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Ohio senator: ‘Jim Crow has been resurrected’

An Ohio Democratic senator slammed her state’s Republican party and accused them of racially-motivated voter-suppresion tactics during an interview with CNN’s Deborah Feyerick Tuesday. “It’s tragic that in the 21st century, 2012, we have voter suppression going on,” Sen. Nina Turner (D-OH) said. “Jim Crow has been resurrected, making repeat…

Remaining Pussy Riot members promise more protests

While three members of the notorious Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot sit in Russian prison cells on charges of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,” remaining members have promised more guerrilla performances and protests. According to Reuters, the all-woman group, which has 10 to 20 members at any given time…

Romney surrogate to CNN host: ‘Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead’

The chairman of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s national steering committee on Tuesday angrily shouted for a CNN anchor to “put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead” after she tried to fact check Republican claims about Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to overhaul Medicare. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien pointed…

‘Game of Thrones’ author rips ‘Republicans and Teabaggers’ for voter suppression

The author behind HBO’s popular Game of Thrones series recently blasted “Republicans and their Teabagger allies” for what he called “ongoing attempts at voter suppression” by enacting voter photo ID laws in various states. “I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed,…

Maddow: Ryan pick better than ‘Christmas in August’ for Democrats

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” veteran newsman Dan Rather joined host Rachel Madddow to discuss Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s difficulties as be steps out of the right-wing media bubble and into the view of actual American citizens, who, it turns out, are neither…

Texas shooter’s stepfather: ‘He was crazy as hell’

After authorities identified the man who killed two people and wounded several others in a College Station, Texas shooting Monday, the shooter’s stepfather said the gunman was “crazy as hell.” According to KPRC-TV, 35-year-old Thomas Caffall opened fire on Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann while Bachmann was serving him an…

Joe the Plumber calls to ‘start shooting’ immigrants at the border

At two separate events in recent days, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher has proposed to “put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting.” Wurzelbacher first made the remarks during a campaign rally for Arizona Republican state Rep. Lori Klein on Friday, according to video published…

Colbert talks up Ryan and Romney’s ‘dope’ chemistry

Stephen Colbert joined in on the chorus of pundits Monday applauding Mitt Romney for making a “bold” choice in selecting Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to be his running mate – “So daring!” Colbert gushed. “I mean, white, Christian and male? That’s a triple non-threatening to me.” – though not without…

Jon Stewart blasts media for banal banter about Paul Ryan

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night mocked the media for failing substantively cover Mitt Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan. He blasted the mainstream outlets for not having a real discussion about the issues, instead focusing on Ryan’s penchant for catching catfish with his bare hands or…

Sister Campbell: Ryan budget ‘antithetical to either scripture or sanity’

Sister Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun and executive director of NETWORK, on Monday blasted Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) over his budget plan. “It’s totally antithetical to either scripture or sanity,” she told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. “We know the saying that if you want to…

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