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Michele Bachmann: ‘Obamacare is a crime against democracy’

Appearing on Meet The Press Sunday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) — the chair of the Tea Party Caucus — told host David Gregory that the health care reform measure pushed by President Obama was a “crime against democracy.” In response to a question from Gregory about the compromise recently offered…

Man attempts to rob nun at gunpoint in Grosse Pointe Park

Residents in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan are concerned after a man attempted to rob a nun at gunpoint as she was locking up the Saint Clare of Montefalco church one night. When he discovered that she had no money, he locked her in a bathroom and waited for someone else…

Rep. Peter King won’t look into Loughner’s radicalization because of 9/11

Appearing on State of the Union with Candy Crowley Sunday to discuss his upcoming hearings on Muslim radicalization, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) explained why he wasn’t planning on expanding the focus of the hearings to include clinic bombers or even the radicalization of men like Jared Loughner, accused of shooting…

California kids accidentally eat medical marijuana cookies

A convenience story customer and a number of elementary school parents got a nasty surprise in Vallejo, California this week, when the man left his prescription medical marijuana cookies on the counter, and a fifth grade student was allowed to take them with him to school. The student shared the…

Miley Cyrus on SNL: ‘I’m sorry that I’m not perfect’

Hosting Saturday Night Live last night, Miley Cyrus reached out to fans to apologize for all her “scandals” — and to try to put them into perspective. She compared her tabloid-worthy moments — kissing a guy, the Annie Leibovitz photo, dancing on a pole, showing some side-boob and, of course,…

Dog ate owner’s infected foot as he slept

An unnamed diabetic man is in serious condition after his dog ate part of his apparently infected foot while he slept. The 61-year-old man, who had no feeling in his feet because of his condition, woke up on his couch with part of his foot — including three toes —…

BYU basketball player Brandon Davies suspended for premarital sex

Reports emerged this week that Brigham Young University suspended starting center Brandon Davies this week over a violation of its honor code. The violation? Premarital sex with his girlfriend. The BYU honor code, based on the practices of the Mormon faith, includes provisions requiring students to live a “chaste” life,…

Maddow: Marriage provisions seek to really ‘straighten out’ Ohio’s budget

Rachel Maddow saw something a little strange in Ohio’s union-busting budget-balancing bill. Not only does it strip collective bargaining rights from all state workers — which does little on its own to fix the budget — it also contains provisions related to same sex marriage and domestic partnerships. Maddow said:…

Smithsonian goes ‘WILD’ for candid photographs of animals

NBC News’ Lee Cowen called it “voyeurism at its finest” — but he was the Smithsonian’s animal paparazzi adventure called Smithsonian WILD. Using motion-activated cameras, Smithsonian researchers and others gathered more than 202,000 candid photographs of more than 200 different mammals and birds and put them all up on a…

EXCLUSIVE: LGBT immigration advocates plan DOMA challenge

In the wake of the decision by the Obama Administration that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and that they would not defend it in court, many LGBT couples are waiting to see just what effect the ruling will have on their access to federal benefits…

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