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CNN Contributor: Akin part of ‘theocracy embedded in the GOP’

Journalist LZ Granderson appeared on “CNN News Room” on Tuesday and had a few choice things to say about Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s views on rape and women’s rights and how they relate to the views and goals of the Republican Party as a whole. Akin is the congressman running…

Ryan backs away from his ‘forcible rape’ bill: ‘No splitting hairs’

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is now refusing to explain a bill that he co-sponsored with Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) that critics say would have redefined rape, providing federal assistance only to victims of “forcible rape.” In an interview with KDKA on Tuesday, Ryan said that he believed Akin’s…

Washington man arrested for online threat against Obama

A Seattle-area man was arrested Tuesday after emailing a threat against President Barack Obama to an FBI account. According to KOMO-TV, Secret Service agents went to the Federal Way home of 31-year-old Anton Caluori immediately after the emails were intercepted. The nature of the threat was not revealed, but when…

Matt Tabbi: DOJ ‘playing softball’ with Wall Street firms

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone on Tuesday night blasted the Department of Justice for not prosecuting Goldman Sachs or any of its employees despite a nearly year-long fraud investigation. “They haven’t done a single thing, I mean that’s what’s so incredible about it,” he told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer.…

Listen: Unheard Martin Luther King Jr. interview uncovered

Previously unheard audio of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has been discovered by a man in Chattanooga. The Associated Press, which first obtained the audio, reported that Stephon Tull uncovered the audio reel labeled, “Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960″ while searching through his attic several months…

Michelle Goldberg: Akin and Ryan share same views on abortion policy

Appearing on Democracy Now on Tuesday, Michelle Goldberg of The Daily Beast said that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) share many of the same views when it comes to abortion policies. Akin created a firestorm after he claimed over the weekend that victims of “legitimate rape”…

Bryan Fischer: Todd Akin ‘a victim of forcible assault’

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association on Tuesday compared embattled Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) to a rape victim. “Everybody is gang tackling Todd Akin,” he said on his radio program, after noting several prominent conservatives had called for Akin to drop his bid for Senate. “Now you can talk…

‘Boy band’ Wrong Direction wants to know what Romney’s hiding

In their new song “Disclosure,” boy band Wrong Direction pose some pointed questions to presumptive Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). Based on the One Direction song “What Makes You Beautiful,” this parody from Full Frontal Productions decides to stop flirting with homoeroticism and go in for a full pornucopia…

Steve King contradicts himself in support of Todd Akin

As he chimed in supporting embattled Missouri senatorial candidate Todd Akin, Iowa Rep. Steve King (R-IA) may have walked into his own verbal minefield. While defending Akin, a fellow Republican, to KMEG-TV Monday, King doubled down on his defense of Akin and vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s bill that would ban…

Akin staying in: ‘There is a cause here’ to spread God’s message

Republican Rep. Todd Akin on Tuesday again vowed not give up his bid to be a Missouri senator because he said “there is a cause” to spread a message from his “creator God.” During a radio interview with Fox News host Mike Huckabee, Akin was defiant as Republicans were calling…

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