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Allen West on LGBT workplace discrimination: ‘That don’t happen’ in the U.S.

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is denying that LGBT people face employment discrimination in the U.S. On Thursday, Think Progress’ Scott Keyes asked West if he would be willing to support a law that bans hiring or firing of people based on their sexual orientation. “That don’t happen…

Civil rights icon shames Republican into dropping anti-voting rights measure

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) learned a lesson in humility on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday night. Reacting to an amendment proposed by Broun that would withhold funding for the enforcement of a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who actually…

Geraldo Rivera: I was ‘manually raped’ by the TSA

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday claimed that an employee of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had “manually raped” him and “was getting off on it.” During a segment on Fox & Friends about an 18-month-old toddler who was removed from a Jet Blue flight because she accidentally placed…

Trayvon’s mom: Call your governor on Mother’s Day

RELATED: ‘Trayvon Matin’ gun range targets sold out in two days —- Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Matin, released a public service announcement on Friday timed for Mother’s Day this weekend, asking viewers to “call the governor of your state” and encourage them to reconsider “Stand Your Ground” laws like…

Revealed: Walker promised billionaire he would ‘divide and conquer’ unions

Before Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), who is facing a recall election, introduced legislation to strip some public employees of collective bargaining rights, he promised a billionaire donor that he would use a “divide and conquer” strategy to bust unions, a newly released video reveals. In the video shot by documentary…

Colbert implies that Jesus was gay

Stephen Colbert said on Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report” that he’s still reeling from President Barack Obama’s revelation on Wednesday that he is gay. Which is what you have to assume, he said, because why else would the president support same sex marriage? Cobert declared that he is…

Daily Show traces the evolution of Fox’s same sex marriage talking points

Thursday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart noted the curious turn that Fox News personalities have made with regards to their position on same sex marriage. Once upon a time, same sex marriage was the most divisive and controversial political topic of our time.  You could hear Bill…

Lawrence O’Donnell explains how definition of marriage has changed

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Thursday night countered the claim made by opponents of same sex marriage that marriage has always been between one man and one woman. “The modern idea of marriage for love and the possible defiance of parental arranged marriage is only about two hundred years old,”…

Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert: Right-wing ‘went bonkers’ over Romney bullying story

Media Matters for America’s Eric Boehlert on Thursday said right-wing bloggers and activists “went bonkers” over a Washington Post story that accused Mitt Romney of harassing prep school classmates he judged to be too effeminate. “No one questions the accuracy of this story,” he remarked to Current TV host Jennifer…

Andy Cobb: Friedman like goldfish that only sees jobs, the Internet and China

Comedian Andy Cobb released a video on Thursday lampooning New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Friedman. Cobb said the “enormous mustache” who writes for the New York Times has produced hundreds of articles. But all of his articles are actually the same one article about China,…

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