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Texas man shoots self inside hospital room shortly after wife gives birth

A Texas man fatally shot himself inside a Houston hospital room over the weekend not long after his wife had given birth. KHOU reported that the wife gave birth at the Willowbrook Methodist Hospital on Sunday. And then hours later, the man committed suicide while in that same room with…

Booker’s opponent ‘not apologizing’ and ‘not backing off’ racist tweet

Newark Mayor Corey Booker’s (D) Republican opponent in the New Jersey Senate race said over the weekend that he was “not apologizing” and “not backing off” after a staffer sent a racially-charged tweet. During a televised debate last week, Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan’s Twitter account posted a message that…

Republican House Science Committee member: ‘Global warming is a total fraud’

A Republican member of the House Science Committee jovially dismissed global warming as a plot to institute a “global government” in a speech to supporters, The Nation reported on Saturday. “Just so you know, global warming is a total fraud,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacker (R-CA) said in video from a town…

Man fatally shoots child and then himself inside Manchester YWCA

Authorities in New Hampshire were investigating on Sunday after a man reportedly gunned down an 8-year-old boy in a Manchester YWCA before turning the gun on himself. According to WMUR, the Manchester Police Department and emergency crews responded at around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to reports that shots had…

Gohmert: Opposition to Obamacare is ‘how we got to the Constitution’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Sunday asserted that the Republican obsession with repealing President Barack Obama’s health care reform law and threatening to shut down the government if it was not defunded was the same process that the country used to create a Constitution. ABC News host George Stephanopolous noted…

Birtherism bites Ted Cruz: Trump says he’s ‘perhaps not’ eligible to run for president

The country’s most prominent Republican birther says that one of his party’s early frontrunners for the 2016 presidential nomination may “perhaps not” be eligible to run if he was born in Canada. In an interview that aired on Sunday, ABC’s Jonathan Karl reminded billionaire Donald Trump that his false claim…

Hispanic GOP strategist smacks down Steve King: Get therapy for your ‘melon fixation’

Hispanic Republican strategist Ana Navarro blasted Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Sunday and suggested that he might want to “get some therapy for his melon fixation” after the congressman said that many undocumented immigrants had “calves the size of cantaloupes” because they were drug runners. During a panel segment on…

Rick Santorum tells Republicans to stop being the party of the 1 percent

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) on Saturday castigated his fellow Republicans for representing only “job creators” and ignoring American workers. “There’s a group of folks, interestingly enough, from those on the right of the Republican Party joining those on the left of the Republican Party saying we need to talk…

CNN host corners Priebus over Fox TV producing Hillary Clinton miniseries

CNN host Candy Crowley on Sunday confronted Republican National Committee Chairman (RNC) Reince Priebus and asked him why he was not pulling GOP debates off of the Fox News Channel after it was revealed that Fox Television studios may be producing a Hillary Clinton miniseries. In letters to NBC Entertainment…

Maine Governor LePage: I’d like to blow up newspaper building

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) wasted no time in making a disturbing joke after boarding a flight simulator during a Friday appearance, the Bangor Daily News reported on Friday. “I want to find the Press Herald building and blow it up,” LePage said in video posted online from his appearance…

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