‘don’t care about the middle class’

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is warning Republicans to stop blocking an extension of payroll tax cuts because the party is “looking as if they don’t care about the middle class.” During a Sunday panel segment on Fox News, Kristol noted that President Barack Obama had embraced an extension of…

Protests grip Mexico City as new president is sworn in

The inauguration of Mexico’s new president was marked by demonstrations all around Mexico City Saturday, as well as clashes between police and protesters who continue to call Enrique Peña Nieto’s new administration fraudulent. According to RT, hundreds of demonstrators encountered authorities outside the national congress as Peña Nieto took the…

Brazilian hostage situation unfolds on live television

The phrase “live coverage” took on a whole new dimension during a hostage stand-off in Brazil on Friday, as a popular television host was called upon to negotiate the victims’ release. CNN reported that the unidentified man, who had allegedly taken his mother and sister hostage in Sao Paulo, told…

Journalist tells Ed Schultz NYC fast-food strikes ‘scared the heck out of the bosses’

A reporter who covered Thursday’s protests by fast-food workers in New York City told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz the demonstrations had a clear effect on local chain restaurants. “I think it scared the heck out of the bosses,” said Sarah Jaffe, who wrote about the Fast Food Forward campaign for The…

Harris-Perry: Obama ‘playing Godfather’ with GOP on fiscal cliff

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” host Melissa Harris-Perry said that President Barack Obama is “playing Godfather” by making the Republicans an offer “they better not refuse” on the looming issue of the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Author and Tulane University professor Harris-Perry opened the segment by discussing the fact that…

Maddow: Time to end the ‘war on terror’

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow questioned whether or not the U.S. is ready to shift away from the state of permanent war that was begun during the Bush administration. She began the segment by discussing the color-coded “terror alert” system imposed in 2002 by Homeland…

Young Turks: Cutting entitlements “to the bone is not the only idea out there”

On his show “The Young Turks” on Nov. 30, Cenk Uygur claims that CNN host Erin Burnett isn’t critical enough of the “establishment” position on entitlement reform. In an interview with Rep. Peter Defazio (D-Ore.), Burnett says most people support certain reforms like raising the retirement age and asks, “You…

Australia bans ‘branded’ packaging of cigarettes

Starting on Dec. 1, it will be illegal in Australia to sell cigarettes in “branded” packaging, reported Al Jazeera. Instead, the government has created a variety of standardized packages for all manufacturers. “Australia’s government has taken away that flash of color and brand,” says Al Jazeera. The companies attempted to…

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