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Maddow: Maybe it’s time to ditch the Iowa caucuses

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed this week’s revelations that former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) bribed a delegate in the 2012 Iowa caucus to secure an endorsement. Maddow went on to say that the process in Iowa appears to be…

Texas man sues GOP lawmaker and husband over months of workplace Tasings

A 45-year-old Texas man is suing a Republican state lawmaker and her husband over what he calls months of attacks with a Taser while working for them that left him paranoid in his private life. “I was constantly looking behind my shoulder, distracted, couldn’t sleep,” Bradley Jones told KHOU-TV. “I…

Former Navy chaplain: Jesus wants you to ‘sell your clothes and buy a gun’

A disgraced former Navy chaplain this week told his viewers that Jesus would want them to “sell your clothes and buy a gun.” During his Pray In Jesus Name Internet show, Chaplain Gordon James “Chaps” Klingenschmitt suggested that the Department of Homeland Security was trying to enslave citizens by hoarding…

Driver shoots self in groin after neighbors stop him for speeding around kids

Residents of a neighborhood in Virginia say that an angry driver mistakenly shot himself in the groin after they flagged him down for speeding around children. Neighbors in a Norfolk community told WTKR that they never thought that asking 43-year-old Rhonney Jacobs to slow down would escalate into a shooting.…

‘He’s 47 percent Negro’: Anti-Obama Arizona protest turns racist

A protest against an appearance by President Barack Obama in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday was marked by several instances of racist language directed at Obama, the Arizona Republic reported. “He’s 47 percent Negro,” 77-year-old Ron Enderle shouted at one point, later telling the Republic that he was “ashamed” to have…

Santorum: Liberals ‘make it uncomfortable’ to shower at the YMCA

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently told a group of students that they needed to fight for conservative values in “every aspect of your life” because liberals who support abortion rights even “make it uncomfortable” to shower at the YMCA if you disagree with their views. In a video…

Gohmert says he ‘duct taped’ a defendant’s head when he was a judge in Texas

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) revealed on Tuesday that he had wanted to keep a defendant quiet so badly that he “duct taped his head” while serving as a judge in Texas. During a discussion about the trial of Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, Gohmert told Fox News host Sean…

Anthony Weiner caught calling 69-year-old rival ‘grandpa’ at AARP event

While saying he would fight for seniors on Tuesday, embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner did engage in a verbal confrontation with 69-year-old rival George McDonald, culminating in Weiner calling McDonald “grandpa” before the event. NY1 reported that the exchange ocurred before a debate sponsored by AARP, formerly…

Scarborough defends RNC’s Priebus: MSNBC ‘exactly the same’ as Fox News

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday defended Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’ decision to pull debates off of NBC and CNN if the networks went forward with movies about Hillary Clinton, saying that MSNBC was “exactly the same” as Fox News. Speaking to Fox News host Sean Hannity…

Pennsylvania mayor begins performing same-sex marriages in defiance of state ban

A Pennsylvania mayor began performing same-sex marriages on Monday despite a state ban, as he officiated the vows between a longtime couple from Pittsburgh. KDKA-TV reported that Braddock Mayor John Fetterman served as the officiant for the marriage of Bill Gray and John Kandray after the two men obtained a…

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