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Florida man admits dismembering 70-year-old mom over her medical problems

Investigators in Brevard County said that a Florida man admitted to beating and dismembering the body of his 70-year-old mother after he became frustrated about her failing health. According to WFTV, Francis Riccio was being extradited from New York to central Florida on Friday on charges of first-degree murder. Brevard…

Mika blasts Fox Business as ‘caveman central’ over its sexist ‘female breadwinners’ meltdown

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski on Friday ripped a panel of male pundits on the Fox Business network who were upset on Wednesday by a report that said women were the primary source of income in 40 percent of U.S. households. Fox News contributor Erick Erickson told host Lou Dobbs that…

Maddow: ‘Something weird is going on’ in FBI shooting of Ibragim Todashev

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the swirl of questions around the shooting of Ibragim Todashev, an associate of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two men charged with the bombing of the Boston Marathon. FBI officials have given conflicting accounts of the questioning…

Mississippi sued over for-profit prisons that risk imates’ ‘death and loss of limbs’

Two civil rights groups have sued the state of Mississippi for alleged human rights abuses at one of the state’s for-profit prisons. A class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) describes how a “perpetual state of crisis at the East…

Utah top gun lobbyist arrested for threatening ex-wife with ‘Zombie Response Vehicle’

One of Utah’s top gun lobbyists was arrested this week after he allegedly used a 2.5-ton Army surplus vehicle to threaten the lives of his ex-wife’s family, but his lawyer insisted that he was simply “having fun in his big boy toy.” According to a KTSU report, Utah Shooting Sports…

Third ricin letter threatens Obama over ‘God-given’ gun rights

The Secret Service on Thursday reportedly intercepted the third in a series of ricin-tainted letters threatening violence over any new gun control measures. Two other letters were received by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday and the Bloomberg-supported Mayors Against Illegal Guns on Sunday. WNBC’s Jonathan Dienst told…

Fox Business host: Cut government because ‘no one’ died of starvation before welfare

Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday declared that government programs should be cut based on the false assertion that “no one” died of starvation in the Great Depression before the modern “welfare state.” Stossel told the hosts of Fox & Friends that he had taken his cameras out on…

Rep. Rush blasts Sen. Kirk’s ‘elitist white boy’ plan to jail ‘18,000 black men’

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) on Wednesday accused Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R) of proposing an “elitist white boy solution” to gang violence with his plan for the mass arrests of 18,000 gang members in Chicago. Earlier on Wednesday, Kirk had joined with fellow Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) in calling on…

Schlafly advises Republicans: Ignore Hispanics and ‘reach out to… white voters’

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly says Republicans are making a mistake by trying to court Hispanics with comprehensive immigration reform legislation. “I think that’s a great myth because the Hispanics who come in like this are going to vote Democrat,” Schlafly told the Focus Today radio program in a clip obtained…

Sen. Rubio: Best response to IRS scandal is ‘repealing Obamacare’

In a video response to a constituent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claimed Wednesday that the best way to respond to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal is by “repealing Obamacare,” which he claimed would be enforced by tax collectors demanding payment from Americans who do not purchase health insurance. “When…

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