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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…

Maddow rips Mississippi Republicans over abortion crack down

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how Mississippi Republicans have nearly forced the only abortion clinic in the state to shut down. Lawmakers in the state forced the abortion clinic to comply with regulations that were “impossible to comply with,” according to Maddow. The abortion clinic…

CNN’s Howard Kurtz: Tom Ricks showed Fox News is ‘thin-skinned’

Howard Kurtz, the host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, said Thursday that Fox News signaled it was “thin-skinned” by abruptly ending an interview with military expert Tom Ricks. “I don’t think Tom Ricks planned anything, but he did take quite a provocative swipe at Fox News,” Kurtz explained. “The reason this…

Fox News analyst panics over same sex marriage licenses: ‘What will happen to heterosexual marriage?’

Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. is terrified that society as we know will change “forever” if Washington state moves forward with creating gender-neutral marriage certificates. At a hearing on Wednesday, officials with the Washington State Department of Health said that soon after the law legalizing same sex marriages…

Michigan teacher suspended for playing pro-marriage equality song

A Michigan teacher says that she was trying to instill “tolerance to diversity” in her students when she played a song supporting same sex marriage last week, but instead she found herself suspended from South Lyon’s Centennial Middle School without pay. Susan Johnson told WJBK that an eighth-grade student had…

Rick Warren: Churches ‘probably’ responsible for negative views on LGBT people

Evangelical pastor Rich Warren on Thursday admitted that there was “probably” a chance that churches had a role in propagating negative views about gay men and lesbians. During an interview with Warren on CNN, host John Berman pointed out that the mother of Tyler Clementi, a gay teen who committed…

Maddow dings GOP for ‘diverse’ all-male leadership picks

As a handy guide for her viewers, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and her staff put together a clip-n-save style graphic showing the 19 men the GOP had selected so far to chair committees in the House of Representatives. “There may be a lot of diversity in terms of which flavors…

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