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Australian military embroiled in fresh sexual harassment scandal

SYDNEY — The Australian military was embroiled in a new sex scandal Thursday with 17 personnel, including officers, under investigation after hundreds of “explicit and repugnant” emails and images demeaning women were uncovered. Army chief, Lieutenant-General David Morrison, said he was appalled at the revelations, which follow a government report…

LGBT activists arrested at Boehner’s office for peaceful sit-in

Eight activist from states without protections for LGBT workers were reportedly arrested during a peaceful sit-in protest at the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday. In videos posted by BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner, activists with GetEqual explain to Boehner staffers that they are calling for a floor vote…

Coulter shouts at Hannity over immigration: ‘You are like a liberal… the country is over!’

Conservative columnist Ann Counter is accusing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) of being like Dr. Jack Kevorkian and helping the Republican Party to perform an assisted suicide by passing an immigration reform bill with “amnesty.” During a Wednesday interview, Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Coulter to explain her recent column…

Larry Flynt ‘never met a Republican who wasn’t… in his heart a racist’

Larry Flynt is sure that there is a Republican who isn’t “in his heart a racist,” but he’s never met one. In an interview with HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovsk on Wednesday, the legendary publisher said that people often ask him “why I’m always knocking Republicans.” “I’ve been around for a…

Catholic school fires teacher because she’s a domestic violence victim

A Catholic school in California has fired a teacher who was the victim of domestic violence because they said her presence threatened “the safety of the students, faculty and parents.” Carie Charlesworth told KNSD that she had worked in her school district for 14 years before Holy Trinity School in…

Maddow: Virginia Republicans move too far right and face serious voter backlash

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the growing unease with which Virginia voters seem to be regarding their Republican elected officials. As the governor’s race begins to take shape in that state, some of Virginia’s one-time conservative stars are losing their shine with…

Scarborough rips NRA for new ad ‘shading’ Obama like O.J. Simpson mug shot

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday paused for seven seconds of silence to shame the National Rifle Association (NRA) after he decided that the lobbying group’s new advertisement had unfairly darkened a photo of President Barack Obama the same way that Time magazine “shaded” O.J. Simpson’s mug shot in…

Watch live: Newtown families gather at U.S. Capitol to remember shooting victims

Families and friends of Newtown victims gather outside the U.S. Capitol for a day-long event to remember the 26 children and educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 13.…

Colbert: NSA scandal means Statue of Liberty is ‘holding a boom mic’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took a moment out of his special Paul McCartney broadcast to discuss the ongoing NSA revelations and growing outrage around the PRISM program. First, Colbert pointed out that “millions of Americans whose privacy has been invaded were shocked to…

‘Oh, for f*ck’s sake!’ John Oliver lampoons media’s coverage of Edward Snowden

The Daily Show host John Oliver on Wednesday night mocked the media’s shallow and tabloid-esque coverage of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Rather than discuss the legal and ethical ramifications of leaking classified information, many outlets decided to zero in on trite personal information, such as Snowden’s educational history. The media…

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