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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…

Maddow schools Fox’s Dick Morris after getting angry letter from his lawyers

Friday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow answered a letter from Dick Morris’ lawyer demanding a correction to an earlier segment.  Maddow was more than happy to address the issue, and issued a few corrections of her own. The segment began with a short history lesson…

Young Turks guest: ‘Marijuana is literally more popular in our state than Barack Obama’

The owner of a new marijuana club in Colorado, along with the club’s attorney, talked to Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks on Friday and discussed the club’s growing popularing and the risk of the federal government attempting to squash the state’s move to legalize the drug. “We have a…

Moyers: When life and death measured by profit, ‘the cure for gun violence’ is more guns

Bill Moyers used a segment of his Jan 4 show to to discuss the National Rifle Association and gun control, referring at one point to the “merchants of death” who he argues profit from the violence — and fear of violence — that guns ignite. He pointed to the “big…

Rush on Al Jazeera: Will Joy Behar and Jennifer Granholm have to wear burkas?

Reacting to the sale of the progressive Current TV channel to Qatar-based news agency Al Jazeera, Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh rhetorically asked listeners on Friday whether hosts Joy Behar and Jennifer Granholm will now be forced to wear burkas and headscarves to cover their faces. “If they do, it…

Ex-NRA leader compares assault weapons ban to racial discrimination

The former president of the National Rifle Association invoked both conspiracy theories and racial discrimination to decry a potential ban on assault weapons on an NRA radio show Friday. “Banning people and things because of the way they look went out a long time ago,” Marion Hammer told host Ginny…

Coulter calls to name abortion patients because they ‘might be willing to murder a child’

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter says that if newspapers are going to publish the names of people who have gun permits then they should also publish the names of women who had abortions because “mothers might want to know what other women on their street might be willing to murder a…

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