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Birther Republican official hangs flag upside down for Obama’s inauguration

A Republican official in Pennsylvania says that he doesn’t regret hanging at least three American flags upside down to protest President Barack Obama’s second inauguration because “our nation is in a horrible place.” WPXI’s Julie Fine took a news crew to party headquarters in McKeesport to speak to Mon Valley…

Christian radio host: Planned Parenthood is a ‘Hitler kind of killing machine’

To mark the 40th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision recognizing abortion rights for women, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Starver took to the airwaves to accuse Planned Parenthood of being a “killing machine” in the tradition mass-murdering dictator Adolf Hitler. “Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade,” Pastor…

Virginia GOP sneaks gerrymandering bill in during inauguration

The GOP-controlled Virginia state Senate provoked anger from both state Democrats and Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday after pushing through a redistricting measure in the absence of a key Democratic vote. Blue Virginia reported that the 20-19 vote, which broke down among party lines, upset McDonnell because he was…

Family Research Council slams Obama speech: LGBT people already have enough rights

A spokesperson for the Family Research Council says that President Barack Obama was wrong to link LGBT rights to the civil rights movement because “homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else.” CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Tuesday asked Family Research Council senior fellow Peter Sprigg if…

Colbert calls ‘Hollywood Hussein’ Obama out on second inauguration

Stephen Colbert didn’t waste any time in saying that Monday didn’t really mark President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, given that Obama had already been sworn in at the White House on Sunday. By taking his oath of office again in Monday’s public ceremony, Colbert said, “Obama has made himself a…

David Brooks: Obama made the case for a more progressive America

New York Times columnist David Brooks said Monday night that President Barack Obama boldly stated the case for progressivism in his inaugural speech, unlike his previous inaugural speech. “Four years ago, it was about being trans-partisan, about healing divides,” Brooks said on PBS’ Newshour. “He was sort of above the…

Oklahoma lawmaker: Let businesses fire cigarette smokers

If you live in Oklahoma and smoke cigarettes, look out: a local lawmaker is pushing a bill that would let companies fire smokers in order to save on health care costs. State Sen. David Hold (R) authored Senate Bill 327 after discovering that Oklahoma law actually protects smokers from workplace…

NBC’s David Gregory: ‘Medicare is a huge problem’

“Meet The Press” host David Gregory said on Monday morning that President Barack Obama will have to convince the public during his second term to accept unpopular ideas, like cutting Medicare. “The president, and it starts today, has to be able to lead the American people in a way to…

President Obama’s inaugural speech: ‘We cannot mistake absolutism for principle’

President Obama spoke at his second inauguration this afternoon, issuing a call to all Americans to be tolerant of one another — and of one another’s beliefs — while seeking to provide to all the equality promised in our founding documents. “For we, the people, understand that our country cannot…

Fox News host: British show ‘Downton Abbey’ is ‘a threat to the left’

Fox News host Stuart Varney insisted on Monday that the increasing popularity of the British television show Downton Abbey posed trouble for liberals because of its portrayal of rich people, Mediaite reported. “They’re nice people,” Varney told the hosts of Fox & Friends. “They create jobs, for heaven’s sake. They’re…

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