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Drug czar: There are no good reasons to legalize marijuana

R. Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, on Tuesday denied there was any reason the United States should regulate marijuana the same way it regulates alcohol. “There are no good reasons to legalize marijuana,” he said at an event hosted by the Center for…

Missouri GOP lawmaker reveals he’s gay and opposes ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri on Wednesday announced that he was gay and called on his colleagues to revoke their support for a “horrible” bill that would prevent the discussion of homosexuality in schools. “I will not lie to myself anymore about my own sexuality,” state Rep. Zachary Wyatt said…

WATCH LIVE: Gingrich officially drops out of presidential race

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is dropping out of the Republican presidential nomination race Wednesday, which he announced last week. Watch his announcement live, broadcast May 2, 2012. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Pennsylvania governor: Forced ultrasounds are ‘the way to go’

Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asserting that forced ultrasounds are “the way to go” if they stop women from having abortions. Corbett had been criticized for supporting one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country because he said that women could just “close your eyes” during the…

Maddow: Ron Paul supporters infiltrating Republican state leadership

Rachel Maddow discussed Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) continued push to win delegates in the Republican presidential race Tuesday evening, despite that Mitt Romney has the nomination locked up. Paul’s supporters showed up at Republican primary contests in Louisiana, Massachusetts last weekend, allowing him to pick up more delegates. The congressmen’s…

Major GOP donor arrested in $100 million veteran charity scam

The U.S. Marshal Service announced Tuesday that it had captured one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives who is accused of creating a fake charity for Navy veterans that funneled some of the $100 million collected to Republican candidates. Between the early 2000s and 2010, a man using the alias “Bobby…

Chomsky: U.S. and Europe ‘committing suicide in different ways’

In an interview with GritTV’s Laura Flanders, author and MIT professor Noam Chomsky discussed the potentially bleak future facing both the United States and the European Union. Both, he said, are facing historic crises and are going about trying to resolve them in exactly the wrong ways. According to Chomsky,…

Lou Dobbs: Obama slogan tied to ‘Marxists and socialists and communists’

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday issued a breaking “news alert” that President Barack Obama’s latest campaign slogan “has ties to Marxism and socialism.” In a 7-minute video released Monday, the Obama campaign unveiled its new slogan, “Forward,” which has obvious similarities to MSNBC’s slogan, “Lean Forward.” Conservative newspaper…

Maddow explains the conservative media model: ‘Everybody else is out to get you’

Conservative media outlets encourage their audiences to keep viewing only their content by demonizing other news sources, according to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “If I am trying to get across a point of view, I have to persuade and not assert,” she said in April at The Castro Theater in…

Romney heckled in New York: ‘You’re a racist!’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney came to New York City on Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden — but had his event somewhat spoiled by a very loud activist who repeatedly yelled that he was a “racist.” Appearing with former New York…

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