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Bill Maher praises ‘Occupy Wall Street’ for being militantly vague

Comedian Bill Maher said Tuesday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement could be “the wind at the back” of Barack Obama and other Democrats, who tend to lapse into “centrism.” “And this could be it,” he said. “So what that there message is…

Michael Lewis on Greek default: It would be ugly for awhile

Financial journalist Michael Lewis appeared Monday on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to explain Europe’s financial crisis and how it could effect the United States. He said that if Greece defaults on its debt and abandons the euro, countries across Europe may be forced to bail out their own banks…

Lawrence O’Donnell blasts ‘little’ Breitbart’s sexist remarks

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday slammed Andrew Breitbart for calling Rep. Nancy Pelosi a “bitch” and saying comedian Janeane Garofalo was “Hollywood’s sympathy fuck.” Breitbart made the comments Friday at the Chicago Tea Party’s TeaCon 2011 Convention in Schaumburg. “When I see him on that stage I see little…

UPDATE: 700 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

UPDATE: As of 1:30 a.m. ET, MSNBC is reporting that almost 700 protesters have been arrested. At least 400 “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were arrested on Saturday as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, according to the New York Times. The protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street until…

Hayes cites pro-life group’s report on Planned Parenthood ‘misleading’

In the ongoing House GOP led investigation as to whether Planned Parenthood used federal funds for abortion, Chris Hayes certainly had the seeds planted for another interesting debate. On the latest edition of Up with Chris Hayes, the new MSNBC host interviewed “Americans United for Life” CEO Charmaine Yoest, whose…

Van Jones: October to be turning point for progressives

Civil rights activist and attorney Van Jones said Thursday night on MSNBC that he planned to build a “progressive counterbalance” to the tea party movement. “I think everybody should hold on to your seats. October is going to be the turning point when it comes to the progressive fight back,”…

Russell Simmons: I will bring hundreds of thousands to ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Hip hop magnate Russell Simmons said Thursday on MSNBC that he planned on joining the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” in lower Manhattan. Simmons, who has an estimated net-worth of $340 million, noted that all his employees paid more taxes than he did. “Last time I got involved in a protest…

Columnist offers to fund drug tests for Florida lawmakers

Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Wednesday that he would be willing to pay for drug tests for the Florida lawmakers who voted to drug test welfare recipients. “Interestingly, the governor’s pee-in-the-cup mandate doesn’t apply to the one bunch that whizzes away more tax dollars than anyone…

Lawrence O’Donnell: NYPD will do everything to protect Bologna

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said on his show Wednesday night that the New York Police Department would probably do nothing to a senior officer who pepper-sprayed young women at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. Update: The officer has now been identified in two unprovoked pepper-spray attacks. Watch the second one…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama delivers back-to-school speech

President Obama delivers his third annual back-to-school speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Sept. 28, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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