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CNN’s O’Brien tricks opponent of women in combat into endorsing racial segregation

Friday morning on CNN’s “Starting Point,” anchor Soledad O’Brien hosted a panel to discuss Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s decision to lift the ban on women on women in combat. One guest, who was arguing vociferously against equality for military women, got a surprise when O’Brien got him to agree…

Cory Booker rescues dog from the cold following Twitter appeals

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker also briefly played animal control officer Thursday night, helping a neighborhood dog escape the harsh winter after being alerted to the situation via Twitter. Booker came to the dog’s rescue after WABC-TV reporter Toni Yates contacted him on the messaging service. Yates said she…

CNN host calls out S.C. sheriff on refusal to enforce weapons ban

A South Carolina sheriff who publicly declared he won’t enforce any new gun safety laws he deems unconstitutional accused Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Friday of introducing a “scary” new proposal designed to undermine the Second Amendment. “I believe that there is a goal to ultimately take as many firearms…

Jindal’s keynote speech tells Republicans to ‘stop being the stupid party’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) told a group of Republican leaders on Thursday that the GOP’s brand had been hurt by candidates saying “offensive and bizarre comments” and it was time to “stop being the stupid party.” In his keynote address at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in North…

Woman vet awarded Purple Heart: ‘My gender just never came up’ in combat

Thursday night on Current TV’s “Viewpoint,” host John Fugelsang was joined by Air National Guard search and rescue pilot Maj. M.J. Hegar, who was awarded a Purple Heart medal after being injured in the line of duty. Hegar is one of the plaintiffs in an ACLU lawsuit challenging the Department of…

Soledad tells former RNC chair: Minorities ‘know you and they… don’t like you’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Friday advised former Republican National Committee Chairman Mel Martinez that Republicans would need to do more that just encourage African-Americans and Hispanics to get to know them better because “they know you and they decided they don’t like you.” Speaking with Martinez before the the…

Gingrich: Calling an AR-15 an assault weapon is ‘lovely propaganda’

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that AR-15 military-style rifles should not be banned and that it is just “lovely propaganda” to call them “assault weapons.” Following the introduction on Thursday of Sen. Diane Feinstein’s (D-CA) bill to ban assault weapons, CNN host Piers Morgan reminded Gingrich that Aurora…

Dolphins form ‘life raft’ to help dying friend

Scientists have observed a group of dolphins in the Sea of Japan using their bodies as a life raft to buoy up a dying friend. In this video from NewScientist.com, the pod of dolphins was seen to hold a struggling female up at the surface of the water in order to…

Feds: ‘Ex-Marine’ with ‘right-wing’ manifesto built bombs for cocaine, hoarded assault weapons

A Colorado man, who said that he was an ex-Marine and claimed a “right-wing declaration of independence/constitutionalist political manifesto,” built improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to trade for cocaine and hoarded several military-style assault weapons that may have been converted to machine guns, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. According…

Scientology scion: ‘Cult’ uses the most ‘devious, systematic brainwashing’ ever

The great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard spoke to Current TV host Cenk Uygur on Thursday night and shared a stark warning about what he called one of the most “devious, systematic brainwashing systems that’s ever been invented.” Claiming that Scientology is designed to play on the “narcissism” of…

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