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Michele Bachmann: Presidential debates made me a ‘virtual Wikipedia’

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota on Monday claimed she never said anything factually incorrect during the Republican presidential primary debates in 2011. “It was a very good experience because I think that challenges are very good for us,” she said at the Patrick Henry College in Virginia. “I made…

Watch live: Senate reconsiders failed Hagel vote for Secretary of Defense

Members of the United States Senate will reconsider a failed cloture vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Feb. 26. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Florida cops raid disabled activist hours after she’s linked to marijuana bill

Law enforcement officials in Florida say that it’s a coincidence that the home of wheelchair-bound activist was raided just hours after her name was linked to an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state. In a report about how the support for medical marijuana could effect the governor’s race…

Chuck D compares Trayvon Martin murder case to O.J. Simpson trial

In an interview discussing the anniversary of the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, rapper and activist Chuck D reacted skeptically to CNN host Carol Costello on Tuesday when she asked him about the theory that people should let the murder trial of his killer, George Zimmerman, play out. “I…

Boehner urges Senate to get ‘off their ass’ and do something on sequester

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) called on President Barack Obama and the Democratically-led U.S. Senate take action to avoid the sequester on Tuesday, asking what it will take for the Senate to “get off their ass” and do something. The sequester is a set of rapidly approaching…

Fischer: No constitutional or God-given right to ‘immoral’ gay sex

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), says that gay men and lesbians have no right to engage in sexual activities because God, the laws of nature and the U.S. Constitution do not allow it. During a Monday rant about the Obama administration’s…

Comic Lee Camp: ‘Fracking is Sexy And F-cking Excellent’

Comedian Lee Camp assailed the practice of fracking in a video released on Monday, mocking supporters of the practice who insist it is safe while arguing they should not have to reveal the chemicals involved. “It’s a funny thing about the word ‘safe,’” Camp said, affecting an impersonation of a…

Dr. Oz: Penis is ‘dipstick’ of male health

In an interview with “HuffPost Live” on Monday, Dr. Mehmet Oz said that a man’s erectile function is the “dipstick” of his overall health, that problems with the penis can be early indications of problems in other areas. “The penis is a dipstick for the male health,” said Oz. “If…

Ingraham: Obama abusing the press like ‘battered’ women and prostitutes

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of abusing members of the media like “battered” women and prostitutes, who he had a one-night stand with and left them because “he got what he wanted.” Ingraham told the hosts of Fox & Friends that “you can see…

Producer: ‘House of Cards’ reveals a bad journalist ‘wants access and influence’

Beau Willimon, producer of the new show “House of Cards” on Netflix, said Monday night on “The Young Turks” that the show is not about the relationship between the media and politicians: it’s actually about the nature of power itself. The show was released all-at-once, the first big budget television…

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