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Chris Hayes explains why Citizens United is the real scandal behind the IRS scandal

MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Monday night explained how the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling lead to the current IRS scandal. The IRS on Friday admitted that it had targeted tea party groups applying to be social welfare nonprofits with extra scrutiny. Hayes said the Citizens United ruling obscured…

Wayne Brady slams Bill Maher over his portrayal of African Americans

Monday on HuffPost Live, TV personality Wayne Brady ripped comedian Bill Maher for portraying “blackness” as essentially unintelligent and violent. Maher has compared President Barack Obama’s demeanor to Brady and implied the President was not really black since he wasn’t particularly threatening. Brady said that despite Maher’s liberal views, “the…

McCain: Fox News chief ‘deserves credit’ if Benghazi gets full investigation

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Monday thanked Fox News for relentlessly covering the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. “My question is, is why is it eight months later that finally now it seems that the ‘mainstream media’ is taking an interest in what many of us have…

Minnesota to become 12th state to legalize same-sex marriages

Minnesota is poised to become the 12th state to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. The state’s Senate on Monday voted 37-30 to legalize same-sex marriage. The state’s House approved the legislation last week and Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has vowed to sign the bill into law. “After last week’s strong…

Tea party ‘leader’ Dick Armey confuses Benghazi with Bangladesh

On the same day that a poll found that many Republicans did not know where Benghazi was even though they considered last year’s terrorist attack there to be the biggest scandal in American history, tea party leader Dick Armey confused the city with the country of Bangladesh. Fox News on…

Fresh out of ideas, NBC turns to Kylie Minogue for ‘She-Ra’ sitcom

In a video published Monday by satire website “Funny or Die,” NBC is savagely mocked by Australian singer Kylie Minogue portraying “She-Ra,” the female lead of the classic cartoon “Masters of the Universe,” in a spoof of the network’s reportedly awful attempt at a “Wonder Woman” show. “I am Sheeeee-Raaaa!”…

Beck calls for impeachment: IRS ‘tyranny’ persecutes tea party like The Inquisition

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Monday responded to the news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had targeted tea party groups for additional scrutiny by comparing the scandal to The Inquisition and insisting that the United States was living under “tyranny” if Congress did not launch impeachment hearings immediately.…

Watch live: Minnesota Senate debates marriage equality ahead of crucial vote

The Minnesota state Senate will begin debating same sex marriage at 1 p.m. EST, ahead of the final vote required for its passage. The House has already approved the bill, with a vote of 72-59 last Thursday. Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has promised to sign it into law if the…

Obama: Republicans ‘dishonor’ Benghazi victims with ‘political circus’

President Barack Obama on Monday expressed frustration that Republican lawmakers had doubled down on what he indicated was a witch hunt to smear current and former members of his administration over terrorist attacks in Benghazi last year. At a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, the president said…

Giggling BBC host yanked off air: ‘I’ve had a couple of drinks, I’m not drunk’

A BBC radio host who admitted to having a few drinks was pulled off the air during her final show on Friday after she began slurring her words and had trouble working the broadcast equipment. “For the last time on lunchtime let’s ssssssssssay yooou pick the music, oh yeah,” Paula…

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