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Witnesses contradict Border Patrol’s account of fatal shooting

The U.S. Border Patrol’s account of a fatal shooting in south San Diego, California, has been called into question by witnesses. Authorities said a plainclothes agent shot 32-year-old Valeria Alvarado after she rammed him with her car Friday while he was serving a warrant. “The suspect was armed with a…

Mona Eltahawy: ‘I’m proud I was arrested’ for defacing anti-Muslim ad

Journalist Mona Eltahawy defended her recent arrest in New York Sunday on Up With Chris Hayes, saying it was in line with the American tradition of lawful disobedience. “I don’t think we should be quiet or silent or be bullied into silence in the face of racism and hate,” she…

McCain suggests Harry Reid ‘doesn’t care’ about US ambassador’s death

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is accusing Republicans of politicizing an attack on the U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi because he probably “doesn’t care” about the death of U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens. McCain told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday that the Obama administration…

Ryan on Romney’s tax plan: ‘It would take me too long’ to explain

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Sunday insisted that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney had provided specifics for his tax plan, but refused to say which deductions would need to be eliminated or provide any math to prove that the scheme works. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris…

GOP attack ad: Obama makes babies cry

President Obama has been such a big meanie president that he’s now making children cry. That’s the implication of a new attack ad released last week by the conservative super PAC Americans for Job Security. In the ad, a female jogger pushing a baby stroller says that she goes running…

Roseanne Barr on why she’s running for president: Americans ‘don’t dig’ our corrupt government

Actress Roseannae Barr explained in an interview Friday with Current TV’s Cenk Uygur that she’s still pursuing a low-profile presidential campaign because the government and both parties are bought and paid for by corporate interests, and that average Americans, “don’t dig that.” Saying that her biggest issue was, “peace in the…

Univision promises ‘the untold story’ of what ‘Fast and Furious’ has wrought in Mexico

Univision: The untold story of what 'Fast and Furious' wrought in Mexico When a journalist for Univision asked President Obama last week why he hasn’t fired Attorney General Eric Holder over the “Fast and Furious” gun walking fiasco, the reporter, it turns out, had an inside scoop that added urgency…

Romney surrogate slams Obama’s Libya response with homophobic slur

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and surrogate for presidential hopeful former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) John Bolton harshly criticized the Obama administration’s response to the violence in Benghazi, Libya earlier this month, calling the U.S. response “limp-wristed.” The Bush appointee was speaking to Fox News on Friday when…

Chris Hayes: GOP now ‘smoking what they’re dealing’ on Romney poll numbers

Saturday on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes likened Republican “poll truthers” to crackheads, saying that the GOP is “smoking what they’re dealing.” He invoked the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls)’s “Crack Commandment” Number 4 to prove his point. On the posthumously-released 1997 album “Life After…

Rachel Maddow: Republicans pushing erosion of abortion rights despite the fact it’s hurting them

Polls show that the ongoing Republican ‘war on women’ is threatening Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the state of Virginia –and, therefore, the Presidency– in the upcoming November election. But, as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pointed out on Friday night, that hasn’t stopped conservative lawmakers from finding creative new ways…

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