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Jimmy Carter: Obama is president because of my grandson

Former president Jimmy Carter told CNN on Thursday that he believed his grandson was the reason Barack Obama was still President of the United States. “That’s kind of a prejudice,” he said, laughing. Carter’s grandson, James Carter IV, discovered the infamous “47 percent” video of Mitt Romney on the Internet…

Colorado lawmaker tells anti-gay Christians: ‘Get thee to a nunnery’

The National Organization of Marriage on Thursday accused the author of a civil unions bill of being contemptuous of religion after the Colorado lawmaker said Christian don’t have the right to discriminate against gay and lesbian individuals. “Don’t claim religion as a reason the law should discriminate,” state Sen. Pat…

Rep. Adam Schiff to GOP: It’s not your messaging, it’s your policies

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California said Thursday that Republicans were unpopular simply because they were advocating unpopular policies. “It’s crazy and what is so frustrating about it is we are now poised to recover economically if Congress would just get out of the way,” he said on the radio…

Pat Robertson: Only ‘nutty’ Ph.D.s believe climate change causes more blizzards

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday dismissed scientific evidence that large winter storms are linked to climate change, insisting that only “nutty” Ph.D.s believe the theory. A Thursday 700 Club report pointed out that a recent Princeton study projected that there would be less overall snowfall, but larger snow storms and…

Gohmert: Voters need ‘at least 50 rounds’ in magazines to take out drones

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) says constituents are telling him that high-capacity magazines should not be banned because people need “at least 50 rounds” to shoot down government drones. During Thursday interview on Freedom 107 radio, host Jeff Akin asked the Texas Republican how he felt about using unnamed aerial drones…

Whistleblower fired for revealing cops threatened Obama while protecting him

A Richmond police officer who reported fellow cops for allegedly threatening President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama has been fired from his job on the force. WTVR on Wednesday confirmed that the officer, who did not wish to be named, had been called to police headquarters where he…

Arizona doctor apologizes for mocking Aurora shootings on Twitter

A pediatric cardiologist in Arizona apologized Wednesday for mocking a Denver Post reporter who lost a friend in the movie theater mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. According to Denver’s Channel 9 News, Dr. Scott Schnee of Banner Health Care in Phoenix has apologized for offensive remarks he made via his…

McCain: ‘I call people jerks all the time… it’s supposed to be fun’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Wednesday refused to apologized for calling a constituent a jerk, saying that he used the insult “all the time” and “it’s supposed to be fun.” At a town hall event earlier in the week, the Arizona Republican had become frustrated after the crowd heckled him…

Walmart pressing felony charges against employee who ate ‘multiple’ Oreo cookies

Walmart is moving forward with felony charges against an employee of an Indiana store who admitted to eating “multiple” Oreo cookies because she said that she couldn’t afford to pay for them with her salary. A Portage Police Department report obtained by The Smoking Gun on Thursday said that Penny…

Gawker’s Max Read: ‘Friends of Hamas’ story proof that right wing lives in ‘complete bubble’

On Wednesday night’s edition of Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur welcomed Gawker.com writer Max Read for a discussion about the right wing media frenzy sparked by the “Friends of Hamas” canard that nearly derailed the confirmation of Defense Secretary nominee Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE). What began as…

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