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West Virginia senator: Women senators ‘are on top of’ military sexual assault reports

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) suggested in an interview on Tuesday that it was his female colleagues’ responsibility to monitor reports of sexual assault in the U.S. military. “I talk to all the different senators, especially to our female senators, who are really on top of this and watching it very…

Mark Sanford to female MSNBC host: ‘I’d turn around’ trust question to you

Disgraced former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday was invited back on his pal Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC morning show on voting day in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District and refused to directly answer a question about lying to his constituents and cheating on his wife, telling co-host Mika Brzezinski…

New York attorney general: Banks have no fear of law enforcement

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday suggested that big banks were not afraid of skirting the law because they didn’t believe law enforcement would target them. But he plans to change that. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit against Wells Fargo and Bank of America earlier in the day.…

George Takei stars in hilarious video mocking ‘a**hole’ foes of marriage equality

Famous Star Trek alumni George Takei warned that opponents of marriage equality threaten to destroy society in a 1950s-esque public service announcement published Monday. The satirical video profiles Dale, a sick and troubled foe of same-sex marriages. Takei notes the Dale doesn’t care whether a man and woman get married…

Texas House approves bundle of radical pro-gun laws

Lawmakers in the Texas House on Monday will give final approval to a bundle of 12 radically pro-gun bills (PDF), clearing the way for guns to be brought onto school campuses and into classrooms by students and teachers. All the bills were easily approved by voice vote on Saturday, according…

Robertson: God can change murderers, rapists… and homosexuals

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday defended an Ecuadorian preacher’s homophobic comments and said that LGBT people could change their “orientation,” just like God could change murderers and rapists. The Huffington Post reported earlier this year that evangelical preacher Nelson Zavala had his political rights revoked after he said that homosexuality…

Local TV station shoots 9mm handgun at athletic cup to make case for bulletproof groins

An NBC affiliate in Missouri shot 9mm rounds into a athletic cup filled with red dye to prove that men’s groins were susceptible to bullets without additional armor. KDSK reported that Jeremiah Raber had spent about $100,000 of his own money to create something called the Armored Nutshellz, which can…

DeMint complains that ‘unlawful immigrants’ could live ‘another 50 years’

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint on Monday said that he opposed a bipartisan plan for comprehensive immigration reform because “unlawful immigrants” could live “another 50 years” and take advantage of government benefits that they earned by paying taxes. At a press conference on Monday, the Heritage Foundation released a report…

Rick Perry compares rejecting LGBT people to fighting slavery

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Sunday that he believes rejecting LGBT people is similar to fighting slavery during the pre-Civil War era. Appearing on the Family Research Council‘s program “Stand With Scouts Sunday,” the arch conservative governor urged the Boy Scouts to stand strong against any impulse to “tear…

3-D-printed gun available for download after firing first shots

The nonprofit group that created the world’s first 3-D-printed gun on Sunday proved that the weapon could be fired. In a YouTube video published by Defense Distributed, 3-D-printed gun creator Cody Wilson fires a single shot from “the Liberator,” which features interchangeable barrels to handle different caliber bullets. On the…

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