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Warren: Drug possession warrants jail time but laundering cartel money doesn’t?

Appearing at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) grilled officials from the Treasury Department over why criminal charges were not filed against officials at HSBC who helped launder hundreds of millions of dollars for drug cartels. The HSBC scandal resulted in the Department of Justice and…

District suspends police-in-schools program after officer discharges gun

A school district in New York has put a program to put armed officers in schools on hold after a policeman’s handgun went off at Highland High School. At a Wednesday meeting with parents, Highland Central School District and police officials explained that Officer Sean McCutcheon had been suspended after…

Bryan Fischer: Attending tea party is an ‘excuse’ to be ‘vaporized’ by a drone

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), is warning that attending a tea party could be an “excuse” for the government to “vaporize” citizens on U.S. soil. During his Wednesday Focal Point radio broadcast, Fischer applauded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for filibustering the…

Mentally ill man missing in alleged pattern of ‘patient dumping’ by Nevada health officials

A schizophrenic man has gone missing after an instance of alleged “patient dumping” by Nevada state mental health officials. According to a Wednesday report by Las Vegas’ CBS Channel 8, a patient named James Brown was allegedly sent from Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas to Sacramento, California with only…

McCain blasts Rand Paul’s filibuster as a ‘political stunt’

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tore into Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “ridiculous” 13-hour filibuster, chastising the junior senator for a speech that was “not helpful” and not in keeping with Republican orthodoxy on the terror war. McCain specifically objected to Paul…

New Mexico police search for the horrible person who shot this puppy with a crossbow

Police in Farmington, New Mexico said they’re on the lookout for whoever shot a local puppy in the hind leg with a crossbow, leaving the poor creature yelping in pain. The local animal shelter removed the crossbow bolt from the puppy’s leg and transferred him to a facility in Durango,…

Maddow: Republicans more loyal to NRA than to their constituents

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed new polling by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which shows that despite the fact that a majority of Americans are in favor of background checks for firearms purchases, the politicians representing those Americans are more concerned with their…

Rand Paul considered catheter for filibuster: ‘I’ve put them in before’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says that he considered self-catheterization to minimize trips to the bathroom during his nearly 13-hour filibuster on Wednesday. The morning following Paul’s marathon attempt to block John Brennan’s nomination to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Kentucky Republican selected conservative radio host…

Hannity chuckles at Herman Cain’s sexist impersonation of Nancy Pelosi

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain imitated House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a mocking, whiny voice while appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday. Cain praised tea party Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during the segment for staging a 13-hour talking filibuster against President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead…

Ed Schultz points out that the real voter fraud comes from Republicans

On Wednesday night’s episode of “The Ed Show,” host Ed Schultz listed off numerous actual instances of Republican-spun voter fraud schemes, mocking the seemingly perpetual paranoia many conservatives have about the community group ACORN, which doesn’t even exist anymore. He instead recalled the executive director of the New Hampshire GOP…

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