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Democrat tears into GOP for politicizing IRS hearing and encouraging ‘pollution of our democracy’

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) on Friday blasted Republicans for attempting to use this week’s scandal at the IRS to attack and undermine Obamacare. At a House hearing, Doggett condemned the “outrageous and inexcusable” list used by IRS staff to flag tea party applications to become social welfare nonprofits for additional…

Republican accidentally debunks GOP narrative at IRS hearing

During a congressional hearing regarding the IRS on Friday, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) inadvertently led the head of the IRS to contradict the notion that conservative nonprofits were singled out for scrutiny. At the hearing, outgoing acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller repeatedly objected to the use of the word “targeting.”…

Maddow: Real Benghazi scandal is how media got played by GOP ‘sources’

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how DC has worked itself into “scandal mode,” but over the wrong scandals. In the show’s opening segment, she questioned why no one who printed and quoted a doctored set of White House emails regarding the Benghazi…

As outrage grows, military makes addressing sexual assault a ‘top priority’

JEFFREY BROWN: The issue of sexual assault in the military was back in the spotlight today at the Pentagon. Margaret Warner reports. MARGARET WARNER: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey offered no new solutions to the military’s sexual assault crisis at today’s much…  …

Maher: GOP has moved beyond obstruction to treason

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher and guests filmmaker Michael Moore, commentator S. E. Cupp and New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin discussed the obstructionist Republican Congress and its mission to take down the president by taking down the country. Moore opined…

Moore tells Maher: ‘The real problem with the IRS is that they let General Electric not pay any taxes’

The dispute regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of Tea Party political groups didn’t strike Real Time host Bill Maher as a big deal on Friday night. “Is it unreasonable to target an anti-tax group?” Maher asked in response. “This is, after all, a group that named itself after…

60 passengers injured after two-train collision in Connecticut

Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy (D) said during a brief press conference Friday night that a rush-hour collision between two Metro-North passenger trains left 5 people in critical condition, including one person with “very critical” injuries. According to NBC News, a total of 60 people were hospitalized after the collision, most…

Shatner and Billy Dee pitch ‘Star Wars’ director on love for Lando and Leia and Chewie love

Jimmy Kimmel took another round of audience questions regarding the Star Wars franchise in an interview with director J.J. Abrams on Wednesday, only to find consensus on an unusual romantic pairing: Princess Leia and Chewbacca the Wookie. “I agree with those weird people,” said Star Trek stalwart William Shatner, concurring…

Colorado GOP state senator ducks questions from Aurora victim’s father

The father of one of the victims of the July 2012 mass shooting in Colorado told Talking Points Memo on Friday that his state’s Senate Minority Leader, Bill Cadman (R), rebuffed him while sharing pictures of his son. “I walked right up to him, and I handed him one of…

Texas man builds fake graveyard to keep homeless off property

A Houston landlord has constructed a fake cemetery to keep local homeless people from loitering on his property. The small green space is located in the shadow of some of Houston’s tallest buildings, but also close to a known homeless encampment. After years people sleeping on the lot, the man…

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