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Rep. Deutch: GOP turning a constitutional right into a crime

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) on Tuesday blasted Republicans over legislation that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “Bringing up this bill under suspension that disregards the United States Constitution is beyond brazen,” he said on the House floor. “It is time that my…

Pastor compares Obama to Judas over same sex marriage

Rev. Williams Owens, founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors, on Tuesday compared President Barack Obama to Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver in the Bible. “The President is in the White House because of the civil rights movement, and I was a leader in…

Rep. Steve King defends the right to watch dog fighting

Iowa Rep. Steve King (R) is standing up for the rights of Americans who want to see dogs and others animals pitted against one another in fights that often result in the animals’ deaths. During a tele-townhall event last week, King complained about an amendment to the farm bill that…

Former ITT Tech recruiter: ‘Predatory’ tactics pushed parolees into criminal justice programs

A former recruiter for ITT Technical institute told reporters in a press conference hosted by committee Chair Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Monday that the company used a variety of high-pressure “unconscionable” and “predatory” techniques to pressure students into enrolling with the for-profit college, including misleading parolees into believing that…

Pat Robertson: Democrats have ‘death wish’ for backing marriage equality

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday warned that same sex marriage would eventually destroy the Democratic Party. On Monday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) confirmed that a fifteen-member panel had unanimously voted to add marriage equality to the Democratic Party platform ahead of the Democratic National Convention in September. “About 2 percent…

Florida man charged with hate crime says he ‘only shot a n*gger’

Authorities in Port St. Joe, Florida say a man charged with a hate crime felt inconvenienced by his arrest because he had “only shot a n*gger.” Walton Henry Butler, 59, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night for shooting 32-year-old Everett Gant, who is black, in the…

Pastor: Kermit deserves ‘death penalty’ for taking ‘sodomy route’

A Christian pastor recently recalled a time when “a Christian perspective ultimately brought the death penalty upon homosexuality” and suggested that Muppet characters Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy deserved the same for breaking with Chick-fil-A over the company’s opposition to LGBT rights. During his Friday radio broadcast, Kevin Swanson…

British Olympic health salute rankles Colbert

Stephen Colbert dipped into the sports world on The Colbert Report Monday to review the London Olympics opening ceremony, even though he admits he doesn’t understand them. “For some reason, they open the Games with a halftime show,” he said. “I think it’s metric, I don’t know.” While he was…

New York baby snatcher gets 12 years in prison

A woman who snatched a 19-day-old baby from a New York hospital ward and brought her up as her own under a different name 24 years ago has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Ann Pettway, who pleaded guilty, said she was deeply sorry for what she had done,…

Romney aide to reporters: ‘Kiss my *ss; this is a holy site’

A Romney aide frustrated by questions about a series of gaffes the former Massachusetts governor made while Britain, Israel and Poland exploded on Monday and told reporters to “shove it.” During a visit to a memorial to Pope John Paul II in Poland, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney ignored…

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