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Hayes and panel: Marco Rubio will likely face right-wing backlash

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes and panelists discussed the political prospects of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who some see as a top contender for the Republican Party’s hopes in 2016. Panelists Aaron Pena of the Hispanic Republican Caucus of Texas and Lorella Praeli…

Maddow: Rand Paul and other whack-job conservatives eroding U.S. standing in the world

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how the clownish antics of conservatives on Capitol Hill are beginning to affect the standing of the U.S. in the world. She touched on recent conspiracy theories from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) about the raid on the U.S. consulate…

Egypt protests galvanized by video of police beating naked man

Opponents of Mohamed Morsi say the footage proves that the president has chosen to order a brutal crackdown A video of a protester being beaten and stripped naked has galvanised protests against the police and government in Egypt. Hamada Saber, a middle-aged man, remained in a police hospital on Saturday,…

Maher: ‘Con men’ like Beck and Limbaugh ‘don’t care about winning elections,’ just making money

Maher discussed Sarah Palin’s parting with Fox News during his New Rule segment on Friday. “New rule: liberals have to stop gloating about Sarah Palin getting dumped by Fox News, even though it happened less than a day after Bobby Jindal told his fellow Republicans to ‘stop being the stupid…

Maher: ‘Obama’s cooties are so bad’ that ‘even when you’re a Republican’ the GOP hates you

On Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, the host expressed his frustration with the GOP in the past few days. “I thought after the election, they’d get more reasonable,” Maher began after stating that Republicans had “disappointed him” this week. But after “browbeating” Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, Maher said…

Moyers guest on drone strikes: ‘Government’s interpretation of the law’ is ‘akin to a state secret’

On his Friday show, Bill Moyers had Vincent Warren, the executive director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Vicki Divoll, who used to serve as a legal advisor to the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center, to discuss torture, drone strikes, and President Obama. Divoll also authored an op-ed for the New…

Taibbi tells Moyers: You can’t let Wall Street off the hook and jail someone for ‘a joint in his pocket’

President Barack Obama’s administration, journalist Matt Taibbi said in an interview with Bill Moyers, has likely accepted the explanation made by advisors who used to work at the same Wall Street firms that instigated the U.S. economy’s instability in recent years. “People like Bob Rubin and Larry Summers, who are…

W. Kamau Bell: GOP & Democrats spent week playing ‘Who Loves Mexicans More?’

While most of the country was making plans for the Super Bowl, W. Kamau Bell said, both major political parties were engaged in a contest of their own: “Who Loves Mexicans More?” The race to lure more of the Latino vote pit Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — “He speaks…

Beck rants about ‘handicapable, transgendered breast cancer survivors’ in combat

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Thursday blasted the Pentagon’s decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat roles by warning that the enemies of the United States would not “cower in defeat because we have a female, Hispanic, Eskimo, dwarf cross dresser and some handicapable, transgendered breast…

Geraldo: My Senate candidacy would bring ‘new vitalization’ to GOP

Fox News’s mustachioed menace may be taking his show on the road to Washington, D.C. — that is, if the voters of New Jersey will have him. Appearing Friday morning at his regular perch on “Fox & Friends,” the longtime conservative talk host followed up on the surprise announcement he…

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