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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes challenges senators who harassed Kirsten Gillibrand to come forward

MSNBC Chris Hayes called out the lawmakers who allegedly harassed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to reveal themselves during a panel discussion on Friday regarding the culture of sexual harassment permeating the Capitol, which he called the “worst-kept secret in Washington.” “I challenge the male senators — if they’re still alive,…

Minnesota man will file civil rights suit against cops who Tased him for not identifying himself

A 28-year-old man who filmed his arrest and Tasing at the hand of two police officers in St. Paul, Minnesota earlier this year will file a federal civil rights lawsuit as the incident continues to gain attention, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported on Friday. The footage of Chris Lollie’s…

Federal judge rules that Texas cannot enforce key provision in ‘draconian’ anti-abortion law

A federal judge struck down a key provision in a Texas law cracking down on reproductive health clinics, the Houston Chronicle reported on Friday. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel said in his decision that House Bill 2′s requirement that health facilities providing abortions meet state guidelines for hospital surgical centers…

FL mayor badgers atheist at public meeting for not standing for prayer or Pledge of Allegiance

Atheist and civil liberties groups criticized the mayor of Winter Garden, Florida for delaying the start of the city commission’s meeting on Thursday to confront a local atheist for not standing during an invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance, the Friendly Atheist reported on Friday. The Freedom from Religion Foundation…

Jon Stewart: ‘Creepy inmate’ Rick Perry looks like he’s in ‘Orange Is The New Blecch’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) indictment last week on corruption charges, Daily Show Jon Stewart observed on Thursday, had some conservatives breathlessly saying it was Perry’s chance to remake his image. “Ah, the priceless ‘rebrand,’” Stewart said. “From ‘forgetful doof’ to ‘possible felon.’ The same trick that worked when, after…

New Jersey woman dies in her car while taking a nap between working four jobs

A 32-year-old New Jersey woman reportedly working four part-time jobs died from carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping in her SUV between shifts, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported. Police in Elizabeth found Maria Fernandes dead inside the vehicle on Monday afternoon. Authorities believe she pulled the SUV, a 2001 Kia Sportage,…

Five of Cliven Bundy’s grandchildren pulled from school over ban on carrying pocket knives

Five of anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy’s grandchildren were removed from their Nevada schools because of a ban on bringing knives onto their respective campuses, KSNV-TV reported. Bundy’s son Ryan Bundy pulled the children after officials with the Clark County School District informed him that his 15-year-old daughter would not be…

Conservative host scrambles to stop doctor from debunking anti-immigrant virus claims

Conservative TV host J.D. Hayworth hurried to cut off a guest on Thursday who was debunking the conservative argument that Central American immigrants are bringing infectious diseases into the U.S., Right Wing Watch reported. “I actually think the threat of diseases coming into the United States from Central America is…

Top Chicago officer relieved of duty after being accused of putting gun in suspect’s mouth

A high-ranking Chicago police official with a history of complaints against him was relieved of his powers after being accused of putting his gun inside a suspect’s mouth, the Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday. Commander Glenn Evans was charged with aggravated assault and misconduct for his alleged actions while arresting…

Jon Stewart warns ‘f*cking crazy’ ISIS: In 20 years, you could be as dysfunctional as the U.S.

Daily Show host Jon Stewart warned the extremist group Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday that the worst thing for them in the long term might not be failing to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but dealing with the aftermath of success. “Take a good look at us,” Stewart…

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