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Bill Maher betting on ‘Ninja President’ Obama for 2012

After the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Bill Maher told CNN’s Joy Behar that he would be willing to bet his own money that President Barack Obama will win the 2012 presidential election. Watch below:…

House passes sweeping GOP anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON – The House voted 251-175 on Wednesday to pass the GOP’s controversial anti-abortion measure H.R. 3, “The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act.” Sixteen Democrats joined 235 Republicans in approving it. It now goes to the Senate, where it’s all but certain to perish. The White House has threatened…

Teacher tells 9th grade Muslim girl: ‘I bet you’re grieving’ for ‘uncle’ Osama

A ninth grade algebra teacher was suspended from a Texas school district after making offensive comments to a Muslim student in front of the entire class. “The teacher told the student that ‘I bet you’re grieving,’” the mother of a student in the same class told ABC13. “And she basically…

Mike Huckabee defends comparing Holocaust to debt crisis

Fox News host Mike Huckabee said Tuesday he would not apologize for comparing the federal debt to those who did nothing to stop the Nazi death camps after he was condemned by a prominent Holocaust awareness group. Over the weekend, Huckabee gave a speech to the National Rifle Association in…

GOP lawmaker: Fetuses are ‘the most persecuted minority in the world’

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday to support his anti-abortion legislation. “Someday I truly believe future generations of Americans will look back on us, especially policymakers, and wonder how and why such a rich and seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with the capacity to protect vulnerable…

Obama on bin Laden pics: ‘We don’t trot out this stuff out as trophies’

In an interview that will air on CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday, President Barack Obama said that he will not release post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden to dispel conspiracy theories. CNN and Fox News confirmed the decision Wednesday. “It is very important for us to make sure that very graphic…

WATCH LIVE: White House press briefing to discuss bin Laden photos

Watch White House spokesman Jay Carney brief the press at 2:00 ET about the ongoing developments in the Osama bin Laden mission and address whether the Administration will release the photos of bin Laden’s corpse, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Rumsfeld contradicts himself, says torture ‘critically important’ to bin Laden’s death

The Obama administration has insisted that torture techniques were not used to obtain information that led U.S. Navy SEALs to the location of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, but that’s not stopped Bush-era officials from launching a full-throated defense of their actions. One caveat: the president’s CIA director has said…

House progressives urge Obama to end Afghan war

WASHINGTON – House progressive leaders on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to swiftly end the war in Afghanistan, capitalizing on a burst of new momentum to conclude the 10-year occupation after the killing of Osama bin Laden. “In the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s death, now is the time to…

Dem lawmaker: GOP wants to put ‘big government in your bedroom’

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said Wednesday that H.R. 3, the GOP’s “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act“, would put “big government in your bedroom.” “This [legislation] is about whether we should use the tax code as a moral club to impose the religious views of a few members of Congress…

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