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Gates: Benghazi-obsessed Republicans have ‘cartoonish’ view of military capability

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told CBS News that Republican lawmakers who are blasting President Barack Obama’s administration for failing to take military action during last September’s surprise attacks in Benghazi have a “cartoonish” view of the military. “I listened to the testimony of [Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta]…

George Will floats impeachment after IRS targets tea party groups

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday suggested that President Barack Obama could be impeached after it was revealed that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted tea party groups. The Associated Press learned last week that the IRS had apologized for what it was an “inappropriate” investigation into whether tea party…

Kristol shreds Karl Rove’s super PAC over anti-Hillary Benghazi attack ad

Conservative Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is lashing out at Karl Rove and his American Crossroads super PAC for using last year’s attacks in Benghazi to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential race. During a Fox News panel segment on Sunday, Kristol complained that…

Fox News conducts Mother’s Day interview with adulterer Mark Sanford

Mark Sanford, the South Carolina congressman-elect who notoriously lied and said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he was actually in Argentina having an affair, on Sunday compared Fox News to The National Enquirer after a host asked him if he had set a date to marry his mistress.…

Republican rep. falsely claims ‘no one is calling for military action in Syria’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) on Sunday insisted that “no one is calling for military action in Syria” even though several lawmakers have called for a strike on the country’s air defenses to create a no-fly zone. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked…

Maher: Class inequality may have helped Cleveland kidnapper hide victims

On Friday night’s edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher and a panel made up of writer Glenn Greenwald, commentator Joy Reid and National Review writer Charles Cooke discussed whether class issues played a role in the case of the three women who were held prisoner in the…

Maddow: For GOP, ‘Impeach Obama’ urge is a form of incontinence

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow chided Republicans for their constant calls to impeach President Barack Obama. She likened the right’s continuous cries for impeachment to an involuntary tic, an accidental soiling of oneself, like a person who poops or pees themselves a little when they…

Maher slams Fox News’ Benghazi coverage: ‘I still don’t know what the scandal is’

Bill Maher accused Fox News of playing up the September 2012 attack on an American consulate building in Libya during the panel discussion on Real Time on Friday. “If you watch Fox News, this story was like, ‘They saved Hitler’s brain’ times ‘Men walk on the moon’ — it was…

Texas mom treats son with WebMD after he’s shot by her friend

Police in Texas are considering whether to charge a mother who decided to consult the website WebMD after a friend shot her son instead of taking him to the hospital. According to KHOU, surveillance video recorded in a Houston home on Tuesday shows Pete Jesse Rodriguez “tracking” the 14-year-old boy’s…

Texas opens criminal investigation into fertilizer plant explosion

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced on Friday that the McLennan County Sheriff and the Texas Rangers were opening a criminal investigation into an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West that killed 14 and injured 200 last month. “This disaster has severely impacted the community of West,…

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