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Jon Stewart mocks ‘delicate flower’ Bob Woodward

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped the coverage of a recent spat between the White House and journalist Bob Woodward. Woodward alleged a senior White House official said he would “regret” his reporting on budget negotiations between the President and Congress. The Washington Post…

Rachel Maddow on the sequester: This goose is cooked

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow doubted that President Barack Obama and Republicans would be able to reach a last-minute deal to avert across-the-board budget cuts. The $85 billion worth of indiscriminate spending cuts was implemented as a part of a political deal to raise the federal…

Constituents laugh at Republican’s ignorance of trans-vaginal ultrasounds

During a town hall meeting last week, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) claimed to be ignorant of trans-vaginal ultrasounds and their recent involvement in the debate over abortion rights. Duffy was asked whether he supported the Woman’s Right to Know her Unborn Child Act, which would require a woman to receive…

Republican senator defends tax breaks for corporate jet owners

Republican Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas on Thursday defended the so-called “corporate jet loophole,” which provides special tax deductions for the owners of private jets. President Barack Obama has called for the corporate jet tax break and similar deductions, such as those for yacht owners, to be eliminated as part…

Man sentenced to read lynching essay in ‘peace circle’ for attacking black teen with noose

An Illinois man on Wednesday was sentenced to two years of probation and told to write an essay about lynching after he assaulted an African-American teen with a noose in 2011. In January, Chicago police arrested 19-year-old Matthew Herrmann for putting a noose around the neck of a Brother Rice…

Pat Robertson: My prayers are ‘going to supply a million dollars’ to someone

On Thursday’s episode of CBN’s religious talk show “The 700 Club,” televangelist and conservative icon Pat Robertson declared that the Christian deity figure had subconsciously told him that one lucky viewer of Robertson’s program will be made a millionaire through the power of Christ. “God is going to supply a…

Southern Baptist leader: Liberals ‘ostracized’ the KKK and homophobes will be next

Civil rights advocates have pushed most racists into the shadows and now a leader at the Southern Baptist Convention is worried that that the LGBT movement could even force homophobes to be “ostracized to the level of being Ku Klux Klansmen.” During a Tuesday interview with the Heritage Foundation’s Istook…

Pelosi rips into Boehner’s desire to ‘pink slip’ Americans in budget negotiations

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday blamed Republicans for doing nothing to stop automatic spending cuts in the so-called sequester, which she said would disproportionately impact women and that Americans “might as well get a pink slip” directly from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “Tomorrow is fraught with…

Parents of transgender first-grader sue after school blocked girls’ bathroom use

The family of a Colorado transgender girl has filed a discrimination suit after her school ordered her to stop using the girls’ bathroom. According to CNN, Jeremy and Kathryn Mathis, parents of first-grader Coy Mathis, have filed suit against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District under Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act. “In the end we just…

Rep. Gwen Moore slams Republicans for cutting minority women out of anti-domestic violence legislation

Update: The House voted to pass the Senate’s version of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday with a vote of 286-138, CNN reported. Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore (D) spoke passionately on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday as the legislative body prepares to take up the…

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