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Boston-area priest busted with a prostitute in a graveyard

A high-ranking priest with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston was arrested over the weekend for soliciting a prostitute after police observed him paying for sex in a graveyard. Lowell police were in a local neighborhood on Sunday conducting surveillance for prostitution and drug use when they observed a known…

Ezra Klein: Republicans on ‘kamikaze mission’ against Obamacare

Washington Post columnist and MSNBC guest host Ezra Klein on Monday night said the Republican war against the Affordable Care Act has turned into a campaign of self-sacrifice. “This is a weird thing that’s happened to the campaign against Obamacare,” he remarked. “It began as most campaigns do, as a…

Watch: Why you should be very worried about the DEA’s spy program

Matthew Feeney, assistant editor for Reason 24/7, on Monday explained why the Drug Enforcement Administration’s surveillance program violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. He argued on RT America that the program robbed defendants of their right to a fair trial. “I think any constitutional system that is supposed…

Lawyers: Illegal body cavity searches of women standard policy at Texas traffic stops

Lawyer representing women who faced “unconstitutional” cavity searches of their genitals at traffic stops in Texas last year have said that the practice is essentially standard practice in many jurisdictions. In two separate cases last year, four women said that they were humiliated with illegal cavity searches on the side…

Republican rep.: Obamacare ‘racist’ because white people use tanning beds

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) recently told a group of constituents that he backing a birther bill because he hoped that it would “get rid of everything” that President Barack Obama had done, and then added that the president’s “racist” health care law forced white people to pay more to use…

Greenwald: Embassy closings looks like a conspiracy to silence NSA debate

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald on Monday suggested that President Barack Obama had ordered 19 U.S. embassies in the Middle Easy closed not because of a legitimate terror threat, but to silence a debate on recently-revealed details of National Security Agency (NSA) data collection programs. In a Sunday appearance on Meet…

Fox News and Trump complain: Blacks say ‘cracker’ but we can’t use the N-word

Conservative mogul Donald Trump and the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday complained that African-American Democrats were allowed to say the word “cracker,” but celebrity cook Paula Deen was “crucified” for using the N-word. During a weekly segment with Trump, Fox News host Gretchen Carlson reported that Rep. Charlie…

BBC: Boston bomber had literature about white supremacy and gun rights

The older of two brothers who allegedly bombed the Boston Marathon earlier this year had “right wing extremist” literature including information about gun rights and white supremacy. The BBC program Panorama spent months speaking to friends in attempt to uncover what might have radicalized Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by…

Michael Savage: Terror alert is ‘Muslim president’ trying to ‘justify spying’

Erstwhile television host and right-wing shock jock Michael Savage — whose real name is Michael Weiner — expressed skepticism on Saturday about the weekend’s Middle East terrorism alert, which has closed U.S. embassies throughout the region. According to Mediaite, Savage said that rather than a real heightened possibility of terrorist…

Tea party candidate dares McConnell to ‘be a man’ and run on his record

The tea party candidate who plans to face off against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the Kentucky Republican Senate primary next spring challenged the senior senator to “be a man” and run on his record over the weekend. Now This Is News caught up with businessman Matt Bevin…

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