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LAPD refuses to release video of woman’s fatal arrest involving kick to the groin

The family of the woman who died after being booted in the groin while being arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department has filed a lawsuit demanding footage of the fatal encounter be released. “I go to sleep and I think of her and it is horrible because I know…

McConnell lashes out at ‘robo-squirrel’ on Senate floor

As lawmakers negotiate to cut $4 trillion from the deficit, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to blast Democrats for spending $325,000 educating students with a “robo-squirrel” project. “Do Democrats even believe their own rhetoric on spending,” McConnell asked. “Do they just want…

Londoners amused at sight of 50-foot-tall rubber duck

London’s famous Tower Bridge was forced to open up to let a 50-foot-tall rubber duck pass down the river Thames on Tuesday, apparently part of a publicity stunt. The duck was part of a campaign launched by Jackpotjoy, a gambling website. The company said it used the duck to promote…

Fox News analyst: Liberals ‘won’t be happy until we give terrorists food stamps’

Following reports that the U.S. had killed top al-Qaeda leader Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, a Fox News “strategic analyst” asserted on Monday that American liberals would be more upset about the drone strike than people in Pakistan. “The inevitable blowback isn’t from Pakistan, they’re not making noise about this one,” Ralph…

Fourth man accuses Elmo puppeteer of underage sexual abuse

Kevin Clash, the longtime puppeteer behind “Sesame Street” character Elmo, was sued on Monday by a fourth man accusing him of underage sexual abuse. The suit claims that Clash offered to be a father-like figure to a young man age “16 or 17,” ultimately luring the boy to his home…

Soledad grills Jeff Sessions: ‘You hurt people who need food’ with food stamp cuts

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on Tuesday faced tough questions from CNN host Soledad O’Brien for his plan to cut the food stamp program and “hurt people who need food,” including 20 percent of his own constituents in Alabama. Speaking to Sessions in an interview on CNN’s Starting Point, O’Brien wondered…

Colbert ramps up Twitter pressure on SC Gov. Haley in Senate push

Stephen Colbert urged his followers on Monday to keep using Twitter to badger South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) into appointing him to the U.S. Senate, using the hashtag #spottedsalamander in a riposte to Haley’s own social-media jibe. While Haley pointed out earlier in the day on her Facebook page…

Jon Stewart rips Fox News for their perpetual outrage at gun control talk

On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart sharply mocked Fox News over the issue of gun control. Earlier this month, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas read out-loud portions of a piece by Fox Sports.com columnist Jason Whitlock during his regular halftime segment. The article ripped into American…

Maddow: Conservatives getting rich off ‘impotent political rage’

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how conservative figures were turning “impotent political rage and ignorance into personal financial gain.” The liberal MSNBC host noted a recent report by the liberal watchdog Media Matters, which found that Fox News contributor Dick Morris had used his political…

Ed Asner: Fox News host Sean Hannity ‘behind on his rabies shots’

After requesting to urinate on a Fox News producer last week, Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner continued to slam the conservative news network on Monday night. Asner said on Current TV that he thought Fox News host Sean Hannity “was behind on his rabies shots” and that he was proud…

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