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LGBT activist: NOM is both racially divisive and completely ineffective

On Tuesday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the Human Rights Campaign’s legal director Brian Moulton was on hand to discuss yesterday’s revelations about the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and its willingness to embrace racially divisive tactics to achieve its goal of denying marriage equality to same-sex couples. NOM is…

Craig Crawford: Gingrich should get out while he has some dignity left

Political blogger Craig Crawford said Wednesday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race because he appears to be running out of money and has fallen behind Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. After failing to win the Mississippi and Alabama primaries on Tuesday, some conservatives…

Journalist Ethan Casey: Afghans not convinced U.S. sees them as human beings

International journalist Ethan Casey appeared Monday on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the damage wrought by a rogue soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers, mostly women and children. “Our credibility at this point is severely damaged and our tenability certainly is as well,” he said. “I don’t say that…

Rep. Maloney slams all-male Issa birth control hearing

Rep. Carolyn Mahoney (D-NY) appeared on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night to discuss Thursday’s Congressional panel on birth control. Mahoney, like many, was taken aback at the panel’s near-total exclusion of women and its refusal to hear the testimony of female witnesses. Rep. Mahoney and her…

Savage: Marriage should not be put up to a vote

Sex columnist and gay rights advocate Dan Savage said Monday that it was wrong for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to claim that same sex marriage should be voted on in a statewide referendum. “The American people are sometimes so consistently wrong when it comes to civil rights issues that…

Taibbi: $26 billion foreclosure fraud settlement doesn’t cut it

On Thursday night’s edition of Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, guest host Sam Seder welcomed Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, who has written extensively about the financial crisis and the role that banks have played in our nation’s economic downturn. Seder asked Taibbi why his opinion has changed over…

Dan Savage: Santorum has an ‘anti-straight agenda too’

Gay activist and sex columnist Dan Savage noted on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that Republican candidate Rick Santorum has said that states have the right to ban birth control. “An overwhelming amount of Americans, including Catholic Americans, use birth control,” he said Wednesday. “One of the constant things I’m reminding…

James O’Keefe accused of sexual harassment

The Record reporter Chris Harris appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night to discuss the possible civil sexual harassment lawsuit against conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe. Conservative blogger Nadia Naffe accused O’Keefe of sending her harassing messages after she backed out of an upcoming hidden camera sting on the…

Human rights attorney calls on Senate to nix indefinite detention provision

Raha Wala, an attorney with Human Rights First, said Wednesday that the Senate should take up eliminating legislation regarding new rules for detaining terrorist suspects as its first order of business. A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the Senate is debating this week, would authorize the…

Matt Taibbi explains ‘judicial butt-kicking’ of Citigroup deal with SEC

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone discussed Monday on Countdown with Keith Olbermann the “unusual” decision of a judge to reject settlement Citigroup made with U.S. regulators over its marketing of mortgage securities. “He came out basically and said that the SEC and Wall Street have been in a wink-wink, nudge-nudge…

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