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Maddow wonders whether Maine GOP ‘rigged’ caucuses

In a segment Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explored the murky waters currently occupied by the Maine GOP, which she suggested may have actually “rigged” the recent caucuses in favor of Mitt Romney. “Hey, beltway media: over here!” she said. “This is not a Ron Paul conspiracy theory. I…

Jon Stewart: STOCK Act is the ‘No Sh*t Sherlock Act’

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday turned his attention to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act. The legislation that prohibits lawmakers and their staff from trading stocks based on information they learn during congressional briefings and related work, closing a loophole that allowed them…

Keith slams Breitbart and anti-Occupy ‘propagandists’ for ‘exploiting rape victims’

Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night blasted conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart for claiming that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement condoned rape. “The subject of rape itself is no laughing matter,” he said. “The allegation that a political or cultural group condones or encourages rape and sexual assault, against anyone, is virtually…

The Nation’s Ari Melber: Facebook owns you

Ari Melber of The Nation explained Wednesday on MSNBC why the public offering of Facebook was estimated to be one of the biggest of all time. “Why exactly is Facebook worth so much money? It’s current revenues of a few billion dollars don’t support this evaluation,” he said. “But Facebook…

Rep. Speier: U.S. military ‘sweeps sexual offenses under the rug’

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) delivered her fifteenth speech on the House floor condemning the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of women who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in U.S military.…

Santorum: Dems ‘look down their nose’ at Americans

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Tuesday charged that the Obama administration was full of “elite snobs” who were looking “down their nose at the average American.” The former Pennsylvania senator went on the attack against President Barack Obama and Democrats for rejecting Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) to replace the…

Televangelist Pat Robertson joins ‘Obama dictatorship’ conspiracy

Even though the claim is wildly inaccurate, President Barack Obama’s critics have for years been calling him a “dictator,” and on Wednesday morning televangelist Pat Robertson joined the conspiracy parade by insisting that Obama secretly “wants to take control of every aspect of this nation by the federal government.” “If…

Couple arrested for bondage role-playing on Valentine’s Day

A couple in Portland, Oregon found themselves spending Valentine’s Day in jail after their bondage role-playing resulted in nine police cruisers being dispatched. Responding to reports that a naked woman was seen tied up in the back of a car with duct tape over her mouth, Portland police converged on…

Romney: ‘Living life makes you more conservative’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday explained his extreme change in positions since serving as the governor of Massachusetts by saying that he had gotten more conservative by “living life.” Speaking to Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday, half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) had worried that Romney…

TSA says woman has ‘cute figure,’ asks for three body scans

The Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) is coming under fire for allegedly doing “peep show” naked body scans of women who agents think are attractive. Ellen Terrell told CBS 11 in Dallas that agents at DFW International Airport asked her to go through the invasive scanner three times because “[t]hey…

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