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Montana’s Governor Sweitzer blasts Supreme Court for overturning Corrupt Practices Act

In an uproarious appearance Sunday on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer had nothing good to say about the Supreme Court decision that overturned his state’s hundred year old Corrupt Practices Act. The act had been upheld by the Montana courts on the grounds that the U.S.…

Chris Hayes to AZ immigration law architect: convince me this isn’t about racism

On “Up With Chris Hayes” Sunday, the show’s titular host challenged one of the architects of Arizona’s tough immigration law to convince him and his viewers that the law is not, as critics contend, steeped in racism. “You need to convince me and convince folks on the other side that…

Coburn: Obama creating a ‘Soviet-style’ health care system

President Barack Obama may not be a communist, but he is attempting a “Soviet-style” takeover of the health care system, according to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). On Sunday, CBS host Norah O’Donnell asked Coburn what he meant when he told the Eagle Daily Investor that the president was trying to…

Military-entertainment complex? Act of Valor film described as ‘beyond propaganda’

Al Jazeera English’s Nic Muirhead on Sunday explained the growing relationship between the Department of Defense and Hollywood, particularly in regards to the action film Act of Valor. “We are not longer simply borrowing material or ideas or roles, we’re actually borrowing the military itself to make a movie,” author…

Olbermann: Romney now running against Chief Justice John Roberts

Keith Olbermann says that by upholding President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, the Supreme Court has presented presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with two “insurmountable problems.” “Gov. Romney is now not only running against a program very similar — and everybody would have to admit, at least, very…

Boehner: Health reform law must be ‘ripped out by its roots’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Sunday admitted that some parts of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms were beneficial, but insisted that the entire law must be “ripped out by its roots.” “There’s always going to be parts of it that are good,” Boehner told CBS Chief White House…

Paul Ryan: Repeal health law because rights come from God

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is arguing that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law should be repealed because rights come from “nature and God,” not the government. During an interview on ABC, former Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy’s widow, Victoria Kennedy, told host George Stephanopoulos that the Supreme Court had made…

McConnell: Uninsured people are ‘not the issue’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sunday pledged to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reforms and said that the 30 million Americans that the law is likely to cover were “not the issue” for Republicans. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked McConnell how Republicans…

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Shamir Dies

Yitzhak Shamir, former two-time Prime Minister of Israel, died Saturday after a long illness, according to MSNBC. He was 96. “Yitzhak Shamir belongs to a generation of giants, who founded the State of Israel and fought for the freedom of the Jewish people in its land,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Governors: No Obamacare for Florida and Louisiana

In separate interviews, the governors of Florida and Louisiana said they would defy this week’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. “We’re not going to implement Obamacare in Florida,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said Friday, according to The Tampa Bay Times. “We’re not going to expand Medicaid because…

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