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Ron Paul: ‘Neocon influence’ is infiltrating tea parties

In the face of several electoral challenges from tea party-connected candidates, Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul cautioned in a recent interview that “neocon influence” is “infiltrating” the movement he is often credited for creating. Speaking to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night, Paul first took up for the tea…

Baaad ad? GOP candidate pledges ‘demon-sheep free zone’

The Republican primary battle between would-be California senatorial candidates Carly Fiorina and Tom Campbell has so far gained only minor attention outside the state. But a bizarre new web ad from Fiorina’s campaign is drawing astonished laughter nationwide and giving new hope to a conservative candidate who has been a…

Fox cuts away from Obama town hall to air health reform critic

Update at bottom: MSNBC turns off Obama after he says turn TV off; FOX cuts off for 3rd time For the second time in less than a week, Fox News on Tuesday cut away from a live broadcast of a presidential address to air comments from a critic of President…

Shuster slams Breitbart over ‘ACORN pimp’: ‘You have no concern for the facts’

An ugly on-air spat between conservative Web journalist Andrew Breitbart and MSNBC host David Shuster capped a bizarre episode which saw a seemingly embarrassed Breitbart covering his tail on his blog and Shuster face a reprimand from MSNBC. During the seven-minute interview, broadcast Thursday, Breitbart repeatedly dodged Shuster’s questions about…

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Ed Schultz to Robert Gibbs: ‘You are full of sh*t and losing your base’

Addressing a crowd of progressive talk radio fans in Minnesota, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz revealed some of the harsh words he exchanged with White House spokesman Robert Gibbs off the air earlier in the week. “I told him he was full of sh*t is what I told him,” Schultz said. “And…

TARP overseer: The banks ‘will own all of us’ without reform

The head of the Congressional Oversight Panel created in 2008 to oversee the TARP bank bailout says that President Obama’s proposal on Thursday to limit both the size of the major banks and the risks in which they can engage is “very important.” Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren told MSNBC’s…

Stewart mocks Olbermann with over-the-top ‘special comment’

Update: Olbermann gives Stewart B- for smackdown The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart took on MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann Thursday night for what he dubbed as a devolution into petty name-calling — and offered his viewers a special comment of his own — replete with a dozen or so comical spectacles. “For…

Scahill on mercenaries: Haitians don’t need ‘more unaccountable people with guns’

Private security firms are already eying earthquake-stricken Haiti as a potential source of lucrative contracts. Author Jeremy Scahill believes, however, that “the last thing Haitians need [is] yet more unaccountable people with guns in their country.” Scahill, the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army,…

Olbermann ‘apologizes’ for not criticizing Brown enough

Keith Olbermann has been taking heat from his critics for his blistering characterization on Monday’s Countdown of then-candidate Scott Brown. On Tuesday night he blasted back. “I wanted to apologize for calling Senator-elect Scott Brown an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women and against…

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