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Colbert: GOP primary like 2008 minus women and black people

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday said that he was thrilled that the Republican presidential primary had been extended after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney failed to win Alabama and Mississippi. “Long, slow and painful!” Colbert exclaimed. “Thank you, Jesus!” “The Democrats had the same situation last time when…

Jon Stewart: Why won’t Gingrich quit?

The dominant media narrative going into Tuesday’s Republican primary voting in Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa was that Newt Gingrich must carry the south or leave the race. On Wednesday night’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart took a moment to survey the aftermath and to ponder what will…

Pat Robertson on oral sex: ‘If you feel it’s sin, it’s sin’

According to America’s most famous televangelist, sex acts between married couples are only a “sin” if the individuals participating are filled with enough shame. Responding to a viewer question on his show Wednesday, Christian fundamentalist preacher Pat Robertson suggested that oral sex between a husband and a wife is perfectly…

Craig Crawford: Gingrich should get out while he has some dignity left

Political blogger Craig Crawford said Wednesday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race because he appears to be running out of money and has fallen behind Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. After failing to win the Mississippi and Alabama primaries on Tuesday, some conservatives…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters target Romney fundraiser

Protesters affiliated with “Occupy Wall Street” converged on the luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan on Wednesday, where a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was being held. The Associated Press estimated that about a hundred people participated in the demonstration against corporate spending in politics. Reverend Billy Taden of…

Preacher’s sermon to Oklahoma House: God spoke to us on 9/11

Pastor Bill Ledbetter of Fairview Baptist Church delivered a devotional to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in early March in which he said the September 11 terrorist attacks were the result of the United States abandoning God. Ledbetter began his devotional by claiming that the United States was founded as…

Ann Coulter: GOP has a ‘problem with charlatans’ like Sarah Palin

Conservative author Ann Coulter on Monday night lamented that “charlatans” like Sarah Palin managed to remain prominent voices within the conservative movement, according to The Shark Tank. At a Lincoln Day Dinner event in Florida, she was asked about the possibility of a brokered Republican convention. “One of the ones…

House-cat surrogate mom gives birth to endangered kitten

At the Audubon Center for the Research of Endangered Species in Algiers, Louisiana, a rare African black-footed kitten named Crystal was born on February 6, 2012. She was born as part of a program in which regular domestic cats act as surrogate mothers to rare and endangered offspring. According to…

Land owners kept in dark about fracking violations on their property

A group of Pennsylvania farmers and land owners who receive royalties from hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) natural gas wells on their property are not being informed about violations and safety issues on their land, said this report from CNN Money. Reporter Poppy Harlow traveled to rural Hughesville, Pennsylvania to meet…

Prisoners used to transport Alabama Republican primary votes

During their Republican primary coverage last night, CNN cameras spotted something unusual in Alabama: prison inmates waiting in the wings to help transport voters’ ballots from a truck into a building where elections staff was waiting. “This is something that they’ve done for years, I’m told,” CNN reporter Dana Bash…

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