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Gov. Snyder: ‘Right to work’ will ‘make unions more effective’

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is insisting that a so-called “right to work” law which restricts unions’ ability to collect dues is not “anti-union” at all. Speaking to MSNBC on Wednesday, Snyder said his move to sign the legislation into law and join the 23 other “right to work” states…

Granholm: GOP punishing Democratic voters with ‘Orwellian’ right-to-work law

Former Michigan governor and Current TV host Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday slammed Republicans after they pushed a so-called “right-to-work” law through the state legislature. “The ‘Workplace Fairness and Equity Act,’ the Orwellian name will surely give historians a big laugh,” she said. “Was the ‘free beer and ice cream’ act…

Beck dons wig to mock Costas with tasteless rant about Jerry Brown’s death

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday wore a wig and ranted about “beer culture” to mock sports broadcaster Bob Costas’ recent commentary on “gun culture” in the United States following a tragic murder/suicide involving NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher. “Our current beer drinking and car driving culture ensures that more…

Michigan mounted police trample pro-union protester with horse

Michigan State Police mounted on horseback reportedly knocked down at least one pro-union demonstrator at the State Capitol on Tuesday. Video posted by the Lansing State Journal shows a man laying on the ground as several mounted police awkwardly try to move their horses through a crowd of people protesting…

Same sex couple: Conservative justices ‘have an opportunity to redeem the Republican Party’

The first same sex male couple to appear in African-American lifestyle magazine Jet’s wedding announcements had harsh words for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent defense of “moral feelings” against homosexuality during an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday, but said the court’s conservative justices had a chance to do right by…

Fox News host: Woman can ‘go get a job elsewhere’ if she doesn’t like Michigan union busting

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett on Monday advised a woman who thought Michigan’s so-called “right to work” law was unfair because it allowed some workers to benefit from unions without paying dues to just “go get a job elsewhere.” Speaking to Fox News host Martha MacCallum, Michigan state Sen. Arlan…

McConnell lashes out at ‘robo-squirrel’ on Senate floor

As lawmakers negotiate to cut $4 trillion from the deficit, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to blast Democrats for spending $325,000 educating students with a “robo-squirrel” project. “Do Democrats even believe their own rhetoric on spending,” McConnell asked. “Do they just want…

Fox News analyst: Liberals ‘won’t be happy until we give terrorists food stamps’

Following reports that the U.S. had killed top al-Qaeda leader Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, a Fox News “strategic analyst” asserted on Monday that American liberals would be more upset about the drone strike than people in Pakistan. “The inevitable blowback isn’t from Pakistan, they’re not making noise about this one,” Ralph…

Soledad grills Jeff Sessions: ‘You hurt people who need food’ with food stamp cuts

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on Tuesday faced tough questions from CNN host Soledad O’Brien for his plan to cut the food stamp program and “hurt people who need food,” including 20 percent of his own constituents in Alabama. Speaking to Sessions in an interview on CNN’s Starting Point, O’Brien wondered…

Maddow: Conservatives getting rich off ‘impotent political rage’

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how conservative figures were turning “impotent political rage and ignorance into personal financial gain.” The liberal MSNBC host noted a recent report by the liberal watchdog Media Matters, which found that Fox News contributor Dick Morris had used his political…

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