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Tamron Hall Shuts Tim Carney Down: ‘You’re Not Gonna Come On And Insult Me’ (VIDEO)

Tamron Hall is a feisty young news commentator on MSNBC and she will not take the bullpocky  (h/t: Rachel Maddow) that some of her guests throw at her without rebutting with her opinion.

I Tivo her show News Nation on a daily basis.

On a lighter note regarding Ms. Hall, the word is that she and  MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell are a couple.  Since they are two of my many favorite personalities on MSNBC, I think it’s cute.

The Huffington Post

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall handily shut down guest Tim Carney on Friday, in an exchange so fiery that she immediately began trending on Twitter.

Hall asked Carney about Mitt Romney’s testy reaction to a reporter asking about marijuana on Thursday. Before addressing the question, he alleged that she and the rest of the media were focusing too much attention on the candidate’s past — including his bullying of two classmates in high school.

“What you’re doing here is a typical media trick,” Carney charged. “You hype up a story and justify the second-day coverage of the story.”

That set Hall off. She began to tell him that he didn’t have to “answer a single question” she asked or “accept the invitation to come on” and speak. Carney tried to interject, but she told him, “You’re kind of in my house,” and proceeded to smack him down for over a minute.

“You’re not gonna come on and insult me, you’re not gonna come on and insult the network when you knew what we were gonna talk about,” she concluded. “Done.” With that, she cut to another guest.

Hall immediately became a trending topic on Twitter, as people reacted to the segment. Viewers called her a “badass” and a “hero,” and said that she “schooled,” “filleted,” “checked” and “ripped a layer of skin off” Carney.

UPDATE: Tim Carney responded to the incident on Twitter:

@TPCarney Timothy P Carney

The question I was sent for the Romney bullying segment was “Does the story matter?” So I was answering it, not dodging.

He also sent an email to Politico about the fracas.

Rand Paul

Rand Paul: I Didn’t Think Obama’s Views On Marriage ‘Could Get Any Gayer’

United States Senate candidate , at a town hal...
United States Senate candidate , at a town hall meeting in Louisville, . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In my opinion, Rand Paul has always seemed dumber than a s**t load of bricks!

TPM LiveWire

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) became the latest Republican to weigh in on President Obama’s decision to personally support same sex marriage Friday. From his speech before a Faith and Freedom Coalition meeting in Iowa, per the Des Moines Register:

At the Iowa Faith & Freedom event, Paul mocked President Obama’s remark that his view on marriage was evolving.  “Call me cynical, but I didn’t think his views on marriage could get any gayer,” he said.

The Faith and Freedom Coalition is a socially conservative group led by former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed. At the event, Paul’s speech focused on what he said are the connections between social conservatives and the more libertarian conservatives who support his father’s presidential bid.
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“Being a vice president is kind of like being a first lady.” — Secretary State Hillary Clinton onwhat it’s like to be veep.

“He probably got out a little bit over his skis.” — President Barack Obama on Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks about gay marriage.

“My dad is a phenomenal skier.” — Beau Biden sticking up for his father.

“…I’ll be happy to take him through a water ski course.” — Republican presidential candidateMitt Romney challenging President Obama.

“It’s tough to find a place not to like in Switzerland.” — Rep. Michele Bachmann chatting about her Swiss citizenship before renouncing it.

“If you go, it’ll steal your soul.” — Journalist Tom Brokaw knocking the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“That’s their case?” — Former Sen. John Edwards as the prosecution wrapped up at his criminal trial.

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This week, the President traveled to Virginia and New York to urge Congress not to let interest rates double on student loans and to introduce a to-do list for Congress. He also hosted the University of Kentucky Wildcats, the Fermi Science award winners, and this year’s Gershwin Award Winners.