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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…

Glenn Greenwald tells Moyers: Not much difference between Boston bombings and U.S. drone strikes

In an interview with Bill Moyers, journalist Glenn Greenwald criticized Americans’ “warped perspective” on the U.S. government’s use of unmanned attack ddrones, saying there’s not much differenciating an American military drone strike from the Boston Marathon bombings. “I don’t think there is much difference,” Greenwald said on Moyers & Company.…

Michele Bachmann to Dems: ‘Thou protestest too much’ on Head Start budget cuts

Re. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) took to the House floor today in support of the legislation to eliminate furloughs of air traffic controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration — which has led to flight delays — that were imposed as part of a long-ago deal with the White House to automatically…

Christian man insists terminally-ill atheist ‘sinner’ will ‘go to hell’ for assisted suicide

An atheist woman with an incurable brain disease took her own life on Thursday in spite of Christians who insisted that she was a “sinner” and would “go to hell” if she went through with the assisted suicide. The Winnipeg Free Press‘ Lindor Reynolds reported that 72-year-old Susan Griffiths made…

Akin says he’s relived ‘legitimate rape’ remarks ‘too many times’

Former Republican Missouri Senate nominee Todd Akin said on Thursday that he wished he could take back his comments about women not being able to get pregnant from “legitimate rape” because he’s “relived them too many times.” In an interview on Thursday, KSDK’s Leisa Zigman asked the former candidate if…

Maddow: Let’s not forget ‘Poop Cruise’ presidency of George W. Bush

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took the occasion of the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library to share her thoughts on the whitewashing of our 43rd president’s legacy. She compared his eight years in office to the Carnival “Poop Cruise,” the…

Chris Hayes explains how Dick Cheney’s son-in-law deregulated chemical plants

MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Thursday night explained the key role Dick Cheney’s son-in-law played in keeping chemical plants free of regulations. Concerns were raised in 2002 that chemical plants in populated areas — like the one that recently exploded in West, Texas — were vulnerable to terrorist attacks. The…

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