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‘Game of Thrones’ author rips ‘Republicans and Teabaggers’ for voter suppression

The author behind HBO’s popular Game of Thrones series recently blasted “Republicans and their Teabagger allies” for what he called “ongoing attempts at voter suppression” by enacting voter photo ID laws in various states. “I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed,…

Maddow: Ryan pick better than ‘Christmas in August’ for Democrats

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” veteran newsman Dan Rather joined host Rachel Madddow to discuss Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s difficulties as be steps out of the right-wing media bubble and into the view of actual American citizens, who, it turns out, are neither…

Texas shooter’s stepfather: ‘He was crazy as hell’

After authorities identified the man who killed two people and wounded several others in a College Station, Texas shooting Monday, the shooter’s stepfather said the gunman was “crazy as hell.” According to KPRC-TV, 35-year-old Thomas Caffall opened fire on Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann while Bachmann was serving him an…

Joe the Plumber calls to ‘start shooting’ immigrants at the border

At two separate events in recent days, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher has proposed to “put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting.” Wurzelbacher first made the remarks during a campaign rally for Arizona Republican state Rep. Lori Klein on Friday, according to video published…

Colbert talks up Ryan and Romney’s ‘dope’ chemistry

Stephen Colbert joined in on the chorus of pundits Monday applauding Mitt Romney for making a “bold” choice in selecting Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to be his running mate – “So daring!” Colbert gushed. “I mean, white, Christian and male? That’s a triple non-threatening to me.” – though not without…

Jon Stewart blasts media for banal banter about Paul Ryan

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night mocked the media for failing substantively cover Mitt Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan. He blasted the mainstream outlets for not having a real discussion about the issues, instead focusing on Ryan’s penchant for catching catfish with his bare hands or…

Sister Campbell: Ryan budget ‘antithetical to either scripture or sanity’

Sister Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun and executive director of NETWORK, on Monday blasted Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) over his budget plan. “It’s totally antithetical to either scripture or sanity,” she told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. “We know the saying that if you want to…

Planned Parenthood warns Idaho lawmakers: Women are watching

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest organized a flash mob in the capitol of Idaho on Saturday to warn against attacks on reproductive rights. About 40 women in pink shirts adorned with the phrase “women are watching” danced to the song “We’re not going to take it” by Twisted Sister. “Pillamina,” the…

Protesters interrupt Ryan in Iowa: ‘Stop the war on the middle class!’

Speaking from the same stage in Iowa where Mitt Romney once declared that “corporation are people,” presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan found himself on Monday being interrupted by protesters who accused him of waging a “war on the middle class.” During an stump speech at the Iowa State…

Romney’s constitutional amendment disqualifies Ryan for no business experience

A constitutional amendment suggested by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have barred Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) from serving as his running mate. Speaking to supporters in Las Vegas last May, Romney told the story of a man who said the Constitution should be amended to require three years…

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