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Rep. Michele Bachmann tells Sean Hannity: I’m not going away

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said Thursday night she plans to stay “in the fight” despite her departure from Congress. Appearing on Fox News, the congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate said she was proud of her achievements as a lawmaker. “I think that there is just a time when you’ve…

Transgender ex-SEAL: I worried I’d be killed if I came out

Kristin Beck, a former member of Navy SEAL Team 6, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday night that she feared being killed if she revealed her gender identity. As a member of the elite military team, she was known as Chris Beck and carefully concealed the fact that she was…

Bernie Sanders on the Patriot Act: ‘What I said turned out to be exactly true’

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday said recent revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency validated his dire concerns about the Patriot Act. “As one of the few members of Congress who consistently voted against the Patriot Act, I expressed concern at the time of passage that it gave the…

Sens. Feinstein and Chambliss defend NSA spying on telephone metadata

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Thursday held a joint press conference to defend the mass collection of telephone metadata. Feinstein said the collection of telephone records from millions of Verizon Communications customers was legal. The U.S. National Security Agency able to obtain a secret court order…

Dallas 911 operator: Black domestic violence victims are ‘like animals’

A Dallas 911 operator was fired on Wednesday after reportedly posting racist messages to Facebook about African-American domestic violence victims and other residents that she was supposed to be helping to protect. In Facebook screen shots obtained by WFAA, then-911 operator April Sims rants about African-Americans and Hispanics. “Black people…

Stridently anti-LGBT candidate announces run for Bachmann seat

A former Minnesota state representative who made a name for himself in 2010 with his stridently anti-gay views announced on Wednesday that he intends to run for the seat currently held by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). “It seems like every day we hear about another out-of-control Washington, D.C. power…

Gohmert: Freedom of the press is ‘granted in the Second Amendment’

During a Thursday rant about news that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been collecting phone records from millions of Americans, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) seemed to be a little confused when he proclaimed that freedom of the press is “granted in the Second Amendment.” Gohmert noted that NSA…

Chicago 9-year-old boy shot in chest: ‘Mommy, I’m shot’

A 9-year-old boy in Chicago was struck in the chest by a stray bullet Wednesday afternoon while riding in his mother’s car. According to the Chicago Tribune, the unknown shooter was aiming at the boyfriend of the boy’s mother, who was riding in the front passenger seat. No one else…

Florida man Tasered after naked marriage proposal at wrong house

A Florida man who went to the wrong house to propose to his girlfriend in the nude was shocked with a Taser this week after spitting on a police officer. WKMG reported that 22-year-old Thomas Edwards claimed to Casselberry police that his he had gone to the address given to…

Texas boy was making AK-47 ‘safe’ when he killed stepsister on her 13th birthday

A Texas girl died on Tuesday night after being accidentally shot with an AK-47 assault-style rifle while her stepbrother was “making the weapon safe by pulling the trigger,” authorities said. In a press release on Wednesday, Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford explained that deputies responded to a call Tuesday night…

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