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CNN contributor explains pagan origins of Christian holidays to Wisconsin lawmaker

On Wednesday night, CNN contributor Martin Roland informed Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman that many Christian holidays could be traced back to pagan celebrations. The Republican lawmaker recently gained national attention after issuing an anti-Kwanzaa press release (PDF). On CNN, Grothman explained that Americans shouldn’t celebrate the African American holiday…

Rep. Polis mocks ‘big spending’ Republicans over DOMA ‘lawyer stimulus’

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), one of the few openly gay members of Congress, blasted Republicans on Thursday for re-committing to spending taxpayer dollars on the legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Republicans included language in the Rules of the House for the new 113th Congress that authorizes…

Georgia school board member resigns after running over teen saving parking space

A member of the Bartow County School Board in Georgia resigned on Thursday, citing “personal and family reasons” after she was charged with reckless conduct for running over a 17-year-old girl who was saving a parking space at a Walmart in Cartersville. Bartow County High School student Emily Gulledge told…

Former Navy chaplain: Gingrich ‘worthy of death’ for supporting marriage equality: UPDATED

A disgraced former Navy chaplain says that former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently embraced marriage equality for LGBT people because he has been influenced by “demonic voices” and is now “worthy of death” just like all homosexuals. In an interview with The Huffington Post following President Barack Obama’s re-election,…

Florida man who shot victim asked: ‘Are you Muslim?’

A Florida man was shot in the face twice with a pellet gun during the early hours of Wednesday morning after being confronted by another man in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Lutz, near Tampa Bay. The shooter allegedly asked his victim, “Are you of Middle Eastern…

‘Miss Universe’ comes out for medical marijuana

The winner of 2012′s “Miss Universe” pageant, put on by Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump, told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Thursday morning that she’s in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical uses, but nothing more. “I think that for medical purposes, it is okay,” Olivia Culpo…

State Dept. slams Fox News ‘credible journalist’ for ‘asinine’ question about Clinton’s health

A spokesperson for the Department of State recently seemed to be really enjoying his job as called out Fox News correspondent Justin Fishel for asking an “asinine” question that suggested Secretary Hillary Clinton had faked her illness to avoid testifying about September attacks in Benghazi. Officials revealed last month that…

Newspaper threatened with ‘suspicious white powder’ after publishing gun owners’ names

A New York newspaper this week said that it would hire armed guards because it was sent “suspicious white powder” after publishing the names and addresses of gun owners in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties last month. “The Journal News staff is back at work this evening after officials deemed…

Hand grenades discovered in Disney World trash can

Several hand grenades were discovered in a trash can at Downtown Disney World in Florida on Tuesday night, according to area reports. Thankfully, it turns out the grenades were duds that had been used for training exercises, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told The Orlando Sentinel. A janitor reportedly found…

Peter King: ‘I really don’t know why people need assault weapons’

An influential Republican congressman is insisting that assault weapons like the one used to slaughter 20 school children in Connecticut should be banned. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday asked Rep. Peter King (R-NY) if he agreed with conservatives who wondered if “we really need assault weapons all across America?”…

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