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Miami Herald reporter: Guantanamo prisoners would rather starve than live in legal limbo

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg to the program. Rosenberg has covered the offshore U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba since it was opened in 2002. The reporter detailed the recent hunger strike and the breakdown in relations between inmates and…

Nugent to Alex Jones: Soldiers committing suicide because Obama ‘violates the Constitution’

Appearing on “The Alex Jones Show” Tuesday, rocker and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent claimed the epidemic of soldier suicides that’s baffled some of the nation’s brightest psychologists is much easier to understand if you just blame President Barack Obama. “I’m sure the leftist blogs are gonna attack…

Watch: Obama says we’ve got to close Guantanamo Bay prison

During a press conference on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he was still committed to closing down the Guantanamo Bay prison facility in Cuba, one of his 2008 campaign promises. “I continue to believe that we’ve got to close Guantanamo,” he said. “I think it is critical for us to…

Karl Malone to homophobic ESPN reporter: You won’t ‘kick over and die’ if you touch a gay player

Legendary NBA power forward Karl Malone, who once worried that he could be infected with HIV by playing ball with Magic Johnson, now says that a homophobic ESPN reporter needs to “move past” judging other people. After NBA player Jason Collins revealed that he was gay on Monday, ESPN reporter…

Man loses life savings at carnival but wins giant banana with dreadlocks

A New Hampshire man is considering suing after he lost his life savings at a carnival game in Manchester and only came away with $600 and a giant stuffed Rastafarian banana. Henry Gribbohm told WBZ that he attend the carnival and was “expecting the kids to win a few things,…

Rove: How can Obama close Gitmo if detainees didn’t get Miranda warnings?

Former Bush senior adviser Karl Rove is warning President Barack Obama that he might have difficulty closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay because detainees imprisoned by the previous administration were not read their Miranda rights. At a White House press conference on Tuesday, the president said that he would…

Secretive gun group uses Native Americans to push against gun safety measures

A billboard advertising campaign using a photo of Native Americans to protest gun safety laws in Colorado has brought criticism from Native American residents. KUSA-TV reported on Monday that the ad, which shows three Native American men with the message, “Turn in your arms. The government will take care of…

Robertson: ‘There isn’t anything bigoted’ about calling gay NBA player an abomination

Televangelist Pat Robertson used a portion of his Tuesday 700 Club broadcast to defend an ESPN reporter who said that NBA player Jason Collins was “walking in open rebellion to God” for announcing he was openly gay. After Collins came out in a Sports Illustrated column published on Monday, ESPN…

ESPN reporter says gay NBA player Jason Collins ‘walking in open rebellion to God’

ESPN reporter Chris Broussard on Monday insisted that gay NBA player Jason Collins was not a Christian and was “walking in open rebellion to God.” After Collins announced he was gay in a column for Sports Illustrated on Monday, ESPN’s Outside The Lines asked Broussard how he felt about the…

Colbert-Busch slams Sanford’s Argentina trip in debate

It took just over 25 minutes for the South Carolina congressional debate between Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and former Gov. Mark Sanford (R) to veer toward the personal on Monday. “When we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayer, it doesn’t mean you take that money we save…

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