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Witness responds to suggestion that Trayvon lied before getting shot: ‘That’s real retarded, sir’

A witness for the prosecution on Thursday politely told George Zimmerman’s attorney that he was acting “real retarded” by suggesting that slain teen Trayvon Martin lied in a phone call just minutes before he was shot. “Of course, you don’t know if he was telling the truth or not,” attorney…

Drunk Texan kills himself while playing with gun

A drunken Houston man shot himself in the head Thursday morning as he played with a gun in the parking lot of a local business, police said. The man’s name has not yet been released, but The Houston Chronicle noted that the shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. Witnesses claimed…

Beck: Marco Rubio a ‘piece of garbage’ for helping ‘communist’ Democrats

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Thursday threatened to send Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) “away” because he was a “piece of garbage” for working with Democrats to pass comprehensive immigration reform. In a Senate speech on Wednesday, Rubio had noted that he agreed with his conservatives critics on “every other…

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…

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