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NBC: No plans to discuss Russian anti-LGBT laws during Olympic coverage

The head of NBC Sports has responded to calls for the TV network to put a spotlight on Russia’s draconian new anti-gay laws in its coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics, saying there would be reporting of the issue but only if it should emerge as a problem during the…

Veteran with service dog turned away from Texas restaurant

An Army veteran who served in Iraq and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder was turned away from a Texas restaurant this week after the owner said he was not welcome inside with his service dog. John Quinones told Jacqueline Ortiz, a reporter for San Antonio-based NBC affiliate WOAI-TV, that he…

Wife of U.S. soldier accused in Afghan massacre: ‘He loves children’

The wife of a US soldier accused of fatally shooting 17 Afghan civilians broke her silence Monday, insisting in a television interview that her husband was not capable of the heinous crimes. “I have no idea what happened. But he would not — he loves children. And he would not…

Ron Paul: Secret Service protection ‘is a form of welfare’

Unlike the other GOP presidential candidates remaining in the race, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) explained Monday on NBC’s The Tonight Show why he doesn’t want Secret Service protection. “It’s a form of welfare, having tax payers pay to take care of somebody,” he said. “I’m an ordinary citizen and I…

Clooney: Obama’s chances are good, but don’t get cocky

Actor George Clooney on Sunday said that President Barack Obama was likely to be re-elected, but cautioned liberals not to get cocky “because you will always lose.” In an interview with NBC’s David Gregory, Clooney explained that the president has “always looked good to be re-elected.” “I happen to believe…

McCain: GOP campaign ‘the nastiest’ ever

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has seen some dirty campaigns in career, but on Sunday he said the 2012 Republican primary was “nastiest” one ever. During the 2000 Republican presidential primary, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s top strategist, Karl Rove, put forward the idea that McCain had “fathered an illegitimate black…

McCain: GOP needs ‘to get off’ contraception issue

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) showed Sunday morning that he was not only troubled with the ongoing Republican presidential primary, but with his colleagues’ focus on the contraception issue harming their standing with female voters. McCain appeared once again on NBC’s Meet The Press (for a record 64th time) and told…

Santorum: Obama wrong to apologize for Quran burning

Rick Santorum says there’s no reason to apologize for burning holy books as long as it’s just an innocent mistake. The Republican presidential candidate on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama for expressing regret after U.S. troops burned a number of Qurans in Afghanistan. CBS News reported last week that at…

Paul Ryan: Stop ‘spending all this time’ on marriage equality

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has made up his mind that marriage should only between a man and a woman so he says people shouldn’t be “spending all this time” talking about the issue. Less than nine months before the 2012 presidential election, social issues like contraception and…

SNL parodies Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad

Saturday Night Live chose to get in on the fun surrounding the conversation on Chrysler’s Super Bowl ad featuring Clint Eastwood in its latest episode. The NBC comedy show made three ads in response to whether the original commercial was a political nod to President Barack Obama or not. “I…

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