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MSNBC host destroys Ben Carson’s slavery ‘ventriloquist’s act’ on Obamacare

MSNBC guest-host Michael Eric Dyson picked apart conservative rhetoric linking the Affordable Care Act to the slave trade, honing in on Dr. Ben Carson’s statement that, “it is slavery, in a way.” “Even if black men talk about slavery akin to the Affordable Care Act, they are wrong,” Dyson said…

Former NSA head Hayden’s off-the-record interviews get outed on Twitter

Ex-National Security Agency (NSA) director Michael Hayden’s off-the-record interviews went public on Thursday after his conversation “on background” was overheard by former MoveOn.org director Tom Matzzie, Salon reported. Matzzie began tweeting from an Amtrak Acela commuter train around 4:20 p.m., writing that Hayden was behind him “blabbing ‘on background as…

NC GOP official fired after bragging voter ID law would ‘kick the Democrats’ butt’

A North Carolina Republican official has been fired from the state party executive board following an appearance on The Daily Show in which he boasted about the implications of the widely-criticized voting law recently enacted by the GOP-heavy state legislature, but he refuses to apologize for his remarks. “There’s nothing…

Jon Stewart tees off on CNBC and Fox financial analysts: ‘F*ck all y’all’ for fretting over JPMorgan

Jon Stewart turned his attention to the financial arena on The Daily Show on Wednesday, mocking CNBC and Fox Business Network analysts for rushing to defend JPMorgan Chase years after lauding the purchases that put him under federal investigation to begin with. To prove his point, Stewart played footage of…

Caught on tape: CA mayor’s racist remarks paint Iraqi immigrants as drug dealers and moochers

While a California mayor and his city defend themselves against accusations of racism after his remarks criticizing Chaldean Catholic immigrants from Iraq were published in a national magazine, audio obtained exclusively by The Raw Story reveals him also disparaging his town’s Mexican-American community and “Black Africans” in an interview replete…

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…

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