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Female congressional candidates at Netroots Nation: War on Women is real

Friday Massachusetts Senate candidate and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau champion Elizabeth Warren garnered a standing ovation twice at liberal blogger get-together Netroots Nation in Providence, Rhode Island. Her speech, a stump adapted for a lefty audience, earned the biggest cheers when she drew a clear line in the sand between progressives…

Atlanta megachurch pastor arrested for assaulting daughter

Controversial Atlanta megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar Jr. has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his 15-year-old daughter, according to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. The “prosperity gospel” adherent has been charged with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children after an altercation in which he reportedly grabbed his daughter by…

WATCH LIVE: Netroots Nation panel on Citizens United

The effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission are already clear in the 2012 election. Election spending has already far outpaced that of previous years. It dragged out the Republican primary so long many wondered if it ultimately hurt Republican nominee Mitt Romney.…

Chris Matthews goes nuts on ‘idiot Republican argument’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews didn’t wait until his own show to start yelling on Friday, instead appearing as a panelist on Chris Jansing’s program where he called Obama’s reelection effort “pissant,” and shouted down what he said was another guest’s, “idiot Republican argument.” Matthews begins the segment on Jansing &…

Romney: Obama didn’t ‘get the message of Wisconsin’ about cutting teachers, firefighters

Update: Obama campaign goes after Romney for remarks. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday said that President Barack Obama’s call to hire more police, firefighters and teachers proved that he didn’t “get the message” from Republican wins in the recent Wisconsin recall elections. During a press conference earlier…

Oliver Stone: ‘This drug war is insane’

Filmmaker Oliver Stone has a new film coming out that encapsulates one of his closest-held political convictions, which he summarized during an appearance on Current TV this week with a single phrase. “This drug war is insane,” Stone explained. The film is called “Savages,” and depicts several young Americans going…

Cavuto: Cut union pensions because they don’t need ‘Chateaubriand’ steak every night

Fox News host Neil Cavuto says that it’s time for state and local governments to begin cutting union pensions because people don’t need to have expensive Chateaubriand steaks “every night.” After voters in San Jose on Tuesday approved steep cuts to public worker pensions, police officers and firefighters in the…

WATCH LIVE: Netroots Nation ‘War on Women’ panel with Mass. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren

Netroots Nation has snagged one of 2012′s highest-profile candidates, Elizabeth Warren, who is running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts against Sen. Scott Brown (R). Warren also spearheded efforts to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The panel, called “2012 and the War on (and for) Women” and moderated by the…

Canadian robber sprayed with bear repellant and spanked on bare ass

A Canadian robber got a face full of bear spray and then a spanking on his naked butt on Tuesday after he tried to rob a convenience store in Gatineau, Quebec. Zhen Yang was closing up shop around 10:30 p.m. when two men entered the store carrying knives and demanding…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks on state of world economy

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak on the state of the world economy and the European debt crisis Friday morning. Watch live, broadcast via the White House and scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. Eastern. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

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