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ABC confronts Paul Ryan for praising sequester before using it to slam Obama

ABC News host Jonathan Karl on Sunday suggested that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was guilty of hypocrisy because he slammed President Barack Obama for the automatic spending cuts in the so-called sequester — even though congressman had personally praised it in the past. “Don’t forget it was the president who…

Conservative Australia ex-PM: Assault weapons ban is public safety, ‘not a left/right issue’

John Howard, the conservative former prime minister of Australia, says that pro-gun advocates in the United States are wrong to oppose an assault weapons ban like the one he pushed for after a 1996 mass shooting because public safety is not a “liberal/conservative issue.” On Sunday, Howard told CNN’s Fareed…

Woodward scolds Rove for fixing elections with Soviet-style ‘Politburo’

Author Bob Woodward on Sunday blasted Republican strategist Karl Rove for creating a super PAC that acts as a Soviet-style “Politburo” with the de facto power to decide Republican primaries. During a panel segment on Fox News Sunday, Rove insisted that he had founded the Conservative Victory Project super PAC…

SNL mocks Fox & Friends: Obama is a pot-smoking Black Panther hip-hop artist

Saturday Night Live again spoofed Fox & Friends over the weekend, lampooning the conservative talk show’s response to President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union address. The three hosts complained Obama’s speech was an “full frontal assault” on traditional American values. Even worse, they learned thanks to loyal viewer…

Lindsey Graham: Slash health care so sequester cuts won’t ‘destroy the military’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday suggested that President Barack Obama’s health care programs for the middle class should be slashed to stop scheduled sequester cuts from “destroying the military.” During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace point out that the White House has said that if…

‘Dorner’s Last Stand’ game surfaces as protesters decry LAPD brutality

An online video game depicting ex-Los Angeles Police officer and quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner’s battle with authorities surfaced online as demonstrators criticized his former department for mishandling the case. KTLA-TV reported on Saturday that the game, “Christopher Dorner’s Last Stand,” released by the online collective 4chan, has players portraying Dorner…

Police: CA rape suspect met victim on Christian dating site

Police in La Mesa, California said on Friday that the suspect in a rape and burglary case met his victim on a popular Christian dating site. According to KGTV-TV, 37-year-old Sean Patrick Banks was arrested earlier this week and charged with forcible rape and one count of residential burglary after…

Bay Area stargazers abuzz after spotting meteor overhead

Northern California residents spotted the second meteor over Earth in less than 24 hours Friday night, KGO-TV reported. This meteor, seen just hours after the one that injured more than 1,200 people after crashing to the ground in Russia, did not cause any damage. Astronomer Gerald McKeegan, who works for…

Mother of slain inaugural performer demands action from Congress

The mother of Hadiya Pendelton, a 15-year-old girl who was shot to death one week after performing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration has made a PSA demanding action on gun safety from Congress. Cleopatra Cowley-Pendelton joined forces with the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns to produce the 30-second ad spot.…

Maddow blasts ‘space cadet’ Rand Paul’s conspiracy theories

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the mainstreaming of paranoid, right-wing conspiracy theories, and how politicians like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are taking these wild-eyed fantasies off of the Internet and talk radio and bringing them to bear in national politics. She began by discussing…

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