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Harris-Perry: Accountability needs to go beyond Obama

With President Barack Obama and Congress set to return to work Monday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel stressed the need for progressives to push for accountability not just for Obama, but for lawmakers like House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “The job here isn’t yelling at the president, it’s…

Hayes and panel: Are CEOs bluffing about Obamacare firings?

On Saturday morning’s edition of “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes and a panel including Joy Reid of “The Reid Report,” “Lincoln” screenwriter Tony Kushner, Bloomberg columnist Josh Barro, chief medical officer of Chicago’s John Stoger Hospital Claudia Fegen, “health care wonk” Dr. Donald Berwick and Yale professor Jacob…

Fox News prepares viewers for the terrifying war on Christmas

The war on the war on Christmas is starting early this year over at Fox News, where hosts across the network’s programs spent Thanksgiving week decrying the secularization of the holiday season. “The first salvo in the war on Christmas this year has been shot,” Fox legal analyst Peter Johnson…

Pat Robertson claims he ‘missed’ God’s message about 2012 election

In January of this year, televangelist Pat Robertson informed his “700 Club” audience that God had revealed the results of the 2012 election to him in a vision, implying broadly at the time that the Almighty was less than pleased with President Barack Obama. According to Right Wing Watch, Robertson…

Pres. Obama makes Nate Silver joke while pardoning turkeys

On Wednesday afternoon, freshly returned from his trip to Asia, President Obama pardoned the annual Thanksgiving turkeys and marked the occasion with a joking reference to statistician and poll wizard Nate Silver, author of the blog, FiveThirtyEight. This year, for the first time, the American public voted which of the…

O’Brien and panelists mock ‘off his rocker’ Rupert Murdoch

CNN host Soledad O’Brien and her panelists spent some time having a laugh over Rupert Murdoch’s anti-Semitic Tweeting Tuesday morning. “He’s a little bit off his rocker,” O’Brien said of the NewsCorp CEO. “It’s awesome. I like that.” At one point, O’Brien read another tweet from Murdoch with faux-seriousness, intoning,…

Tricia Rose: ‘Gangster’ GOP influenced Rubio’s hip-hop picks

Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) choices for his favorite hip-hop tracks shouldn’t come as a surprise, Current TV contributor Tricia Rose said Tuesday; after all, his party helped create them. In the same interview where he told GQ Magazine, “I’m not a scientist, man,” statement, the budding Republican presidential candidate said…

Fox News host mocks food stamps: ‘Do you know how fabulous I’d look? I’d be so skinny’

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros on Wednesday seemed to be mocking the millions of hungry Americans who are forced to used food stamps when she suggested that the program would make for a great diet plan. During a Thanksgiving-eve segment on Fox Business, host Stuart Varney noted that Newark Mayor…

Fischer on Rubio: ‘Eyewitness account’ in Bible proves Earth created in 7 days

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the conservative fundamentalist American Family Association, says that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was not wrong for suggesting that the Earth was created in seven days because the only “eyewitness account” is in the Bible. Answers in Genesis “researcher” Dr. Terry Mortenson told…

Maine news anchor team resigns on air over ‘unbalanced news’

Two anchors who have worked at Maine sister television stations, ABC affiliate WVII and Fox affiliate WFVX, for a combined 12 years cited “unbalanced news” after they surprised staff on Tuesday by tendering their resignations on the air. At the end of the 6 p.m. newscast, Cindy Michaels and Tony…

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