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Gingrich: ‘Post-conception birth control’ should be illegal

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich acknowledged on Thursday that his support for a “fetal personhood” constitutional amendment would make some forms of birth control illegal. Earlier in the week, the candidate had signed a pledge (PDF) from the group Personhood USA that declared he would “support a human life amendment…

Gingrich: My attackers are ‘discordant with the spirit of Christmas’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is putting his critics on the naughty list. In an interview on Iowa Public Television Thursday, the former House Speaker told Des Moines Register political columnist Kathie Obradovich that former Massachusetts Sen. Mitt Romney and other attackers were “discordant with the spirit of Christmas.” “Are…

McCain on Iraq withdrawal: ‘We risk losing everything that we gained’

For Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the end of one of the most costly wars in U.S. history is not a reason to celebrate. As the final American troops were pulling out of Iraq Thursday, the failed Republican presidential candidate insisted that “everything that we gained” in the war could be…

Chris Wallace: Iowa ‘won’t count’ if Ron Paul wins

Fox News host Chris Wallace doesn’t want Republicans to go wasting their votes on Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s campaign. Wallace, who is moderating a Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Wednesday that a Paul win would “discredit” the Iowa caucuses. “The Ron Paul people are…

‘Colbert’s Big Gay Roundup’ takes on penguins and military bestiality

Stephen Colbert premiered his segment, “Colbert’s Big Gay Roundup” last night so that he could take on the issues of bestiality in the military (as prompted by a question at the White House press conference from World Net Daily‘s Les Kingsolving) as well as the tragic breakup of the famous…

Daily Show presents ‘Lowe’s Balls of the Week’

On Wednesday’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart debuted a new segment entitled “Lowe’s: Balls of the Week”, in which he catalogs some of the most outrageous, guffaw-inducing statements recently made by public figures. Watch in the clip embedded via Comedy Central, in which Herman Cain makes Barbara Walters’ ears bleed, Mitt…

ACLU deputy legal director: NDAA ‘still awful’ despite changes

Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at ACLU, said Wednesday night that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 was still highly problematic despite changes to the bill. “It was an awful bill before and it is an awful bill now,” he told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. Provisions within the…

Rep. Murphy says Lowes compromising national security

Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Wednesday accused the national hardware chain Lowes of giving fodder to militant Muslim groups. Facing pressure from the Florida Family Association, a little-known Christian group, Lowes pulled all its advertisements from the TV show All-American Muslim. The series showcases the lives of Americans who follow…

Gay soldier booed at GOP debate shares his reaction

An openly gay soldier who was booed by a Republican audience spoke to MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Wednesday about his reaction to the incident. Army Captain Stephen Hill asked at the Fox News Republican presidential debate in September if the candidates intended to “circumvent the progress that has been…

Protesters ‘mic check’ Gingrich in Iowa

Protesters affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement on Wednesday interrupted Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich during a speech at the University of Iowa. “Mic check,” the protesters shouted. “We are here to protest your speech today. We object to your callous and arrogant attitude toward poverty and poor people.”…

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