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Jon Stewart calls for Bill O’Reilly to be next Pope: He’s got the inside track on infallibility

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart again poked fun at the search for the next Pope. Stewart suggested that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly would make a good leader of the Catholic Church, since he already believed he was infallible. But Stewart doubted O’Reilly would…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein chides Rand Paul for ‘stupid’ Jane Fonda example during filibuster

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) knocked her colleague Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday night for warning of hyperbolic scenarios during his 13-hour filibuster. “No drone is going to be used in the United States against an American citizen walking down a street or sitting in a cafe and, you know,…

Van Jones: ‘Civil rights villian’ Rand Paul is a civil liberties ‘hero’

Van Jones, the founder of the progressive group Rebuild the Dream, said Thursday on CNN that he supported Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) 13-hour filibuster of CIA nominee John Brennan. “You know, I love this president and I respect this president,” Jones said on CNN. “Rand Paul was a hero yesterday,…

Warren: Drug possession warrants jail time but laundering cartel money doesn’t?

Appearing at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) grilled officials from the Treasury Department over why criminal charges were not filed against officials at HSBC who helped launder hundreds of millions of dollars for drug cartels. The HSBC scandal resulted in the Department of Justice and…

District suspends police-in-schools program after officer discharges gun

A school district in New York has put a program to put armed officers in schools on hold after a policeman’s handgun went off at Highland High School. At a Wednesday meeting with parents, Highland Central School District and police officials explained that Officer Sean McCutcheon had been suspended after…

Bryan Fischer: Attending tea party is an ‘excuse’ to be ‘vaporized’ by a drone

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), is warning that attending a tea party could be an “excuse” for the government to “vaporize” citizens on U.S. soil. During his Wednesday Focal Point radio broadcast, Fischer applauded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for filibustering the…

Mentally ill man missing in alleged pattern of ‘patient dumping’ by Nevada health officials

A schizophrenic man has gone missing after an instance of alleged “patient dumping” by Nevada state mental health officials. According to a Wednesday report by Las Vegas’ CBS Channel 8, a patient named James Brown was allegedly sent from Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas to Sacramento, California with only…

McCain blasts Rand Paul’s filibuster as a ‘political stunt’

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tore into Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “ridiculous” 13-hour filibuster, chastising the junior senator for a speech that was “not helpful” and not in keeping with Republican orthodoxy on the terror war. McCain specifically objected to Paul…

New Mexico police search for the horrible person who shot this puppy with a crossbow

Police in Farmington, New Mexico said they’re on the lookout for whoever shot a local puppy in the hind leg with a crossbow, leaving the poor creature yelping in pain. The local animal shelter removed the crossbow bolt from the puppy’s leg and transferred him to a facility in Durango,…

Maddow: Republicans more loyal to NRA than to their constituents

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed new polling by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which shows that despite the fact that a majority of Americans are in favor of background checks for firearms purchases, the politicians representing those Americans are more concerned with their…

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