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A discussion about the Obamacare deadline extension quickly devolved into a shouting match Wednesday on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes," as a guest representing Americans For Prosperity accused Hayes of lobbing personal attacks against her.
There may be a lot of reasons to grimace during a political debate, but Massachusetts state Treasurer Steve Grossman (D) actually spent an entire gubernatorial forum in acute physical pain while passing a kidney stone, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.
Comedian Jimmy Fallon mocked former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) on Tuesday for telling the Associated Press he probably doesn't "have the best credentials" to be exploring a Senate run in neighboring New Hampshire.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly backed Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) disputed comments on a culture of "inner city" men not working on Tuesday night, arguing "race hustlers" would have branded the congressman a racist no matter what he said about poverty.