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Republican candidate pre-celebrates Supreme Court striking down ‘Obamacare’

Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (R) published a video to his YouTube account this week in which he celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which he calls “Obamacare,” and asks viewers to send him money to keep up the fight against a…

Bachmann: Overturn health care law or it ‘will be the end of our Constitution’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) believes she has uncovered a plot to convince one Supreme Court justice to uphold President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law, which she warned would be “the end of our Constitution.” Earlier this week, Bachmann told conservative radio host Sandy Rios that a Time magazine profile…

Republican Rep. suggests Pelosi is mentally ill for worrying about voter suppression

A Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday suggested that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was “mind-numbingly stupid” and possibly mentally ill after she claimed that his party was attacking Attorney General Eric Holder because he was fighting attempts to suppress minority voters. Pelosi had told reporters that…

Politico suspends black reporter for saying Romney more comfortable around white people

Politico on Thursday suspended their veteran White House correspondent after several conservative websites complained that he had observed that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared to be more comfortable when he’s around white people. During a Thursday discussion with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir about why Romney was trailing President Barack…

North Carolina Republicans undo Racial Justice Act for death row inmates

North Carolina Republicans have sent a bill to Gov. Bev Perdue (D) that effectively voids a law that allowed death row inmates to have their punishment reduced to life in prison if statistics showed that they were sentenced to die because of racism. The governor vetoed a similar bill last…

Republican boldly fights to ban tiny horses from restaurants

A radical new injustice — tiny horses helping disabled people — is sweeping the nation thanks to the Obama administration, but the forces of evil may have finally met their match in Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who wants to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ban the creatures from…

Maddow coins new word for Sen. Scott Brown: ‘Fumblebrag’

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow unveiled a new word she created for Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. “Now for your consideration, fumblebrag, which we require specifically to understand the latest otherwise inexplicable strangeness from Scott Brown,” she said. The word combines a brag and a…

Sen. Shaheen: ‘Not fair’ for military women to be denied access to abortion

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on Thursday said women who are raped while serving in the military should be provided with abortion coverage like other federal employees. She explained to Current TV host Joy Behar that women serving in the military do not have the same rights to reproductive services as…

Krugman explains the gradual march to economic crisis

Thursday on PBS Newshour, Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman explained the relevance of Hyman Minsky’s theory on the current economic crisis. “One of his arguments was exactly that you have, you have a depression, you have a bad scene and everybody gets cautious and that caution gives you several decades…

Rachel Maddow explains what the hell ‘Fast and Furious’ is all about

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow explained exactly what’s going on with “Fast and Furious,” and why House Republicans voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress. We now live in what Maddow calls a “bifurcated society,” in which conservative…

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