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Olbermann hints he could hire Weiner for Current TV

Keith Olbermann may only have been teasing the audience when he suggested during an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that he might hire former Congressman Anthony Weiner for a slot on Current TV, where his new version of Counterdown begins airing this Monday. “It was sort of a…

Olbermann hints he could hire Weiner for Current TV

Keith Olbermann may only have been teasing the audience when he suggested during an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that he might hire former Congressman Anthony Weiner for a slot on Current TV, where his new version of Counterdown begins airing this Monday. “It was sort of a…

Gatecrasher Andrew Breitbart chased out of Netroots Nation

Fresh off his destruction of the career of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, BigGovernment’s Andrew Breitbart showed up unannounced at the Netroots Nation conference on Friday, trailed by his camera crew. As reported by Dave Weigel of Slate, Breitbart was quickly confronted by progressive activist Ryan Clayton, who told him that…

Gatecrasher Andrew Breitbart chased out of Netroots Nation

Fresh off his destruction of the career of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, BigGovernment’s Andrew Breitbart showed up unannounced at the Netroots Nation conference on Friday, trailed by his camera crew. As reported by Dave Weigel of Slate, Breitbart was quickly confronted by progressive activist Ryan Clayton, who told him that…

Olbermann: New show looks to reclaim independence of TV news

Speaking to reporters Friday, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann said his new show on the Current TV network would look to reclaim something that’s long since vanished from television newsrooms: independence. “What we’re trying to do is something that is utterly different than what has been done with television news…

House Republicans contest Obama’s use of autopen

WASHINGTON — Twenty-one Republican House members wrote President Barack Obama on Friday, asking him to promise to never again use a long-distance “autopen” to sign a bill. Last month, Congress authorized an extension of the post-9/11 Patriot Act just 15 minutes before the expiration of key provisions allowing for controversial…

Couple kissing at Vancouver riots caught on video

The photo of a couple kissing during the Vancouver riots Wednesday night quickly went viral when it hit the Internet. The Star has now identified the couple in the photo as Canadian Alexandra Thomas and her Australian boyfriend Scott Jones. “When I first saw it, I thought, ‘No way, that’s…

CIA denies spying on U.S. critic of Iraq war

WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency on Friday denied allegations by an ex-spy that it had sought information on a US professor who was critical of the Iraq war in order to discredit him. Glenn Carle, who served as a top CIA counter-terrorism official, had told The New York Times…

White House spokesman: Obama is ‘the most progressive president ever’ on gay rights

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told a liberal crowd Friday that Barack Obama has been “the most progressive president” America has ever had on the issue of gay rights. “This president has been the most progressive president on these issues we’ve ever had,” Pfeiffer said during a panel discussion…

Schultz mocks Beck’s ‘ugly divorce’ with Fox News

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz responded Thursday after Fox News’ Glenn Beck called him a “piece of trash” on his radio show. Beck had been upset with Schultz for reporting that the conservative host had appeared to point to a photo of President Barack Obama while telling his viewers to buy guns.…

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