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Rep. Alan Grayson on NSA spying: What if ‘Dictator Palin’ gets elected?

You might not be worried about President Barack Obama abusing the immense surveillance powers of the U.S. government, but what if someone like Sarah Palin gets elected? That is the argument Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) gave in support of his legislation to rein in the National Security Agency during a…

Van Jones rips Obama’s ‘ridiculous’ denial of domestic spying operations

Van Jones, a former White House special advisor, blasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday for cracking down on whistleblowers. “I love this president, everybody knows I love this president, but this is ridiculous,” he said on CNN. “First of all, we do have a domestic spying program, and what we…

Sanjay Gupta destroys the DEA’s classification of marijuana as a ‘dangerous drug’

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Thursday that the federal Drug Enforcement Agency had no reason to treat marijuana the same way it treated PCP and heroin. “I also looked closely at the DEA’s scheduling policy,” he said on CNN. “They classify marijuana as a Schedule I substance. It is in…

Florida man kills wife and posts photo of her body on Facebook

A South Miami man uploaded a picture of his dead wife to his Facebook profile after shooting her on Thursday, according to local media reports. Derek Medina, 31, turned himself into police Thursday afternoon. He told authorities he killed his wife, Jennifer Alonso, during a domestic dispute. Police said a…

Fox News host demands escalation of nuclear hostilities with Russia over Snowden

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett on Thursday suggested that President Barack Obama should pull out of nuclear treaties and send missiles to Europe after Russian President Vladimir Putin granted asylum to National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. During a discussion about the American president’s decision to cancel a one-on-one…

Church member busted for computer theft after asking tech support to remove porn block

A man who attended services at Owasso First Assembly of God in Oklahoma allegedly stole one of the church’s computers, and he might have gotten away with it if he hadn’t called technical support for assistance in removing the pornography filter. KMRG reported that Troy Ridling confessed and was arrested…

Australian far-right candidate is even dumber than a tea partier

While the United States may have some truly awe-inspiringly stupid elected officials and wanna-be elected officials — from Rep. Louis “Don’t Cast Aspersions on my Asparagus” Gohmert (R-TX) to Christine “I’m Not a Witch” O’Donnell to Congressional Republicans who have voted three times to de-fund ACORN, an aid organization that…

Huckabee: Muslims are ‘uncorked animals’ after praying to Allah

Fox News host Mike Huckabee recently asserted that Muslims spend their holy day by praying at the Mosque and then acting “like uncorked animals.” During his Monday radio show, Huckabee discussed the closing of U.S. embassies in the Middle East and said the he knew it was politically incorrect “to…

Oakland woman disappears after seeking information about missing dog

Police are searching for a 50-year-old Bay Area woman who went missing after someone contacted her about ransom for her dog that disappeared after a break-in in May. Police told KNTV on Wednesday that Sandra Coke, who recently moved to the area from New Jersey, was last seen on Sunday…

17-year-old immigrant graffiti artist dies after being Tased by Miami cops

Police in Miami Beach say they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old graffiti artist who died after being Tasered by officers. Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez told The Miami Herald that Israel Hernandez-Llach — who was known as “Reefa” in the local graffiti and skateboarding scene — began…

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