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Gary Bauer: ‘Polls are skewed’ if they support marriage equality

The president of a conservative organization which opposes rights for LGBT people on Sunday rejected the notion that public opinion now supports marriage equality because “the polls are skewed.” Speaking to American Values President Gary Bauer, Fox News host Chris Wallace wondered if conservatives should oppose the federal government interfering…

Rand Paul: Give LGBT Americans a flat tax instead of marriage rights

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday suggested that implementing a flat tax could assuage gay and lesbian Americans who want equal marriage rights because straight marriages would not get a tax break. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace pointed out that the Supreme Court would be hearing…

Muslim activist confronts Pamela Geller over ‘absurd’ anti-Islam ads

Conservative activist Pamela Geller was called out on Saturday in a CNN interview by a Muslim activist for her latest round of anti-Islamic billboards, which feature, among others, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “The ads are absurd, they’re offensive,” said Linda Sarsour, a spokesperson for the National Network For Arab American…

IRS apologizes for ‘Star Trek’ training video

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Friday that training videos parodying the television shows Star Trek and Gilligan’s Island, though “well-intentioned,” were a mistake, the Associated Press reported. “The IRS recognizes and takes seriously our obligation to be good stewards of government resources and taxpayer dollars,” the agency said in…

Lou Dobbs and panelists argue for assault weapons to defend themselves against Syrians

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs and his panelists badgered their way through an argument on Friday that opposed stricter gun safety regulations out of concerns that Americans need assault weapons to defend themselves against attacks from Iran and Syria. “What scares the hell out of me we have a president,…

Bloomberg on NYC drone program vs. street cameras: ‘What’s the difference?’

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview on Friday that the city may turn to the use of a drone program for public safety monitoring. According to CBS New York, the mayor believes that the thousands of surveillance cameras already mounted all around the city are not…

Touré: Dr. Ben Carson is Republicans’ guilt-easing ‘black friend’

Friday night on “The Cycle,” co-host Touré discussed how African-American conservative Dr. Ben Carson is serving as conservatives’ “black friend” who they keep around because it helps to assuage their feelings of racial guilt. Rather than taking up token minority spokespersons, Touré suggested, the GOP would be better served by…

Jeb Bush tells CNN he admires brother George W. for ‘not having an opinion on anything’ since he left office

Mediaite.com reported Friday night that during CNN’s “The Lead,” former Florida governor Jeb Bush told the show’s host Jake Tapper he’s impressed with how tight-lipped his brother, former president George W. Bush, has been over the past four years, which is unlike other former presidents and lawmakers. “He is like…

Republican senators seek to add anti-abortion amendments to proposed budget bill

Five new anti-abortion amendments have been filed by Republican senators to their proposed budget resolution as part of the marathon voting session known as “vote-a-rama,” The Huffington Post reported Friday. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) filed the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after 20…

Maryland cop probed for installing camera in boys’ school bathroom

A police officer in Maryland has had his “police powers” suspended after he was accused of installing a camera in the boy’s restroom at Glen Burnie High School. A spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County Police on Thursday confirmed that the 14-year veteran had installed the camera, according to WJZ.…

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