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Keith Olbermann praises Letterman’s support for ‘Occupy’ movement

On his show Tuesday night, Current TV host Keith Olbermann said talk show host David Letterman was “one of the few entertainers who takes the responsibility of nightly or weekly television comedy seriously.” During Olbermann’s Monday appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, the two discussed the “Occupy Wall…

Ron Paul: I want to repeal Roe v. Wade

Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas told CBN’s David Brody that he wants to repeal the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which upheld a woman’s right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb. Paul, a presidential candidate and libertarian, has gained an enthusiastic following…

Rep. Speier: Female soldiers ordered to testify on behalf of accused serial rapist

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) for the tenth time on Tuesday called on Congress to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of woman who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in…

Brzezinski: The GOP candidates are all ‘comics’

In his weekly appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss U.S. foreign policy, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski took a big swing at the Republican presidential field on Tuesday morning. In almost similar fashion to host Joe Scarborough calling the candidates “idiots” the previous day, the former national security adviser to then…

Herman Cain adviser: Campaign ‘resonating’ with smokers

Herman Cain’s senior adviser says that a new campaign ad isn’t encouraging anyone to take up smoking, but the campaign is “resonating” with nicotine fans. The image of chief of staff Mark Block smoking in a recent campaign ad has quickly overshadowed any other message the campaign intended to send.…

Pat Robertson: The Republican base is too ‘extreme’ right now

Pat Robertson provided a statement Monday afternoon that some may consider a “pot meets kettle” moment. On the latest installment of The 700 Club, the televangelist the televangelist admitted that even he believes many in the Republican Party have shifted too far to the right. “I believe it was Lyndon…

Perry doubles down: Birther issue ‘good to keep alive’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry isn’t backing down from making an issue out of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. “It’s a good issue to keep alive,” Perry reportedly told CNBC’s John Harwood Monday. “Look I haven’t seen his, I haven’t seen his grades,” he added. “My grades ended up on…

Maddow: Herman Cain’s campaign basically is the Koch brothers

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is an avid numerologist who is obsessed with the number 45. She also pointed out numerous links between Cain and the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. For instance, before running for president, he worked for…

Bernie Sanders: Republicans living on another planet

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday blasted Republican lawmakers for blocking Obama’s jobs bill “in the midst of the worst economic crisis in modern history.” Facing stubborn opposition from Republicans, Obama now plans to unveil economic initiatives that can be issued through executive orders, completely bypassing Congress. “You’ve…

Professor explains how economic inequality harms societies

University of Nottingham professor Richard Wilkinson showed during a recent TEDTalk that economic inequality was associated with the health and basic values of a society. There is no correlation between a country’s economic prosperity and the average lifespan of its citizens, he explained. But as economic inequality increases, overall measures…

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