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Rep. Nadler blasts House Republicans over warrantless wiretapping

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Wednesday blasted the Republican majority in the House over a five year extension of the warrantless wiretapping provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). “While it is appropriate for our government to gather foreign intelligence, and while some degree of secrecy is necessary, it…

California bank robbers litter streets with money during police pursuit

A hair-raising Los Angeles police chase ended Wednesday with a mob surrounding a group of alleged bank robbers who were seen throwing armloads of cash from their vehicle as they fled. It began around 10 a.m., when four men allegedly robbed a Bank of America in Santa Clarita, according to…

Pat Robertson: Muslims ‘go crazy’ because they have the spirit of a ‘wild donkey’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday responded to this week’s attacks on the U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya by explaining to his viewers that Muslims “go crazy” when Islam is insulted because they can’t defend the tenets of their religion. On Tuesday, U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and at…

Florida Tea Party event turns into confrontation with protesters

A Tuesday press conference in Tampa, Florida, criticizing a local Islamic leader’s school appearance was interrupted by protesters denouncing the organizers for using hateful rhetoric. WTVT-TV reported that the gathering, involving the “Education Coalition” of a local Christian organization, the Community Issues Council (CIC), was intended to protest local school…

New York man suing Hooters after finding racist slur on receipt

A New York man is suing the Hooters restaurant chain after he was identified with an anti-Asian slur on his receipt to the company’s Queens location. According to WCBS-TV, Kisuk Cha, a recent immigrant to the U.S. from Korea, said he and his girlfriend were called “chinx” on the receipts…

Chuck Todd: Romney ‘outrageous’ and ‘irresponsible’ for politicizing U.S. deaths in Libya

MSNBC hosts Chuck Todd and Lawrence O’Donnell say that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney miscalculated badly when he decided to attack President Barack Obama for “sympathizing” with the enemy after the deaths of U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and at least three members of his staff. In the hours…

Maddow: New voter ID laws ensure only the famous have the right to vote

“What exactly does ‘legally entitled to vote’ mean in Pennsylvania now, anyway?” Rachel Maddow wondered on her show Tuesday night. For one thing, she said, it can mean being well-known enough to gain authorities’ sympathy when dealing with the state’s restrictive voter identification laws, as in the case of CNBC’s…

Reporter Kurt Eichenwald blasts Ari Fleischer over 9/11 ‘truther’ accusation

Tuesday on CNN, reporter Kurt Eichenwald confronted Ari Fleischer after the former White House Press Secretary accused him of believing that George W. Bush was behind the September 11 terror attacks. “Now, I am kind of angry at Ari today, because the first thing he did was send out a…

Chris Matthews: Republicans would have blamed Obama for 9/11

On his show Tuesday night, MSBNC host Chris Matthews said Republicans would have blamed the September 11 terror attacks on President Barack Obama if he were in office at the time. The liberal TV host began by calling on Republicans to stop blaming Obama for failing to clean up the…

Watch: Historical montage of presidential attack ads

The Atlantic has created a montage of 22 presidential attack ads, beginning with Eisenhower in 1952 and ending with Obama in 2012. The montage was created using ads from the Museum of the Moving Image, which has compiled a huge collection of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to 2008. Watch…

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