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Watch: Texas Republicans gave Sen. Wendy Davis a warning because of this

Update: Wendy Davis filibuster succeeds amid chaos as Republicans fail to legally pass anti-abortion bill Republicans in the Texas Senate voted to sustain a point-of-order against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) on Tuesday night because she received help with back-brace. The point-of-order was the second warning she received during…

Rep. Paul Ryan: IRS practices still cause for outrage

House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday morning said Americans should still be outraged at the Internal Revenue Service. During an appearance on CBS’ This Morning, Ryan said that Congress would continue to seek information about who ordered political “targeting” at the IRS. The Republican congressman said lawmakers…

McCain: We’ll make border with Mexico look like ‘the Berlin Wall’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Tuesday that the Senate should include an amendment for increased border security in its new bipartisan immigration reform bill. In video featured by Talking Points Memo, McCain said that the amendment, proposed by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) would make the border…

John Lewis: ‘These men’ on the Supreme Court never had to pass a literacy test

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on Tuesday blasted conservative justices on the United States Supreme Court after they struck down a part of a law intended to prevent the type of voter suppression that he was fighting against when he had his skull fractured during protests in the 1960s. In a…

Fired teacher to testify on protecting victims of domestic violence

Former Catholic school teacher Carie Charlesworth will testify before California lawmakers on Tuesday urging them to pass a bill that would protect domestic violence victims like her from being fired from their jobs because of it. KNSD-TV reported that Charlesworth will speak before the state Judiciary Committee at 11 a.m.…

Beck: Food Network guilty of ‘un-American’ McCarthism for firing Paula Deen

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck is accusing the Food Network of McCarthyism after it fired celebrity cook Paula Deen over her admitted use of racial slurs. Wearing what appeared to be a Boy Scout uniform on his Monday Internet broadcast, Beck said that Deen “doesn’t sound racist.” “When you go…

Right-wing talk show host: Obama is a ‘wussy’ gay man who wants to wear ‘drag’

During a recent interview with anti-feminist leader Phyllis Schlafly, host of a right-wing online talk show exclaimed that he thinks President Barack Obama is “a wussy guy” who was “involved with homosexuality” and would probably wear “drag” if he thought he could get away with it. “Barack Obama, and I…

Georgia required woman to get vaginal exam to correct birth certificate error

A 37-year-old Georgia woman says that she was humiliated when the state told her she would need to have her vagina probed to prove she was a woman before she could renew her driver’s license. Nakia Grimes told WAGA that she never had a reason to notice that her birth…

Columbus man says mushrooms made him rip off his penis

A 41-year-old Ohio man nearly died last week after he tore off part of his penis while high on drugs. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglar alarm at Ypsilanti Middle School in Detroit last Tuesday and found a screaming naked man. Sgt. Geoff Fox told the Detroit Free…

Maddow on IRS scandal: This whole thing is over now, right?

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow briefly reported on new revelations regarding the ongoing IRS scandal. A ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee released IRS documents earlier in the day that showed progressive groups — not just tea party organizations — were included on…

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