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Greenwald shames David Gregory for asking if he should be prosecuted for helping Snowden

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald blasted NBC host David Gregory on Sunday for publicly entertaining the idea that he should be prosecuted for publishing secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked by former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden. “To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his…

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Immigration bill ‘practically militarized the border’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday encouraged Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform because a recent amendment “practically militarized the border.” According to Roll Call, a so-called “border surge” amendment would double the number of border agents to 40,000, complete 700 miles of new border fencing, deploy drones and other…

Edward Snowden flees Hong Kong for Venezuela — via Russia and Cuba

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has fled Hong Kong with the ultimate intentions of reaching Venezuela, a Russian airline source told Reuters on Sunday. The South China Morning Post reported on Sunday that Snowden had left Hong Kong on a commercial flight to Moscow. From there, he is expected…

Pelosi booed at Netroots while defending espionage charges against Snowden

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) drew boos and heckling from members of the crowd at a progressive conference on Saturday while defending President Barack Obama’s administration and the recently-discovered surveillance policies by the National Security Agency (NSA). About 47 minutes into Pelosi’s speech at Netroots in San Jose, California,…

Maddow: Wisconsin and Texas abortion law protests show GOP has gone too far

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow said the end of the week this week has brought on a flurry of “Ripley’s Believe it or Not politics,” from Republican legislators, but that a 700-person protest in Austin, Texas is a sign that the GOP has overreached. Maddow…

Controversy erupts after Hannity guest tells woman panelist ‘Know your role and shut your mouth’

Controversy erupted Friday at the Fox News Channel over a confrontation between two guests on “The Sean Hannity Show” in which contentious right-wing radio host Bill Cunningham attacked commentator Tamara Holder, pointing his finger in her face and firing volley after volley of sexist insults. At one point, according to…

Glenn Greenwald: Snowden’s revelations ‘not espionage in any real sense of the word’

Reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story about phone and internet surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA) thanks to information provided by former contractor Edward Snowden, criticized the federal charges brought against him in a phone interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Friday. “I think it’s very surprising…

Bryan Fischer: Hillary is a ‘white person’ so Obama will have to ‘sit in the back of the bus’

The director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA) said this week that Democrats would make President Barack Obama “sit in the back of the bus” to make room for Hillary Clinton to run for president because she was a “white person.” On his Thursday radio show,…

See the Paula Deen n-word apology video she blocked moments after publishing

Celebrity TV cook Paul Deen on Friday published a video apologizing for using racial slurs and then moments later blocked access to the YouTube page. “I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done,” Deen says in a copy of the video obtained by Raw Story. “I…

Moyers: ALEC’s right-wing agenda ‘still going very strong’ in statehouses

On Friday, journalist Bill Moyers looks deeper into the legislative lobbying organization the American Legislative Exchange Council, which has been found to be pushing a radical, right-wing agenda in statehouses around the country. “This report is about how some of those laws get enacted thanks to an organization called ALEC,…

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