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Maryland teen creates award-winning pancreatic cancer test

A 15-year-old Maryland student arguably had the day of his life Tuesday, winning a prestigious science award for creating a pancreatic cancer test. According to WBAL-TV, North County High School freshman Jack Andraka became the winner of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his invention after drawing inspiration…

Church member defends NC pastor: LGBT people ‘worthy of death’

Members of Providence Road Baptist Church in North Carolina are speaking out in defense their pastor after he called for “lesbians and queers” to be detained inside electric fences until they all die. Geneva Sims told WCNC that she had been listening to Pastor Charles Worley’s sermon’s since the 1970s…

Granholm: Republicans’ voter suppression drive is ‘treasonous’

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm said on her Current TV show Tuesday evening that voter suppression efforts across the country could be considered as “treasonous” acts. Granholm took a swipe at the Republican Party, feeling their push for tougher voter eligibility laws and limiting early voting is an obvious attack…

Rep. Steve King on immigrants: Get ‘pick of the litter’ like dogs

If Republicans wonder why they are losing the Latino vote, they should consider comments like Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) latest sentiment comparing immigrants to hunting dogs. King on Monday told a crowd in Pocahontas, Iowa that the U.S. should only allow the “pick of the litter” when selecting immigrants. “You…

Maddow: Republicans keep making big laugh out loud errors

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night explained how Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and national Republicans kept making relatively unnoticed gaffes. “This really is what national Republicans and what the Mitt Romney campaign have been like right now,” she said. “They keep making errors like this.” Maddow noted that the…

California lawmakers decry ‘shameful’ federal assault on medical marijuana

California Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (R) and Sam Farr (D), and state Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D) and state Sen. Mark Leno (D) addressed pro-marijuana activists on Tuesday, urging them to help reform the nation’s drug laws by lobbying their lawmakers. As part of the California Unity Conference & Citizen Lobby…

Woman who attended Pastor Worley’s sermons: ‘I was not surprised’

A lesbian mother who attended about 20 sermons of North Carolina pastor Charles Worley said Tuesday she was not surprised that the pastor recently told his congregation that LGBT individuals should be detained in camps until they’re all dead. “I was not surprised,” she told talk show host David Pakman.…

Rep. Nancy Pelosi recognizes Harvey Milk day

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) on Tuesday called on Americans to “ensure that our laws reflect our national promise of equality and justice for all” in the spirit of Harvey Milk. “On Harvey Milk Day, the state of California officially honors the life and legacy of a leader dedicated to…

South Carolina union head smashes effigy of Gov. Nikki Haley with baseball bat

Donna Dewitt, the outgoing president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, used a baseball bat to beat a pinata effigy of Republican Gov. Nikki Haley at a retreat on Saturday. “Well I will say, she looks like a tough old girl here,” Dewitt says in a video uploaded to YouTube on…

Biden rips Romney’s social policy: ‘We will not go back to the 1950s!’

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s social polices would take the U.S. back to the 1950s. Speaking to supporters in Keene, New Hampshire, Biden noted that his speech would focus on the economy but he also wanted to make a point about…

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