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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…

Howard Kurtz chides Fox News for sending Dana Perino to interview her former boss

CNN media critic Howard Kurtz on Thursday criticized Fox News for sending Dana Perino to interview former President George W. Bush during the opening of his presidential library. In a Daily Download video, Kurtz noted that Perino served as the White House press secretary for Bush from 2007 to 2009.…

Pat Robertson links Planned Parenthood to Hitler and black ‘genocide’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday misquoted the founder of Planned Parenthood to make a false connection between the abortion provider, Adolf Hitler and African-American “genocide.” After noting that President Barack Obama would be speaking to Planned Parenthood Federation of America on Friday, Robertson urged his viewers to Google the group’s…

Bush weeps while talking about Hurricane Katrina and dead soldiers

Former President George W. Bush openly wept while talking about some of the biggest disasters of his tenure at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday. At the conclusion of his speech, Bush mentioned “the people of New Orleans who made homemade boats to…

Rep. blasts House hearing on ‘bizarre conspiracy theories’ about DHS ammunition hoarding

Rep. John Tierney (D-MA), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s National Security Subcommittee, slammed Republicans on Thursday for conducting a hearing that he said was driven by Internet conspiracy theories suggesting that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was buying a billion rounds of ammunition…

Rubio ‘open’ to cutting off all Muslim student visas

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday said that he was “open” to considering the idea of halting all student visas from Muslim countries as a reaction to this month’s Boston Marathon bombings. Earlier this week, Fox News host Bob Beckel first suggested that there should be a two-year suspension of…

Maddow slams right-wing mainstreaming of crackpots like Alex Jones

Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow chided the right for giving credence to the crackpot conspiracy theories of Alex Jones and bringing the most extreme fringe thinking to the front and center of the Republican Party. Maddow began the segment by talking about the 9/11…

After running on LGBT marriage bans, Bush now says he’s not ‘weighing in’

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday said that he was not “weighing in” on the current debate over same sex marriage, even though he supported a constitutional ban on marriage equality and may have won a second term because anti-LGBT ballot measures brought evangelical conservatives out to vote in…

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