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Maine man arrested for shooting dog with BB gun 100 times

A man in Maine has been arrested for animal cruelty after allegedly shooting a dog with a BB gun over 100 times, WGME reported on Friday. The Waldoboro Police Department announced on Thursday that Aaron Armstrong had been charged with class C felony aggravated animal cruelty. Earlier this week, the…

Top Nazi SS commander found living in Minnesota

A top commander of a Nazi SS unit has been secretly living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, The Associated Press revealed on Friday. According to records obtained by an AP Freedom of Information Act request, Michael Karkoc lied about his service in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense…

Maddow: Republicans are stuck in ‘downward facing dogma’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow continued to chronicle the Republican Party’s inexorable slide to right in a segment called “Downward Facing Dogma.” She chided the GOP for its ongoing obsession with culture war issues and gravitation more and more toward fringe ideologies. First…

Netherlands accused of ‘casting away’ the elderly as Republicans attack HHS mandate

House Republicans, along with one Democrat, spent roughly one hour attacking the Department of Health and Human Services’ 2012 contraceptive rule on Wednesday night. The HHS mandate requires employers to provide health insurance plans that cover FDA-approved contraceptive drugs and devices at no cost. Though the federal department proposed an…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Americans have no right to freedom from religion

During an announcement of the signing of the so-called “Merry Christmas Bill,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry and state Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) said Thursday that freedom from religion was not included in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “I’m proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our…

Catholic League president: ‘Nest of homosexual priests’ should be ‘rooted out’

Catholic League President Bill Donohue has called for the church to track down the “nest of homosexual priests” and make sure that they are “rooted out.” Newsmax host Steve Malzberg on Wednesday asked Donohue what Pope Francis meant when he recently admitted that a “gay lobby” was influencing the Vatican.…

Ron Johnson: ‘Restoring faith in government’ is the ‘wrong solution’

Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Thursday told a conservative conference in Washington, D.C. that “restoring faith in government” was the “wrong solution” and that lawmakers should instead be encouraging “distrust.” Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, Johnson said that too many Americans had…

Australian military embroiled in fresh sexual harassment scandal

SYDNEY — The Australian military was embroiled in a new sex scandal Thursday with 17 personnel, including officers, under investigation after hundreds of “explicit and repugnant” emails and images demeaning women were uncovered. Army chief, Lieutenant-General David Morrison, said he was appalled at the revelations, which follow a government report…

LGBT activists arrested at Boehner’s office for peaceful sit-in

Eight activist from states without protections for LGBT workers were reportedly arrested during a peaceful sit-in protest at the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday. In videos posted by BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner, activists with GetEqual explain to Boehner staffers that they are calling for a floor vote…

Coulter shouts at Hannity over immigration: ‘You are like a liberal… the country is over!’

Conservative columnist Ann Counter is accusing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) of being like Dr. Jack Kevorkian and helping the Republican Party to perform an assisted suicide by passing an immigration reform bill with “amnesty.” During a Wednesday interview, Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Coulter to explain her recent column…

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