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Fox host calls out Ted Cruz’s false compassion on border crisis: Your plan ‘doesn’t help the kids’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday declared that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and other Democrats “want” a situation where refugee children were maimed and brutalized. In an interview on Fox News, Cruz told host Chris Wallace that Reid and President Barack Obama were holding thousands of children “ransom”…

Rich Lowry: Boys killed on Gaza beach should have gotten out of the way of Israeli explosion

National Review Editor Rich Lowry asserted over the weekend that Israelis were not at fault for the deaths of four boys who were killed while playing on a Gaza beach last week because Hamas should have told them to move out of the way. After the four children were killed…

Joan Walsh on McCain: ‘Cowardly’ is putting Palin ‘a heartbeat away from the presidency’

Appearing on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation with host Al Sharpton, Salon columnist Joan Walsh defended President Barack Obama against Senator John McCain’s accusation of cowardice in response to the shooting down of flight MH17, bringing up a sore point for McCain: his selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008.…

Russia Today defends crash coverage: ‘We have different definitions of truth’

Russia Today, the Kremlin-funded international news agency, pushed back against accusations from one its former correspondents that it is a propaganda outlet for the Putin administration, explaining ” We have different definitions of truth.” Reacting to the highly publicized departure of Sara Firth, who resigned over the network’s coverage of…

Killer mosquito-borne virus arrives in eastern Massachusetts

A potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus called Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE or triple-E) has infected at least one patient in eastern Massachusetts. WWLP Channel 22 reported Friday that the disease has infected one person and that conditions are right for the disease to spread. EEE is a viral brain infection that…

Maddow: NATO warned in June about Russian-trained anti-aircraft gunners in Ukraine

On Friday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow recounted a NATO warning from June 30, in which the group of nations warned that Russia was training Ukrainian separatists how to use sophisticated anti-aircraft surface-to-air weapons. Maddow began the segment by noting that two journalists have left the TV and web network Russia…

Bill Maher: Why aren’t Tea Party ‘numbskulls’ complaining about militarized police forces?

Real Time host Bill Maher accused conservatives on Friday of ignoring the increase in reports of excessive force by local police departments — the kind of “jack-booted government thugs” Republicans used to criticize. “This is the massive expansion of government power that you numbskulls in the Tea Party should be…

George Takei to Maher: Shatner made me want to drive the Enterprise into the Death Star

Actor and activist George Takei burst Real Time host Bill Maher’s fandom bubble on Friday when he discussed his longtime rift with fellow Star Trek star William Shatner. “Canadians have a certain image of being even-tempered and friendly and all that,” Takei said of Shatner. “Well, he is a person…

‘I want to go home to my bed’: Protesters fight disabled Seattle veteran’s eviction

Demonstrators in Seattle tried on Friday to physically block the court-ordered eviction of a disabled Vietnam veteran he and local activists blame on predatory lenders, KIRO-TV reported on Friday. “I want to go home to my bed,” the homeowner, Byron Barton, said during the protest. Barton, who suffered a heart…

AZ GOP candidate denies asking armed militia group to join him for anti-immigrant protest

An Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate denied asking members of an armed militia group to act as his security detail during a protest against Central American immigrants, Talking Points Memo reported. “I neither requested them in any way, shape or form,” former state congressman Frank Riggs told TPM. “I didn’t arrange…

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