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Fischer: Jesus says pray for Obama because he ‘is our enemy’

The director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA) is instructing his followers that Jesus wants them to pray for President Barack Obama because he is the “enemy.” During the Monday broadcast of AFA’s Focal Point radio show, Bryan Fischer told a story about a woman who…

Christian radio host: Obama ‘is rubbing aborted babies in the face of every American’

Christian radio host Mat Staver compared President Barack Obama’s policies on reproductive rights to the gunman who attacked the offices of a conservative lobbying group. “It’s not different than the [Floyd Lee] Corkins guy who went into the Family Research Council, who wanted to kill people who believed in marriage…

Dr. Drew blames McCready’s ‘firearm enthusiast’ boyfriend for ‘easily accessible’ guns

Dr. Drew Pinsky says that country music star Mindy McCready may not have killed herself if her boyfriend had not been a “firearm enthusiast,” making guns “easily accessible.” Speaking to CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday, Pinsky explained that McCready’s suicide was the result of a “one-two punch” after her boyfriend,…

Former Powell chief of staff ‘damn sure the Bush administration cooked the books’ on Iraq

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, said Monday on MSNBC that he’s “damn sure the Bush administration cooked the books” when it came to pushing for the invasion of Iraq. Wilkerson was speaking to host Ed Schultz about the Republican filibuster of Defense…

Beck insists Obama using tax dollars to ‘teach government workers to be racist’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly hosted former colleague Glenn Beck on his show Monday night to discuss excerpts from a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cultural sensitivity seminar released this week by the conservative group Judicial Watch, and concluded they taught “government workers to be racist.” Video excerpts from the seminar,…

Scott Brown: I wasn’t drunk tweeting, I ‘pocket-tweeted’

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) blamed “pocket-tweeting” for a series of late-night tweets last month that prompted speculation he sent them while drunk. “Anyone ever hear of pocket tweet, pocket dial? I mean it was pretty simple,” Brown told WFXT-TV in an interview that aired Monday. “I have an iPhone…

Alabama lawmaker: Fetus is ‘the largest organ in a body’

A Republican state representative in Alabama says that her bill to force new restrictions on abortion clinics is necessary because the fetus is “the largest organ in a body.” In a recent interview, state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin explained why she was sponsoring House Bill 57 — The Women’s Health…

Maddow: Many in Congress never read Iraq intel briefs before authorizing war

On Monday night, Rachel Maddow presented “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War,” a documentary about the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, one of the biggest military blunders in U.S. history. In one segment, she reported that members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who were charged with determining whether…

Journalist rips ‘pro-life’ Republicans for seeking to cut infant nutrition program

While discussing the looming sequestration on MSNBC, journalist David Cay Boyle Johnston slammed Republicans for supporting cuts to a federal program that provides food to the infants of poor mothers. “Six hundred thousand pregnant women and mothers of small children will be cut from the [Women, Infants and Children (WIC)…

‘Invisible War’ director: Reporting rape in U.S. military often worse than the crime itself

Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick on Monday decried the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military, noting that women were systematically discouraged from reporting sexual crimes. “According to the Department of Defense’s own estimates, more than 19,000 men and women are sexually assaulted each year in the U.S.…

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