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South Carolina sued for removing male genitals of ‘hermaphrodite’ toddler

The adopted parents of a boy in South Carolina announced on Tuesday that they were suing the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), social workers and doctors for forcing their son, who was born with both male and female sex organs, to undergo sexual-reassignment surgery when he was 16-months-old.…

Christian radio host blames ‘leftists’ and ‘sex education’ for drug-resistant gonorrhea

Conservative Christian radio host Matt Barber on Tuesday said that liberals and “comprehensive sex education” had caused a new strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to traditional treatments. Earlier this year, the Center for Disease Control warned that a strain of gonorrhea had developed a resistance to the antibiotic cephalosporin,…

Maddow guest: Justice Department surveillance of AP ‘positively Nixonian’

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the Justice Department’s decision to seize the phone records of reporters from the Associated Press. After giving a run-down of the global headlines of the day, and calling Monday “one of those days where the news “was…

Bachmann urges ‘spiritual warfare’ to impose religious values on government

Speaking to the Liberty Council’s “The Awakening 2013″ conference last month, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) urged a religious crowd to focus on “spiritual warfare” in their continuing fight to impose religious values on government. “You see, if we retreat from our values and fail to make the case on issues…

Cheney: Benghazi ‘one of the worst incidents that I can recall’

The man who was vice president during the Sept. 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in 2001 says that last year’s attack in Benghazi was “one of the worst incidences, frankly, that I can recall in my career.” In an interview on Fox News on Monday, former Vice President…

Pelosi: If Boehner were a woman he’d be labeled ‘the weakest Speaker in history’

Appearing on Monday night’s episode of “All In with Chris Hayes,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that if her Republican counterpart, House Speaker John Boehner, were a woman, “they’d be calling him the weakest Speaker in history.” Hayes asked Pelosi, “Is John Boehner a weak speaker?” Pelosi smiled.…

Chris Hayes explains why Citizens United is the real scandal behind the IRS scandal

MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Monday night explained how the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling lead to the current IRS scandal. The IRS on Friday admitted that it had targeted tea party groups applying to be social welfare nonprofits with extra scrutiny. Hayes said the Citizens United ruling obscured…

McCain: Fox News chief ‘deserves credit’ if Benghazi gets full investigation

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Monday thanked Fox News for relentlessly covering the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. “My question is, is why is it eight months later that finally now it seems that the ‘mainstream media’ is taking an interest in what many of us have…

Minnesota to become 12th state to legalize same-sex marriages

Minnesota is poised to become the 12th state to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. The state’s Senate on Monday voted 37-30 to legalize same-sex marriage. The state’s House approved the legislation last week and Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has vowed to sign the bill into law. “After last week’s strong…

Tea party ‘leader’ Dick Armey confuses Benghazi with Bangladesh

On the same day that a poll found that many Republicans did not know where Benghazi was even though they considered last year’s terrorist attack there to be the biggest scandal in American history, tea party leader Dick Armey confused the city with the country of Bangladesh. Fox News on…

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