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Harris-Perry panel debates tensions between national and local GOP

On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, she and her panel discussed the future of the GOP — and the divisions between the national and local faces of the party. Harris-Perry said that Cantor’s recent speech at the conservative American Enterprise Institute — in which he spoke of all Americans having…

Kurtz rips O’Reilly’s ‘correction’ after falsely claiming NBC silent on drones

CNN media critic Howard Kurtz on Sunday said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly had “missed the mark” by offering an absurd defense after asserting that NBC News had not covered a story about drone attacks that the network was actually first to report. On Wednesday night’s O’Reilly Factor, the…

Graham says Obama ‘disengaged’ on 9/11 anniv., ignores Bush read ‘My Pet Goat’ in 2001

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday suggested that President Barack Obama was “disengaged” and personally responsible for some of the deaths caused by a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11 of last year, but seemingly forgot that President George W. Bush read the book “My…

Ellison to GOP rep.: Don’t whine about sequester after forcing it by threat of default

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on Sunday called out Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) for complaining about drastic cuts in the so-called “sequester” after Republicans forced it by refusing to raise the debt ceiling and risking default for the first time in the nation’s history. “This was a presidential suggestion back in…

Rand Paul mocks Ashley Judd as ‘an attractive woman’ who doesn’t deserve to run

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is dismissing actress Ashley Judd as an “attractive woman” who does not deserve to be a Kentucky senator because she owns a home in Scotland. During an interview with Paul on Sunday, CNN’s Candy Crowley pointed out that a recent attack ad created by Karl Rove’s…

McCain chides Republicans on immigrants: ‘What do you want to do with them?’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday challenged Republican lawmakers who oppose a bipartisan agreement to give legal status to undocumented immigrants as a part of comprehensive immigration reform. “The are 11 million people living in the shadows, I believe that they deserve to come out of the shadows,” the Arizona…

Ex-Gitmo prosecutor slams drone policy: ‘Since 9/11 we’ve been the constrained and the cowardly’

A former chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo Bay prison facility sounded off on both President Barack Obama’s administration’s use of drone strikes and the apparent acceptance of the practice by the American people. “We used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave,” Col. Morris…

Former Girl Scout Ellen Degeneres slams Boy Scouts’ inaction on anti-gay policy

On Friday, talk show host Ellen Degeneres took aim at the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on LGBT members and leaders. Degeneres, a former Girl Scout, took exception to the fact that the BSA punted on the issue this week rather than striking down the ban against LGBTs in scouting.…

Moyers: ‘Obama’s cold-blooded use of drones’ shows ‘seeming indifference’ to ‘innocent bystanders’

Bill Moyers criticized the government’s drone program in a video essay as he discussed a new “chilling account” of the “indiscriminate” attacks. On Feb. 5, The New York Times published an article on Obama’s choice to lead the CIA, John Brennan, which began with the story of cleric Salem Ahmed…

Glenn Beck: Media and Occupy sit ‘closer to the communists’ than Democratic Party

On his program on Thursday night, Glenn Beck illustrated his views on politics and freedom in America — literally. Creating a spectrum of the “scale of freedom,” he argued that “People are fleeing the parties. And they are standing somewhere in-between.” On Beck’s spectrum, the Democratic Party stands close to…

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