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Hillary Clinton slams ‘unseemly rush’ of voter suppression bills since Supreme Court verdict

In the first of an upcoming series of 20 policy speeches, Hillary Clinton took aim at the 80-plus bills introduced in various states in the wake of the Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voter Rights Act. “We’ve seen an unseemly rush by previously-covered jurisdictions to enact or enforce laws…

O’Reilly: Food stamps are ‘encouraging parasites’ to ‘take as much as they want’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday declared that President Barack Obama had encouraged “parasites” to take advantage of the food stamp program and other “entitlements.” For the past week, the Fox News Channel has promoted its special, “The Great Food Stamp Binge,” which highlights surfer Jason Greenslate as he…

92-year-old black woman sues just hours after North Carolina gov. signs voter ID law

Just hours after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a sweeping voter ID measure into law, a 92-year-old African-American woman has sued the state claiming that her constitutional rights had been violated. At a bill signing with no formal ceremony on Monday, McCrory quietly signed the Republican bill that…

Pennsylvania police chief defends ‘libtards’ rant: ‘Cops are there to clean up the mess’

Embattled Gilberton, Pennsylvania police Chief Mark Kessler told WTXF-TV he had no regrets about the profanity-filled gun video that put his job at risk, while also seemingly arguing against his own department’s capabilities. “If somebody thinks they can dial 911 and the cops will come and save them that is…

Judge refuses to dismiss suit against Feds who arrested former Marine for his controversial Facebook posts

Almost exactly a year ago, former Marine Brandon Raub was taken from his home by federal agents and involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward, all because of some controversial postings to his Facebook account, including some 9/11 conspiracy-related…  …

Maddow laughs at the ‘cross-current of crazy’ taking over the Republican party

The sight of more fringe conservative elements stepping to the forefront brought a laugh to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday night. “For whatever reason, maybe because it is August, the cross-current of crazy in our national Republican party seems to be surfacing everywhere right now,” Maddow said, before highlighting…

Australian lawmaker knocked for remark on party mate’s ‘sex appeal’

Australia’s opposition leader, accused last year of misogyny in a blistering speech by then-prime minister Julia Gillard, was under fire Tuesday after touting the “sex appeal” of an election candidate. Tony Abbott, currently the frontrunner to become next prime minister in September 7 polls, made the remark while campaigning with…

John Oliver: You do not pair a penis with red wine

Monday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver proved that Australia’s presidential elections were just as much of a gaffe-filled fun-fest as America’s presidential elections. Why venture into Australian politics? Oliver hoped the demonstration would make Americans cut down the current election season from four years to one month.…

Watch: Pathogens in the clouds and other disease facts with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Disease expert Laurie Garrett recently sat down with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice to answer some questions about pathogens. The deadliest plague in recorded human history, vaccinations and pathogens spread via clouds were among the topics covered in the “lightening round” on Star Talk Radio. Watch video,…

Full video: Eric Holder announces drug sentencing reforms

In remarks to the American Bar Association in San Francisco on Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder called for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system. He warned that mandatory minimum sentences had flooded courts and prisons with low-level drug offenders. Watch his remarks, uploaded to YouTube by PBS Newshour,…

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