Rick Perry: Following West Explosion, “Comfortable” With State Oversight

By |April 23rd, 2013|

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he remains comfortable with the level of state oversight of facilities like the fertilizer plant which exploded last week in West, Texas. Fifteen were killed, about 200 were injured, and there was massive structural damage and destruction, especially in the four block area close to the plant. Perry's remarks are [...]

HBO’s “VEEP” Gets Funnier, But It’s Still Annoying

By |April 23rd, 2013|

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in HBO's "Veep." (Lacey Terrell/Courtesy HBO/MCT) On the plus side, unlike some pay-cable programs, nobody can accuse "Veep" of taking itself too seriously. It's just that based on the tepid approval ratings the series earns, nobody else should, either. [Variety] SOMEBODY NEEDS to tell Frank Rich and the writers of [...]

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Charged with Using Weapon of Mass Destruction *Updated*

By |April 22nd, 2013|

UPDATE: Rachel Maddow offered reporting from Pete Williams of NBC News from the transcript of the interview of Tsarnaev, which happened after he was read his rights and began cooperating. Tsarnaev told authorities that there was no foreign involvement; that he and his brother learned to build the bombs came through the Internet; and that [...]

Tom Brokaw and Melissa Harris-Perry on Boston Terrorist Attack

By |April 22nd, 2013|

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy "There's a lot we still need to know about what motivated him, obviously.He's a Chechen, but their beef is with Russia, not with us. But, he's also a Muslim. And the fact is that Islamic rage is still out there. We saw it [...]

A Brit’s View: Tory’s Party Membership Revoked over “Asian” Jibe

By |April 22nd, 2013|

When it comes to offending people with ill-judged public comments you don't have to be Paris Brown's age to fall foul of a public (media) backlash. Enter 73-year-old Conservative councillor for the village of Stedham, John Cherry, who over the weekend managed to insult the whole of Pakistan on route to losing his membership of [...]

Queer Talk: Bill Clinton at GLAAD Awards

By |April 22nd, 2013|

Bill Clinton and Chelsea at GLAAD Awards At the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) annual Media Awards event on Saturday night, Bill Clinton received the Advocate for Change Award, and spoke to the gathering. See the speech in its entirety (about 15 minutes) in the video below. Bill Clinton gives much [...]

West, Texas: Recovery, Investigations & Questions

By |April 22nd, 2013|

Law enforcement, state and federal agency spokespersons and city officials continue to state that there are no signs of "criminal activity" or "foul play" related to the explosion of the fertilizer facility in West, Texas, which occurred last Wednesday evening, about 8:00 PM. The massive explosion in West, Texas resulted in 14 deaths (at least [...]

Dzhokar Tsarnaev Awake, Responding to Questions in Writing

By |April 22nd, 2013|

The boat where Suspect 2 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was found. [via Gawker] Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and responding sporadically in writing to questions, authorities said. Investigators are asking about other cell members and other unexploded bombs, law enforcement sources told ABC News. [ABC News] IT DIDN'T take traveling to a [...]

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Celebrate Earth Day with a Quiz, Plant Something

By |April 22nd, 2013|

HAPPY EARTH Day. Take some time to watch birds. Plant something... Take a walk and appreciate this planet. You can also take CNN's quiz, answers to the questions below at the link, to see how savvy you are about our planet and its problems, which we humans have caused. 4. About 70% of the Earth [...]

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Convicting Suspect 2 in the Public Court

By |April 21st, 2013|

Two powerful GOP senators are calling on the Obama administration to treat the captured suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings as an "enemy combatant" and deny him counsel even though he is reportedly an American citizen.mmSens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, captured Friday night outside Boston after a tense daylong [...]