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Texas ‘safari club’ auctioning chance to kill rhino in the name of conservation

A Texas hunting group will auction off the opportunity to kill a member of the endangered black rhino species, arguing that the money raised will be used to fund conservation efforts. The Dallas Observer reported on Wednesday that the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) has obtained permission from both the Namibian…

Florida cop buys shoplifting mom $100 worth of food instead of jailing her

A Florida police officer exhibited some compassion toward a local woman she caught stealing $300 worth of groceries out of desperation, WSVN-TV reported. While Miami-Dade Officer Vicki Thomas did arrest Jessica Robles and charge her with a misdemeanor, Thomas also bought Robles $100 worth of food for her children instead…

Stewart mocks ‘Turd Blossom’ Karl Rove for having to ‘battle the stupid’ Tea Party he unleashed

Jon Stewart shed no tears for Republicans on the Daily Show on Tuesday night, pointing out multiple instances in which the same GOP players who cheered on the rise of the Tea Party are now working to contain the damage they’ve done to Republicans as a whole. “It’s as though…

Rachel Maddow chides Rick Santorum for meddling in Virginia governor’s race: ‘You are a vulture’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow poked fun at former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum for his efforts to lead a fundraising “strikeforce” in Virginia on behalf of beleaguered gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, by pointing out that the funds were actually going to Santorum. “I’m not in the business of giving political…

Sebelius defends Obamacare website performance: ‘We’re early in the first quarter’

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated her defense of the online sign-up process for health care under the Affordable Care Act in an interview on Tuesday with CNN host Dr. Sanjay Gupta, insisting that the problems users have reported have come early in the roll-out process. “We’re early…

Chris Matthews mocks GOP poll plunge: Their name is worse than ‘Mud,’ it’s ‘Ted Cruz’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews picked apart the Republican Party’s continued slide in the polls on Tuesday, tying it to Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz, who he described as the “Mrs. O’Leary’s cow” of the political tumult now associated with the GOP. “I always tell people that they will only get…

Alan Grayson compares Tea Party to KKK: ‘If the hood fits, wear it’

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) is not backing down about a flippant remark comparing Tea Party Republicans to the Ku Klux Klan into a fundraising message despite criticism from at least one opponent. “Members of the Tea Party have engaged in relentless racist attacks against our African-American President,” Grayson said in…

Tribal law helps Oklahoma gay couple marry despite state ban

A gay couple in Oklahoma is believed to be the first to publicly beat the state’s ban on marriage equality after getting married under the auspices of Native American tribal law. According to KOCO-TV, Jason Pickel and boyfriend Darren Black Bear had anticipated going to Iowa, where LGBT couples have…

Hospital laptop theft puts 729,000 patients’ records at risk

Officials at six California hospitals are warning patients enrolled in Medicare to watch out for scams after two laptops containing 729,000 patients’ records and personal information were stolen, KCBS-TV reported on Tuesday. The theft at the offices of AHMC Healthcare Inc., which runs the affected hospitals, reportedly took place on…

Jon Stewart’s diagnosis of Obamacare’s online ills: ‘How are Democrats gonna spin this turd?’

Daily Show host Jon Stewart took aim at President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Monday over the continued mishaps surrounding online enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. “The whole point of websites is to design them so that it is nearly impossible to not sign up for something,” Stewart…

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