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Texas pastor tried to coerce high school girl into stripping for him

Texas pastor Jeffrey Dale Williams of the Church of Corinth was arrested and jailed Wednesday on charges of “attempted sexual performance of a child” for trying to coerce an underaged girl into taking off her clothes. According to Dallas-Ft. Worth’s WFAA, Williams’ attempted seduction of the high schooler was captured…

Bags of urine thrown as White Student Union clashes with May Day protesters

Workers rights demonstrators clashed with white supremacists in the so-called White Student Union during Washington, D.C. May Day protests on Wednesday. According to CNN, “bags of urine and flag poles” were thrown as skirmish broke out in Lafayette Park between the White Student Union protesters and demonstrators from the group…

Pennsylvania woman reappears 11 years after being presumed dead

A Pennsylvania woman who abruptly vanished 11 years ago turned herself in to police in Key Largo, Florida last Friday. According to CNN, Brenda Heist walked out on her family in Lititz, Pennsylvania in February of 2002 while her children were at school. Detective Sgt. John Schofield of the Lititz…

Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust

A Fox News guest on Thursday slammed President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary nominee, connecting him to an 18th century scientific movement that embraced reason, which she said was partially to blame for the Holocaust. Fox News host Steve Doocy asked Penny Nance, CEO of the Christian activist group Concerned Women…

Maddow calls Bush library’s ‘Decision Points’ game ‘a national scandal’

In the newly commissioned George W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a peculiar display has the political world buzzing. In this display, called “Decision Points,” participants play a game where they’re forced to make the same decisions President Bush did. On the…

Colbert: Rand Paul’s feelings are the real victims of Newtown

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented a new edition of his recurring segment “The Word.” Wednesday night’s word was “N.R.A.-vana,” the blissful state of peace and acceptance that comes to a politician after they sell their soul to the gun lobby. “On the very first episode…

Jon Stewart mocks Ted Cruz: He is nothing but a dirty syrup-guzzler

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart savagely mocked “wacko-bird” Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Noting Cruz was now considered the most hated legislator in the Senate, Stewart joked “that’s like being the lowest rated show on NBC.” “He’s American as apple pie that the…

Youth advocate: Student arrested over science project highlights school to prison pipeline

On MSNBC Wednesday night, a youth advocate explained how the recent arrest of a 16-year-old girl over a science experiment highlighted the so-called school to prison pipeline. Kharry Lazarre-White of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol said the line between a disciplinary infraction and a crime had become blurred in many U.S. schools.…

Tennessee county official not sorry for image promoting violence against Muslims

A county commissioner has refused to apologize for posting an image on his Facebook page that declared Muslims were best greeted from behind a shotgun barrel. The image showed a man in a cowboy hat pointing a double-barreled shotgun at the viewer with the caption, “how to wink at a…

Larry Flynt promises to ‘stand erect’ in support of ‘sex pioneer’ Mark Sanford

Republican congressional candidate and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), who abandoned his post in 2009 to visit Argentina with his mistress, received an unexpected endorsement from porn publisher Larry Flynt on Tuesday. That might be good grist for his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, but it’s also good for…

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