Chris Hayes, MSNBC Commentator, Questions "Hero" Designation for Military Members

Chris Hayes, MSNBC Commentator, Questions "Hero" Designation for Military Members

Chris Hayes, a political commentator on MSNBC, has created quite a stir - on Memorial Day of all days - for remarks he made yesterday in regard to the designation of military personnel as "heroes."

The journalist said he feels "uncomfortable" throwing that word about because it is "so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war." In other words: How can we refer to someone as heroic if we disagree with the cause for which he or she died?

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Obama Pot-Smoking Details Revealed in New Book

Obama Pot-Smoking Details Revealed in New Book

President Barack Obama's pot-smoking past is detailed in Barack Obama: The Story, a new biography of the Commander-in-Chief by David Maraniss, who had previously revealed Obama's early girlfriends (including Genevieve Cook) in Vanity Fair.

The President himself has been remarkably and refreshingly candid about his past drug use, but new details of Obama smoking marijuana with his buddies at Hawaii's Punahou School are still setting the web ablaze (sorry).

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Jane Lynch Narrates Pro-Obama LGBT Ad

Jane Lynch Narrates Pro-Obama LGBT Ad

Glee star Jane Lynch narrates a new documentary about LGBT rights in America, featuring a candid interview with President Obama and doubling as a de facto campaign ad for the reelection-seeking Commander-in-Chief in 2012.

The documentary-style commercial highlights Obama's achievements over the past three years, most notably ending the military's Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and most recently coming out with full support for same-sex marriage.

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Colin Powell Endorses Gay Marriage (But Not Obama)

Colin Powell Endorses Gay Marriage (But Not Obama)

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN Wednesday that he had "no problem" with gay marriage, but after a week of talk show appearances he's made it clear he's still not ready to endorse its latest champion, Barack Obama.

The Republican famously, and somewhat surprisingly, backed him in 2008.

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