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San Diego’s Mayor Filner will not step down but says he’ll seek counseling

At a press conference Friday afternoon, San Diego, California Mayor Bob Filner (D) announced that he will not step down in spite of multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him. According to San Diego’s ABC Channel 10, sources close to the mayor said that he is not resigning but will…

Christian group tries to force 20-week abortion ban on to Albuquerque ballot

An anti-choice group that calls itself Voices for Family Values claims to have raised enough signatures via petition to have a ban on all abortions after 20 weeks placed on the Albuquerque city ballot this fall. According to KRQE, Voices for Family Values turned in approximately 27,000 signatures to the…

‘Pepper spray cop’ demands pay for ‘psychiatric injury’

A police officer who was caught on camera hosing down a group of student protesters with pepper spray for no apparent reason has filed for worker’s compensation, asking taxpayers to pay him for a “psychiatric injury” he claims to have sustained in the incident’s wake. Officer John Pike was fired…

Christie dismisses Rand Paul and libertarians as ‘dangerous’: I remember Sept. 12, 2001

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) didn’t mince words on Thursday when asked for his thoughts about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) and the strain of libertarianism that is spreading among some in the Republican Party. According to Salon.com’s Alex Seitz-Wald, Christie slammed Paul and his isolationist foreign policy ideals…

29 arrested for singing anti-Walker lyrics in Wisconsin state capitol

Dozens of protesters were arrested Thursday night for singing in Wisconsin capitol, in the second round of arrests triggered by a judge’s ruling that all groups over 20 people must obtain a permit before demonstrating. At least 29 people with “Solidarity Sing-Along” were cuffed and taken away on Thursday night,…

Protesters drive ‘Fishy Fleet’ of transgenic fruits and veggies to call for GMO labeling

A group of protesters are driving around Washington, D.C. in cars that feature giant cartoon-like representations of “fishy” Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods. According to Fox D.C., the protesters plan on driving around the nation’s capital for the next few days, then embarking on a cross country trip to advocate…

Steve King: I picked up cantaloupe-calved immigrants ‘personally with my hands’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is doubling down on his assertion that many undocumented immigrants are drug runners with “calves the size of cantaloupes.” In an interview with Newsmax last week, King had said that for every one valedictorian, “there’s another hundred out there who they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve…

Feds probing Arizona school’s ‘Redneck Day’ after student wears Confederate flag

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has said it will open an investigation after a student in Arizona wore a Confederate flag to a school-sponsored “Redneck Day.” Civil rights leaders contacted the ED after a photo emerged of a student wearing a large Confederate Army battle flag as a cape…

Rabid skunk bites Minnesota toddler ‘inside of his mouth’

A rabid skunk attacked a 5-month-old Minnesota boy on Thursday, biting him several times on the face and even “inside of his mouth,” according to local police. The attack happened at a day care in Little Falls, Minn., according to NBC affiliate station KARE-TV. The woman who owns the daycare…

Sen. Richard Burr: Republicans shutting down govt. over Obamacare is ‘the dumbest idea’ ever

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) this week said that a fellow Republican senator’s idea to shut down the federal government to block President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was the “dumbest idea” he had ever heard. Earlier this week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) told Fox News that he was calling…

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