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Real Time w/Bill Maher

Bill Maher unloads on Conservatives' irrational hatred of president Obama by asking, "What exactly has Obama done which makes you so angry? Bill reveals the REAL reason for their animus...


Maher: Republicans Hard-On for Obama

Bill Maher took on the Republicans and their handling on all the so-called scandals the past couple of weeks.

He hits the nail on the head when he addresses the unbridled hypocrisy of Republicans and how they refuse to acknowledge the most important threat mankind has ever encountered.


Rand Paul: It's OK To Kill U.S. Citizens With Drones On American Soil

Remember when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stood up on the Senate floor for nearly 13 hours in an ideological protest of the Obama administration's hypothetical authority to use drone technology to kill U.S. citizens on American soil? Well, now he's saying killing a certain U.S. citizen on some specific American soil in Watertown, Massachusetts last Friday may not have been the worst thing in the world.

During an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network Monday night, Paul attempted to make a distinction between the American "sitting in a caf" example he has often cited and the "imminent threat" faced by Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friday night. "I've never argued against any technology being used when you have an imminent threat, an active crime going on," Paul said. Though his next example offered up a disturbingly low bar for the predator drone option. "If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash," he said, "I don't care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him."


Bill Maher Attacks Liberals on Guns

April 12, 2013 - Bill Maher opened up the panel discussion on his show tonight talking about recent developments on gun control in the Senate. He lamented how liberals have basically conceded the gun argument to the center-right, saying that liberals to a certain degree also indulge in the "fetishization" of guns, and declaring that someone on the left needs to stand up and say that the "Second Amendment is bullshit."

Maher noticed how much the Senate compromise bill focusing on background checks goes out of its way to make sure gun owners are protected, while accepting that things like an assault weapons ban are basically dead on arrival. Former Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter was more optimistic about the bill, while Bob Costas said the gun debate need to also be about mental health, better enforcement, and mandatory minimums for gun criminals.

Maher argued that the gun debate is a "constant center-right debate," and that liberals are too afraid to stand up and say that the "Second Amendment is bullshit." Former Reagan budget director David Stockman found it amusing that anyone would think having an "18th century citizen militia" armed with muskets somehow has "anything to do with liberty." He said that the "real shield for liberty" is the first amendment, not the second.

Costas added that there are so many "paranoid types" who think that they're going to need to rise up against the government, wondering exactly who is going to lead that movement. He said that the NRA is just a political lobby trying to protect the rights and profits of gun manufacturers, and so they're not going to just simply evolve on gun control overnight.

Maher concluded the segment by saying that there is a big problem on the left with guns as well, pointing to how guns are still fetishized by liberals, citing how even after she got shot in the head, Gabby Giffords said she still supports the Second Amendment.


WH Challenges Jay-Z's Cuba Trip Rap

Refuting lyrics in Jay-Z's latest rap, White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Obama did not personally approve Beyonce and Jay-Z's trip last week to Cuba. Carney says the trip was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department. (April 11)


Demand a Vote: Jr Newtown Action Alliance PSA

In response to the threat of filibuster from five senators as well as the strong belief in President Obama's comment at his State of the Union address that "Newtown deserves a vote," Newtown students felt compelled to demand a vote.

Like their adult counterparts, Newtown students are frustrated with inaction in Washington after months of communicating with various lawmakers. They demand a vote on an assault weapons ban, limitations on high capacity magazines, and other sensible gun legislation.

These Newtown students are seeking help from adults and students nationwide to help transform their tragedy into meaningful action. The Junior Chapter of the Newtown Action Alliance plans on delivering the letters that they collect to Congress in person.

The letters can be sent to:
The Junior Newtown Action Alliance
P.O. Box 3325
Newtown, CT 06470


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Culture Shock For Amazon Chief's Son: Rainforest vs NYC

Nilson Tuwe Huni Kui lives a long way from New York City. In fact, the 29-year-old lives a long way from anywhere.

His village in the Amazon rainforest has a population of only 600 people and it takes five days of travelling by boat to reach the nearest town.

Yet the son of the traditional chief of the Huni Kiu Kaxinawa tribes in Brazil has swapped the rainforest for the concrete jungle, and now calls the Big Apple home.

"My father is what Obama is for you", he explains.

As a youth leader, Tuwe carries the responsibility of making his people's culture and problems known to the world.

After being sent to a summit in Rio de Janeiro last summer he was given an opportunity to study in New York thanks to Tribal Link's Indigenous Fellowship Program and the Nataasha van Kampen Foundation.

The BBC spoke to Tuwe about getting used to the city's subway and fast food, his dream of becoming a documentary film-maker - he is currently learning to edit - as well as the challenges indigenous communities face from loggers and drug cartels.

Produced for the BBC by Anna Bressanin; images by Ilya Shnitse


Is a Carbon Tax Market-Friendly?

The extent of environmental damage from man-made climate change is a debate in and of itself, but President Obama made it clear during his 2013 State of the Union address: there will be some form of government action during his second term. One of the most hotly debated energy proposals in Washington right now is a carbon tax.

So do the pros of a carbon tax outweigh the cons? Or vice versa?

About 7 minutes.


David Shuster Says the President Can Celebrate if Romney Picks Rep. Ryan for VP

Stephanie Miller and David Shuster joke about Rafalca's performance in the Olympics. The conversation takes a serious turn when Stephanie asks Shuster about Romney's VP picks. Shuster says, "you might as well pop the champagne at the Obama campaign headquarters if Romney picks Rep. Paul Ryan." Shuster goes on to say that he predicts it will be Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, but "Tim Pawlenty would have been the safest pick."

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