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British government claims Greenwald’s partner David Miranda had ‘highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism’

Home Office claims nine-hour detention of Guardian journalist’s partner was justified to protect public from threat of terrorism The government has embarked on an aggressive offensive to justify the detention of David Miranda by suggesting that the partner of the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald possessed “highly sensitive stolen information that…

Former NC lawmaker and Maddow discuss Republican ‘warp speed’ assault on voting rights

A former North Carolina state lawmaker defended her decision to resign her position in order to fight the state’s new voter suppression measures in an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow Monday night, calling it the best avenue. “I can’t accomplish anything in this next session,” former state Sen. Ellie…

Cenk Uygur calls out TIME magazine reporter for supporting drone strike on Julian Assange

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Monday blasted a TIME magazine reporter who said he couldn’t “wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Michael Grunwald made the comment Saturday on Twitter, sparking a huge backlash. Grunwald later deleted the message…

Christian radio hosts: Gay Boy Scouts will get merit badges for sodomy, incest and cannibalism

Christian radio broadcasters Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner told their listeners that Boy Scouts were trying to “find the thing that God really, really, really hates the most” by allowing gay members, and soon the organization would be handing out merit badges for sodomy, incest and cannibalism. “Manhood is a…

NYC’s Police Chief: Largest-ever gun seizure by an undercover cop was really because of ‘stop and frisk’

At a press conference this morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Department Commissior Ray Kelly announced the largest gun seizure in the history of the city. Nineteen people were arrested on charges that they were running “a gun pipeline” that led from the Carolinas into New York…

Fox News analyst suggests Al Jazeera supports ‘killing Americans and so on’

Fox News analyst Jim Pinkerton suggested on Monday that Al Jazeera’s new American television network might have an editorial policy that was supportive of “killing Americans and so on” because he said that was what most Arabs wanted. In preparation for Al Jazeera America’s Aug. 20 launch, Fox News host…

Journalist arrested at Wisconsin protest calls Gov. Walker presidential run ‘horrifying’

The editor and publisher of The Progressive magazine told Democracy Now host Amy Goodman his recent arrest in the Wisconsin state capitol might be a sign Gov. Scott Walker (R) is girding himself for a run at a presidential campaign, despite being an unsuccessful crackdown on the state’s protest movement.…

Conservative radio host: Obama wants ‘an abortion in every household’

Conservative radio host Mark Levin recently blasted President Barack Obama for what he said was a policy of “an abortion in every household” with his health care reform law. During the debate over the Affordable Care Act in 2009, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) attempted to derail negotiations with an amendment…

California tea party legislator pulling ‘horrified’ teenagers from school to avoid transgender equality law

California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly went on Fox & Friends this morning and declared that he would be pulling his “horrified” children from public schools now that Jerry Brown has signed AB 1266 into law. The bill allows transgender students the opportunity to participate in sex-segregated activities and use restroom…

Chuck Todd explains RNC debate ban: GOP candidates only run for a ‘deal with Fox’

MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Monday explained that the Republican National Committee (RNC) was “smart” to bar CNN and NBC from hosting debates because about half the the 2012 presidential candidates just wanted a national platform to get a talk show, radio show or some other deal with Fox News.…

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