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Sen. Graham: ‘Grover is wrong… I will violate the pledge’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday said that he was willing to break with anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist and find ways to raise additional revenues for the government because he was worried that spending cuts would hurt the military. Norquist recently insisted to The Wall Street Journal that no Republicans…

Barney Frank confronts Hutchinson for ‘weasel words’ linking Obama to Petraeus scandal

In a face to face confrontation that aired on Sunday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) called out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) for using “weasel words” to suggest that President Barack Obama knew about former CIA Director David Petraeus’ sex scandal prior to the November election. Hutchinson told CNN’s Candy Crowley…

McCain on abortion: Republicans should ‘leave the issue alone’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said that former Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans had made a mistake by trying to change abortion laws and that his party should “leave the issue alone.” During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace noted that the presidential candidate who…

Death penalty removed from Ugandan ‘Kill the Gays’ bill

Ugandan lawmakers removed the death penalty from an anti-LGBT bill set to be debated by the country’s parliament next week, the BBC reported Saturday. The proposal, called the “Kill The Gays” bill when first introduced three years ago, has undergone other unspecified “revisions,” said MP Medard Segona, who was part…

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,…

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