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Chris Hayes: U.S. helps terrorism ‘brings strategic benefits’ in Middle East

Good news “can sometimes seem in short supply” in the Middle East, said Chris Hayes during his MSNBC show, Up with Chris Hayes. But a recent ceasefire was celebrated by many Gazans, although met with mixed opinion from Israelis, as 49 percent were opposed to the ceasefire. Gazan’s suffered over…

Harris-Perry guest: real job creators are ‘low-wage workers who spend every dime that they get’

Melissa Harris-Perry and a panel on her MSNBC show on Nov. 25 discussed Wal-Mart, the recent Black Friday strikes, and whether Wal-Mart’s business model of low prices necessitates low wages. Wal-Mart dismissed the protests as “grossly exaggerated” and called the walkouts “made for TV events.” There are 200 million customers…

Fiorina: ‘It is not fair’ that public workers are ‘so rich’

Carly Fiorina, who reportedly stood to receive more than $42 million after being ousted at HP in 2005, says that public workers should receive less benefits because “it is not fair” that unions are “so rich.” During a Sunday panel segment on NBC, MSNBC host Al Sharpton asserted that Congress…

Bill Kristol: John Kerry hasn’t supported enough wars to be secretary of state

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday suggested that Republican senators should confirm United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice if she is nominated as secretary of state because she is more likely to support going to war than Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). The conservative columnist told Fox…

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…

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