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Chomsky: U.S. and Europe ‘committing suicide in different ways’

In an interview with GritTV’s Laura Flanders, author and MIT professor Noam Chomsky discussed the potentially bleak future facing both the United States and the European Union. Both, he said, are facing historic crises and are going about trying to resolve them in exactly the wrong ways. According to Chomsky,…

Colbert: Paul Ryan should be the vice pope

Stephen Colbert described Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) much-criticized budget as following the guidelines of Christianity in the Republican way. Colbert was fully behind the congressman, whose budget would keep tax cuts for America’s wealthiest citizens while inducing painful cuts for the country’s middle class and poor. And Colbert defended Ryan…

Lou Dobbs: Obama slogan tied to ‘Marxists and socialists and communists’

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday issued a breaking “news alert” that President Barack Obama’s latest campaign slogan “has ties to Marxism and socialism.” In a 7-minute video released Monday, the Obama campaign unveiled its new slogan, “Forward,” which has obvious similarities to MSNBC’s slogan, “Lean Forward.” Conservative newspaper…

Stewart asks Republicans: ‘Are you on crack?’

Jon Stewart had just one question Monday evening for angry Republicans upset over President Barack Obama using the killing of Osama bin Laden in a campaign ad against Mitt Romney: “Are you on crack?” The Daily Show host reminded those upset over Obama’s move of what his predecessor George W.…

Student abandoned in DEA holding cell drank own urine to survive

UPDATE: DEA apologizes to student left handcuffed in holding cell without food or water Daniel Chong, a 24-year old student at UC San Diego, was taken into custody during a drug raid and abandoned in a holding cell for five days without food or water, according to NBC San Diego.…

WATCH LIVE: Obama addresses the nation from Afghanistan

President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday. The President is scheduled to discuss the future of the NATO mission in Afghanistan from Bagram Air Base at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch live video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about…

‘Black Bloc’ protesters ignite violence at Seattle May Day protest

Protesters clad in black outfits and carrying poles smashed windows and clashed with police during a May Day demonstration in downtown Seattle, according to The Seattle Times. The Occupy Wall Street movement planned May Day rallies in cities around the United States to show solidarity with workers across the globe…

Maddow explains the conservative media model: ‘Everybody else is out to get you’

Conservative media outlets encourage their audiences to keep viewing only their content by demonizing other news sources, according to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “If I am trying to get across a point of view, I have to persuade and not assert,” she said in April at The Castro Theater in…

The queens of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ talk politics

Though this season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was the first to feature a political competition — “Frock The Vote” — and RuPaul himself even journeyed to New Hampshire during primary season to declare himself a “one-issue candidate,” the show, like many of its reality competitors, shied away from most political…

‘West Wing’ cast reunites for a very important initiative

Fans of the series “The West Wing” will recall that some of the show’s best moments were the “walk and talk” sequences, where cast members would begin a conversation on the go from one meeting or location to another, often adding and losing participants as the discussion evolved on its…

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