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Letterman: Yoder’s naked swim puts the ‘junk’ in congressional junket

On Monday’s edition of The Late Show, host David Letterman trained his Top 10 list on the Kansas Congressman who was revealed to have taken a naked dip in the Sea of Galilee last year. Though Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) has already taken to the press to explain his actions…

Ohio suspends election board members who pushed for extra voting hours

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow talked with two Democratic election board members in Ohio who were suspended after they pushed to get extra voting hours on the weekends. Dennis Lieberman and Tom Ritchie faced an administrative hearing Monday for refusing to comply with an order from…

Piers Morgan warns Todd Akin: Don’t be a ‘gutless little twerp’

CNN host Piers Morgan on Monday expressed his disappointment that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) failed to show up for his scheduled interview. “Why would he say yes, then no?” Morgan wondered, showing an empty chair. “We can only speculate. But we can tell you this. Todd Akin has until tomorrow…

Parody video uses Romney’s own voice to mock his candidacy

A parody video uploaded to YouTube by Hugh Atkin last week uses audio clips of Mitt Romney to poke fun at the Republican presidential candidate. In the video, Romney can be heard explaining that his time as governor of Massachusetts was like a mini-skirt: short and revealing. Romney also said…

White House hopeful Jill Stein: Time to empty prisons of non-violent marijuana users

Speaking at Seattle’s Hempfest last week, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein voiced her support for marijuana legislation. Stein, a long-time physician and teacher, said the first thing she would do as president would be to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration to declassify marijuana as a Schedule I substance, the…

Bryan Fischer: Todd Akin right about ‘real, genuine rape’

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association on Monday insisted that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) was right to claim women could not become pregnant from “legitimate rape.” “What Todd Akin is talking about is when you’ve got a real, genuine rape. A case of forcible rape, a case of assault,…

Romney team releases new version of widely discredited welfare ad

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Monday released a new advertisement that repeats claims that have been widely been denounced as untrue. “Since 1996, welfare recipients were required to work. This bipartisan reform successfully reduced welfare rolls. Only July 12, Obama quietly ended the work requirement, gutting welfare reform. One of…

Romney wishes to live in New Hampshire and ‘save some tax dollars’

Mitt Romney may have a lower effective tax rate than many middle-class Americans, but he’s still dreaming of ways to pay even less. At a town hall-style event in Manchester, New Hampshire on Monday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told supporters that he could “save me some tax dollars” if…

Jay Smooth: Rappers should be free to collaborate

Hip-hop DJ and activist Jay Smooth called for rappers to be allowed the same freedom to work together that lyricists in other genres enjoy, as he weighed in on the debate over whether Nas, one of rap’s preeminent MCs used ghostwriters years ago. “For the hip-hop world, this is a…

Akin apologizes: ‘I was talking about forcible rape’

The Republican Senate candidate from Missouri on Monday said he had made “serious mistakes” by claiming that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” In his first interview since telling KTVI-TV that “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Todd Akin expressed his…

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