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Tempers flare as Republicans boo Rep. Corrine Brown for shaming them over food stamp cuts

Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday threatened to strike a Democratic representative’s words from the record and then booed her after she shamed them for cutting food stamp funding from the farm bill. “The Bible says, to whom much is given, much is required,” Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)…

Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hungry families

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday objected over and over again in order to keep statements out of the congressional record that accused Republicans of hurting working families by taking food stamps out of the farm bill. Before a vote could be taken on the Republican farm bill that drops…

Pat Robertson urges LGBT people to ‘come out’ as straight

Appearing on “The 700 Club” Thursday, television preacher and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson assured his viewers that gay people are not really gay, they’re just confused due to “chromosomal damage” they suffered as children, and urged his LGBT viewers to “come out” as straight people. “I am very…

Zimmerman lawyer flips out after prosecution requests ‘child abuse’ charge

Defense attorney Don West slammed prosecutors on Thursday for what he said was an “outrageous” proposal that the jury be allowed to consider third-degree murder because it would mean that George Zimmerman committed “child abuse” when he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “Oh, my God!” West exclaimed at the…

Maddow: GOP anti-choice crusade will affect women for generations

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how the Republican anti-women’s health agenda and how it bears no relation to the will of the people, does nothing to help the economy or create jobs, and endangers the lives and well-being of women. First, Maddow…

Kilmeade makes toddler cry on live TV by smashing his face with a basketball

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade brought a small child to tears on Thursday by hitting him in the face with a basketball. Earlier this year, 24-month-old Titus became a viral sensation after his father posted a YouTube video of his knack for making trick shots on a kid-sized basketball goal.…

O’Reilly claims some Texas women get abortions because of hand sprains

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claimed on his show Wednesday that abortion regulations are so lax in Texas that some women get abortions because they’ve sprained a hand. “You can just kill the baby, or the fetus, however you want to describe it, any time you want for any reason,”…

GOP Rep.: Don’t trust Obama with border security or Clinton with your daughter

A Republican congressman from Kansas is standing behind his suggestion that President Barack Obama should not be trusted to secure the border just like President Bill Clinton should not be trusted not to have sex with people’s daughters. In a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) wrote: “Most…

Eric Boehlert: Don’t blame D.C. for Walmart’s fear of living wages

Media Matters senior fellow Eric Boehlert on Wednesday said it was wrong for some conservative media figures to attack the city of Washington, D.C. over a “living wage” proposal. The measure, approved by the D.C. Council on Wednesday, has caused retail giant Walmart to threaten to abandon the city. Opponents…

Radio host: Vanderbilt football player ‘allowed’ teammates to rape girlfriend

Former Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Erik Ainge, who now hosts a show on Tennessee Sports Radio, revealed this morning that a Vanderbilt football player under investigation for sex crimes “allowed” three teammates to rape his girlfriend. Earlier this month, The Tennessean reported that sex crimes detectives and the Tennessee Bureau of…

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