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Sirota: Warren not interested in ‘Hillary Clinton model’ of sitting down and shutting up

Appearing with “The Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur on Tuesday, author David Sirota critiqued Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) recent grilling of the nation’s top financial regulators, saying it’s the first evidence we’ve seen that Warren is showing no interest in “the Hillary Clinton model” of sitting down and shutting in…

Antitrust advocate: ‘Long-term food monopoly’ if Supreme Court favors Monsanto

Bert Foer of the American Antitrust Institute warned Tuesday of a “long-term food monopoly” if the Supreme Court sided with agricultural giant Monsanto in a patent dispute. “If I were writing the laws I would put some limitations on the types of conditions that can be placed on an initial…

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…

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