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Rick Perry: Wendy Davis learned nothing from ‘her own example’ as a teen mom

Appearing at the National Right to Life Convention in Dallas on Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) criticized state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), saying the woman who stopped his favored anti-abortion legislation cold on Tuesday had not learned anything from “her own example” as a teen mom. “She was the…

Schlafly: Latinos aren’t Republicans because of ‘illegitimate’ babies and handouts

Eagle Forum founder and long-time strident anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly told a conservative radio host last week that the Republican Party is making a terrible mistake targeting Latinos for outreach. Latinos, she said, in an interview excerpt posted at Right Wing Watch, can never be proper Republicans because they have too…

Double-amputee veteran Tammy Duckworth rips contractor’s twisted ankle ‘disability’

Appearing Wednesday to testify before a House committee, the owner of a military IT contracting company was lectured and shamed by Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), an Iraq veteran and double amputee who grilled him about a military disability claim he filed 27 years after twisting his ankle in prep school.…

Texas Troopers forcibly arrest 72-year-old woman during Wendy Davis filibuster

A 72-year-old woman who appeared to be doing nothing more than observing Texas Senate proceedings following state Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D) filibuster of an abortion bill was forcibly arrested and charged with assaulting an officer early Wednesday morning. Video captured by 23-year-old Austin resident Elizabeth Willmann shows two troopers surrounding…

Robertson warns on LGBT marriages: God could do something ‘drastic’ like Sodom and Gomorrah

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday reacted to two landmark Supreme Court decisions favoring same sex marriage by suggesting that the court’s swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, may have law clerks “who happen to be gays.” After ignoring two rulings that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and…

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis: ‘I would be lying’ to deny aspiration for higher office

Speaking to MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Wednesday, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D) was directly confronted on whether or not she plans to run for governor. She replied: “You know, I would be lying if I told you I hadn’t had aspirations.” The first inklings that Democrats may be…

Zimmerman lawyer says ‘creepy a** cracker’ 7 times to claim Trayvon ‘put race in this’

Don West, a defense attorney for murder suspect George Zimmerman, on Thursday used the term “creepy ass cracker” seven times in a span of about three minutes to try to make the point that slain teen Trayvon Martin was the one who had made his own death into a racial…

Fox News host: DOMA ruling a ‘conservative victory’ because it makes gays less slutty

Fox News talk show co-host Greg Gutfeld told a panel on Wednesday’s episode of “The Five” that he believes the Supreme Court’s rulings on same sex marriage are actually “a huge conservative victory” because it will make LGBT people less promiscuous, then suggested that it’s time “gay activists” just give…

Incoming police chief shoots woman while trying to kill her dog

A woman in North Carolina says that the incoming police chief in one town did not react to provide immediate assistance after accidentally shooting her while trying to kill her allegedly aggressive dog. Investigators said that Winston-Salem Assistant Chief Barry Rountree was responding to a dangerous weapon call on Wednesday…

Rep. Elijah Cummings warns: Don’t assume Issa has evidence for what he says

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said Wednesday that facts were not often on the side of Oversight chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA). Speaking with MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Cummings was asked if he thought Issa was going to be more transparent about investigations into the…

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