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Gay playwright calls out Chris Hayes for dismissing LGBT boycott of Russian Olympics

Tony award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein slammed MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Wednesday over the way “All In with Chris Hayes” dismissed proposed boycotts of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia over the country’s draconian anti-LGBT laws that ban “gay propaganda.” Fierstein said that to award Russia the…

African-American Republican confronts Priebus: Party treats blacks ‘like we don’t exist’

A Republican African-American woman on Wednesday told RNC chairman Reince Priebus and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich that the party treated blacks “like we don’t exist.” Following a long discussion between Gingrich and Priebus at the 2013 Republican National Committee Summer Meeting about how the party was going to be…

Christian TV host tries to exorcise ‘demonic spirit’ from Obama

Disgraced former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt veered into domestic policy commentary on his online show on Wednesday, arguing against the National Security Authority’s (NSA) domestic spying program while trying to pray a demon out of President Barack Obama. “We pray against the domestic enemies of the Constitution,” Klingenschmitt said, his…

Beck ‘historian’ David Barton: Global warming has been over for 16 years

A so-called “historian,” who conservative radio host Glenn Beck has hired to teach at his online university, recently announced that global warming had not occurred for the last 16 years. During a discussion with Jenni White of Restore Oklahoma Public Education, self-proclaimed “expert in historical and constitutional issues” David Barton…

Huckabee asks Nugent to turn his hunting dog ‘loose on some Democrats’

Fox News host Mike Huckabee and Ted Nugent on Tuesday hatched a plan to take the conservative rocker’s “world’s greatest hunting dog” and “him loose on some Democrats” so they could get the “varmints” out of office. Huckabee began his Tuesday interview with Nugent by asking about “Gonzo, the wonder…

Rand Paul won’t be a ‘birther for Republicans’ over Ted Cruz presidential run

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says he won’t be a “birther for Republicans” so he’s “staying out” of the debate over whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to run for president. During an interview on Tuesday, CNN’s Erin Burnett asked Paul if Cruz should be allowed to run for president…

Maddow searches eBay for Bob ‘Gov. Ultrasound’ McDonnell’s Rolex

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow wondered aloud about the current whereabouts of the $6,500 Rolex watch that was among the gifts given to Virginia’s Gov. Bob McDonnell by Johnnie Williams Sr., a dietary supplement tycoon and friend of the McDonnell family. Maddow — who nicknamed…

California lawmaker blasts Boy Scouts for ‘very vile and sickening assumptions’ about gay men

California has moved one step closer to revoking the Boy Scouts’ tax exemption over their prohibition of openly gay leaders. The California Assembly Committee on Judiciary approved the Youth Equality Act by a 6-3 vote on Monday. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), would prohibit organizations…

NC NAACP slams Gov. McCrory for ‘vulgar misuse of political power’ over voter ID law

North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber on Tuesday accused Gov. McCrory (R-NC) of “a vulgar misuse of political power” by signing a photo ID law that opponents say will disenfranchise minority and other voters. At a Tuesday press conference, Barber said the the NAACP would be suing the state…

Gohmert complains about Obama: ‘I thought that we were going to have a post-racial president’

Even while acknowledging a decline in overall violent crime in the U.S., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) insisted on accusing President Barack Obama’s administration of race-baiting in an interview with conservative radio host Steve Malzberg. “I’m glad somebody in this administration finally admitted because they’re constantly screaming about all the hate…

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