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E.W. Jackson: Government programs worse than slavery for black families

E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said on Wednesday that government programs were worse that slavery for black family because they were “trying to solve problems that only God can solve.” “I am a direct descendant of slaves,” Jackson told a crowd at a Juneteenth event in Newport…

Warren on Trans-Pacific Partnership: If people knew what was going on, they would stop it

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Wednesday voiced her opposition to President Barack Obama’s top international trade nominee because of a secretive free trade agreement. “I am deeply concerned about the transparency record of the U.S. Trade Representative and with one ongoing trade agreement in particular — the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” she…

Republican rep.: Children should be taught ‘traditional’ gender roles

In a speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) said that young boys and girls should be taught classes about their roles in a marriage “at a very young age.” Huffington Post characterized Gingrey’s remarks as a treatise on preventing children…

Texas Senate OKs bill aimed at closing nearly every abortion clinic in the state

Republicans on Tuesday passed a slate of new abortion restrictions by a vote of 20 to 10 that critics say will force all but five of the state’s abortion clinics to shut their doors forever. S.B. 5 would require abortion clinics to hire doctors with hospital admitting privileges, mandate that…

Bachmann took IRS job to ‘understand the enemy’ and ‘defeat the tax code’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Wednesday explained that she had worked as an “insurgent” with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after graduating from law school to “understand the enemy from the inside” and “defeat the tax code.” “Well, it’s been a hundred years now that we’ve had the current United…

Steve King: Secret income is ‘part of freedom’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Wednesday told a tea party rally that the Internal Revenue Service should be abolished because keeping income secret from the federal government was “part of freedom.” “You know, the IRS audited me one too many years in a row,” King explained at a Tea Party…

Texas pastor: Donate to fix my helicopter and get a new car from God

A Texas pastor is being accused of “blasphemy” after he sent out a fundraising plea promising that God would give a new car in “52 days or 52 weeks” to anyone who chipped in $52 to fix his helicopter. “Do you need better transportation?” New Light Church Bishop Ira V.…

Christian host: Liberals want immigration because conservatives are having more sex

Christian radio host Bryan Fischer waded into the recent discussion over immigration and “fertility” on Wednesday, saying liberals are behind reforming U.S. immigration laws out of concern over being outnumbered by natural procreation. “Conservatives are just outbreeding liberals, and that’s a huge problem for liberals, because there’s just gonna be…

Man charged for castrating paraplegic at Philadelphia assisted living home

A 41-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other crimes after police say that he castrated a paraplegic man at an assisted living home in Philadelphia. Police said that Edgar Bonilla was visiting a female friend at the Inglis Apartments at Elmwood when the incident occurred…

Rand Paul slams U.S. spy chief for lying to Congress about NSA surveillance

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) lashed out Tuesday night at Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for telling Congress the National Security Agency wasn’t amassing data on Americans. “What I’m saying is that the director of national intelligence, in March, did directly lie to Congress, which is against the law,” Paul…

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