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Miami reporter: Hispanics and independents targeted by Florida’s voter purge

In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today, Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo offered more details as to who is being targeted in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to purge “non-citizens” from the state’s voter rolls. Out of about 2,600 people identified by the Scott administration as non-citizens, Caputo said,…

Tom Barrett: I don’t want Wisconsin to be right-wing experiment

Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, who is challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday’s recall election, said he does not feel ignored by President Barack Obama. “This started as a citizens movement,” the Democratic candidate explained Tuesday on CNN. “There were literally close to a million people who signed their name…

Reid to Romney: Tell Republicans that opposing fair pay is ‘shameful’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Tuesday called out presumptive Republican presidential nominee for refusing to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure that Republicans eventually blocked by filibuster. “For many families in Nevada and across the country, a woman is the only income generator in that family,” Reid…

New Spike TV ‘reality’ show plays evictions for laughs

A U.S. cable channel best known for featuring mixed martial arts fighting and video games is preparing to launch a show based upon another, decidedly less visible American contact sport: evictions. “World’s Worst Tenants” will feature crazy-but-true stories, as recounted and apparently acted out by professional evictor Todd Howard and…

Mika Brzezinksi to Michael Steele on equal pay for women: ‘You got nothin’!’

Tuesday morning on “Morning Joe,” Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) joined a panel including co-host Mika Brzezinski, NBC’s Chuck Todd and former head of the RNC, Michael Steele. The discussion turned to the fact that the Senate is set to vote Tuesday on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which aims to close…

Sanders: Wall Street is continuing its ‘insane gambling casino’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) launched his latest stinging critique at Wall Street Tuesday morning, specifically at JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon ahead of his testimony to the Senate Banking Committee next week. “They have learned nothing about the fact that, what financial institutions in this country should be investing…

Republican candidate’s machine gun video vows to ‘take Linda Sanchez out’

A Republican candidate and law enforcement officer in California is promising to “take Linda Sanchez out” in a campaign ad against the incumbent Democratic representative that features an animated machine gun. In the 5-minute commercial posted to YouTube on Monday, a machine is seen blasting away at a wall to…

Funny or Die makes ‘The Wire: The Musical’

The folks at Funny or Die decided to release Tuesday morning a musical parody of the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire. The very surprising video features some of the show’s iconic starts playing their character’s roles while singing in a carefree light heartedness that is a complete contrast of…

Gay-baiting author tells Fox Radio: Hillary Clinton ‘overweight’ and ‘not looking good’

A controversial author, who once insinuated that Hillary Clinton was a lesbian, on Tuesday said that the current secretary of state wasn’t fit for another White House run because she was “looking overweight.” “At this very moment that we’re speaking right now, Brian, [the Clintons] are already thinking seriously about…

Mom arrested for cheering too loudly at daughter’s graduation

A South Carolina mother’s cheers were loud enough to result in her being handcuffed and arrested at her daughter’s high school graduation by cops over the weekend. According to WPDE-TV, Shannon Cooper was taken into custody minutes after she celebrated her daughter receiving her diploma. “Are ya’ll serious?” Cooper reacted…

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