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Former Bush aide shames Congress: More worried about airport delays than dead kids

President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist Matthew Dowd on Sunday lashed out at Congress for moving so quickly to fund air traffic controllers because lawmakers were personally “about to get delayed at the airports,” while they couldn’t pass background checks to protect children from mass shootings. During a panel…

Muslim congressman confronts Peter King: Profiling is ‘ineffective law enforcement’

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is a Muslim, told Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday that he was making a mistake with calls to profile the Islamic community in the United States because similar actions in the past had created a “national stain” on the country. NBC host David Gregory…

McCain: Syrians will ‘take revenge’ on the U.S. for not attacking

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) on Sunday warned that current U.S. foreign policy could have negative consequences for years because the Syrian people would “take revenge” if the United States decided not to take military action to oust President Bashar Hafez al-Assad. During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press,…

MSNBC guest Dave Zirin: Why is Bush not on trial for war crimes?

Saturday morning on MSNBC, Dave Zirin of The Nation questioned why former President George W. Bush had not been held accountable for alleged war crimes. His remarks came amid a discussion on the U.S. response to terrorism on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “I’m a sports writer by trade,” he explained.…

Brit Hume: ‘The country may be ready for another Bush’ presidency

Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume on Sunday suggested that an effort to rehabilitate President George W. Bush’s image had worked and that the country “may now indeed be ready” for his brother, Jeb, to be the next president of the United States. Before the dedication of the George…

Frank scolds O’Reilly: I didn’t know you were opposed to polarizing Americans

Friday night on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News program “The No Spin Zone,” O’Reilly squared off with retired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on the question of Frank’s remarks in the wake of the bombing of the Boston Marathon. After the bombing, Frank said on CNN, “In this terrible situation, let’s…

FBI arrests Mississippi man in ricin letters investigation

Officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 41-year-old Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, Mississippi Saturday morning in connection with a series of poison-tainted letters that were mailed to President Barack Obama and two other public officials. According to Reuters, Dutschke was taken into custody without incident at his home. Dutschke…

Maddow: Right wing fringe is now a cynical money-making ‘racket’

Friday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the elaborate money-making schemes dreamed up by the anti-government conspiracy theorists currently making a living off of conservative Americans’ fears about the Obama administration. There is, for example, the Info Wars dating service. “If you like Info Wars…

Judy Woodruff recounts day Ronald Reagan Was Shot

March 30, 1981 was a routine day for Judy Woodruff as she traveled with the press pool to cover a speech by President Ronald Reagan, two months into his presidency, at the Washington Hilton. But the events Woodruff witnessed as an NBC reporter that day more than 32 years ago…

Maher slams Bush library: ‘What a bullsh-t rewriting of history’

Bill Maher is not a fan of the 13 existing presidential libraries, and he made no bones about it on Real Time on Friday night, slamming the new one dedicated to George W. Bush for features like the “Decision Points Theater,” which asks visitors to choose whether they would invade…

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