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NEW ORLEANS: A reporter covering preparations for the Super Bowl deftly defuses a drunk videobomber.

JOHN MCCAIN: Tell me I was right about 'the surge'!

THELMA HOUSTON: On "Don't Leave Me This Way" and gay rights advocacy.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: A behind-the-scenes featurette.

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John McCain Says Including Gays in Immigration Reform 'Not of Paramount Importance' - VIDEO


Asked about Obama's reported plans to include binational same-sex couples in his immigration reform proposal, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) told CBS News This Morning that he sees that issue as a "red flag" that "is not of paramount importance at this time," Think Progress reports.


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Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman, and John McCain Sound Off on Same-Sex Marriage: VIDEO


Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham appeared were interviewed by Piers Morgan last night about the right of gay people to marry.

After comparing same-sex marriage to polygamy, Graham compared the marriage equality debate to the civil war:

Can — can I suggest this? Slavery was outlawed by a Constitutional amendment. Go watch “Lincoln,” a great movie. The people decided. The question for us is who should decide these things? Should it be a handful of judges or should it be the people themselves? And I come out on the side of the people themselves. Different people will look at it differently. But slavery was outlawed by a Constitutional amendment. If you want to propose a Constitutional amendment legalizing same-sex marriage and it passes, that’s the law of the land.


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Rachel Maddow Rips GOP on Foreign Policy, Tells McCain to STFU: VIDEO


Rachel Maddow delivered a searing look at the GOP's lack of leadership on foreign policy last night, looking at the situations in Iraq, Libya, and Israel:

"The Iraq war was not a good idea. If that is confusing to you. If you have not bothered to figure that out, that implies that you are not  thinking very hard or very clearly about the role of America in the world and the idea of what counts as a good idea for a war. And the GOP has not been thinking about about these issues for the past ten years...."

She ultimately delivered a major smackdown to John McCain and the position he's taken "for lack of any competition for the title" as the Republican Party's most prominent go-to guy on foreign policy when he just has no clue:

“How did John McCain get to be the Republican Party's northstar on foreign policy in 2012? ... There is a basic level of interest and competence required even of the opposition party on the subject, even if the country has decided they don’t want to put you back in the White House, not after what George W Bush did with it. Even if you’re just in congress, even if you’re just the opposition, you need to know what you’re talking about. You need to have a basic level of competence. And doing what John McCain says is not a reasonable substitution for basic competence on this subject.”

Watch Maddow's evisceration, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Obama Responds to 'Outrageous' McCain Threats to Block Possible Nomination of Susan Rice: VIDEO


In his 16th press conference today, President Obama took a hard stance over threats by John McCain and Lindsey Graham to block UN Ambassador Susan Rice over the attack in Benghazi if he chose to nominate her for Secretary of State.

"If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on the intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation, is outrageous."


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Boehner, McCain Blast 'Dangerous' Michele Bachmann For 'Muslim Infiltration' Investigation

BachmannHumaFailed Republican presidential candidate and perennial anti-gay Rep. Michele Bachmann and four of her GOP colleagues last month asked the House of Representatives to launch an investigation into whether or not Muslim extremists had infiltrated the United States government.

One person specifically named as a potential candidate for manchurian status was Huma Abedin, a former aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is also married to former Rep. Anthony Weiner.

According to Bachmann and company, Abedin has three family members aligned with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and therefore she deserves investigation.

According to House Speaker John Boehner and fellow Republican John McCain, that's hogwash. "I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous," said Boehner, while McCain called the allegations "an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman, a dedicated American, and a loyal public servant."

"When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer because of it," the Arizona Senator said.

Bachmann seems unfazed by this intraparty criticism, which she told CNN was based on distortions, and remains steadfast in her concern that extremists may be able to get to President Obama: "The intention of the letters was to outline the serious national security concerns I had and ask for answers to questions regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical group's access to top Obama administration officials."


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