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Hartmann: Republicans ‘helping to destroy all life on Earth’

In a segment broadcast Monday night, progressive talk host Thom Hartmann doubled down on the true threat of climate change, explaining the oceanic biology that underpins all life on planet Earth, then highlighting how Republicans at nearly every level of government are leading the charge to crush it. The situation…

Gay priest defies Pope: Catholics should vote ‘no’ on Minnesota marriage ban

An openly gay priest on Sunday urged Catholics to go against the Pope’s wishes and vote “no” a November ballot measure that would enshrine Minnesota’s same sex marriage ban in the state’s Constitution. Father Bob Pierson argued that Paragraph 1782 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church allows Catholics to…

Sec. Clinton delivers message for LGBT pride month

In honor of Pride month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recorded a video message about the ways in which the United States is working to ensure the rights of LGBT people both here at home and in the nation’s policies abroad. The former First Lady and U.S. Senator (D-NY)…

Rick Scott on purge: We found 50 non-citizen voters so ‘debate is over’

Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday declared that the debate about his state’s effort to purge thousands of voters “is over” because over 50 non-citizen voters were proof that that the process needed to go forward. During an interview on CNN, host Christine Romans asked Scott why Florida was…

Ingraham: Principal who banned ‘God Bless the USA’ is part of ‘angry left’

Conservative fireband Laura Ingraham labeled controversial black principal Greta Hawkins, who barred “God Bless the USA” from her school’s kindergarden graduation in Brooklyn, New York, as a member of the “angry left” Tuesday morning. “Look, this principal represents the angry left in the United States,” Ingraham said. “She was out…

Romney: ‘Completely absurd’ to say I want to cut teachers and firefighters

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday said the notion that he wanted to cut government jobs like teachers and firefighters was “completely absurd.” During an interview with Romney on Fox News, co-host Brian Kilmeade noted that the Obama campaign had been hammering the GOP hopeful for saying that…

Publisher of The Nation warns of perpetual drone war

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, on Monday warned against approaching the fight against terrorism as a war. “This could be a perpetual war,” she told Viewpoint host Eliot Spitzer. She said the destruction wrought by military operations could actually create more terrorists, leading to a cycle…

Sen. Carl Levin ‘worried’ by influx of dark money

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) said Monday that he was anxious about the influence of secret money in the 2012 elections. “The thing that worries me frankly the most is the huge amount of hidden money which is going to get into — it already is in — the Romney campaign,”…

Harvard professor on American society: Everything is up for sale

Harvard University professor Michael Sandel on Monday lamented that almost every aspect of life in the United States was being “sold off to the highest bidder.” “A market economy is a tool, a valuable and effective tool, for organizing productive activity,” he said on PBS Newshour. “But a market society…

The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi thanks ACLU for Social Responsibility in Media Award

The Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi on Friday thanked the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for giving him the 2012 Social Responsibility in Media Award. He received the award “[f]or his work on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, satirizing and offering commentary on Islamic, Middle Eastern and South…

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