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Maine news anchor team resigns on air over ‘unbalanced news’

Two anchors who have worked at Maine sister television stations, ABC affiliate WVII and Fox affiliate WFVX, for a combined 12 years cited “unbalanced news” after they surprised staff on Tuesday by tendering their resignations on the air. At the end of the 6 p.m. newscast, Cindy Michaels and Tony…

Dan Senor: Romney lost because of a ‘systemic failure’ in polling

Neoconservative Dan Senor is blaming everything and everyone but former nominee Mitt Romney for Republicans losing the White House in 2012. In his first appearance on Morning Joe since the election, the former Romney adviser said that a “systemic crisis in the world of polling” gave the campaign bad data.…

‘Nude-in’ greets San Francisco public nudity ban

The clothes came off in response to the passage of a public nudity ban in San Francisco on Tuesday — and the legal gloves might soon follow. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the city’s Board of Supervisors passed the ban by a 6-5 margin, meaning that with exceptions like…

Maddow skewers UnSkewed Polls’ new creation: ‘Barack O’Fraudo’

Amid a segment on “things people are saying about the election that are not true, but it makes them feel better to say it anyway,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night lampooned the founder of the UnSkewed Polls website. The website, founded by conservative Dean Chambers, re-weighted national polls,…

Robert Reich: GOP loses if U.S. goes over fiscal cliff

University of California professor Robert Reich said Tuesday night that Republicans would be the losers if Congress failed to negotiate a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. “I think we are moving in the right direction and we are moving in the right direction because the Democrats are holding…

Bolton: ‘Use rendition’ to Guantanamo and ‘gentle persuasion’ for Benghazi suspects

Neoconservative former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation John Bolton is suggesting that the U.S. should restart its practices of using “rendition” and torture to investigate the September attacks in Benghazi, Libya. During an interview on Tuesday, Fox News host Martha MacCallum told Bolton that she was frustrated that “we’re…

Clyburn: Republicans using racial ‘code words’ to attack Susan Rice

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) on Tuesday accused Republicans in Congress of using racial “code words” to undermine U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice even though they “can’t hold a candle to her intellectually.” In a letter written to President Barack Obama on Monday, 97 House Republicans said that…

Maddow to GOP: McCain is totally not who you want as your foreign policy expert

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how Republicans are doing themselves a disservice by allowing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to be their de facto leader and spokesperson on foreign policy. Maddow began the segment by discussing President Barack Obama’s historic visits to Myanmar…

Jeb Bush Jr. claims Rubio is ‘pro-science’ after ‘Earth was created in 7 days’ remark

Jeb Bush Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), on Tuesday defended Sen. Marco Rubio as “pro-science” after the Florida Republican said he was not sure if the Earth was created in seven actual days because “it’s one of the great mysteries.” “I’m not a scientist, man,”…

O’Reilly defends Romney: ‘Stone-cold fact’ that Obama won because of ‘gifts’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday lash out at liberals for refusing to accept the “stone-cold fact” that former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was right when he said that President Barack Obama won because he gave voters “gifts.” In a conference call with donors last week, Romney had…

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