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MSNBC host hammers Catholic church over ‘masturbation’ statement

During a segment broadcast Tuesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell repeated the word “masturbation” over and over again during a lengthy condemnation of the Catholic church’s antiquated views on human sexuality. Coming to the defense of Sister Margaret Farley’s 2006 book “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” O’Donnell…

Sen. Sanders on GOP mindset: If it’s good for America, we can’t do it

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Tuesday night said Republicans in Congress refused to pass the transportation funding bill because it would make the President look good. The Senate in March passed legislation reauthorizing transportation funding for two years with bipartisan support. The $109-billion bill is estimated to create 1.8 million…

Rep. Ellison: Drone strikes make enemies for America

At the recent Netroots Nation conference in Rhode Island, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said that Congress should be very concerned with the use of drones. The Obama administration publicly acknowledged in May that it was using aerial drones to strike suspected terrorists in Yemen and Pakistan. The New York Times…

Reid blasts GOP over ‘wall of blind obstruction’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) agrees with former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s criticism of the modern-day Republican Party. On Monday, Bush said Ronald Reagan and his father would be too moderate for the current GOP, which has “an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement.” Reid said Tuesday that…

Gingrich admits cutting the deficit means fewer teachers

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday acknowledged that budget cuts would lead to the United States have less teachers. “I think we have to come to grips with how big the challenge is, and does that mean there will be fewer teachers?” he told CNN’s John King. “The honest…

Hayes: Romney prefers tattooing the unemployment rate ‘on his forehead’ to saying anything

MSNBC weekend host Chris Hayes explicitly explained Tuesday afternoon how Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would prefer if he could to remain quiet and say nothing all the way to the November election. On Now with Alex Wagner, Hayes was responding to Romney’s latest flip-flop, in which he denied earlier in the…

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…

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