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Romney Won’t Make Babies with Paul Ryan

Just because Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney thinks that Paul Ryan is a “leading Republican light,” that doesn’t mean Romney wants to conceive children with him. Ryan may be a “bold” and “brilliant visionary” whose socially Darwinist budget proposal Romney believes is an “excellent piece of work,” but that doesn’t…

Scott Walker: My kids were ‘targeted’ on Facebook

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says that his family has been “targeted” on Facebook and “yelled at” during trips to the grocery story over his efforts to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights. Walker, who is facing a recall election, recently complained to Christian Broadcast Network’s (CBN)…

Rove: Obama a ‘political thug’ for Supreme Court remarks

President George W. Bush’s former senior advisor on Tuesday said that President Barack Obama was “some kind of political thug” because he suggested that it would be “unprecedented” for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the health care reform law. During his show on Tuesday, Fox Business host Lou…

Colbert celebrates Peabody win for super PAC segments

Journalism’s prestigious Peabody Awards are presented each year for outstanding accomplishments in electronic media. The award stretches back over a 71 year history encompassing radio, television and now, the Internet. The Peabody is the award that Bill O’Reilly falsely claimed to have won until his story was debunked by Senator…

Fox News guest calls to ‘expel’ pepper-sprayed students

A conservative writer on Wednesday insisted that pepper-sprayed Santa Monica College students should be punished because they were a “threat to our society,” and blamed the Democratic Party for the protests. Conservative writer David Horowitz told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that student demonstrations against a nearly 400 percent increase…

Daily Show takes ‘Racist Timeout’ for Trayvon Martin coverage

Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show” featured a discussion in which correspondent Larry Wilmore produced a home kitchen timer and declared a “Racist Timeout.” “For the next five minutes,” he announced, “No one is a racist.” Accusations of racism and reaction to those charges have caused the debate over…

Maddow relays censored memo on CIA ‘war crimes’ during Bush Administration

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night explained a legal memo that advised the Bush Administration that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques were torture and therefore illegal. Wired reporter Spencer Ackerman obtained the memo, written by State Department counselor Philip Zelikow, through a Freedom on Information Act request. Bush told NBC’s…

Mark Ruffalo: Fracking is a public health concern

Actor Mark Ruffalo appeared Wednesday on MSNBC to discuss his campaign against hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, a controversial method of natural gas extraction. “Everywhere we’ve done it there has been contamination,” he said. “You have to ask yourself: ‘If we could do it safely, why aren’t we doing…

Planned Parenthood arsonist: They’re killing babies there

The 50-year-old man accused of setting off a bomb at a Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin said he attacked the clinic because “they’re killing babies there,” according to Fox 11 News. Outside the U.S. District Court in Green Bay on Wednesday, Francis Grady told reporters that he started the fire at…

Rep. Steve King: LGBT individuals can hide orientation from employers

Rep. Steve King (R-OH) on Wednesday said that LGBT individuals could hide their sexual orientation from employers to prevent being unjustly terminated. “How do you know someone’s sexual orientation?” he said in response to a question by Think Progress reporter Scott Keyes. “I don’t know how you discriminate against someone…

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