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Mary Matalin: Republicans will defeat Akin with write-in candidate

GOP operative Mary Matalin on Sunday said that the Republican Party would mount a third-party or write-in campaign to defeat Rep. Todd Akin (R), whose bid to defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is in danger after he suggested women could not get pregnant by “legitimate rape.” Matalin told ABC’s George…

Bill Nye: Please don’t teach your kids creationism, because it is crazy

Bill Nye, host of the popular nineties children’s show Bill Nye the Science Guy, is warning parents to not teach their children creationism because, he says, it does them a disservice by undermining their scientific understanding and development. In a short video for Big Think, Nye says that despite being…

Maryland governor: Romney sending ‘coded messages’ with birther joke

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Sunday asserted that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was sending “coded messages” and pandering to white voters by making jokes suggesting that President Barack Obama was not a U.S. citizen. Speaking to a large crowd of supporters in Michigan on Friday, Romney had…

Jeb Bush: GOP has to make better effort to attract ‘broader audience’

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush offered a broad critique of the current Republican party on Meet the Press Sunday, saying that for the party to stay relevant in future years, members must do a better job of reaching out to and attracting more diverse voters. “Long-term, conservative principles, if they’re…

Romney: Not going to ‘manipulate my life’ by closing Swiss bank account

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney insists that he didn’t shut down his tax shelters in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Switzerland because it would “avoid the truth” and he wasn’t going to “manipulate my life” just to become president. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Romney in an interview…

RNC chairman defends Romney’s ‘birther’ joke as ‘levity’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday said he supported presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s joke about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate because the race needs “levity.” Speaking to a large crowd of supporters in Michigan on Friday, Romney had come the closest yet to personally embracing the…

Romney: Women should support me because of ‘Romneycare’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says that women should support him because of a health insurance law he passed as the governor of Massachusetts — even though he has promised to repeal a similar law passed by President Barack Obama. During an interview that aired on Sunday, Fox News…

NYPD: We hit bystanders in Empire State Building shooting

The New York City Police Department confirmed Saturday that two officers were responsible for wounding nine people in the process of taking down the presumed shooter outside the Empire State Building one day ago. According to WNBC-TV, the two officers, Robert Sinishtaj and Craig Matthews, fired a combined 16 times…

Author of bin Laden raid memoir facing death threats after being outed

The former Navy SEAL team member who wrote an eyewitness account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym for his own safety has been the subject of online death threats after his identity was released by both Fox News and the Associated Press. According to NBC…

Same-sex sitcom pulled from Mormon-owned station

The NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah, won’t show a new sitcom based around a same-sex couple’s adoption process. Jeff Simpson, CEO of Bonneville International, which owns KSL-TV, told The Salt Lake Tribune that his organization sometimes struggles with programming because of content issues, and that the show, The…

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