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Nader astonished by ‘lawless militarism’ in Obama’s address

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader railed against President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address during an appearance Wednesday on Democracy Now. “I think his lawless militarism, that started the speech and ended the speech, was truly astonishing,” he said. “I mean, he was very committed to projecting the American…

Glenn Beck releases video spoofing ‘Anonymous’

Former Fox News host Glenn Beck released a video on his website Tuesday that imitates the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” and warns that the nation has succumb to evil. The video, entitled “Anonymous for Good,” is meant to publicize Beck’s new charitable organization, according to Mediaite. Like the other videos released…

Gingrich claims marital infidelity makes him ‘more normal’

In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) made the surprising claim that his multiple extramarital affairs actually make him “more normal” that his chief opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R). The interviewer was asking Gingrich why he thinks he’s been doing…

Bill Gates: ‘Taxes are going to have to go up’ on rich people

Gates has joined fellow billionaire Warren Buffett in the belief that America’s rich need to be paying more taxes. In an interview with the BBC Wednesday morning, the founder of Microsoft expressed his desire to see “a sense of shared sacrifice” from his fellow high earners. “Well, the United States…

Santorum: Obama’s college reforms part of ‘indoctrination’ plot

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday suggested that President Barack Obama wanted to every kid to go to college so they could be brainwashed into being a liberal. Speaking to a crowd of Floridians at the First Baptist Church of Naples, Santorum said that churches and families were under…

Confronted on Latino issues, mayor says he ‘might have tacos’

A Connecticut mayor is facing heavy criticism after making a bizarre statement towards the Latino community Tuesday afternoon. According to The Hartford Courant, East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo was asked by a reporter what he would do to celebrate Latinos in his community after four local police officers were arrested…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz gives tearful farewell to Gabby Giffords

For once, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wasn’t the one crying on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. During a moving ceremony on Wednesday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot in the head last year, made her final appearance in the House as a member of Congress,…

Warren: Richest U.S. companies ‘spending more on lobbying’ than taxes

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) appeared on The Daily Show Tuesday evening, to discuss the economic challenges facing America’s middle class. The Harvard professor told host Jon Stewart of how the country’s politicians are surrounded by “an army of lobbyists” and “an army of lawyers” preventing them from helping…

Irishman builds ‘billion-euro’ home out of shredded currency

DUBLIN (Reuters) – An unemployed Irish artist has built a home from the shredded remains of 1.4 billion euros ($1.82 billion), a monument to the “madness” he says has been wrought on Ireland by the single currency, from a spectacular construction boom to a wrenching bust. Frank Buckley built the apartment in the…

Puppy stabbed 11 times, tossed in dumpster to die

A puppy named “Taz” is recovering in Abilene, Texas after being stabbed 11 times and left in a dumpster to die. Cheryl Ascol told police that she saw 42-year-old Larry Dollins try to murder the 14-week-old puppy. “I said, ‘Larry, please stop stabbing that dog,’” she recalled to KTXS. “I…

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