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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…

Icelandic mayor dons dress in support of Pussy Riot

With less than a week until the verdict in the Pussy Riot trial is expected to arrive, support for the Russian musical group has spread to Iceland, where the capital city’s mayor showed his solidarity during the local gay pride parade. Russia Times reports that Reykjavik mayor Jon Gnarr appeared…

Lost jet skier wanders through JFK airport security

A man whose jet ski died in the waters of Jamacia Bay near JFK International Airport was charged with trespassing Saturday night after he swam to shore, hopped a fence and walked straight up to an airport terminal without the facility’s complex security apparatus making even a single attempt to…

Obama tells NASA: ‘I thought about getting a mohawk myself’

During a Monday call to congratulate NASA for successfully landing the Curiosity rover on Mars, President Barack Obama acknowledged the “special mohawk guy” in the control room who had taken the Internet by storm. As the world watched the rover landing last week, NASA flight engineer Bobak Ferdowsi became an…

Doocy defends Ryan: ‘What’s the matter with being an ideologue?’

Fox News co-host Steve Doocy on Monday attempted spin Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s “ideologue” label as an advantage to Mitt Romney’s campaign. During a series of interviews on Sunday, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod blasted Ryan’s plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system while skewing tax cuts…

Air Force craft to fly over a mile per second

The U.S. Air Force will test an experimental plane on Tuesday that’s capable of flying at hypersonic speeds of over one mile per second. If Tuesday’s test is successful, it will mark the first time the craft has traveled at sustained speeds topping Mach 6, or roughly 3,600 miles per…

Water gun stunt damages historic San Diego pond

Authorities in San Diego are looking for the people responsible for a social media-driven water gun fight that damaged a local landmark. According to U-T San Diego, the “Balboa Park Water Gun Fight 2012,” which reportedly drew about 2,000 people to the park at midnight Saturday night, damaging the park’s…

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