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O’Keefe agrees to pay $100,000 to unjustly fired former ACORN employee

James O’Keefe has agreed to cough up $100,000 and an apology to a former ACORN employee whose privacy was allegedly violated when the conservative activist videotaped him in an undercover sting effort to bring down the community advocacy group. Court documents obtained by Wonkette on Thursday showed that O’Keefe “regrets…

Bin Laden’s son-in-law faces civilian trial in New York City

The son-in-law of notorious terrorist Osama bin Laden and former spokesperson for al-Qaeda was brought to the United States this week after being seized by the Central Intelligence Agency earlier this month, and on Friday morning he will face the American justice system, not from a military prison in Cuba,…

Colbert: North Korean threat is the ‘world’s most disturbing karaoke video’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed North Korea’s recent threats against South Korea and the U.S. and characterized its recent threats against South Korea and the U.S. as “the world’s most disturbing karaoke video.” Colbert began by saying that when he takes to the…

Jon Stewart calls for Bill O’Reilly to be next Pope: He’s got the inside track on infallibility

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart again poked fun at the search for the next Pope. Stewart suggested that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly would make a good leader of the Catholic Church, since he already believed he was infallible. But Stewart doubted O’Reilly would…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein chides Rand Paul for ‘stupid’ Jane Fonda example during filibuster

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) knocked her colleague Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday night for warning of hyperbolic scenarios during his 13-hour filibuster. “No drone is going to be used in the United States against an American citizen walking down a street or sitting in a cafe and, you know,…

Van Jones: ‘Civil rights villian’ Rand Paul is a civil liberties ‘hero’

Van Jones, the founder of the progressive group Rebuild the Dream, said Thursday on CNN that he supported Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) 13-hour filibuster of CIA nominee John Brennan. “You know, I love this president and I respect this president,” Jones said on CNN. “Rand Paul was a hero yesterday,…

Warren: Drug possession warrants jail time but laundering cartel money doesn’t?

Appearing at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) grilled officials from the Treasury Department over why criminal charges were not filed against officials at HSBC who helped launder hundreds of millions of dollars for drug cartels. The HSBC scandal resulted in the Department of Justice and…

District suspends police-in-schools program after officer discharges gun

A school district in New York has put a program to put armed officers in schools on hold after a policeman’s handgun went off at Highland High School. At a Wednesday meeting with parents, Highland Central School District and police officials explained that Officer Sean McCutcheon had been suspended after…

Bryan Fischer: Attending tea party is an ‘excuse’ to be ‘vaporized’ by a drone

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), is warning that attending a tea party could be an “excuse” for the government to “vaporize” citizens on U.S. soil. During his Wednesday Focal Point radio broadcast, Fischer applauded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for filibustering the…

Mentally ill man missing in alleged pattern of ‘patient dumping’ by Nevada health officials

A schizophrenic man has gone missing after an instance of alleged “patient dumping” by Nevada state mental health officials. According to a Wednesday report by Las Vegas’ CBS Channel 8, a patient named James Brown was allegedly sent from Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas to Sacramento, California with only…

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