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Fox Business host pushes Alex Jones’ theory: Government is ‘arming up’ and disarming citizens

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Monday repeated a conspiracy theory pushed by fringe conservative websites like Alex Jones’ Infowars, that the federal government was “arming up” while trying to disarm U.S. citizens. During an interview with National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre, Dobbs explained that “the gun owners are…

Justice O’Connor to Maddow: Supreme Court ‘not a popularity contest’

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, author of the book Out of Order, to discuss upcoming cases that are set to come before the court and the landmark civil rights decisions that could result. Maddow began…

Jeb Bush: Romney campaign ‘wasn’t the best’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Tuesday morning that he didn’t think the last Republican presidential campaign was well run, saying it breaks his heart that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is not president right now. “It just breaks my heart that he’s not there,” he said during…

Current TV host plays Boehner in ‘orange face’ to mock David Gregory’s softball interview

Current TV host John Fugelsang on Monday painted his face orange to point out the absurdity of House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) Sunday interview with NBC’s David Gregory. Fugelsang played the part of a grumpy Boehner, while Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s Frank Conniff took the role of mocking Gregory’s interviewing…

Krugman laments he was ‘unready’ to debate Scarborough on economics

In a debate aired Monday night, MSNBC’s conservative pundit Joe Scarborough faced off with economist and columnist Paul Krugman over America’s debt, deficit and level of spending. Krugman, a dogged proponent of deficit spending as a way to stimulate the economy, admitted before the show aired that Scarborough had gotten…

Chris Christie slams ‘hyper-partisanship’ while defending Medicaid expansion

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Monday defended his plan to expand Medicaid coverage in the state, a move that defied conservatives opposed to Obamacare. “This government in Trenton is about trying to change this hyper-partisan activity that we have all over the country and asking some very…

Indiana probing teacher’s threatening meltdown to students: ‘The guns are loaded!!!’

School officials in Lake Station, Indiana on Monday said that they were investigating a business instructor for allegedly threatening students with a chalkboard message that said his “guns are loaded.” Lake Station police confirmed to WLS that students at Edison Junior-Senior High School had shared photos of a chalkboard message…

Limbaugh: Scalia’s ‘well-endowed intellect’ should be ‘honored’ to be compared to me

Rush Limbaugh says that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should be “honored” to be compared to be compared to him over the justice’s recent suggestion that voting rights were a “racial entitlement.” During oral arguments about the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act last week, Scalia had pointed out that…

AR-15 assault rifle stolen from unmarked San Francisco police car

Authorities in San Francisco are working to recover an AR-15 military-style rifle that was stolen from an unmarked police car over the weekend. Police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Andraychak on Monday said that the semiautomatic assault rifle was stolen from the parked car while officers were conducting an investigation at a…

Tony Perkins: Tolerating LGBT students means ‘boys invading girls’ locker rooms’

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Monday warned that school policies baring discrimination against LGBT students could result in “teenage boys invading girls’ locker rooms.” In his Washington Watch Daily Radio Commentary, Perkins said that recent Massachusetts Department of Education guidelines protecting transgender students meant “rolling out the welcome…

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