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Maddow rips into Reid for caving to Republicans on filibuster reform

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow slammed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday night for watering-down his filibuster reform proposal at the last minute. “This was the day that everybody had been waiting for in terms of changing how the Senate operates, and if you hear sad trombones, that’s why,”…

FEC vice chair Don McGahn: Opponents of Citizens United ruling want to ‘silence speech’

Donald McGahn, the Republican vice chair of the Federal Election Commission, defended the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision in video published Thursday by the Cato Institute. The Supreme Court held in 2010 that restrictions on independent political spending by corporations and unions violated the First Amendment. The ruling paved…

Veteran Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slaps down critics of women in combat

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D), one of the first female combat veterans to serve in Congress, said Thursday it was wrong to assume that allowing women in combat would reduce military fitness. Gabbard served two combat tours in the Middle East and is still a Military Police Captain in the…

Biden to doomsday preppers: Shotguns are better than AR-15s in earthquakes

Vice President Joe Biden is trying to assure survivalists and those preparing for doomsday that they will still be able to protect themselves in case of disaster even if assault weapons are banned because shotguns are more effective weapons for defense. During a Google Hangout discussion about gun control, YouTube…

Right-wing blogger tells CNN: Americans will ‘have to get used to’ climate change

Appearing on CNN Wednesday evening, right-wing blogger and CNN contributor Erick Erickson insisted that humanity cannot do anything about climate change to the degree that people alive today would even notice an improvement, so we’ll all just “have to get used to” it. Instead of talking to a scientists about…

Feinstein bringing a Bushmaster assault rifle to Senate to unveil gun bill

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is expected to bring “a bunch of assault weapons” — including a Bushmaster rifle like the one used to slaughter 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut — to the Senate on Thursday when she introduces a bill to ban the military-style weapons. Democratic sources told CNN on…

Brian Kilmeade: Hillary Clinton used ‘Lance Armstrong principle’ by yelling in Senate hearing

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Thursday compared Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong after she defended herself against attacks from Republican lawmakers at hearings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. During the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Clinton had fought back after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)…

Mika Brzezinski: Beyoncé ‘jumped the shark’ by being too sexy on GQ cover

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, who was criticized last year for striking a sexy pose in Vanity Fair, now says that Beyoncé “jumped the shark” by being to risqué on the cover of GQ magazine. GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey appeared on Thursday’s Morning Joe to discuss why the magazine had…

Maddow warns GOP’s presidential vote rigging plan ‘is gathering steam’

Following up on her Tuesday segment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how Virginia Republicans planned to set up the presidential election system in favor of the GOP. “We have been documenting over the last few days what appears to be a coordinated effort by Republicans in a number of key…

Rand Paul backtracks on Clinton criticism: Iraq war actually worst tragedy since 9/11

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) toned down his criticism of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday afternoon, admitting on CNN that the Iraq war was a greater tragedy than the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. At a hearing on the attack in Benghazi earlier that day, Paul…

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