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Scarborough: CIA has video of Afghan suicide attack

MSNBC’s Morning Joe‘s executive producer reported Wednesday morning that the network has been told there is video of the suicide bomb attack that killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan last week. The show’s executive producer, Chris Licht, posted a terse entry on his Twitter page Wednesday, saying, “Breaking news: Sources…

Report: Bristol Palin may become a political consultant

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has looked into online claims that Bristol Palin, the 19-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, has launched a political PR and consultancy firm — and has found the claims to be true. But that doesn’t mean the 19-year-old Bristol — mother of Tripp, now the focus of a…

Grayson suggests Satan wrote introduction to Cheney’s book

Speaking on MSNBC’s The Ed Show Monday night, the sharp-tongued Democratic congressman from Florida, Alan Grayson, delivered a fresh blow to erstwhile Vice President Dick Cheney (who now offers frequent exclusives to Politico on his critiques of President Barack Obama). “What would you say to Dick Cheney to his face…

Bloggers mock Chris Matthews’ fear of ‘kung fu’ terrorists

In the legendary television series Kung Fu, Young Caine once confessed to the blind Master Po that he believed living in darkness “must be worst” of all things. The wise kung fu sage replied: “Fear is the only darkness.” If that’s the case, MSNBC host Chris Matthews must be newly…

Maddow: Conservatives using ‘sadistic torture fantasies’ to politicize terror plot

WASHINGTON — MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday accused conservatives and Republicans of exploiting the foiled Christmas terror bombing for political gain and to promote torture. “Conservatives have been racing for the nearest TV camera to try to score political points off of this failed terrorist attack,” Maddow said. Maddow…

Sen. Hatch admits GOP ‘standard practice’ was to run up deficit

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow believes she has found the smoking gun proving Republicans’ hypocrisy on health care and the budget deficit: an admission by Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch that, during the Bush administration, “it was standard practice not to pay for things.” “Every single Republican opposed the health reform bill…

Olbermann counts down Limbaugh’s top moments of 2009

In a Monday segment, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann took aim and unleashed on one of his favorite targets: right-wing talker Rush Limbaugh. Grinning over his “new and improved” bouncing Limbaugh graphic, the liberal host assailed the famed Republican radio host over a laundry list of memorable moments from 2009. But…

Senator cites blacks as disadvantage for his state

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow caught Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday seemingly arguing that his state’s 31 percent African-American population puts him at a disadvantage — and that it’s a good reason not to support healthcare reform. What? Maddow explains. Sen. “Lindsey Graham is a Republican which means in 2009 that…

C-SPAN helps MSNBC show and prove hypocrisy by McCain

The missing C-SPAN footage showing Sen. John McCain preventing a Democratic senator from getting an extra 30 seconds to finish a speech has been found. The Republican senator from Arizona was outraged last week when Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who was presiding over the Senate, prevented Sen. Joe Lieberman from…

Countdown reviews the year of ‘whackjob’ Palin

From going bust by resigning as governor of Alaska to going rogue, MSNBC’s Countdown pays tribute to Sarah Palin’s turbulent year. “Never mind that her guy wiped the floor with you and your guy in the election last year,” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell declares, standing in for host Keith Olbermann. “If…

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