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Olbermann calls on Oprah to ‘crush’ ‘racist’ Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh may have met his match if MSNBC Keith Olbermann has his way. Olbermann wants Oprah Winfrey to take to the air and “crush” Limbaugh. Limbaugh suggested Tuesday that Winfrey and other African-Americans owe their success to their skin color. “If Obama weren`t black, he`d be a tour guide…

Olbermann: Palin went to three colleges but still ‘is an idiot’

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann awarded his “worst person” award to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for displaying sheer “stupidity” during a speech last Friday. The frequent Palin detractor “gave ‘Sister Sarah’ the honor for her ‘gaffefest’ at Cal State Stanislaus over the weekend, during which, he said, ‘she said, perhaps, 100…

UN experts says Arizona law violates international human rights treaty

Arizona’s new law on illegal immigration could violate international standards that are binding in the United States, six U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday. The basic human rights regulations, signed by the U.S. and many other nations, regard issues such as discrimination and the terms under which a person can…

‘Deep concerns’: Napolitano testifies Arizona immigration law will be reviewed

Rev. Jesse Jackson calls law ‘terrorism for the innocent’; NY Times reporter: ‘I’m not going back’ to ‘police state’; Illegal immigration critic Scarborough calls law un-American Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that US justice officials have “deep concerns” about a controversial new Arizona law that critics fear may…

Obama grants hospital visitation, power of attorney rights to gay and lesbian couples

The White House issued a memo Thursday directing all hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid to end discrimination against same-sex couples, thereby granting full visitation and medical power of attorney rights to gay and lesbian partners at the vast majority of hospitals nation-wide. The President’s order directed the Department of…

McCain: ‘I never considered myself a maverick’

As a presidential candidate, distancing himself from his party was the politically astute move. But now that he’s facing a daunting primary challenge from the right, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is working to shed a label he once vigorously embraced. “I never considered myself a maverick,” he told Newsweek’s David…

Bill Clinton: Health reform will pass

WASHINGTON — Former president Bill Clinton predicted Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s signature health overhaul will become law even as fellow Democrats in the US Congress hunted for critical, elusive votes. “I just want it to pass, and I think it will,” he told reporters during a rare visit to…

One in three killed by US drone strikes is a civilian

The percentage of civilians killed by drones in Pakistan is at about 32 percent, or one out of three, the report states, and the strikes themselves have little effect in deterring terrorist activities in either Pakistan or Afghanistan. Researchers do not believe any of the reported strikes targeted Osama bin…

Ron Paul dominates CPAC with largest, loudest audience

Did Ron Paul just launch his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012? To anyone who watched any of the other Republican stars give their speeches at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the difference between Paul and the rest was clearly one of enthusiasm and volume. Indeed, it…

Olbermann says he backs Ann Coulter living ‘his’ life as a woman

In a column about Iran’s potential nuclear capability, Ann Coulter also criticized Keith Olbermann, Richard Wolffe and Rachel Maddow. In response, in a segment about those he disagrees with — which he turned on its head Thursday night — Keith Olbermann dubbed legendary conservative maven Ann Coulter a “guy.” “Our…

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