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Pat Robertson: Marine training was easy for me, ‘but I’m not a lady’

Reports that four women had failed to complete the U.S. Marines Corps’ officers training course in Quantico, Virginia only seemed to fuel 700 Club host Pat Robertson’s dismay that women would even attempt to serve in combat. “I was trained at Quantico,” Robertson told co-host Wendy Griffith on Tuesday. “I…

Daily Show’s Samantha Bee explores the right’s ‘giant temper tantrum’ about LGBTs

On Monday’s edition of “The Daily Show,” correspondent Samantha Bee investigated the phenomenon of bullying of Christians by LGBT people. According to many Christian activists, the real persecuted minority in the U.S. is the Christian right, who aren’t allowed to indiscriminately gay-bash anymore, which they see as a denial of…

CNN reports TV chef choked by millionaire husband looks ‘weak’ and ‘subservient’

A CNN report aired on Tuesday suggested that celebrity chef Nigella Lawson appeared “subservient” and “weak” after photos were published on the Internet of her husband allegedly choking her at a London restaurant. In a segment on CNN’s New Day morning show, CNN’s Pamela Brown reported that Lawson’s millionaire husband,…

Rand Paul: Senate immigration bill ‘has no chance in the House’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reiterated Republican demands for increased security on a border that immigration advocates have repeatedly pointed out has been militarized into being secure in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. “We have much more security we would write into the substance of the bill,” Paul said…

Fake 911 caller after taking three-month jail deal: ‘I don’t feel guilty about anything’

A California man will spend three months in jail and could be deported after pleading guilty to lying to a 911 dispatcher, leading police into a fatal encounter with a 19-year-old man. The Pasadena Sun reported on Monday that Oscar Carrillo, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, took a plea agreement…

Police: Infant died after mother invited pedophile boyfriend to rape child

A Missouri mother has been charged with child abuse and murder after police said she let her boyfriend rape her 4-month-old infant, resulting in the child’s death. Prosecutors in St. Charles County on Monday released details about how 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Howell sent text messages to her boyfriend, Jordan Lafayette…

Video shows failure of Senate to protect military sex assault victims

The Agenda Project Action Fund has released a new video featuring testimony by men and women who were sexually assaulted while wearing the uniform of the U.S. military. The short clip also lists the names of the 17 U.S. Senators who voted down Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)’s proposal to take…

Wheelchair-bound amputee attacked pre-schoolers with hammer at grocery store

A wheelchair-bound amputee attacked a 3-year-old boy in an Albuquerque grocery store on Monday night, fracturing the child’s skull. Police told ABC News affiliate KOAT-TV that Clayton Senn was seen swinging a hammer at other children in the store as well before finally coming upon his young victim. The boy’s…

Idaho Republicans: Void anti-discrimination laws in case ‘gay guy’ works ‘in a tutu’

Cornel Rasor, who chairs the Idaho Republican Party’s resolutions committee, says that he pushed for a resolution to void all local ordinances banning discrimination against LGBT people because he wants to be able to fire any gay man who “comes into work in a tutu.” The Associated Press reported that…

Maddow: Congress hopes Guantanamo inmates will ‘die of their own accord’

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow tore into Congressional inaction on the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, accusing them of hoping that the prisoners there will all die before elected officials have to take any action on their behalf. Maddow began by discussing some…

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