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Musical parody: Woman sings ‘hands off my clam’

In her own variation of the 1960′s hit country song “Stand by your man,” singer and comedian Lisa Koch tells the Republican Party to keep their “hands off my clam.” The musical parody makes reference to Republican-led efforts to restrict abortion rights and their opposition to bills like the Paycheck…

Anti-gay protester: The white race needs more white children

A man protested the Kentuckiana Pride Festival Parade on Friday in hopes of saving “the white race.” In a video uploaded to YouTube, John King of savewhitepeople.com explained that homosexuality was wrong because it prevented people of European descent from procreating. “I’m here to stand up on behalf of the…

Jay Smooth: Sexist bullying must be confronted

According to New York hip-hop DJ Jay Smooth, when dudes take it upon themselves to bully a woman for her feminist viewpoints, it is incumbent upon other dudes to fight back. Take the cautionary tale of Feminist Frequency blogger Anita Sarkeesian, who recently raised nearly $160,000 for a series of…

‘The Wire’ actor says stop-and-frisk cops mistake him for a real dealer

Actor J.D. Williams, who played drug dealer Preston “Bodie” Broadus on HBO’s critically-acclaimed series The Wire, says he is often stopped by police who mistakenly recognize him as someone they’ve busted before. Capital New York caught up with Williams on Sunday while he was protesting the New York Police Department’s…

Romney says gas station’s touch-screen ordering is ‘amazing’

It doesn’t take a lot to impress Mitt Romney. At a campaign stop in Pennsylvania on Sunday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told a crowd that he had been astonished by a touch screen computer used to order food at the Wawa gas station chain. “Where do you get your…

Republican rep.: Young immigrants ‘had a say’ in crossing border

A Republican representative from Texas says that he opposes President Barack Obama’s policy of halting deportations for some young undocumented immigrants because 16-year-old kids “have a say” in whether or not they cross the border with their family. “Well, you are also talking about people that came over 16 years…

CNN host scolds heckler: Obama’s race is ‘the elephant in the Rose Garden’

CNN host Don Lemon on Sunday suggested that Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro may not have heckled President Barack Obama last week if the commander-in-chief had not been black. Munro claimed on Friday that he had thought the president had finished delivering an official statement on immigration policy when he…

WATCH LIVE: Van Jones and Melissa Harris-Perry talk winning in November

The progressive conference Take Back the American Dream, sponsored by the Campaign for America’s Future (CAF), begins Monday with an opening plenary with environmental justice activist Van Jones, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, and CAF’s Robert Borosage. The topic of conversation this morning? Winning in November — and beyond. Watch this…

Man on life support after Minneapolis cop punches him for ‘talking loud’

Sgt. David Clifford, a member of the Minneapolis SWAT team, turned himself in to authorities on Sunday after a father of four who he reportedly “sucker punched” for talking too loud spent Father’s Day in intensive care. Mike Archambault told KMSP-TV that his longtime friend, Brian Vander Lee, was at…

Former Obama professor: The president ‘must be defeated’ in 2012

Harvard Law School professor Roberto Mangabeira Unger hopes that his former student, President Barack Obama, is defeated at the polls this November — and he’s calling for that defeat to come at the hands of the very people who elected him. In a little-noticed video published online last month that…

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