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Hundreds flock to ‘Occupy Boston,’ halting police eviction

Protesters with “Occupy Boston” were still occupying Dewey Square on Friday morning, after the mayor’s deadline for them to leave passed to much fanfare as hundreds flooded into the park to show solidarity with the group. Mayor Thomas Menino had ordered the protesters to leave the park by midnight or…

Woman busted for cooking meth inside Tulsa Walmart

A woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma was arrested Thursday for trying to set up a meth lab inside a Walmart store. Police said security footage showed Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon, 45, in the store for at least six hours gathering the chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine. Halfmoon told officers she was…

‘Mockupy’ protesters crash set of ‘Law and Order: SVU’

Last night, a group of peaceful protesters crashed the set of an ‘Occupy Wall Street’-themed episode of the long-running TV show “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” According to The Huffington Post, the show’s producers constructed a replica in New York City’s Foley Park of the Zuccoti Park encampment where…

Warren: Rove adopting ‘kitchen sink strategy’

Massachusetts Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren is seven points up in the most recent polls, coming in at 49 percent over incumbent Scott Brown’s 4 percent. Brown is the tea party favorite who won Ted Kennedy’s seat in what was once a reliably Democratic district. Weeks ago, Karl Rove’s shadowy 501(c)(4)…

Uygur calls rival Sharpton an Obama cheerleader

Responding to a reader poll on Thursday night, Current TV’s “The Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur suggested that Al Sharpton, whose MSNBC program “PoliticsNation” airs at the same time as Uygur’s, is a cheerleader for President Barack Obama. The Current reader poll Uygur was responding to showed that 84 percent…

Colbert: ‘Unlike being gay, loving Christmas is not a choice’

Stephen Colbert has a confession to make. Well, let’s back up a little. In his recent, roundly mocked ad, Texas Governor Rick Perry says that you “don’t have to be in the pew every Sunday to know that something is wrong” with our country in that “gays can serve openly…

Jon Stewart celebrates ‘miracle’ of GOP candidates fighting over ‘who loves Jews more’

Every four years, says John Stewart, a holiday “miracle” takes place. The Republican candidates for president line up to speak to the Republican Jewish Coalition Forum, an event where conservative Jews gather to witness the spectacle of several “incredibly religious Christian presidential candidates fighting over who loves Jews more.” At…

Activist recounts clash with umbrella-welding Bill O’Reilly

Branden Lane, an activist with Wisconsin Jobs Now and Take Back The Capitol, on Thursday described his brief confrontation with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Lane spotted O’Reilly on Wednesday coming out of a D.C. hotel where Newt Gingrich was holding a fundraiser. He walked up to O’Reilly, holding his…

Sen. Bernie Sanders: GOP obstructionism a ‘sad state of affairs’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday night suggested Republicans were only interested in defeating President Barack Obama in 2012, even if it meant ruining the country. “The day after Obama got elected the Republicans made a decision: They would do everything they could to stop his agenda,” he explained on…

Daily Show reporter gets ‘urine’ sample from Fla. attorney general

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi apparently saw what happened to Florida Gov. Rick Scott and decided to prepare herself. “You supported the TANF drug test bill and I am just wondering if today you would be willing to undergo a drug test of your own as somebody who receives taxpayer…

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