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Maddow forced to literally chase GOP candidates for birth control answers

In a segment Monday night, liberal MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow found herself literally chasing down Republican candidates in New Hampshire, but making little headway — except, that is, with Rick Santorum. Maddow was able to catch up with the former Senator from Pennsylvania in her hotel, while he participated…

Carpentier: Attack on Romney’s Bain record too early to help Obama

A film being released by a pro-Gingrich Super PAC that attacks Mitt Romney’s record of destroying jobs could actually end up also hurting President Barack Obama’s re-election chances, according to Raw Story’s executive editor. Megan Carpentier told Current TV’s Cenk Uygur that the film “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,”…

Iran ‘jamming Al-Jazeera broadcasts’

Iran is jamming broadcasts by Qatar-based news channel Al-Jazeera, satellite operator Arabsat said in a statement received on Tuesday. “Al-Jazeera is affected… from two different locations in Iran,” near Tehran and near the northwestern city of Maragheh, it said, adding that the cause was located at the request of the…

Murdoch staff defend tabloid at hacking inquiry

LONDON — Current and former editors of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid The Sun defended the newspaper, at the country’s phone-hacking inquiry, saying it could be a “powerful force for good”. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron is “99.9 percent certain” to be called to the inquiry along with his predecessor Gordon Brown…

Snoop Dogg arrested on marijuana possession charge

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested over the weekend after border control agents found what they said was a small amount of marijuana on his tour bus. The singer and record producer, 40, was stopped at the same Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint Saturday where country singer…

Fox News host cheers ‘positive’ job losses

In a Sunday evening segment, Fox News business reporter Brenda Buttner suggested that the loss of public sector jobs — which have come largely out of cities, counties, school districts and states — is actually “a positive” development for the U.S. economy. “Government is a little bit losing jobs, and…

TV chef ‘sorry’ for shoplifting cheese and wine

A British celebrity television chef apologised on Monday for being “stupid and irresponsible” after he was arrested for shoplifting cheese and wine from a supermarket. Antony Worrall Thompson, 60, who stars in the show “Ready, Steady, Cook”, was cautioned by police after he was caught at theTesco store in the upmarket…

Hitchcock star slams French film for music ‘rape’

Veteran US actress Kim Novak accused the French makers of silent film hit “The Artist” of “rape” Monday for using music from Alfred Hitchcock classic “Vertigo” in their movie vying for Oscars glory. Novak, who starred in the 1958 Hitchcock thriller, said the makers of “The Artist” — up for a clutch…

American Dialect Society names ‘Occupy’ word of the year for 2011

The American Dialect Society, an organization dedicated to the study of language in North America, has named “Occupy” its word of the year for 2011 following the proliferation of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. “It’s a very old word, but over the course of just a few months it took…

Pat Buchanan out indefinitely at MSNBC

(Updated below.) Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has been suspended indefinitely from MSNBC, according to a statement from that network’s President Phil Griffin. An Associated Press article on CBSNews.com blames reaction to Buchanan’s latest book Suicide of a Superpower for his ouster from the cable network, as well as a campaign…

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