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Maddow: Sleazy politicians like Weiner, Filner and McDonnell are ruining U.S. public service

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the wave of scandals currently engulfing the careers of former congressman and New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner (D), San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R). All three men, she said,…

Gohmert likens minorities to prairie chickens and ‘various lizards’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Wednesday mocked an effort by Democrats to protect the rights of African-Americans by saying their amendment was actually meant for “the snail darter, various lizards, the lesser prairie chicken, the greater sage grouse and so many other insects.” During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on…

Group asks NRA to kick ‘racist’ Ted Nugent off its board

A gun control group is petitioning the National Rifle Association (NRA) to remove rocker Ted Nugent from its board of directors after he wrote an uttered a string of racially inflammatory comments about the killing of Trayvon Martin. Nugent’s seeming focus on fanning racial tensions did not sit very well…

Colbert: At least ‘Carlos Danger’ isn’t a ridiculous name like ‘Anthony Weiner’

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert turned to the topic that’s currently on everyone’s lips, Anthony Weiner’s penis. A mere 50 days out from the New York City mayoral primary, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has come forward with new revelations of a “sexting” relationship with…

John Oliver mocks sleaze factory Anthony Weiner over latest sexting scandal

Wednesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver gleefully mocked New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner over his latest sexting scandal. “He did it again? Why did he even need to do that? Who did he think had possibly not seen his photo from last time?” Oliver remarked.…

Giant penis on the local news illustrates the danger of touchscreens

Technology isn’t always your friend. One local reporter found that out the hard way on Tuesday night while using a touchscreen television to report on construction in downtown Saginaw, Michigan. Her reporting resulted in something typically seen scrawled on a bathroom stalls: a poorly drawn, yet unmistakable image of a…

Family rescued by George Zimmerman afraid of making him a hero

A family in Florida that was reportedly rescued by George Zimmerman cancelled a planned news conference on Wednesday, apparently over concerns about being associated with the neighborhood watchman. Attorney Mark O’Mara on CNN denied rumors that the car wreck was staged in order to rehabilitate Zimmerman’s image. “The same people…

Republican: NSA mass spying ‘precisely the way our government ought to operate’

Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) on Wednesday defended the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program, saying it complied with U.S. law. “I want to make clear to everyone that contrary to the suggestions of some, the NSA has not been acting outside the scope of its authorities,” he said on the…

Alabama agency opens meeting with Christian prayer against same-sex marriage

The Alabama Public Service Commission last week opened a public meeting with an overtly Christian prayer that mentioned abortion and same-sex marriage. In a regulatory meeting on Alabama Power rates, PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh introduced John Delwin Jordan of East Memorial Baptist Church in Prattville and encouraged the public…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama lays out his economic vision at the University of Central Missouri

Watch as President Barack Obama addresses an audience in Warrensburg, Missouri about his economic reform plans, including the budget negotiations, immigration, education and strengthening the middle class, courtesy of NBC News, below:…

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