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Michael Moore thanks Rep. Kucinich for standing up for millions

Sitting in for Countdown host Keith Olbermann, Lawrence O’Donnell talks with acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore about the upcoming vote in Congress on health care reform. In 2007, Moore filmed the documentary ‘Sicko,’ which investigates health care in the United States. Asked what he would say to Congressman Kucinich as he…

McCain’s opponent: Gay marriage law allows ‘man on horse’ unions

Sen. John McCain — despite supporting the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” prohibition on openly gay servicemembers — has been a staunch critic of a national amendment to ban same-sex unions. In fact, during debate on the federal marriage amendment in 1994, he called the push to ban same-sex marriage…

House Majority Leader: Greek debt crisis ‘can happen here’

The United States must embrace a blend of tax increases and spending cuts to rein in its deficit or face a potentially crippling debt crisis like the one in Greece, a top US lawmaker warned Monday. “It is enough to look across the Atlantic at Greece’s extreme economic crisis and…

Nurses fired for not coming to work during snow storm

A Washington, DC, hospital is being accused of unfairly firing 11 nurses after they claimed they couldn’t make it to work during the two snowstorms that slammed the nation’s capital earlier this month. The dismissed nurses point to reports that hundreds of other nurses at Washington Hospital Center at some…

Stewart disqualifies CNN for ‘sucking’ at covering health summit Olympics

While news networks were trying to decide who won Thursday’s health care reform summit, Jon Stewart says cable news pundits were the real losers. “Obviously any event of this magnitude involving the President of the United States, members of both parties, television cameras and talking — it’s going to have…

Right-wing author Morris blames Clinton, US Constitution for 9/11

Right-wing author Dick Morris is quick to attack political opponents’ actions, even when the force of his own logic appears to undermine his argument. Case in point: during a Monday appearance on right-wing host Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, Morris tried to blame the Clinton administration for the attacks of…

CNN’s Sanchez launches surprise attack on senator in sex-and-favors scandal

When Sen. John Ensign, Republican of Nevada, went on CNN Thursday to talk to host Rick Sanchez, the scandal-plagued politician thought he was going to have airtime to launch attacks against the Obama administration over the Flight 253 security breach. Instead, the Nevada politician found himself facing tough questions about…

Sanders: ‘As of this point’ I’m not voting for bill

In what may be a huge setback for the Democratic leadership, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Wednesday on the Fox Business Network that “as of this point” he cannot vote for the Senate health care bill after the concessions recently made to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT). “He wants to strengthen…

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