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Nevada Republican defends Cliven Bundy but calls immigrants ‘terrorists’

A Nevada Republican legislator complained about MSNBC host Chris Hayes’ remarks regarding rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle, yet repeatedly referred to undocumented immigrants as “terrorists” during a combative interview Friday night. “I’m not saying I agree with Cliven Bundy, I’m saying the way this was handled was really suspicious,” state Assembly…

Millionaire ‘dirty style’ artist says his sexual assault story during a massage was made up

A street artist whose art is reportedly featured at the White House and Facebook headquarters insisted on Friday that a story he shared of coercing a massage therapist into performing oral sex on him was fabricated, Gawker reported. 37-year-old David Choe first told the story on his podcast, DVDASA, last…

Georgia store manager uses homophobic slur to get customers to pull their pants up

A convenience store manager in LaGrange, Georgia is standing by his use of a homophobic slur to prompt customers to pull their pants up, despite customer disapproval. “I’m not there to f*ck them, I’m there to serve them,” Anil Patel told WSB-TV by phone on Thursday. “If they want to…

Bill Moyers: America is on the verge of being overrun by ‘mad dash’ toward oligarchy

Bill Moyers criticized both political parties on Friday for furthering the “protection racket” built to protect the mega-rich from paying their fair share of taxes while extending their influence over politics. “Sad that it’s come to this,” Moyers said. “The drift toward oligarchy that Thomas Pinckeney described in his formidable…

Rachel Maddow: Kentucky Democrats forced Rand Paul into a corner by rejecting ‘LBJ law’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) might now be forced to choose not only which political office he wants most, but which kind of political figure he wants to be, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Thursday. “This calls the question of whether or not he and his father’s brand of Republicanism…

Fox’s Todd Starnes accuses college president calling for more diversity of ‘ethnic cleansing’

Fox News contributor Todd Starnes accused Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard of advocating for “ethnic cleansing” at the school after the official made a public statement calling for a more diverse student body. “I wish Western Washington all the best as they begin their ethnic cleansing,” Starnes said in…

Illinois cops seize computers and cell phones in search for Twitter account mocking mayor

Police in Peoria, Illinois seized computers and cell phones while attempting to find the person responsible for a satirical Twitter account mocking the town’s mayor. The Peoria Journal-Star reported that authorities executed a search warrant on the home on Tuesday night in connection with an investigation into the @Peoriamayor account,…

Texas county votes unanimously to make April ‘Confederate History and Heritage Month’

Officials in Orange County, Texas are facing criticism after they unanimously voted to proclaim this month “Confederate History and Heritage Month.” According to Burnt Orange Report, the vote came in response to a petition from the county chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV). County commissioners have granted the…

SC Gov. Nikki Haley faces Facebook fracas over appointee’s alleged atheism

The prospect of an atheist holding public office in South Carolina is apparently big enough of a concern to lead South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) into a public squabble online with a state lawmaker and political ally, Buzzfeed reported. The dispute began on Wednesday, when Haley accused state Sen.…

Illinois state trooper accused of publicly strip-searching man during traffic stop

An Illinois state trooper was accused of aggravated battery for allegedly forcing a man to strip during a traffic stop and using a flashlight to “examine” him, KMOV-TV reported. 32-year-old Cory Alberson pleaded not guilty on Tuesday and was released from jail on a $20,000 bond. State police said he…

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