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Russert demands to know if Pelosi is too old to lead House Democrats

While announcing her decision to remain House Minority Leader Wednesday morning, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasted NBC correspondent Luke Russert for suggesting she was hurting the party because of her age. The exchange began when Russert told Pelosi, “colleagues privately say that your decision to stay on prohibits the party…

Fox News labels Nancy Pelosi as a Republican

Fox News on Wednesday identified as Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi as a Republican. During a the 10 a.m. ET hour, Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum and reporter Peter Doocy broke the news that Pelosi would be remaining as the minority leader while an on-screen graphic indicated that the California…

Maddow mocks hilariously awkward GOP presser, ‘Nothing to see here!’

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow informed viewers that Tuesday was officially “orientation day” for newly elected members of the U.S. House and Senate. Given that some races are still being counted, “Orientation day,” Maddow said, “was a little more awkward than usual.” For instance, Rep.…

‘Romney face tattoo guy’ claims Republicans paid him $15,000 to do it

If Republicans thought they were shocked when Mitt Romney lost to President Barack Obama last week, just imagine how this guy felt. When Eric Hartsburg, of Michigan City, tried to auction off a part of his face on eBay for $15,000 last September, he probably wasn’t expecting that someone would…

McCain: ‘Will do everything in my power’ to block Susan Rice appointment

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is vowing to block U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice from becoming the next secretary of state because he says that her early assessment of attacks in Benghazi, Libya make her “not qualified” for the job. “Susan Rice should have known better and if…

Colbert sees ‘Robo-Cheney’ running in 2072

The thought of having to deal with four more years of presidential prognostication drew a spit and a sneer from Stephen Colbert Tuesday night. “Fuck you!” he raged after seeing a CNN clip already forecasting contenders for the 2016 electoral race. “I have had it! I’m a human being, goddamn…

Jon Stewart destroys Papa John’s CEO: Should’ve pushed for single-payer

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart slammed businessmen who laid off employees after President Barack Obama was re-elected, claiming that these “job creators” were merely using Obamacare to “wriggle out of the social contract.” The late-night comedian told companies like Papa John’s to stop pretending…

Former cop: Time for Obama to lead on marijuana legalization

Tuesday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, former Baltimore police officer Neill Franklin called on President Barack Obama to push for drug policy reform. Franklin, the director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, told Maddow that the recently approved marijuana legalization referenda in Colorado and Washington state were a win…

Bill Maher: Racist troglodytes dragging back the GOP

During an appearance on Current TV’s Viewpoint, comedian Bill Maher said Tuesday that Republicans could probably shift their policies on immigration and taxes, but would still have racists within their ranks. “The racial stuff, that is going to be harder for them,” he said. “I saw right after the election,…

CNN host rips Rep. Chaffetz: You don’t represent Grover Norquist

CNN host Christine Romans chided Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Tuesday for refusing to raise tax rates on the rich to reduce the federal deficit, telling him that his job was not to represent anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. During a discussion about the so-called fiscal cliff, CNN host Soledad O’Brien…

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