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Homophobic Texas candidate calls reporter ‘c*nt, b*tch, coward’ in voicemail tirade

D Magazine on Tuesday published a shockingly not safe for work voicemail from Dallas City Council candidate Richard P. Sheridan who said that the publication had not done enough to inform voters that his opponent was gay. In the voicemail left over the weekend, Sheridan tells reporter Dan Koller that…

Hundreds of inmates released early in Colorado prison sentencing mess

Colorado Department of Corrections officials are contacting state judges alerting them that an audit of the state’s prison system has revealed errors in the sentencing of more than 8,000 inmates, including hundreds who were released from prison early. According to the Denver Post, judges are currently reviewing the case files…

Boehner on IRS targeting: ‘Who is going to jail over this scandal?’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday took the unexpected step of calling to imprison someone in the U.S. government after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted inappropriately scrutinizing tea party groups to determine if they had abused their tax-exempt status. “Now my question isn’t about who is going to…

Florida man won’t be charged for shooting himself while bowling

Police say that a Florida man who shot himself at a bowling alley in Jupiter will not be charged with a crime. Jupiter Police told WPBF that the man was bowling with a gun in the pocket of his shorts at Jupiter Lanes at around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday when…

Goldberg and O’Reilly agree: Obama could cure cancer and Republicans would still hate him

Appearing on Tuesday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor,” author and sports journalist Bernie Goldberg agreed with host Bill O’Reilly on a critique of some Republican opinion-makers in the media, saying he felt like President Barack Obama could cure cancer and they would still hate him. As Obama’s bad week…

Filmmaker ‘rebrands’ Abercrombie & Fitch with clothes donations to the homeless

A Los Angeles filmmaker has garnered more than half a million views on YouTube in just two days for his effort to show up clothing manufacturers Abercrombie & Fitch while doing some charity work. Greg Karber told KNBC-TV on Tuesday that his “Fitch the homeless” campaign began after comments made…

Watch: Researcher explains ‘manure foam’ phenomenon behind hog farm explosions

The explosive phenomenon of “manure foam” continues to baffle scientists, but there are signs of a solution, Mother Jones reported on Wednesday. The problem began to attract notice in 2009, when six industrial-scale hog farms reported suffering blasts caused by gaseous build-up in the underlying pits used to capture the…

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…

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