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Boehner: Ending abortion ‘one of our most fundamental goals this year’

In a special message to the annual anti-abortion protest March for Life, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) vowed that ending abortion would be one of the top priorities of Republicans this year. “Defending life, of course, is about much more than voting the right way or saying the right things,”…

Jerry Boykin feels humiliated ‘as a man’ with women in combat because of ‘personal hygiene’

An anti-Muslim retired lieutenant general says that he would not want to serve in a combat role with women because “personal hygiene and the other normal functions” are already “degrading and humiliating enough” without having the opposite gender on the battlefield. During a Sunday interview on Fox News, host Chris…

Obama: Clinton ‘one of the finest Secretaries of State we’ve had’

CBS’ “60 Minutes” has released a video preview of the joint interview with President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In it, Obama thanked Clinton and praised her for her service to the country and Clinton talked about how the once bitter rivals came to work so…

Maddow: Republicans taking all the wrong lessons away from 2012 drubbing

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how the Republican Party appears to have taken all the wrong lessons from the drubbing it took in 2012. Even as the GOP feverishly tries to scrub away all signs of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), she said, it…

Hayes: GOP approach to climate change is ‘depraved denialism’

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes introduced the topic of climate change to the panel. He discussed how the issue has been hijacked by the right wing and made into a culture war video, while Republican elected officials, such as those elected to the U.S.…

Maher criticizes men whose moods depend ‘on how well a 20-year-old kid tackles a 19-year-old kid’

Maher ended his show on Friday night with his theories on defense spending and his belief in a problem in American men’s masculinity. “New rule: America needs to show it’s the home of the brave by acting like it,” he began. Maher, who noted that the U.S. defense budget is…

Moyers guest: Lobbyist concerns more important to Congress than ‘concerns of middle America’

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VA) was on Moyers and Company on Friday to discuss a loophole written into the fiscal cliff deal that allows a major biotechnology company to avoid cost controls on certain Medicare drugs — which amounts to a half a billion dollar tax break. The New York…

CNN’s O’Brien tricks opponent of women in combat into endorsing racial segregation

Friday morning on CNN’s “Starting Point,” anchor Soledad O’Brien hosted a panel to discuss Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s decision to lift the ban on women on women in combat. One guest, who was arguing vociferously against equality for military women, got a surprise when O’Brien got him to agree…

CNN host calls out S.C. sheriff on refusal to enforce weapons ban

A South Carolina sheriff who publicly declared he won’t enforce any new gun safety laws he deems unconstitutional accused Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Friday of introducing a “scary” new proposal designed to undermine the Second Amendment. “I believe that there is a goal to ultimately take as many firearms…

Jindal’s keynote speech tells Republicans to ‘stop being the stupid party’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) told a group of Republican leaders on Thursday that the GOP’s brand had been hurt by candidates saying “offensive and bizarre comments” and it was time to “stop being the stupid party.” In his keynote address at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in North…

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