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Ed Schultz to Obama: ‘Your base thinks you’re nothing but a sellout’

WASHINGTON — Progressive radio’s most popular talker seems a little fed up with President Obama after this week’s health care concessions. “Right now, Mr. President,” declared Ed Schultz on his 6 pm MSNBC show, “Your base thinks you’re nothing but a sellout, a corporate sellout, at that. I know it’s…

Olbermann: ‘Not health, not care, not reform’

Clearly as disappointed in the resulting Senate healthcare bill as many progressives are today, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann gave a preview of his ‘Special Comment’ that aired on Countdown Wednesday evening in a diary at Daily Kos, ” There could not be a finer line between the words compromise and compromised…

O’Donnell on Tea Partiers: ‘I’m laughing at these people’

Members of the Tea Party movement scheduled a “die-in” at Senate offices on Tuesday, intended to dramatize the sorry fate of “patients waiting for treatment in government controlled medical facilities.” The protests didn’t exactly come off as planned. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow noted that “for all of the photogenic promise of…

Maddow strikes back at Dick Armey’s nonsensical attack

On her show Tuesday evening, Rachel Maddow responded to derogatory jibes made about her earlier in the day by former House majority leader Dick Armey during the AFP-sponsored ‘Code Red’ anti-health reform rally on Capitol Hill. During the Code-Red event, Armey began to introduce Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), who Armey…

Salon’s Greenwald: Afghan War aids and abets Islamic extremism

It seems as though everybody has their own opinion about what should be done in Afghanistan, and in a debate Friday on MSNBC’s Morning Meeting, the three participants appeared to be largely talking past one another on the issue. Columnist Christopher Hitchens’ somewhat meandering argument appeared to be that the…

Largest Iraq bombing in two years may have been inside job

Sunday’s twin suicide bombings in Baghdad that killed at least 155 people and wounded 500 others may have had help from within Iraq’s security apparatus, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported Monday. “This was a really well coordinated attack on an area in Baghdad that’s supposed to be well protected,” Maddow told…

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