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Maddow: Voting rights now in hands of men who think ‘dinosaur farts’ cause global warming

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the Supreme Court’s decision on the case of Shelby, Alabama v. Attorney General Eric Holder, in which Chief Justice John Roberts and the four other conservative judges on the court ruled that Section 4 of the historic…

Manchin tells Fox News: Obama declared ‘war on America’ with climate speech

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama for declaring “war on America” by calling for new strategies to limit pollution from coal-fired power pants. A day after Obama spoke at Georgetown University about his new plan to fight climate change, Manchin took to Fox News…

Paula Deen fights back: I’m prejudiced against ‘thieves and liars’

Disgraced celebrity cook Paula Deen on Wednesday explained her use of racial slurs by saying that she was prejudiced against “thieves and liars.” After skipping out on an interview with NBC’s Today Show on Friday, Deen finally appeared on Wednesday and cried throughout the 14-minute interview, but without a single…

Julia Gillard ousted as Prime Minister of Australia after party coup

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) – Kevin Rudd returned as Australian prime minister on Wednesday, executing a stunning party room coup on Julia Gillard almost three years to the day after being ousted by his former deputy and less than three months out from a general election. The reinstatement of…

‘Bullsh*t!’ Texas Senate gallery erupts as GOP kills Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster

Update: Davis filibuster succeeds amid chaos as Republicans fail to legally pass anti-abortion bill The Texas Senate gallery on Tuesday night made it known they were not happy to witness Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shut down a 10-hour long filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth). The legislative chamber…

Watch: Texas Republicans gave Sen. Wendy Davis a warning because of this

Update: Wendy Davis filibuster succeeds amid chaos as Republicans fail to legally pass anti-abortion bill Republicans in the Texas Senate voted to sustain a point-of-order against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) on Tuesday night because she received help with back-brace. The point-of-order was the second warning she received during…

Rep. Paul Ryan: IRS practices still cause for outrage

House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday morning said Americans should still be outraged at the Internal Revenue Service. During an appearance on CBS’ This Morning, Ryan said that Congress would continue to seek information about who ordered political “targeting” at the IRS. The Republican congressman said lawmakers…

McCain: We’ll make border with Mexico look like ‘the Berlin Wall’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Tuesday that the Senate should include an amendment for increased border security in its new bipartisan immigration reform bill. In video featured by Talking Points Memo, McCain said that the amendment, proposed by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) would make the border…

John Lewis: ‘These men’ on the Supreme Court never had to pass a literacy test

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on Tuesday blasted conservative justices on the United States Supreme Court after they struck down a part of a law intended to prevent the type of voter suppression that he was fighting against when he had his skull fractured during protests in the 1960s. In a…

Fired teacher to testify on protecting victims of domestic violence

Former Catholic school teacher Carie Charlesworth will testify before California lawmakers on Tuesday urging them to pass a bill that would protect domestic violence victims like her from being fired from their jobs because of it. KNSD-TV reported that Charlesworth will speak before the state Judiciary Committee at 11 a.m.…

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