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Occupier Jesse LaGreca: The movement needs to change laws

“Occupy Wall Street” protester Jesse LaGreca told The Young Turks host Cenk Ugyur on Tuesday that he thought the movement should lobby lawmakers. “I’m a political creature and in my vision Occupy Wall Street should be about changing laws, whether it is bringing back Glass-Steagall [Act], campaign finance reform or…

Italian cruise captain refused orders to reboard ship

The captain of the cruise ship that ran aground and sank off the Italian coast refused to reboard the doomed vessel after he abandoned it, audio recordings revealed. The Costa Concordia hit rocks and capsized on late Friday, leaving at least 11 dead. Capt. Francesco Schettino allegedly abandoned the ship…

DNC lampoons Romney’s 24-hour flip flops

The Democratic National Convention released a video on Tuesday that mocks former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for dodging questions and flip flopping within a 24-hour timespan. The video juxtaposes clips of Romney from Monday night’s Republican debate with clips from a Tuesday morning press conference in Florence, South Carolina. During…

Ron Paul: Dept. of Transportation only needs ‘one guy and a computer’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn’t want to abolish the Department of Transportation, but he said on Tuesday that the agency really only needed “one guy and a computer.” During a town hall event in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Texas congressman made the case for “user fees” for national parks…

Gingrich on Obama: ‘I want to knock him out,’ not just ‘bloody his nose’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich used a violent metaphor on Tuesday to refer to the nation’s first black president. During a town hall event in Florence, South Carolina, a supporter complimented the former House Speaker for having “fire in the belly.” “We’ve got to bloody Obama’s nose,” the man said.…

Obama asks Betty White to release her birth certificate

After being asked to released his birth certificate repeatedly, President Barack Obama decided to place that tiresome question on TV icon Betty White Monday evening. In a star studded celebration of her 90th birthday, Obama delivered the humorous message in a pre-recorded video. “Dear Betty, you look so fantastic and…

Santorum goes nuclear: Romney ‘deliberately lies’ to win

In the Republican political race, there’s only two top dogs: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and someone else. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum desperately wants to be that someone else, and he’s pulling out all the stops to transform into the Republicans’ anti-Romney candidate of choice. Appearing at a media…

On MLK day, O’Reilly declares himself ‘a brother’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday said that he knew the difference between black musicians because he’s a “brother.” During a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day segment criticizing a New York Times columnist for pointing out that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be more popular among racists than…

Colbert: I sent Huntsman ‘back to the Lands’ End catalog’

Days after announcing his exploratory committee for president, Stephen Colbert said Monday evening that he’s already making a huge impact in the Republican race. “That announcement has completely changed the complexion of this race,” he said. “It has gone from linen to egg shell. The mere possibly that I might…

Young Turks: Fox News would have labeled MLK a ‘terrorist’

During Monday night’s broadcast, Young Turks host Cenk Uygur asked his guests to speculate on how Fox News would have covered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. if he were still alive today. Cheryl Contee, of the blog Jack and Jill Politics, suggested that one only needs to look at how…

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