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Jon Stewart mocks Breitbart’s Obama footage

Daily Show host Jon Stewart made fun of Sean Hannity on Thursday night for hyping a video that showed President Barack Obama introducing Harvard law professor Derrick Bell. In the video from 1990, Obama is seen encouraging students to “open up your hearts and minds to the words of Professor…

Gov. O’Malley: GOP governors trying to roll back Americans’ rights

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, the Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, on Thursday accused Republican governors across the country of attacking American’s rights rather than trying to create jobs. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted that the governor had previously accused Republicans of having an agenda “to go against abortion rights…

Santorum blames negative press on New Yorkers

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum on Thursday attributed the criticism of his socially conservative political beliefs to journalists and others living in New York. “The idea that values issues are losers is held by a group of people in the media who live in the New York area,” he said…

Sen. Udall calls for repeal of indefinite detention provisions

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) on Thursday voiced his support for legislation that would prohibit individuals detained in the United States from being indefinitely detained or transferred to a foreign country. “Our Constitution is in many ways the most powerful weapon we have against those who mean us harm,” he said.…

Local news station confirms: Obama footage ‘is not hidden’

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night made the dubious claim that Harvard law professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., a former mentor of President Barack Obama, purposefully hid footage from the media in 2008. But Ogletree could not have suppressed the footage even if he wanted to. Local news…

O’Reilly: Fluke thinks she’s owed ‘lifestyle help’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Thursday said that Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke was wrong to want contraception to be covered by her health insurance, referring to the medication as “lifestyle help.” In a statement on his website over the weekend, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said he…

Georgia state senators walk out to protest ‘war on women’

All of the female Democratic state senators walked out of the Georgia Senate on Wednesday to protest bills put forward by the Republican male majority. The demonstration took place after Republicans passed two bills that opponents have said are part of the GOP’s “war on women.” The only female Republican…

Women’s suffrage is a ‘Bad Romance’

For International Women’s Day, it might be worth revisiting the days before women’s suffrage. At least, that seems to be the goal of Soomo Publishing, which produced a parody Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ video. The actors, dressed in turn-of-the-century suffragette gear, sung lyrics that call back the days before women…

‘Joe the Plumber’: Homophobia questions are ‘gotcha’

Samuel ‘Joe the Plumber’ Wurzelbacher is lashing out at CNN for asking if he still holds negative views about LGBT people even though he is seeking to represent them in Congress. On Thursday, Wurzelbacher appeared on CNN’s morning show to plug his campaign for office in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District,…

Michigan State University to offer ‘zombie survival’ class

Michigan State University has an interesting course on tap for the upcoming session: zombies, and lots of ‘em. Well, that’s not exactly correct. The zombie motif is just a hook. The class is actually about studying mass catastrophes and human behavior in life or death situations. But a video produced…

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