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NY Senate chamber erupts with cheers after same-sex marriage passes

The New York state Senate passed same-sex marriage Friday night, making New York the sixth state to have legalized marriage equality. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow anchored the channel during the vote, and carried a live feed of the Senate floor. “What just happened will double the number of people in the…

Romney revives Thatcher campaign ad

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Mitt Romney Friday compared President Barack Obama’s America to the economic blight of 1970s Britain, invoking an iconic campaign advertisement to boost his Republican presidential run. “Obama Isn’t Working” read a mocked-up campaign poster on Romney’s website, in tribute to the Conservative Party’s devastating “Labour Isn’t Working”…

New York governor signs same-sex marriage into law

NEW YORK (AFP) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill legalizing gay marriage, delivering a powerful victory for gay rights advocates in one of the most populous and influential states of the union. Gay rights activists chanted and danced in the streets of New York…

Maher: Obama ‘sucking up to the people he should be fighting’

Bill Maher and his panel ripped into President Barack Obama on Friday night’s “Real Time.” “It would be kind of a tragedy if we got to the end of four years of Democratic rule without having tried any Democratic policies,” Maher said. “I know Washington is tough, and Republicans are…

Same-sex marriage passes in New York State

Shortly before 10 pm on June 24, 2011, with the passage of a crucial amendment by a vote of 36 to 26, it became clear that a majority of the New York State Senate was going to approve same-sex marriage. The final tally for the bill itself was 33 to…

Olbermann: Petraeus is ‘unfit’ to head the CIA

Current TV host Keith Olbermann believes that General David Patraeus has disqualified himself from heading the CIA by the answer he gave to a question about enhanced interrogation methods during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. As reported by CBS news, Petraeus initially “reiterated his support…

Olbermann: Petraeus is ‘unfit’ to head the CIA

Current TV host Keith Olbermann believes that General David Patraeus has disqualified himself from heading the CIA by the answer he gave to a question about enhanced interrogation methods during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. As reported by CBS news, Petraeus initially “reiterated his support…

Watch: North Dakota flooding worsens rapidly

As the Souris River continues to rise, flooding in Minot, ND appears likely to be even worse than expected. According to the Associated Press, as of Friday water levels had risen nearly four feet in less than a day, stunning local residents. Four thousand homes are now expected to be…

Watch: North Dakota flooding worsens rapidly

As the Souris River continues to rise, flooding in Minot, ND appears likely to be even worse than expected. According to the Associated Press, as of Friday water levels had risen nearly four feet in less than a day, stunning local residents. Four thousand homes are now expected to be…

Hackers hit ‘Neverwinter Nights’ game forums

SAN FRANCISCO — US videogame giant Electronic Arts (EA) on Friday revealed that hackers had looted user data in “a highly sophisticated” attack. A computer network hosting BioWare Edmonton’s “Neverwinter Nights” game forums was hit by hackers who made off with users’ names, passwords, email addresses, birth dates and other…

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