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Sen. Leahy: Time running out on Violence Against Women Act

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on Wednesday warned that the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act could die in the U.S. House of Representatives. The VAWA, originally passed in 1994 and reauthorized twice since, provides funding to local communities to improve their response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.…

West Virginia man accused of chaining and beating ‘slave’ wife for 10 years

A man in West Virginia man was arrested earlier this month on the suspicion that he had enslaved and beaten his wife over a period of a decade, even forcing her to give birth while in chains. On Tuesday, WSAZ reported that Peter Lizon was charged with malicious wounding after…

Pastor: ‘God wants Ron Paul to be president… We must obey’

A California pastor says God has personally told him that Christians must vote for Rep. Ron Paul (R-CA) to be the next president of the United States. “God wants Ron Paul to be President,” USA Christian Ministries Pastor Steven Andrew said in a statement released on Wednesday. “Paul is the…

Fox News hosts mock U.S. Olympic team for looking French

The morning troupe at Fox & Friends took a few moments out of reporting news stories on Wednesday to, strangely enough, mock the U.S. Olympic team. Reacting to an opening ceremony uniform by U.S. fashion designer Ralph Lauren, co-host Steve Doocy asked why they’re wearing berets instead of baseball caps or…

NAACP boos Romney for promising to kill ‘Obamacare’

Attendees at the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) loudly booed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday after he promised to eliminate President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. “I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my…

Hannity guest: ‘NAACP has become a hate group’

A Fox News guest on Tuesday asserted that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had “become a hate group in America.” Fox News host Sean Hannity asked New York Civil Rights Coalition Executive Director Michael Meyers if President Barack Obama even deserved the votes of black…

WATCH LIVE: Romney addresses the NAACP convention in Texas

When former governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) addresses the NAACP convention in Houston, he’s expected to focus on the economy and the consistently high unemployment rate in the African-American community. Watch the feed, courtesy of the NAACP, below:…

Indiana man guilty of driving drunk with kids strapped to car hood

A man from Fort Wayne, Indiana has pleaded guilty to driving drunk while four children were strapped to the hood of his car. The manager of Belmont Beverage called police when he noticed yellow tow straps securing the children to the hood of Aaron Stefanski’s white sedan. Court documents showed…

Carville challenges ‘Washington consensus’ on cutting the federal deficit

James Carville, former Bill Clinton campaign adviser, on Tuesday called on Democrats to focus on rebuilding the middle-class instead of accepting the conventional wisdom that cutting the deficit was the most important issue facing America. “I think we make a fundamental error,” he told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “The biggest problem…

Biden: Romney ‘wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his’

Vice President Joe Biden criticized Mitt Romney on Tuesday for supporting Arizona’s controversial immigration law and allegedly hiding his wealth overseas to avoid paying taxes. “And this is a man who says President Barack Obama is out of touch,” he told the National Council of La Raza, the largest national…

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