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Anti-LGBT activist: I’ll leave Republicans over ‘skewed’ marriage equality support

Anti-LGBT activist Gary Bauer threatened the Republican party with political defection on Tuesday amid a shifting political tide on marriage equality. “I’m a Republican. Many of you, I’m sure, are Democrats,” said Bauer, president of the religious group American Values. “I’m a Republican. Let me say to my party, if…

Father tweets ‘GOD IS GOOD’ after daughter’s surgery for random stabbing

The father of a Tennessee teenager tweeted “GOD IS GOOD” after his daughter emerged from surgery after a vicious random stabbing by a homeless man in an East Liberty, Pennsylvania Target store. According to Pittsburgh’s WTAE, 16-year-old Allison Meadows was waiting in line with family members when a homeless man…

McCain refuses to drop immigrant slur: ‘I’ll continue to call it illegal’

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Monday vowed to continue to use the slur “illegal” to refer to undocumented immigrants. At a town hall meeting in Phoenix, a 25-year-old dreamer asked the former Republican presidential nominee to “please drop the i-word,” according to The Arizona Republic. “Someone who crosses our…

Conservatives flip out over Jim Carrey’s anti-gun music video

It takes a rare piece of satire to get under the skin of the professional talker class on Fox News and right-wing radio, but comedian Jim Carrey’s anti-gun music video has done just that, and conservatives like Ann Coulter, Greg Gutfeld and Laura Ingraham can’t help but publicize it. “He…

Gun shop blocks Mark Kelly’s right to buy AR-15, citing political ‘intent’

The owner of a gun shop in Tucson, Arizona on Monday refused to hand over an AR-15 military-style rifle that Mark Kelly purchased in order to demonstrate how easy it was to obtain assault weapons. In a statement posted to Facebook, Diamondback Police Supply owner Doug MacKinlay said that he…

Police: North Carolina man accidentially killed son while cleaning shotgun

A 10-year-old North Carolina boy was shot and killed on Sunday evening when his father’s shotgun discharged as he sat in his living room cleaning the weapon. The child, Christopher Stanlane, Jr., was hit by the round squarely in the head and killed instantly, police told a reporter for WPDE-TV.…

Tennessee lawmakers upset by mop sink that could be for Muslim foot washing

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee sprung to action and demanded answers after confusing a mop sink recently installed in the state Capitol for a Muslim foot-washing sink. Members of the state House and Senate contacted state Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey to ask if the floor-level sink had been installed outside the…

Colbert: ‘I am in no way encouraging anybody to stab Karl Rove’

Stephen Colbert returned on Monday with a message of reassurance for Republican strategist Karl Rove. “I am in no way encouraging anybody to stab Karl Rove,” Colbert said, following Rove’s statement that he felt “some anxiety” when he saw Colbert sever his relationship with Ham in November 2012 via knifepoint.…

Italian court orders murder retrial for American college student Amanda Knox

Italy’s highest court of appeal overturned the acquittal of US student Amanda Knox on Tuesday and ordered a retrial over the murder of her British housemate in what prosecutors said was a drug-fuelled sex attack. Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito — originally sentenced to 26 and 25…

Jon Stewart mocks Obama for not proposing new solutions to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

After coming back from a two-week vacation, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night lampooned President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel. While visiting the Israel Museum in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama remarked he had some “good matzah” — a statement that Stewart found incredulous. “I’m…

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