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Double-amputee veteran Tammy Duckworth rips contractor’s twisted ankle ‘disability’

Appearing Wednesday to testify before a House committee, the owner of a military IT contracting company was lectured and shamed by Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), an Iraq veteran and double amputee who grilled him about a military disability claim he filed 27 years after twisting his ankle in prep school.…

Texas Troopers forcibly arrest 72-year-old woman during Wendy Davis filibuster

A 72-year-old woman who appeared to be doing nothing more than observing Texas Senate proceedings following state Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D) filibuster of an abortion bill was forcibly arrested and charged with assaulting an officer early Wednesday morning. Video captured by 23-year-old Austin resident Elizabeth Willmann shows two troopers surrounding…

Robertson warns on LGBT marriages: God could do something ‘drastic’ like Sodom and Gomorrah

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday reacted to two landmark Supreme Court decisions favoring same sex marriage by suggesting that the court’s swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, may have law clerks “who happen to be gays.” After ignoring two rulings that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and…

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis: ‘I would be lying’ to deny aspiration for higher office

Speaking to MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Wednesday, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D) was directly confronted on whether or not she plans to run for governor. She replied: “You know, I would be lying if I told you I hadn’t had aspirations.” The first inklings that Democrats may be…

Zimmerman lawyer says ‘creepy a** cracker’ 7 times to claim Trayvon ‘put race in this’

Don West, a defense attorney for murder suspect George Zimmerman, on Thursday used the term “creepy ass cracker” seven times in a span of about three minutes to try to make the point that slain teen Trayvon Martin was the one who had made his own death into a racial…

Fox News host: DOMA ruling a ‘conservative victory’ because it makes gays less slutty

Fox News talk show co-host Greg Gutfeld told a panel on Wednesday’s episode of “The Five” that he believes the Supreme Court’s rulings on same sex marriage are actually “a huge conservative victory” because it will make LGBT people less promiscuous, then suggested that it’s time “gay activists” just give…

Incoming police chief shoots woman while trying to kill her dog

A woman in North Carolina says that the incoming police chief in one town did not react to provide immediate assistance after accidentally shooting her while trying to kill her allegedly aggressive dog. Investigators said that Winston-Salem Assistant Chief Barry Rountree was responding to a dangerous weapon call on Wednesday…

Colbert tells straight people how to protect their marriages from gay threats

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert announced that he is hosting the show from a mobile studio affixed to the belly of a dirigible suspended in the air high above international waters. He said that he took the evasive action to escape the “hot, sweaty…

John Oliver mocks unbelievably shady Texas GOP for ‘aborting’ Wendy Davis’ filibuster

Anyone who watched The Daily Show on Tuesday night “should not have done that,” according to The Daily Show host John Oliver. They made a “big mistake” by missing the incredible filibuster conducted by State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), he explained. Davis had planned a 13-hour filibuster on Tuesday…

S.E. Cupp: Shockingly pathetic that people consider state Sen. Wendy Davis heroic

S.E. Cupp is outraged that a Texas state senator who blocked an extreme anti-abortion bill with a more than 10-hour filibuster has received national attention. During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan, the conservative commentator lashed out at those who had “lionized” state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) for her…

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