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Pennsylvania governor: Forced ultrasounds are ‘the way to go’

Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asserting that forced ultrasounds are “the way to go” if they stop women from having abortions. Corbett had been criticized for supporting one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country because he said that women could just “close your eyes” during the…

Maddow: Ron Paul supporters infiltrating Republican state leadership

Rachel Maddow discussed Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) continued push to win delegates in the Republican presidential race Tuesday evening, despite that Mitt Romney has the nomination locked up. Paul’s supporters showed up at Republican primary contests in Louisiana, Massachusetts last weekend, allowing him to pick up more delegates. The congressmen’s…

New Jersey tanning ‘addict’ accused of putting 6-year-old in tanning bed

An absurdly tanned New Jersey woman appeared in court on Wednesday to defend herself against a charge of child endangerment, filed after school officials noticed her 6-year-old daughter had come to school with burns on her skin. Asked by officials where she got the burns, the girl reportedly said, “I…

Major GOP donor arrested in $100 million veteran charity scam

The U.S. Marshal Service announced Tuesday that it had captured one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives who is accused of creating a fake charity for Navy veterans that funneled some of the $100 million collected to Republican candidates. Between the early 2000s and 2010, a man using the alias “Bobby…

Chad Michaels on bullying: ‘Live your life fabulously’

Over the course of the fourth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” nearly every contestant talked about being bullied in their childhoods — especially the winner, Sharon Needles, who said that her “spooky” drag persona was a response to the bullying and who dedicated her win to “anyone who ever got…

Chomsky: U.S. and Europe ‘committing suicide in different ways’

In an interview with GritTV’s Laura Flanders, author and MIT professor Noam Chomsky discussed the potentially bleak future facing both the United States and the European Union. Both, he said, are facing historic crises and are going about trying to resolve them in exactly the wrong ways. According to Chomsky,…

Colbert: Paul Ryan should be the vice pope

Stephen Colbert described Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) much-criticized budget as following the guidelines of Christianity in the Republican way. Colbert was fully behind the congressman, whose budget would keep tax cuts for America’s wealthiest citizens while inducing painful cuts for the country’s middle class and poor. And Colbert defended Ryan…

Lou Dobbs: Obama slogan tied to ‘Marxists and socialists and communists’

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday issued a breaking “news alert” that President Barack Obama’s latest campaign slogan “has ties to Marxism and socialism.” In a 7-minute video released Monday, the Obama campaign unveiled its new slogan, “Forward,” which has obvious similarities to MSNBC’s slogan, “Lean Forward.” Conservative newspaper…

Stewart asks Republicans: ‘Are you on crack?’

Jon Stewart had just one question Monday evening for angry Republicans upset over President Barack Obama using the killing of Osama bin Laden in a campaign ad against Mitt Romney: “Are you on crack?” The Daily Show host reminded those upset over Obama’s move of what his predecessor George W.…

Student abandoned in DEA holding cell drank own urine to survive

UPDATE: DEA apologizes to student left handcuffed in holding cell without food or water Daniel Chong, a 24-year old student at UC San Diego, was taken into custody during a drug raid and abandoned in a holding cell for five days without food or water, according to NBC San Diego.…

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