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Activists banned after protests stall CIA nominee Brennan’s hearing

Senate intelligence committee chairman Diane Feinstein (D-CA) on Thursday ordered protesters cleared from a Senate hearing on the nomination John Brennan to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). As Brennan entered the hearing room, demonstrators immediately began speaking out against the U.S. government’s practice of using…

Tennessee Christian quits job, refuses to file taxes over ’666′ on W-2 form

A 52-year-old Christian man in Tennessee has quit his job after the number “666″ was printed on his W-2 form, and he refusing to file his taxes until he gets a new one. Walter Slonopas told The Tennessean that he resigned from his job as a maintenance worker at Contech…

‘Stop and Frisk Watch’ app catches New York cop giving the middle finger

A New York City Police Department officer was caught on video expressing his opinion about a new mobile phone app that lets people document abuse of the city’s “stop and frisk” policy. In video uploaded by the New York Civil Liberties Union on Thursday, an unnamed officer is seen flashing…

Iowa bill would jail raped women for ‘murder’ of single-cell zygotes

A bill introduced by nine Republican state lawmakers in Iowa on Wednesday would define abortion as “murder,” sending doctors and raped women who terminate pregnancies to jail. State Rep. Tom Shaw says that he authored House File 138 to protect human life, whether “you’re a zygote, an infant, a teenager…

Malkin suggests Chris Rock needs ‘therapy’ over gun control comments

In comments drawing heat from the right-wing, comedian Chris Rock said Wednesday at an event organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns that he supports the president’s recent gun control proposals because he and the first lady are “kind of like the mom and the dad of the country.” “The president…

Pastor apologizes for praying alongside Muslims, Jews at Newtown vigil

A pastor in Connecticut has apologized for taking part in a vigil for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because his church does not allow worshiping with other faiths. Rev. Rob Morris of Newtown’s Christ the King Lutheran Church offered a letter of apology after he…

Scarborough: Colin Powell ‘absolutely necessary’ for Republicans

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Wednesday the Republican Party had no hope of winning national elections unless they attracted moderate figures like former Secretary of State Colin Powell. “You’ve got to stand up to people on the fringe,” he told his colleague Chris Matthews. “You know, when parties go extreme…

Rand Paul praises Reagan in call for containment of radical Islam

In a much-anticipated speech on radical Islam, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky praised Ronald Reagan and advocated a policy of containment. The potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate on Wednesday sought to frame himself as a realist when it came to foreign policy. Paul’s speech at the Heritage Foundation provided…

Christie: Ex-White House doctor ‘just another hack’ and ‘should shut up’ about my weight

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday lashed out at a former White House physician, calling her a “hack” who “should shut up” after she publicly worried about his health. During a Tuesday interview with CNN, Dr. Connie Mariano, who served as a physician to former Presidents George H.W. Bush…

Alabama lawmaker pushing ‘personhood’ because ‘aborted babies’ might go to Hell

A Republican lawmaker in Alabama says that he wants to pursue a so-called “personhood” bill outlawing abortion rights for women because the Bible proves that a fetus “is life inside of a mother,” but he’s not sure if “aborted babies” are going to Heaven or Hell. In a recent interview…

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