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Moyers guest: Public campaign financing pushes voters to ‘have a little skin in the game’

Bill Moyers had Dan Cantor, the executive director of the progressive Working Families Party and Jonathan Soros, a lawyer and senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, on his show to discuss how to stop money from heavily influencing politics — specifically, public campaign financing. Soros said that reforms regarding money…

Christian radio hosts: Boy Scouts lifting gay ban would lead to having ‘a Jerry Sandusky as your scout master’

Christian radio hosts Matt Barber and Mat Staver unleashed a torrent of anti-LGBT fearmongering on their “Faith and Freedom” show on Friday in complaining about the Boy Scouts of America’s possible lifting of its ban on gay members. Media Matters reported. “It makes no sense to have a Jerry Sandusky…

Former San Diego mayor blames brain tumor for stealing $2 million from charity

A former California mayor admitted in federal court on Thursday to stealing more than $2 million from her dead husband’s charity to fuel a $1 billion gambling binge. According to KPCC-FM, Maureen O’Connor revealed her activities as part of an deferred-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The former…

Fox Business host: Preschool is just Obama ‘handing out goodies’ to the poor

Fox Business host Stuart Varney is blasting President Barack Obama’s proposal to provide high-quality early education for poor and middle-class children, saying that the plan is just Democrats handing out “goodies” and “free stuff” in an attempt to buy votes. During a segment titled “Who’s Ruining the Economy?” Varney joined…

Cornel West: Obama is a ‘war criminal’ who has killed ‘over 200 children’

Appearing on the radio Thursday with host Tavis Smiley, professor Cornel West argued that President Barack Obama is, like Presidents George W. Bush and Richard Nixon before him, a “war criminal” uniquely responsible for the deaths of “over 200 children.” West’s words were in response to a question about the…

Maddow on GOP blocking Hagel: ‘This is a fresh hell in American politics’

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow turned her sights on the unprecedented move by the Republicans to block the nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense. The level of obstructionism as most recently signified by the act of blocking every move that President…

Hannity: Unprecedented filibuster of Hagel is ‘a big win’ for Republicans

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday congratulated Republicans for successfully using a filibuster to temporarily block a president’s nominee for secretary of defense — former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) — for the first time in the history of the U.S. Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday said…

Rice tells Stewart: GOP wasting time probing origin of Benghazi talking points

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart interviewed Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., about the controversy surrounding the Benghazi attack. Rice noted that Congress had already received ten hearings on the deadly attacks, along with thousands of documents. She told Stewart that Republicans…

Elizabeth Warren presses financial regulators: Why no trials for Wall Street?

At a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) asked the nation’s top financial regulators why Wall Street firms who broke the law were not taken to trial. “We face some very special issues with big financial institutions,” she said. “If they can break the law and…

Professor: Libertarian icon Friedrich Hayek would support the individual mandate

Erik Angner, a philosophy professor at George Mason University, told Reason TV on Thursday that libertarian icon Friedrich Hayek would have supported the so-called individual mandate. The controversial provision of Obama’s health care reform law requires uninsured Americans to purchase insurance or pay a penalty. Though Hayek famously condemned top-down…

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