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Former Al Jazeera anchor knocks Bill O’Reilly’s ‘oversimplified’ criticism

Former Al Jazeera English anchor Dave Marash said Sunday that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was wrong to describe the Arab channel as “anti-American.” O’Reilly said last week that former Vice President Al Gore “shamed himself” by selling Current TV to Al Jazeera, claiming the Qatar-based media network aired a…

Tucker Carlson: ‘People despise you when you wear a bow tie’

Conservative Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson on Sunday suggested that the reason he had been unpopular with liberals for years was because “people despise you when you wear a bow tie.” “How boring is it to wear a hoodie to work?” Carlson asked during a Fox News segment about how…

McConnell: Obama will be ‘dragged kicking and screaming’ to get spending cuts

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed on Sunday that Republicans would force significant spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling even if President Barack Obama had to be “dragged kicking and screaming.” “What we’re saying is that the biggest problem facing the country is our excessive spending,”…

Iowa GOP co-chair: Ron Paul supporters disenfranchising Republicans

Bill Schickel, the co-chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, on Saturday blasted the dominance of Ron Paul supporters within the state party. “The words are fine about reaching out and opening the doors of our party, but when are our chair, our executive director, our communications director, our finance…

Ted Cruz: Only Democrats are threatening default on the debt

Tea party backed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday insisted only Democrats were threatening default on the debt even though he has vowed not to raise the debt ceiling until Congress passes a balanced budget amendment. “Let me be very clear about this,” Cruz told Fox News host John Roberts.…

Rep. Jim Jordan: No AR-15 background checks because ‘it’s about freedom’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) says that gun buyers should face background checks for concealed carry handgun permits but not assault rifles because “it’s about freedom.” During a Sunday interview on Fox News, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) explained to guest host John Roberts that even people on the terrorist watch…

Geographer tells Moyers: Climate change ‘does not care’ if you’re Republican or Democrat

Bill Moyers returned to the issue of climate change on his show Friday, decrying not only politicians, but a fellow journalist for avoiding the topic at their peril. “As the clock ticks away and warnings mount, official Washington irresponsibly continues to look the other way,” Moyers said in a commentary.…

AZ Rep. Sinema: VAWA’s expiration puts every woman at risk

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) summed up the problem with this week’s Republican-enabled expiration of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in a Saturday panel discussion with MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry. “The fact that the 112th Congress let VAWA expire doesn’t just mean that they’re politically opposed to some of…

Gunman among 4 dead in Aurora, CO hostage standoff

Four people are dead including a gunman after an hours-long standoff with police in Aurora, Colorado, this morning. According to video from Denver’s Channel 9 News, police were alerted to the situation around 3:00 Saturday morning. Aurora police immediately sent out emergency notifications to residents of the area, urging them…

Hayes: Fiscal cliff was more of a ‘fiscal curb’

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes opened the show with a segment titled “Lessons from the Fiscal Cliff.” In it, he talked about the fact that the fiscal cliff was a completely made-up crisis, political brinksmanship that was less a cliff than what he called…

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