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O’Donnell questions empty chair after Zimmerman’s lawyer bails on interview

An enraged Lawrence O’Donnell decided to ask an empty chair questions Monday evening after the lawyer for George Zimmerman pulled out of a scheduled interview moments before the show’s airing. The MSNBC host produced a stinging indictment of Craig Sonner, the attorney representing Zimmerman in the wake of his client…

Colorado cop investigated for shoving man on video

Officials in Fort Collins, Colorado are investigating after a Loveland man formally complained that an officer shoved him without provocation — and the incident was caught on video. A video posted to YouTube on Sunday showed 24-year-old Matt Hefferon being shoved by officer Dan Calahan and then arrested by officer…

Zimmerman friend: ‘People proudly call themselves coonasses’

A friend of a Florida neighborhood watch leader who gunned down an unarmed teen last month says that people shouldn’t judge his pal for using a racial epithet because in some parts of the U.S., “people proudly call themselves coonasses.” After reviewing a 911 call George Zimmerman made before killing…

Colbert: Romney’s hair snaps on like a ‘Lego man’

On his return from his week-long break, Stephen Colbert couldn’t wait to address Mitt Romney being compared to an Etch A Sketch Monday evening, agreeing that both are “square and colorless.” “Now see, people think that’s a metaphor for Romney being inconsistent but the Etch A Sketch is very consistent,”…

Jon Stewart mocks media over Trayvon Martin coverage

After returning from his vacation on Monday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took on the controversy surrounding the tragic shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Although Stewart had hoped to fill his segment with inevitable Dick Cheney heart transplant jokes, he could not avoid the Trayvon Martin story. “I…

Piers Morgan asks Ron Paul why he is still in the race

CNN host Piers Morgan on Monday night asked Texas Rep. Ron Paul why he was still in the Republican presidential race when his situation seemed “terminal.” He noted that Paul had obtained only 71 delegates, far behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. But Paul…

Professor notes similarities between Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi cases

Brown University professor Tricia Rose said Monday that there were important similarities between the cases of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi. “There are some really important similarities,” she told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur. “There are college campuses where young Arab Americans, Muslim Americans and African Americans are joining…

Pat Robertson blames homosexuality on ‘demonic possession’

Televangelist Pat Robertson says that demons are most likely to blame for the men who “sin” by having “cheap sex with other men.” Monday’s broadcast of The 700 Club featured the story of Shawn, a married man who began to have affairs with men after his wife had a baby.…

Trayvon Martin’s father: ‘They are still disrespecting my son’ after death

The parents of Trayvon Martin strongly condemned new reports that negatively reflect their son in an emotional press conference in Sanford, Florida Monday afternoon. Both parents responded to two reports released Monday, where Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman claimed the teenager was the aggressor during the incident and an Associated Press…

Romney: Government workers just look for ‘places they can interfere’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday suggested that most government workers were a waste of taxpayer dollars because they spend their days looking for “places they can interfere.” At a campaign event in San Diego, California, the former Massachusetts governor told supporters that there were a “class of individuals”…

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