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Gary Bauer: ‘Polls are skewed’ if they support marriage equality

The president of a conservative organization which opposes rights for LGBT people on Sunday rejected the notion that public opinion now supports marriage equality because “the polls are skewed.” Speaking to American Values President Gary Bauer, Fox News host Chris Wallace wondered if conservatives should oppose the federal government interfering…

Rand Paul: Give LGBT Americans a flat tax instead of marriage rights

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday suggested that implementing a flat tax could assuage gay and lesbian Americans who want equal marriage rights because straight marriages would not get a tax break. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace pointed out that the Supreme Court would be hearing…

IRS apologizes for ‘Star Trek’ training video

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Friday that training videos parodying the television shows Star Trek and Gilligan’s Island, though “well-intentioned,” were a mistake, the Associated Press reported. “The IRS recognizes and takes seriously our obligation to be good stewards of government resources and taxpayer dollars,” the agency said in…

Lou Dobbs and panelists argue for assault weapons to defend themselves against Syrians

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs and his panelists badgered their way through an argument on Friday that opposed stricter gun safety regulations out of concerns that Americans need assault weapons to defend themselves against attacks from Iran and Syria. “What scares the hell out of me we have a president,…

Bloomberg on NYC drone program vs. street cameras: ‘What’s the difference?’

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview on Friday that the city may turn to the use of a drone program for public safety monitoring. According to CBS New York, the mayor believes that the thousands of surveillance cameras already mounted all around the city are not…

Young man in anti-rape PSA: ‘How to treat a drunk girl’

A young woman, Samantha Stendal, made a video in response to justifications of the high school football players who raped, assaulted and urinated on a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, and directed at “any rapists out there.” “Hey, bros,” the video’s star Justin Gotchall said to the camera. “Check who’s…

The true story behind the new rainbow house across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church

On Melissa Harris-Perry’s eponymous show on Saturday, she brought viewers up to speed on the now-infamous rainbow-painted house that sits across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church, most famous for its anti-gay activism. Aaron Jackson, the man behind the house, is the co-founder of the group Planting Peace —…

WATCH: U.S. soccer team fights for a win in driving snow, freezing temps

The United States defied the difficulties of driving snow to get their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a 1-0 triumph over Costa Rica. In a match put in jeopardy by blizzard conditions, which saw the grounds crew in a constant battle to keep the pitch clear…

Touré: Dr. Ben Carson is Republicans’ guilt-easing ‘black friend’

Friday night on “The Cycle,” co-host Touré discussed how African-American conservative Dr. Ben Carson is serving as conservatives’ “black friend” who they keep around because it helps to assuage their feelings of racial guilt. Rather than taking up token minority spokespersons, Touré suggested, the GOP would be better served by…

Maher: ‘Religion, it’s like Wikipedia. Anyone can write something in.’

In the “New Rules” segment of “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Friday night, host Bill Maher begged the media to stop with their fawning coverage of the new Pope, who he dubbed “the virgin bachelor.” He said, “I have just about had it with the press squealing in delight…

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