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11 Colorado counties to vote on secession on Tuesday

A group of 11 counties in northern Colorado will decide on Tuesday whether to express their discontent with state lawmakers through a push to form their own state, CNN reported. “We’re tired of being ignored, we’re tired of being politically disenfranchised,” Weld County commissioner Sean Conway told CNN. “If you…

New Jersey teacher describes rally run-in with ‘schoolyard bully’ Chris Christie

A New Jersey schoolteacher who confronted Gov. Chris Christie (R) on his education record over the weekend told MSNBC host Ed Schultz that the crowd around her encouraged Christie as he behaved dimissively toward her, including a remark referring to teachers as “you people.” “I was taken aback,” Melissa Tomlinson…

Sen. Mark Kirk supports ENDA in first Senate speech since stroke

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) devoted his first remarks on the Senate floor on Monday since suffering a stroke to expressing his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), the Huffington Post reported. “I have been silent for the past two years due to a stroke,” Kirk said, after being allowed…

Gretchen Carlson gets shut down after calling LGBT rights and climate change ‘distractions’

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson was stymied by contributor Julie Roginsky on Monday after Carlson attempted to paint the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), immigration reform and climate change as “distractions” employed by President Barack Obama to shift the country’s focus away from the Affordable Care Act. “Wouldn’t the first thing…

MN prosecutor accused of ‘kissing and touching’ teen girl

A Minnesota prosecutor who was shot two years ago while prosecuting a suspected child molester was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct on Thursday for allegedly having a physical relationship with a teenage girl. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that Special Prosecutor Thomas Heffelfinger, a former U.S. Attorney…

Bill Maher pushes Florida Rep. Schultz: Obamacare might be Obama’s ‘No New Taxes’ moment

Real Time host Bill Maher and his panel got into a debate on Friday over whether President Barack Obama lied regarding the effects of the Affordable Care Act, with Maher linking it to another presidential gaffe — but not the one pushed by many conservatives. “I’ve heard people say it’s…

Police: LAX shooting suspect carried note about ‘New World Order’ during attack

The 23-year-old suspect in the mass shooting attack at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday morning owned literature discussing a “New World Order” and may have been specifically targeting Transportation Security Authority (TSA) personnel during the attack, NBC News reported. The term is not associated with any known political…

Ed Schultz challenges Sean Hannity to Obamacare debate

MSNBC host Ed Schultz fired back at Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Friday as the two continued to trade barbs, and Schultz challenged Hannity to a debate about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), accusing him of willfully spreading misinformation about the law out of spite for President Barack Obama —…

Ex-GOP Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will run again as Democrat

Former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) will announce his intention to challenge incumbent Rick Scott (R) for the position on Monday, the Associated Press reported. Crist, who officially joined the Democratic Party in December 2012, announced on Facebook Friday afternoon that he would be holding a public event in…

Bill Moyers: Republicans stalked Obamacare ‘like Jack The Ripper’

The criticism surrounding the Affordable Care Act did not come out of nowhere, Bill Moyers argued in a commentary on Friday, nor is it without historical precedent. “This happened back in the thirties, after Congress passed Social Security, but failed to sufficiently fund the board that was supposed to run…

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