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LaTourette: Republicans ‘got whooped’ on fiscal cliff, and ‘chuckleheads’ blocked Sandy relief too

Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) on Wednesday said that Republicans had gotten “whooped” by President Barack Obama in fiscal cliff negotiations and that the “chuckleheads” in his party even refused to pass a relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. “It’s that Hobson’s choice that if there was no deal,…

Peter King rips House GOP for skipping out on Sandy relief bill

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) took to the House of Representatives floor on Tuesday night to slam his fellow lawmakers for not voting on a relief package for victims of Hurricane Sandy. “Tonight’s action not to hold this vote is morally indefensible,” King said. “There are thousands and thousands of people…

Dem lawmaker laughs at ‘Fox & Friends’ spin on Obama’s fiscal cliff negotiating

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) couldn’t help but laugh on Wednesday as he corrected the hosts of Fox & Friends for repeating incorrect Republican talking points about how President Barack Obama handled fiscal cliff negotiations. In an interview following the passage of the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012,” Smith told…

Issa: Republicans who voted for ‘fiscal cliff’ deal might have drunk too much

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) suggested his party mates in the Senate might have been celebrating the new year a bit too much while voting for the tax increases in the deal that averted the so-called “fiscal cliff” on Tuesday. “I can’t account for what happens after midnight in all that…

Obama: There ‘wasn’t support or time’ to negotiate better ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

Following the U.S. House’s passage of a bill to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” President Barack Obama addressed the nation. As Raw Story reported earlier: The bill, which will now go to President Obama, will allow tax rates to revert to their pre-Bush levels for Americans with annual incomes over…

Family claims teen was shot and killed while in handcuffs

The family of a Riverside County, California teen recently killed by police said this week that the boy was shot after he’d been subdued and handcuffed by an officer. Police, however, claim that Lamon Khiry Haslip was armed at the time of his death. Haslip was shot after running from…

Naked man wielding samurai sword arrested in San Jose

A naked man wielding a samurai sword was taken into custody on Tuesday without incident, police in San Jose said Tuesday. The man’s neighbors reportedly called police when they saw him standing outside holding an assault rifle. He allegedly fled when he heard sirens in the distance, according to NBC…

Just because: Puppies frolic in the snow

It’s New Year’s Day. Do you really need an excuse to watch puppies frolic in the snow? Of course you don’t. The video below was published to YouTube on December 31, 2012.…

Baltimore mayor rings in 2013 by performing Maryland’s first same sex weddings

While other mayors were watching balls drop at midnight, Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake was ringing in the 2013 by giving her constituents a civil right they lacked before midnight: the right to marry. She was among several officiants across the state of Maryland that performed the state’s first legal…

Oil spill ‘possible’ after Shell drilling rig runs aground near Alaska

An oil drilling rig owned by Shell ran aground in the southeastern Gulf of Alaska on New Year’s Eve amid a storm that had forced the crew to evacuate, the U.S. Coast Guard told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The ship, the Kulluk, was built in the 1980s and carries…

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