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Lawrence O’Donnell blasts ‘little’ Breitbart’s sexist remarks

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday slammed Andrew Breitbart for calling Rep. Nancy Pelosi a “bitch” and saying comedian Janeane Garofalo was “Hollywood’s sympathy fuck.” Breitbart made the comments Friday at the Chicago Tea Party’s TeaCon 2011 Convention in Schaumburg. “When I see him on that stage I see little…

CNN anchor mocks ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters over TARP

CNN anchor Erin Burnett mocked the “Occupy Wall Street” protest during the “Seriously!?” segment of her show, which debuted on Monday. “What are they protesting?” she asked of the demonstration. “Nobody seems to know.” Burnett noted it was not “just a bunch of hippies protesting” and then played footage of…

‘Occupy Chicago’ enters eleventh day of protest

The “Occupy Chicago” protest against corporate influence on the United States government has lasted for eleven straight days. “Occupy Chicago” began on September 23, when around 20 people gathered at Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, and then marched to the Federal Reserve Bank to show their solidarity…

‘Occupy Maine’ protesters paint artwork to keep occupation legal

A group of more than 60 demonstrators in Portland, Maine marched from Monument Square to the University of Southern Maine on Monday to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City and elsewhere, Bangor Daily News reported. The “Occupy Maine” protesters have been camped out…

ATF shifts blame: It’s Congress fault marijuana users can’t own guns

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) director Mike Sullivan appeared Monday on Fox News to defend a memo sent gun dealers in the United States. He claimed the agency was only following laws passed by Congress. The memo stated that those who use marijuana legally in accordance with their…

Ken Burns: Current political climate resembles prohibition era

Ken Burns — the creator of the recent PBS documentary series Prohibition — told Reason.TV that the current political climate in the United States is very similar to the lead up to alcohol prohibition in the 1920′s, but not because of current drug laws. “Alcohol is used by every culture,…

Former drug czar: Florida welfare drug testing policy is misguided

Former White House Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey thinks that Florida’s new policy of drug testing anyone who applies for temporary government assistance is counterproductive. “What kind of sense does that make?” he said, according to WCTV. “You’ve got to make the barriers to entering rehabilitation low. You want people in…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ attorney: NYPD trying to intimidate

Marina Sitrin, an attorney who is part of the “Occupy Wall Street” legal working group, told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Monday that New York Police officers were conducting mass arrests in hopes of suppressing the ongoing protest. More than 700 demonstrators were arrested as they tried to cross…

Gov. O’Malley kicks off Maryland marriage equality campaign

Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) described himself as a “Marylander for marriage equality” as part of a video campaign seeking to raise support for same sex marriage. “As a free and diverse people of many different faiths, we choose to be governed under the law by certain fundamental principles, among them,…

New York City Fire Dept. welcomes first transgender firefighter

The New York City Fire Department has welcomed a transgender woman to its male-dominated team. The New York Post reported she is the first transgender firefighter in the city’s history. The tall blonde, named Brooke, is a third generation firefighter and has been assigned to the Metrotech headquarters, a department…

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