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Fox News celebrates Michigan union busting as ‘Victory for Capitalism!’

The Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Friday declared that a law in Michigan that weakens unions was a “Victory for Capitalism!” On Thursday, the Republican-controlled state legislature in Michigan had quickly pushed through a new measure that would make the birthplace of the country’s labor movement a…

Monica Crowley: Obama’s win was ‘national suicide’ because rich will pay more taxes

Fox News contributor Monica Crowley says that America committed “national suicide” by re-electing President Barack Obama because tax rates will probably go up on the top earners in the country. During a Thursday segment about Obama’s fiscal cliff “ultimatum,” Fox Business host Lou Dobbs wondered where was the “coordinated action…

Top Obama aide takes the axe to his trademark mustache for charity

David Axelrod is a new man. Or, at least a slightly less hairy one. In the wake of President Barack Obama’s decisive electoral win over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), the president’s top political adviser didn’t have to shave off his hair lip. He did, after all, win his…

Colbert nominates himself for Jim DeMint’s Senate seat

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert announced his willingness to fill retiring South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R)’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. “Tonight’s big story comes from my home state of South Carolina,” Colbert began, before rolling footage of the Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza announcing…

Stewart debates Christie over government assistance to the needy

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart clashed with New Jersey Gov. Christ Christie (R) over the role of government. Stewart noted that Christie was seeking money from the federal government due to Hurricane Sandy, yet was philosophically opposed to government assistance to Americans in the…

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson complains: Courts listen to non-religious minorities

Amid a segment on The O’Reilly Factor about the so-called “war on Christmas,” Fox News co-host Gretchen Carlson suggested Thursday night that the problem was caused because courts were willing to listen to complaints from religious minority groups. She explained that courts ordered religious displays at public buildings to be…

Michigan lawmaker slams Republicans in emotional labor rights speech

Michigan Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday blasted Republicans for pushing “right to work” legislation through the state legislature. The bill would prohibit unionized workplaces from requiring workers to contribute money to the union. The Michigan AFL-CIO has dubbed the legislation the “Freedom to Freeload bill” because it allows…

Rep. Cole breaks with GOP: Middle-class tax cuts ‘a victory for common sense’

Breaking with his party, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said Thursday that he supports a bill that extends tax cuts for the middle class. “As long as we have the right to continue to discuss and debate and fight on other issues, lets do that,” he told Tom Ferraro of Reuters.…

Prime Minister Gillard: End of the world is coming, good luck

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard weighed into the debate about whether the world will end on December 21 under the Mayan calendar in a spoof video about Korean pop and flesh-eating zombies. In a one-minute video address recorded for the youth radio station Triple J, a sombre-looking Gillard said the…

WATCH LIVE: The Obamas light the White House Christmas tree

President Barack Obama and his family illuminate the National Christmas tree at the White House. Watch live video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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