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Harris-Perry: Obama ‘playing Godfather’ with GOP on fiscal cliff

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” host Melissa Harris-Perry said that President Barack Obama is “playing Godfather” by making the Republicans an offer “they better not refuse” on the looming issue of the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Author and Tulane University professor Harris-Perry opened the segment by discussing the fact that…

Maddow: Time to end the ‘war on terror’

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow questioned whether or not the U.S. is ready to shift away from the state of permanent war that was begun during the Bush administration. She began the segment by discussing the color-coded “terror alert” system imposed in 2002 by Homeland…

Young Turks: Cutting entitlements “to the bone is not the only idea out there”

On his show “The Young Turks” on Nov. 30, Cenk Uygur claims that CNN host Erin Burnett isn’t critical enough of the “establishment” position on entitlement reform. In an interview with Rep. Peter Defazio (D-Ore.), Burnett says most people support certain reforms like raising the retirement age and asks, “You…

Sen. Shaheen: military women deserve reproductive health equality

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) spoke on the Senate floor on Nov. 30 about a provision in the National Defense Reauthorization Act (NDAA) that would allow women serving in the military to have coverage for abortion services in the case of rape or incest — which is currently covered in federal…

Texas gun store owner: Record sales because of Obama win and Mayan ‘doomsday’

A Texas gun store owner says that gun sales were a “madhouse” on Black Friday because President Barack Obama was re-elected and people are stocking up in advance of the Mayan-predicted “doomsday.” FBI records released earlier this week indicated that the bureau fielded 154,873 calls for background checks last Friday,…

Bryan Fischer: ‘Enormously insensitive’ to hurt God’s feelings by not using oil

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the conservative fundamentalist American Family Association, on Thursday told a so-called “expert” who denies climate change that not using God’s fossil fuels would be like “crushing” someone’s feelings by rejecting their birthday present. The Cornwall Alliance’s Calvin Beisner, who has previously said…

Santelli has hissy fit because pro-Obama CEO issues early dividends to avoid tax hikes

CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli, who is credited with helping to launch the tea party movement, flew into a rage and stomped off camera on Friday because a supporter of President Obama plans to pay shareholders a dividend before taxes are scheduled to go up at the end of the…

Assange: Pentagon seeks ‘the end of national security journalism’ in the U.S.

In one of the longest interviews he’s given for months, Wikileaks creator Julian Assange told Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman on Thursday that the Pentagon and Justice Department are seeking to redefine the Espionage Act in such a way that would bring about “the end of national security journalism in the…

Gingrich finally admits he doesn’t deserve to be president

In a wide-ranging interview with NBC late night talk show host Jay Leno on Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) finally admitted that he does not deserve to be president. The famously confident Republican told Leno that he was “publicly, explicitly wrong” about President Barack Obama’s reelection chances. “Why…

Scarborough to Republicans: Quit budget talks if Obama can’t get along like Clinton and Gingrich did

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday recommended that Republicans “walk out” of talks completely because President Barack Obama’s first budget offer was “loaded with Democratic priorities,” citing an imperfect memory of the way President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) harmoniously “worked together” to reach a deal in…

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