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Report: Man behind Romney ’47 percent’ video will reveal himself Wednesday

The Florida bartender responsible for capturing former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” remarks will reveal his identity in an interview with MSNBC host Ed Schultz that will air Wednesday. Both Schultz and Mother Jones, which released the video in September 2012, announced the interview on Tuesday, with…

Rachel Maddow mocks Paul Ryan’s budget: ‘Republicans have seen how this movie ends’

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan was acting as if he hadn’t lost the 2012 election. The former Republican vice presidential candidate unveiled a budget plan earlier in the day that was strikingly similar to the one he had previously…

Rep. Alan Grayson: Paul Ryan wants sick poor people to die

Rep. Alan Grayson, a notably blunt Democrat from Florida, blasted House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday night. While discussing the Republican congressman’s latest budget proposal on Current TV, Grayson accused Ryan of wishing a large swath of Americans would die. “In one case after another, you look…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren slams Republicans: Worry less about helping big banks

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts slammed Republicans on Tuesday for holding up the confirmation of Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. At a Senate Banking Committee hearing, the progressive senator suggested Republicans were using false arguments to fight the nomination of Cordray. Warren, who…

California lieutenant governor: ‘Do the damn right thing’ and legalize marijuana

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday called on politicians to be honest about legalizing marijuana, claiming many lawmakers and officials secretly opposed the drug’s outlaw status. “I am sick and tired of politicians saying one thing in private and saying another in public,” he said on HuffPost Live. “Love…

‘Concerned’ Minnesota man explains how butt ‘enzymes’ cause AIDS

Speaking before a State House committee, which is voting soon on a gay marriage bill, “concerned Minnesotan and father and husband” Mike Fry presented his own version of how gay men contract AIDS. When there’s ejaculation into a vagina, there’s a barrier there — as in your packet it states…

Rep. Paul Ryan: Republicans won’t ‘give up on destroying the health care system’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Tuesday that Republicans would continue to push to repeal health care reform. “We believe that this law is going to collapse under its own weight… This to us is something that we’re not going to give up on, because we’re not going…

Family Research Council: Functioning societies ‘punish’ single people for having sex

A senior fellow at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) says that “functioning societies” should “punish” single people who engage in sex outside marriage. Dr. Pat Fagan, who directs FRC’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), on Monday told FRC President Tony Perkins that a 1972 Supreme Court case that…

Armory: Little league’s AR-15 raffle ‘going gangbusters’

An Illinois armory that has partnered with a local little league to raffle off an AR-15 military-style assault rifle says that tickets are selling like “gangbusters.” Atwood Armory co-owner Charidy Butcher told The Raw Story that her phone had been “ringing nonstop” since the raffle for Atwood-Hammond Little League began…

6-month-old Chicago girl dies a day after drive-by shooting

A 6-month-old girl was pronounced dead on Tuesday from injuries suffered while being shot five times as her father changed her diaper. According to WGN-TV, Joneyela Watkins died following multiple surgeries at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. “A lot of the bleeding, they could not stop,” a local church leader,…

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