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CNN’s Costello pushes Walmart VP on labor practices

Faced with a more challenging interview than he might be used to, a Walmart spokesperson defended the company’s wage and labor practices to CNN host Carol Costello on Tuesday. “Our average rate is about $12.40 an hour far a full time associate,” said the company’s vice president of communications, David…

Study: More CA drivers tested positive for drugs than alcohol

A study by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) found that twice as many people involved in late-night traffic stops were found to be driving on drugs, as opposed to drunk. The Los Angeles Times reported that the study of 1,300 stops in nine California cities, released Monday, showed…

Clyburn: Republicans using racial ‘code words’ to attack Susan Rice

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) on Tuesday accused Republicans in Congress of using racial “code words” to undermine U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice even though they “can’t hold a candle to her intellectually.” In a letter written to President Barack Obama on Monday, 97 House Republicans said that…

Maddow to GOP: McCain is totally not who you want as your foreign policy expert

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how Republicans are doing themselves a disservice by allowing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to be their de facto leader and spokesperson on foreign policy. Maddow began the segment by discussing President Barack Obama’s historic visits to Myanmar…

Tricia Rose chides Wal-Mart for ‘anti-human being’ approach to labor

In supporting reported plans for a strike by Wal-Mart employees Brown University professor and Current TV contributor Tricia Rose criticized the corporation for treating its workers as less than human. “It’s grindingly aggressive, anti-human being statements,” Rose said on The Young Turks Monday. “Like, ‘Well, people are lining up for…

Jeb Bush Jr. claims Rubio is ‘pro-science’ after ‘Earth was created in 7 days’ remark

Jeb Bush Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), on Tuesday defended Sen. Marco Rubio as “pro-science” after the Florida Republican said he was not sure if the Earth was created in seven actual days because “it’s one of the great mysteries.” “I’m not a scientist, man,”…

O’Reilly defends Romney: ‘Stone-cold fact’ that Obama won because of ‘gifts’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday lash out at liberals for refusing to accept the “stone-cold fact” that former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was right when he said that President Barack Obama won because he gave voters “gifts.” In a conference call with donors last week, Romney had…

Record-setting storm pounds Pacific Northwest

A storm carrying hurricane-level winds and heavy rain tore through parts of the Pacific Northwest on Monday, leaving residents in both Washington and Oregon fighting both flooding and widespread power loss. In Seattle, 2.14 inches of rain fell on the city throughout the day, nearly doubling the previous record high…

O’Reilly responds to Stewart: Unfettered abortions not traditional

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly shot back at Comedy Central host Jon Stewart on Monday night, after Stewart mocked O’Reilly for lamenting the decline of “traditional America.” During his show on Thursday night, Stewart argued that so-called “traditional” Americans were perpetually being usurped as the country’s demographics and beliefs changed.…

Frank Rich: So-called ‘war on Christmas’ a dig at Jews

New York Magazine’s Frank Rich on Monday blasted News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch, describing the media mogul’s recent statements on Twitter as anti-Semitic. Murdoch, whose News Corp. owns Fox News and a vast array of other media outlets, said on Twitter that the “Jewish owned press” favored Palestinians over…

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