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Rachel Maddow: GOP courting ‘aggrieved white vote’ with Mitt Romney’s failed claims

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Monday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) took a page from the desperate section of his party’s 2012 playbook by making an accusation that was thoroughly debunked during Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. “They’re going back to the bad old days of national campaigning against…

‘The most boring reality show ever’: Cenk Uygur mocks Sarah Palin’s ‘news’ channel

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blasted former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s announcement of her own television channel on Monday, especially after seeing promotional footage of her in Alaska. “Sounds like the most boring reality show ever combined with the most empty-headed political views you’ve ever seen, disguised as ‘news,’” Uygur…

‘Game of Thrones’ author denies ‘South Park’ spoof: ‘I am not obsessed with weenies’

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is a fan of the animated comedy South Park, he said this past Friday, but he still denied the show’s version of him. “I’ve been told that my character on South Park is obsessed about weenies,” he told Clevver News in an interview…

Lawsuit: CHP officer falsified reports after being filmed pummelling 51-year-old woman

Attorneys for the 51-year-old woman filmed as she was pummelled by a California Highway Patrol officer earlier this month said in a lawsuit that the officer omitted that detail from his report on the incident, KTLA-TV reported. The suit, filed on behalf of Marlene Pinnock, identifies the officer in the…

Glenn Beck: Obama is fueling impeachment talk because ‘the Black thing is over’

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck accused President Barack Obama on Monday of fueling talks of his own impeachment in order to better position himself on, among other things, the country’s immigration issues, Right Wing Watch reported. “Who wants it? The president does,” Beck argued. “Because then he’ll be able to…

Jon Stewart hammers John McCain: Let’s see who’s been absolutely wrong more often

Daily Show host Jon Stewart challenged Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to a “wrong-off” on Tuesday following McCain’s dismissive remarks about the comedian during an interview with Fox News. “You come on the program loaded down with your ‘Jon Stewart was absolutely wrong’ file,” Stewart said. “And I’ll see if I…

Fusion’s Jorge Ramos: ‘No government should be in the business of deporting children’

Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos once again called for the U.S. to reform its immigration law while advocating that the country take in the thousands of young people making their way into the country from Central America in a commentary released by his network on Tuesday. “Here we are, with thousands…

Border Patrol agents hold Iowa Boy Scouts at gunpoint for taking a picture of them

A Border Patrol agent allegedly held a member of an Iowa Boy Scout troop at gunpoint while another threatened another boy with arrest and a 10-year prison term for taking a picture of him, KCCI-TV reported. The incident reportedly took place while members of Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111 and…

Congress is officially less popular than the worst ‘Star Wars’ character ever

Congress’ approval ratings are low enough that they trail even the least popular character in the Star Wars franchise, the Huffington Post reported. A survey by online pollster Nate Silver’s site FiveThirtyEight.com determined that Jar Jar Binks, who appeared in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, was disliked by 37 percent…

Minutemen militia plans ‘Operation Normandy’ with 3,500 volunteers on the border next year

Jim Gilchrist, one of the founders of the Minutemen Project militia group announced plans to recruit at least 3,500 “non-member volunteers” to take part in a May 1, 2015 anti-immigration effort along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Southern Poverty Legal Center (SPLC) reported. Gilchrist said on the group’s website that “Operation…

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