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Touré: Dr. Ben Carson is Republicans’ guilt-easing ‘black friend’

Friday night on “The Cycle,” co-host Touré discussed how African-American conservative Dr. Ben Carson is serving as conservatives’ “black friend” who they keep around because it helps to assuage their feelings of racial guilt. Rather than taking up token minority spokespersons, Touré suggested, the GOP would be better served by…

RNC chair: Mike Huckabee should be Republicans’ LGBT rights ambassador

Republican National Committee chairperson Reince Priebus said on Friday that former Arkansas governor and far-right culture warrior Mike Huckabee (R) should be the example by which all Republicans should abide with regards to LGBT rights and marriage equality. According to Think Progress, Priebus made the remarks in an interview with…

Ted Nugent: ‘No fat chicks’ because they’ll ‘kill you’

In a garrulous internet-radio interview with conspiracy buff Pete Santilli, rock singer and firearms advocate Ted Nugent called President Barack Obama a Nazi, declared that Cuban people don’t know how to wash themselves and decried the life-threatening hazards of “fat chicks.” According to Media Matters, Nugent also bragged about his…

Gingrich and Santorum nearly mounted 2012 ‘Unity Ticket’ coup against Romney

For a brief moment in the 2012 campaign, former Speaker of the House Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) contemplated forming a “Unity Ticket” in an eleventh hour bid to scuttle the candidacy of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and perhaps seize the presidency. According to…

Liberal ‘gaydar’ relies less on stereotypes than conservatives’

A recent study has asked whether people’s political leanings can affect their ability to ascertain a person’s sexual orientation. According to Mother Jones, a new paper published Friday in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, conservatives scored slightly better in some ways than liberals, although liberals thought more like…

Georgia mom shot in leg and baby killed in stroller by kids with gun

Update (below): Two teens arrested in child’s shooting death A woman in coastal Brunswick, Georgia was shot in the leg and her 13-month-old son murdered in his stroller, allegedly by a pair of boys with a handgun. According to CNN, Sherry West was out walking her son Thursday morning when…

Bullied Michigan 8th grader dead after shooting himself in school bathroom

An eighth grader at Davidson Middle School in Southgate Michigan is dead after shooting himself in one of the school’s boys bathrooms. According to Detroit’s Fox 2 News, the teen was found and rushed to Oakwood Southshore Medical Center where he died of his injuries. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., school…

Obama jokes that Jerusalem heckler makes him feel at home

During a speech on Thursday in Jerusalem, President Barack Obama handled a heckler by saying that actually the incident had been planned in advance by his team so that he could feel at home. The president was speaking to an audience of university students when a heckler began to shout…

Pediatricians’ group: Marriage equality is good for kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced Thursday that it supports marriage equality for same sex couples. According to the New York Times, the AAP released a policy statement Thursday morning saying that marriage is in the best interests of children living in households headed by same sex parents. “All children…

Pennsylvania suicide bomber levels landlord’s home in supposed act of revenge

A 40-year-old Pennsylvania man who was out on bond strapped himself into a suicide vest on Tuesday and blew himself up outside his landlord’s house, killing himself and injuring two others in a blast that leveled the building. According to Pittsburgh’s WPXI Channel 11, Brad Kollar was due in court…

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