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London mayor gets stuck in mid-air in zip line stunt gone wrong

Surely it seemed like a good idea at the time, sending London’s Mayor Boris Johnson whizzing down a zip line in his suit and tie, blue-helmeted for safety and waving a Union Jack in each hand. Things shortly turned sour, however, when the mayor came to a sudden halt in…

Palin mocks Cheney over ‘mistake’ jab: ‘Dick… never misfires’

Sarah Palin on Tuesday disagreed with Dick Cheney’s assertion that the Republican Party had made a “mistake” by putting her on the 2008 ticket and then mocked the former Vice President Dick Cheney for shooting his friend in the face in 2006. During an interview that aired on Sunday, Cheney…

‘Pepper Spray Cop’ loses his job

The infamous “Pepper Spray Cop” who attracted widespread criticism toward a California college last year is off the beat permanently, The Sacramento Bee reports. A spokesperson for the University of California-Davis, where John Pike was captured pepper-spraying a group of seated protesters last November, said Pike was no longer employed…

Gingrich: Romney was right about Israel being culturally superior

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says GOP hopeful Mitt Romney was right to suggest that Israelis were superior to Palestinians because of their culture. Palestinian officials on Monday had accused Romney of racism after he seemed to tell wealthy donors — including billionaire Sheldon Adelson — that Israelis were…

Colbert defends Romney aide’s outburst at ‘info-jackals’

Stephen Colbert said on his show Tuesday he didn’t see the big deal about Mitt Romney’s rash of miscues during his recent overseas trip, like his questioning of British readiness for the Olympics. “Why is that controversial?” he asked during his Colbert Report monologue. “Every week, Hank Williams Jr. questioned…

Jon Stewart mocks Romney’s Israel gaffes: Jews are culturally money-making motherf*ckers

On his show Tuesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s latest series of gaffes. While Romney was in Israel, the Republican candidate remarked at a fundraising event that the Israelis were more economically successful than the Palestinians because of their culture. “Romney appears to…

Barney Frank: Marriage equality is up to the states

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on Tuesday insisted that a state-by-state approach was the only way to legalize same sex marriage. “There was a fundamental confusion here,’ he said on MSNBC. “There has never been a practical law saying that what marriage is. Marriage has been left to the states.” The…

Rep. Deutch: GOP turning a constitutional right into a crime

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) on Tuesday blasted Republicans over legislation that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “Bringing up this bill under suspension that disregards the United States Constitution is beyond brazen,” he said on the House floor. “It is time that my…

Pastor compares Obama to Judas over same sex marriage

Rev. Williams Owens, founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors, on Tuesday compared President Barack Obama to Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver in the Bible. “The President is in the White House because of the civil rights movement, and I was a leader in…

Rep. Steve King defends the right to watch dog fighting

Iowa Rep. Steve King (R) is standing up for the rights of Americans who want to see dogs and others animals pitted against one another in fights that often result in the animals’ deaths. During a tele-townhall event last week, King complained about an amendment to the farm bill that…

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