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Colbert talks up Ryan and Romney’s ‘dope’ chemistry

Stephen Colbert joined in on the chorus of pundits Monday applauding Mitt Romney for making a “bold” choice in selecting Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to be his running mate – “So daring!” Colbert gushed. “I mean, white, Christian and male? That’s a triple non-threatening to me.” – though not without…

Jon Stewart blasts media for banal banter about Paul Ryan

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night mocked the media for failing substantively cover Mitt Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan. He blasted the mainstream outlets for not having a real discussion about the issues, instead focusing on Ryan’s penchant for catching catfish with his bare hands or…

Sister Campbell: Ryan budget ‘antithetical to either scripture or sanity’

Sister Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun and executive director of NETWORK, on Monday blasted Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) over his budget plan. “It’s totally antithetical to either scripture or sanity,” she told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. “We know the saying that if you want to…

Planned Parenthood warns Idaho lawmakers: Women are watching

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest organized a flash mob in the capitol of Idaho on Saturday to warn against attacks on reproductive rights. About 40 women in pink shirts adorned with the phrase “women are watching” danced to the song “We’re not going to take it” by Twisted Sister. “Pillamina,” the…

Protesters interrupt Ryan in Iowa: ‘Stop the war on the middle class!’

Speaking from the same stage in Iowa where Mitt Romney once declared that “corporation are people,” presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan found himself on Monday being interrupted by protesters who accused him of waging a “war on the middle class.” During an stump speech at the Iowa State…

Romney’s constitutional amendment disqualifies Ryan for no business experience

A constitutional amendment suggested by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have barred Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) from serving as his running mate. Speaking to supporters in Las Vegas last May, Romney told the story of a man who said the Constitution should be amended to require three years…

Icelandic mayor dons dress in support of Pussy Riot

With less than a week until the verdict in the Pussy Riot trial is expected to arrive, support for the Russian musical group has spread to Iceland, where the capital city’s mayor showed his solidarity during the local gay pride parade. Russia Times reports that Reykjavik mayor Jon Gnarr appeared…

Lost jet skier wanders through JFK airport security

A man whose jet ski died in the waters of Jamacia Bay near JFK International Airport was charged with trespassing Saturday night after he swam to shore, hopped a fence and walked straight up to an airport terminal without the facility’s complex security apparatus making even a single attempt to…

Obama tells NASA: ‘I thought about getting a mohawk myself’

During a Monday call to congratulate NASA for successfully landing the Curiosity rover on Mars, President Barack Obama acknowledged the “special mohawk guy” in the control room who had taken the Internet by storm. As the world watched the rover landing last week, NASA flight engineer Bobak Ferdowsi became an…

Doocy defends Ryan: ‘What’s the matter with being an ideologue?’

Fox News co-host Steve Doocy on Monday attempted spin Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s “ideologue” label as an advantage to Mitt Romney’s campaign. During a series of interviews on Sunday, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod blasted Ryan’s plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system while skewing tax cuts…

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