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Family rescued by George Zimmerman afraid of making him a hero

A family in Florida that was reportedly rescued by George Zimmerman cancelled a planned news conference on Wednesday, apparently over concerns about being associated with the neighborhood watchman. Attorney Mark O’Mara on CNN denied rumors that the car wreck was staged in order to rehabilitate Zimmerman’s image. “The same people…

Republican: NSA mass spying ‘precisely the way our government ought to operate’

Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) on Wednesday defended the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program, saying it complied with U.S. law. “I want to make clear to everyone that contrary to the suggestions of some, the NSA has not been acting outside the scope of its authorities,” he said on the…

Alabama agency opens meeting with Christian prayer against same-sex marriage

The Alabama Public Service Commission last week opened a public meeting with an overtly Christian prayer that mentioned abortion and same-sex marriage. In a regulatory meeting on Alabama Power rates, PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh introduced John Delwin Jordan of East Memorial Baptist Church in Prattville and encouraged the public…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama lays out his economic vision at the University of Central Missouri

Watch as President Barack Obama addresses an audience in Warrensburg, Missouri about his economic reform plans, including the budget negotiations, immigration, education and strengthening the middle class, courtesy of NBC News, below:…

Democrat seeks to defund Obama’s expansive war powers

A Democratic congressman on Wednesday offered an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would end the legal cornerstone of the “war on terror.” Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) amendment would prohibit the use of funds pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) effective on December 31,…

WATCH LIVE: Trayvon Martin’s father addresses the Congressional Black Caucus

Watch Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin, appear at the Congressional Black Caucus’ hearing on “Black Men on Boys.” He joined Georgetown University sociology professor and radio host Michael Eric Dyson, former Congressional Black Caucus Chair and former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume, and David Johns, the Executive Director of…

Virginia man admits to embezzling $400,000 from Dave Matthews Band violinist

A Virginia man pled guilty on Tuesday to federal wire fraud charges after admitting to embezzling $400,000 from Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley. The Associated Press reported that Getty Andrew Rothenberg confessed to stealing cash out of the musician’s bank accounts and using credit lines in Tinsley’s name while…

Second accuser: San Diego mayor Filner ‘patted my posterior’

Another woman has come forward with allegations that San Diego, California’s Mayor Bob Filner (D) sexually harassed her. According to Talking Points Memo, political strategist Laura Fink told KPBS that the mayor touched her “posterior” in front of a group of guests at a fundraising event in 2005. Fink worked…

Nugent: Stevie Wonder’s Florida boycott inspired by drug abuse

Speaking to right-wing talk show host and occasional Fox News contributor Andrea Tantaros on Tuesday, National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent declared that musicians like Stevie Wonder, who plan to boycott the state of Florida in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, are brain-damaged from a lifetime of drug…

Beck wears condom glove and ‘birth control nose ring’ to mock MSNBC host

Looking a bit like a homeless re-imagining of horror movie icon Freddy Krueger, right-wing conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck appeared on his Blaze TV Internet show Monday sporting a beard, rolling condoms onto his fingers and taping a birth control pill to his nose in an apparent effort to mock MSNBC…

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