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Lawrence O’Donnell: Enough with the royal wedding! Remember the Revolution?

Two billion people are estimated to watch next weekend’s royal wedding, and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell takes extreme issue with that. Despite the three war fronts, radioactivity in Japan, the evolving 2012 presidential field and any number of other stories, the media’s collective lens will be turned on Will and Kate.…

Rep. Weiner: There is no ‘bill fairy,’ GOP budget plan won’t work

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday night to talk about the House budget vote, which no Democrats supported. A big problem with the Republicans’ budget plan, he said, was that it shifts burdens from the federal budget to local budgets — meaning, it’s still taxpayer…

LA Lakers to work with gay rights group after Kobe Bryant incident

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) are planning to work together to eliminate the use of anti-gay language in basketball. “We want to reaffirm our commitment to all our fans and our appreciation for the support we receive from all…

Colbert invokes Citizens United to create a SuperPAC

Two weeks ago, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert announced that he was forming his own ColbertPAC for the 2012 elections. This Thursday, he raised the subject again, explaining that he had hoped to “run political ads which — and this is true — legally must be produced without the candidates’ participation…

Colbert invokes Citizens United to create a SuperPAC

Two weeks ago, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert announced that he was forming his own ColbertPAC for the 2012 elections. This Thursday, he raised the subject again, explaining that he had hoped to “run political ads which — and this is true — legally must be produced without the candidates’ participation…

Obama admin. threatens to prosecute state employees who license medical marijuana dispensaries

A letter from the Department of Justice, sent yesterday to Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire (D), warned of the potential for criminal prosecutions of state employees who engage in the production of medical marijuana, which is now legally sanctioned in the state. The message would seem to stand in stark…

House passes GOP budget that slashes Medicare, Medicaid

WASHINGTON – Republicans maneuvered their controversial budget proposal through the House by a vote of 235-193 on Friday, firing the first salvo in what’s likely to be a long battle over how to reduce the federal deficit. Four Republicans voted against it, and not a single Democrat voted for it.…

Dems call GOP’s bluff, force House Republicans to vote down their own budget

WASHINGTON – House Republicans scrambled Friday to vote down their own extremely conservative budget after Democrats called their bluff and withheld opposition, forcing GOP lawmakers to defeat the bill themselves. The proposal, put forth by the Republican Study Committee, was a more extreme alternative to the plan offered by House…

76-year-old widow to NJ governor: You’re not going to bully me!

New Jersey state Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) told MSNBC host Ed Schultz Thursday that she wasn’t going to be bullied by Gov. Chris Christie (R). During a press conference Wednesday, Christie had asked reporters to “take the bat out” on Weinberg because she had collected a pension while still receiving…

Poll: Trump becomes the GOP’s 2012 frontrunner

Billionaire real estate mogul and television star Donald Trump leads all other likely Republican contenders for the presidency in 2012 by nearly double-digits, survey data released Thursday showed. Even though the 2012 campaigns have only just gotten underway, for months now pollsters have been unable to point out a clear…

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