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Robert Gibbs: Darrell Issa made himself ‘the biggest joke in all of Washington’

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday blasted House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) as “the biggest joke in all of Washington” and said he should apologize for calling current White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a “paid liar.” Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Issa had…

Florida cop fired after dashcam shows him running over fleeing man

A Florida cop was fired on Friday amid an investigation into the death of 38-year-old Marlon Brown, who police say was run over by a squad car last month as he fled an officer. Dashboard video taken from DeLand, Fla. Officer J.P. Harris’s car shows him pursuing Brown and running…

Texas man stung to death by 40,000 killer bees

A Texas man was stung to death by about 40,000 killer bees a day after his 62nd birthday when his tractor ran into a hive, KCEN-TV reported on Sunday. Relatives of Larry Goodwin told the station he was consolidating a neighbor’s brush pile on Saturday when the tractor hit a…

Descendant of Confederate soldier insists forefathers were ‘equally American’

Speaking to reporters at Saturday’s annual Confederate Memorial Day celebration in Baltimore, Maryland, a descendant of a Confederate soldier insisted that his forefathers and all fighters from the South are just as “equally American” as soldiers from the North and should be honored as such. That comment was made by…

Famed storm chaser killed by multi-vortex Oklahoma tornado

Famed storm chaser Tim Samaras, along with his son Paul and fellow storm chaser Carl Young, were killed on Friday when a multi-vortex tornado hit El Reno, Oklahoma, family members revealed Sunday. Samaras, featured by Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers,” appeared on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” just hours before losing his life…

Florida police use Taser to subdue runaway llama

An nine-hour police hunt in Florida culminated Saturday morning with officers deploying a Taser against a runaway llama, after the creature escaped its owner and went on the lam. Deputies in Leon County first got the call about “Scooter” the llama on Friday night just before midnight, according to NBC…

CNN host shoots down Issa’s claim that IRS ‘rogue’ agents were ‘ordered from Washington’

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Sunday was unable to produce evidence to back up his claim that so-called “rogue” agents at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) were “directly being ordered from Washington” to target tea party groups. “As late as last week the administration’s still trying…

Professor: ‘Follow your dreams’ is cruel advice

With graduation season in full swing, students across the nation are being told the key to success is to “follow your dreams.” But Professor Lisa Wade of Occidental College argues the idealistic cliche has no real value to students — and verges on being harmful. “I think it is actually…

Blackburn opposes equal pay laws because women just want to be ‘recognized’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that Washington should stay out of the business of ensuring equal pay because “what women want” is just to be “recognized.” During a panel discussion on NBC about a recent Pew report that found women had become the primary source of income in…

Huffington calls out Rove as ‘the Michael Jordan of politicizing’ the White House

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington on Sunday told Karl Rove, a former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, that it was “ironic” that he was invited on ABC News to criticize the current White House for scandals at the IRS and Justice Department because he was the “Michael Jordan…

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