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WATCH LIVE: Cliven Bundy press conference

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is scheduled to give a press conference on Thursday, presumably in response to remarks made public by the New York Times regarding his view on “the Negro.” The Times’ story has renewed the discussion surrounding Bundy’s flouting of federal grazing statutes at his ranch following the…

Fox News host shuts down mention of Cliven Bundy after silence on ‘Negro’ remarks

Fox News spent most of the day on Thursday avoiding the topic of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after his racist remarks were revealed — and host Gretchen Carlson wasn’t about to let Democratic strategist Joe Trippi break the news to loyal viewers. The New York Times reported on Wednesday that…

Texas pastor: Hoax Jewish registration flyers in Ukraine are sign of ‘blood moon’ apocalypse

Pastor Matt Hagee, son of Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee, said this week that the Ukrainian flyers ordering Jews to register with the new Russian-allied government — now regarded as a hoax — are a sign that his father’s apocalyptic “blood moon” prophecy is coming true. Right Wing Watch reported…

FCC promises to punish Internet providers who ‘unreasonably’ discriminate against web traffic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. communications regulator on Thursday sought to tame an outcry over “net neutrality” rules it is developing, saying the agency would make sure broadband providers which “unreasonably” discriminate against Web traffic are punished. New rules proposed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler would ban…

Cliven Bundy denies making pro-slavery comments, then repeats them

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy denied he was a racist Thursday after The New York Times quoted him unfavorably comparing social programs to slavery. “I didn’t say nothing about picking cotton,” Bundy told Alex Jones on his radio program. Jones said this was a bombshell revelation, and Bundy repeats his claim.…

Pat Robertson: Stop the church-state separation ‘nonsense’ before atheists take over everything

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday warned that militant Islamists, militant atheists and other secularists had taken the separation of church and state “nonsense” too far in an effort to “destroy the fabric” of society. British Prime Minister David Cameron came under fire after writing in an op-ed last week that…

Abducted Vice News journalist Simon Ostrovsky freed in east Ukraine

A US journalist abducted and held by pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine this week told AFP he was freed Thursday. Simon Ostrovsky, who works for the online outlet VICE News, said by telephone that he was fine, although he had been beaten after being grabbed late Monday in the flashpoint…

Giant John Paul II crucifix falls and instantly crushes young man to death in Italy

An Italian man was crushed to death on Wednesday by a giant crucifix honouring John Paul II that collapsed during a ceremony ahead of the late pope’s canonisation. A piece of the 30-metre (98-foot) high wooden cross fell during the event near an Alpine village, killing the young man on…

Plain-clothes Philly cops shoot hoodie-wearing pizza man who thought he was being robbed

A pizza deliveryman was in critical condition after two plain-clothes police officers in Philadelphia broke department protocol and opened fire on his moving vehicle, claiming their lives were in danger. The officers were responding to reports of gunfire on Tuesday night when they saw 20-year-old Philippe Holland with his hands…

Chase Bank exploiting FDIC warning to close accounts of adult entertainers, sex workers

Chase Bank sent hundreds of letters this week to account holders who work in the adult entertainment industry informing them that they have until May 11 to close their accounts and find another bank. XBiz.com, an industry newsletter, reported on workers who received the notices, including performer Teagan Presley. “I got…

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