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Stewart to Michigan: Vaginas not like Voldemort or Beetlejuice

Monday night on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart discussed the controversy raging in the Michigan state house wherein Democratic legislator Rep. Lisa Brown (W. Bloomfield) was barred from speaking on the house floor because she used the word “vagina” to underscore a point in a debate about…

Michigan women lawmakers to perform ‘Vagina Monologues’ at state capitol

Women legislators in Michigan will be joined by author Eve Ensler in a performance of Ensler’s 1996 play, “The Vagina Monologues,” on Monday, June 18, according to the Detroit Free Press. The event is intended as a public response to Republican legislators, who, on Wednesday, indefinitely banned two Democratic women…

Glenn Beck claims that his new music project will destroy ‘Glee’

Former Fox News pundit Glenn Beck said on Friday that he has produced a new music project that will outshine the program “Glee,” which he views as slickly produced, “horrible” liberal propaganda. Beck was speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington, DC when he made the remarks, according…

Joy Behar: ‘I’m still ticked off about the 2000 election’

On Friday night’s edition of “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer,” host Elliot Spitzer was joined by Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s “The View.” Behar discussed her upcoming Current TV show and talked to Spitzer about what motivated her to join the fledgling network’s roster. Spitzer asked Behar if she was registered…

Maher: Conservative disrespect for President Obama is rooted in racism

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher and his panel discussed racism in the U.S. and its role in the blatant disrespect some conservatives show for President Barack Obama. This discussion began with what Maher called “this week’s installment of ‘Let’s Get Outraged!’”. On…

DREAM Act supporters celebrate President Obama’s immigration decision

Activists, immigrants and many other Americans were thrilled today with President Barack Obama’s announcement that he was planning on using his executive powers to implement pieces of the DREAM Act, which has stalled out in Congress. The immigration reform legislation would provide certain rights and privileges to people who came…

‘Papers please’ ex-legislator booted from AZ Mexican restaurants in fundraiser flap

Arizona state senator Russell Pearce (R-18), the lawmaker who crafted the state’s controversial anti-immigration law, SB 1070, also known as the “Papers, please” law, was thrice denied a venue for a fundraiser scheduled for Thursday afternoon, June 14. According to the Arizona Capital Times, the former legislator asked two Mexican…

RNC uses stock photo of Asian children on Latino outreach site

(UPDATED BELOW) The Republican National Committee (RNC) has flubbed part of its effort to reach out to Latino voters by publishing a stock photo of Asian children on its RNCLatinos.com website, according to Think Progress. The image was a stock photo from the popular internet image archive Shutterstock. With Republican…

Obama administration to offer immunity to younger immigrants

The Obama administration has announced that it intends to stop deporting and start granting work permits to young immigrants who have come to the U.S. illegally as children, but lived as law-abiding citizens since.  The initiative is seen as a means of enacting the stalled DREAM Act, which has been…

Colbert: Pot legalization can help Obama win in November

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert offered the team working to re-elect President Barack Obama a possible key piece of strategy. Marijuana legalization initiatives, he said, may be exactly the thing to push the president over the edge in terms of vote numbers. Colbert reminded us (I…

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