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Obama tells Leno: Persecution of LGBT people violates basic morality

President Barack Obama on Tuesday night condemned Russia and some African countries for persecuting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. “I’ve been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people’s basic freedoms, that whether you are discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender…

Senator Rand Paul denies his former ‘Southern Avenger’ aide was racist

CNBC reporter John Harwood confronted Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday regarding a former aide who was outed as a neo-Confederate. On NPR’s radio show On Point, Harwood questioned why Paul had employed Jack Hunter — who once went by the name “The Southern Avenger” — as his director of…

Former LA County Republican Party chief arrested for sexting with a minor

The former executive director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County was arrested last Friday for allegedly sexting with a 16-year-old girl. During a child exploitation investigation conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department Mission Division, the girl told officers that Scott Hounsell, 30, had engaged in sexually explicit…

Watch this performance poet cleverly trash misogynistic Twitter trolls

Performance poet Meg Beech in the United Kingdom showed her support for feminist and historian Mary Beard on Monday with some cleverly worded verses condemning Twitter trolls. “I am finding it tough to grow up in a world where Twitter is littered with abuse towards women, where intelligent, eminent, eloquent…

Maddow: Think NSA spying is just being used against terrorists? Think again

The immense surveillance powers of the U.S. government are not just aimed at foreign terrorists, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained on Monday night. Maddow said that, at least politically, the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance operations seemed far more acceptable when they were being used to stop terrorists. Documents obtained…

Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta: I don’t hate God, I just think believers are delusional

Atheists don’t hate God, atheist blogger Hemant Mehta explained Tuesday, they just don’t believe the supposedly divine being actually exists. “But I guess if you lived in a country where all of the representatives, all of the politicians were religious and everywhere you went everyone just assumed you are religious,…

Republican Super PAC encourages people to slap Hillary Clinton with crude online game

A Republican Super PAC that claims to be the “only thing standing between Hillary and the White House” is urging people to visit their website so they can smack the potential 2016 presidential candidate around. The Hillary Project released a webpage Monday which allowed visitors to play three games involving…

Tea partiers get rowdy at town hall after GOP rep. says ‘no’ to govt. shutdown

A Republican lawmaker in North Carolina faced a grilling from a group of tea party members on Monday after he said that he would not force the federal government to be shut down if President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was funded. During a town town hall meeting at…

Fox News contributor Erick Erickson: Wendy Davis is ‘Abortion Barbie’

Fox News contributor Erick Erickson on Tuesday mocked Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis by calling her “Abortion Barbie” after a Weekly Standard writer expressed unhappiness with her answer to a question the Kermit Gosnell case in Philadelphia. In a Tuesday blog post, The Weekly Standard‘s John McCormack said that he…

Ex-Navy chaplain uses Martin Luther King Jr. to justify homophobia

Disgraced former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt attempted to justify anti-LGBT discrimination on his most recent broadcast of Pray in Jesus’ Name by linking it to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, in which King touched on the idea of judging a person by their character rather than…

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