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Mike Barnicle: Gingrich a ‘delusional loser’

Award-winning journalist and political commentator Mike Barnicle called former House Speaker Newt Gingrich a “delusional loser” Thursday during a discussion on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Gingrich announced on Twitter and Facebook that he would run for president in 2012. “He is a delusional loser with an intellectual chip on his shoulder,”…

David H. Koch Theatre ‘rebranded’ to ‘The Tea Party’s Wallet’

A crowd of around 500 protesters added the caption “I’m the Tea Party’s wallet” to the name plate of David H. Koch Theatre in New York during a so-called “guerrilla drive-in” on Wednesday night. Those who attended the “guerrilla drive-in” watched a short film about the Koch brothers, which was…

Democratic candidate Dan Adler: I speak for Asians, ‘my wife is Korean’

Democratic candidate Dan Adler began airing the first of a series of eccentric TV commercials Tuesday in the run-up to the California 36th Congressional District special election on May 17th. In one ad, Adler speaks with a group of Korean-Americans, who note that Asians account for nearly 15 percent of…

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul: ‘Right to health care’ is slavery

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul said during a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing Wednesday that those who believe in a right to health care actually believe in slavery. “With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies,”…

WikiLeaks gags staff, threatens leakers with $20 million penalty

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requires WikiLeaks staff to sign a confidentiality agreement that claims the organization’s collection of leaked documents is “solely the property of WikiLeaks,” according to a published report. The confidentiality agreement says that unpublished documents leaked to the organization are “valuable proprietary commercial information, the misuse or…

Man survives after being impaled in the head with metal pipe

A man from Las Vegas was impaled through the head with a 2-inch thick metal fence pole during a car accident and amazingly survived. The man said he felt lucky that he did not remember the experience. Watch video, courtesy of ABC News, below:…

Comcast-NBC hires FCC commissioner who voted for NBC merger

Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the two Republican Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, is planning to resign and become a lobbyist for the cable giant Comcast-NBC Universal. Just four months after voting to approve the the controversial merger of Comcast and NBC, Baker announced Wednesday she will become senior…

Lobbyists ‘intimidate’ congressional staff after Citizens United decision

Some Democratic congressional staffers personally feel a need to respond differently to lobbyists in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, according to a recent survey. The Citizens United vs. FEC case overturned generations of U.S. campaign law that limited corporate donations and required the identity…

Presbyterian Church to ordain openly gay and lesbian ministers

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ratified an amendment to the church’s constitution Tuesday that removes a provision flatly prohibiting the ordination of openly gay men and women in same sex relationships. “Clearly what has changed is that persons in a same-gender relationship can be considered for ordination,” General Assembly Stated Clerk…

Court blocks Utah ‘show me your papers’ law

A federal district court in Salt Lake City blocked the implementation of Utah’s so-called “show me your papers” law which was scheduled to go into effect Tuesday. Like Arizona’s controversial immigrant law, the law passed by Utah earlier this year authorized law enforcement officials to demand proof of a person’s…

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