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White Dallas man shoots 8-year-old black boy in the face as he plays ‘tag’

An 8-year-old African-American boy in Texas is struggling to recover after being shot in the face by a 46-year-old white man, but authorities have not been able to determine a motive. Dallas police said that Donald Maiden Jr., who had just celebrated his 8th birthday on Sunday, was playing tag…

Jon Stewart chides: Anthony Weiner’s charm ‘borders on the edge of d*ckishness’

Jon Stewart and his Daily Show team explored “former congressman-turned-amateur photographer” Anthony Weiner’s uneven at best efforts to win over residents in various New York City communities on Thursday, with even Stewart — a longtime friend of Weiner’s — conceding that he was “10 percent man, 90 percent gristle at…

Watch: Syrian woman PLEADS to McCain: ‘I beg you’ not to attack

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) encountered a moment of heartfelt opposition to an American attack on Syria during a town hall Thursday, as a constituent who said she could trace her family history to the pre-Christian days of the region laid into him rejecting the idea of another military engagement in…

Alan Grayson tells Chris Hayes: Syria ‘is simply not our problem’

Highlighting the divide between progressives on the question of a U.S. military strike against Syria, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) squared both MSNBC host Chris Hayes and former Democratic National Committee spokesperson Karen Finney on Thursday, assuring them that failing to get congressional approval for an attack would not make President…

Fugelsang and Ed Schultz trounce right-wing preacher ‘Dr. Chaps’ again in Obamacare rematch

Even with an extra week’s worth of prep time, disgraced ex-Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt still wasn’t able to provide a moral counter-argument for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to MSNBC host Ed Schultz, refusing to accept that the state healthcare exchanges under the law haven’t even…

Colorado lawmaker mocks poverty hearing with ‘silent protest’ by bringing fried chicken

Colorado state Rep. Lori Saine (R) reportedly brought fried chicken to a hearing on poverty as a protest after a fellow lawmaker was criticized last month for blaming the diet of African-Americans and Hispanics for racial disparities in the poverty rate. At the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force…

Christian radio host: OK to attend gay weddings if grooms told ‘they shall both be put to death’

A Christian radio host told his listeners this week that he had no problem with them attending “gay weddings” as long as same sex couples were also told that they had “committed an abomination and they shall both be put to death.” In a clip posted by Right Wing Watch…

Conservative author: Oprah and Tiger Woods are rich so all other blacks should ‘shut up’

A conservative author this week called on African-Americans to “shut up” and stop complaining about racism because the U.S. had more rich black people per capita than any country in the world. “When you look at the Trayvon Martins and these kids that just killed this Australian guy for no…

Maddow to Iraq War architects on TV: ‘Your opinion is no longer required on matters of war and peace’

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow asked viewers in a teaser segment which would be worse, hearing from the Bush administration’s Iraq War experts again or “sticking pins in your eyes. Think before you answer.” In a segment entitled “You Again?”, Maddow referred back to October…

Original sponsor of Florida’s stand your ground law ‘puzzled’ by rulings

The original sponsor of Florida’s controversial stand your ground law is cautious about altering the self-defense statute, even though he admits it has led to some puzzling rulings. Speaking with reporters before a meeting of the Capital City Republican Club in Tallahassee on Wednesday, state Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) said…

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