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Rubio: ‘I just want to congratulate those like Fox News’ for pushing Benghazi

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday thanked the Fox News channel for everything they had done to promote the idea that President Barack Obama’s administration deliberately allowed four Americans to die in Benghazi, Libya last year. Following a day of near wall-to-wall Fox News coverage of the House Oversight Committee…

Veteran with service dog turned away from Texas restaurant

An Army veteran who served in Iraq and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder was turned away from a Texas restaurant this week after the owner said he was not welcome inside with his service dog. John Quinones told Jacqueline Ortiz, a reporter for San Antonio-based NBC affiliate WOAI-TV, that he…

Greenwald: U.S. oligarchs focused on military and surveillance state to put down unrest

Attorney and author Glenn Greenwald confessed Wednesday that he thinks America’s oligarchs appear to be mostly focused right now on consolidating surveillance and military might without regard for discontent across society, risking major civil unrest. Greenwald made the comments during a panel discussion on “The Young Turks,” joined by journalists…

Arkansas school cancels entire graduation after being asked not to pray

A school district in Arkansas has decided to completely cancel 6th grade graduation ceremonies after some parents asked that Christian prayers not be included. According to KAIT, Riverside School district made the decision after being contacted by a parent and receiving a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union. “As…

Maddow: Heritage Foundation immigration study is exercise in Republican racism

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow talked about the futility of attempting to do minority outreach when your party’s platform is openly hostile to non-white Americans. She highlighted a study by the Heritage Foundation that said Latino immigrants should therefore be admitted to the…

Facebook page promoting violence against female Marines reappears, mocking Congress

A Facebook page that glorified violence against women in the military was shut down after Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) publicly called it to the attention of the secretary of defense and the commandant of the Marine Corps. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Commandant of the Marine…

Watch live: House committee holds hearing on Boston bombings

House Homeland Security Committee hears testimony from Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, Sen. Joe Lieberman and Massachusetts Homeland Security official Kurt Schwartz about the Patriots’ Day attacks and the investigation that followed. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on May 9. [House Homeland Security Committee Chair Michael McCaul by Flickr…

Colbert turns his back on South Carolina over Sanford win: ‘I feel so betrayed’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert lashed out at his home state of South Carolina for failing to elect his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch to Congress, and re-electing former Gov. Mark Sanford (R) to the congressional seat he held before running for governor. “Folks, tonight I…

Jon Stewart highlights Bullsh*t Mountain’s history of hysteria to mock Benghazi hearing

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday mocked Fox News for over-hyping yet another congressional hearing on the attack in Benghazi. Fox News pundits and Republicans alike had promised Wednesday’s hearing would be a bombshell. But like the hearings before it, the Oversight Committee hearing failed to turn up…

Sen. Whitehouse destroys colleague who said God won’t allow climate change

In a nearly 17-minute speech on Wednesday evening, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) blasted an unnamed senator for saying God would protect the Earth from climate change. “I was recently at a Senate hearing where I heard a member of our Senate community say, ‘God won’t allow us to ruin our…

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