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Jon Stewart lampoons Obama’s descent into scandal mania

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart poked fun at President Barack Obama for becoming embroiled in multiple scandals. He mocked the President for admitting that he only learned about the IRS scandal after it was reported by the Associated Press on Friday. Stewart noted that…

Economist: Deficits nothing but a politically useful hammer to beat up Obama

University of Massachusetts economist Richard Wolff on Tuesday explained that obsession over the federal deficit was based in politics, not economics. Wolff said on the David Pakman Show that the government could not improve a struggling economy by cutting its spending. As the single biggest consumer, the government only reduced…

Former NAACP chairman defends IRS targeting of ‘the Taliban wing of American politics’

Former NAACP chairman Julian Bond on Tuesday said the IRS was justified in flagging tea party groups for extra review. “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party,” he told MSNBC host Thomas Roberts. “Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly…

Oklahoma public school removes Ten Commandments plaques from classrooms

Muldrow Public Schools in Oklahoma has decided to remove Ten Commandments plaques that were displayed in nearly every classroom. “The commandments have been there ever since I can remember, ever since elementary school,” Muldrow senior Blakely Palafox told News On 6. “I think it’s actually kind of stupid to take…

Florida mayoral candidate Anna L. Pierre: Jesus endorsed me

North Miami mayoral candidate Anna L. Pierre claims to have scored one of the best political endorsements of all time. The son of God allegedly supports her campaign. Campaign posters for Pierre, which can be found on her Facebook page, boast that she was endorsed by Jesus Christ. “It’s a…

Jon Stewart’s Iranian journalist friend: Regime uses ‘sick’ homoerotic torture for ‘entertainment’

An Iranian journalist who’s now the subject of comedian Jon Stewart’s upcoming film “Rosewater” told “The Daily Show” host and a crowd gathered by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) last week that he and others have endured “sick” homoerotic torture, apparently for their captors’ mere “entertainment.” Maziar Bahari was…

South Carolina sued for removing male genitals of ‘hermaphrodite’ toddler

The adopted parents of a boy in South Carolina announced on Tuesday that they were suing the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), social workers and doctors for forcing their son, who was born with both male and female sex organs, to undergo sexual-reassignment surgery when he was 16-months-old.…

California cops defend seizing video depicting fatal beating case

Authorities in Kern County, California are defending themselves against criticism for confiscating cell phone video of seven sheriff’s deputies’ fatal encounter with a 33-year-old man. “For us not to go get videos that are evidence, we wouldn’t be doing a very good investigation,” Sheriff Donny Youngblood told CNN. But witnesses…

Cancer-stricken civil rights attorney pleads to be released from prison

A cancer-stricken civil rights attorney, jailed over her legal representation of Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, is pleading for a compassionate release from prison due to her worsening medical condition. 73-year-old Lynne Stewart may not have much more time, her doctors say. Now fighting stage 4 cancer that’s spread to her…

Christian radio host blames ‘leftists’ and ‘sex education’ for drug-resistant gonorrhea

Conservative Christian radio host Matt Barber on Tuesday said that liberals and “comprehensive sex education” had caused a new strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to traditional treatments. Earlier this year, the Center for Disease Control warned that a strain of gonorrhea had developed a resistance to the antibiotic cephalosporin,…

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