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Bolton: ‘Use rendition’ to Guantanamo and ‘gentle persuasion’ for Benghazi suspects

Neoconservative former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation John Bolton is suggesting that the U.S. should restart its practices of using “rendition” and torture to investigate the September attacks in Benghazi, Libya. During an interview on Tuesday, Fox News host Martha MacCallum told Bolton that she was frustrated that “we’re…

Clyburn: Republicans using racial ‘code words’ to attack Susan Rice

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) on Tuesday accused Republicans in Congress of using racial “code words” to undermine U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice even though they “can’t hold a candle to her intellectually.” In a letter written to President Barack Obama on Monday, 97 House Republicans said that…

Maddow to GOP: McCain is totally not who you want as your foreign policy expert

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how Republicans are doing themselves a disservice by allowing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to be their de facto leader and spokesperson on foreign policy. Maddow began the segment by discussing President Barack Obama’s historic visits to Myanmar…

Jeb Bush Jr. claims Rubio is ‘pro-science’ after ‘Earth was created in 7 days’ remark

Jeb Bush Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), on Tuesday defended Sen. Marco Rubio as “pro-science” after the Florida Republican said he was not sure if the Earth was created in seven actual days because “it’s one of the great mysteries.” “I’m not a scientist, man,”…

O’Reilly defends Romney: ‘Stone-cold fact’ that Obama won because of ‘gifts’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday lash out at liberals for refusing to accept the “stone-cold fact” that former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was right when he said that President Barack Obama won because he gave voters “gifts.” In a conference call with donors last week, Romney had…

O’Reilly responds to Stewart: Unfettered abortions not traditional

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly shot back at Comedy Central host Jon Stewart on Monday night, after Stewart mocked O’Reilly for lamenting the decline of “traditional America.” During his show on Thursday night, Stewart argued that so-called “traditional” Americans were perpetually being usurped as the country’s demographics and beliefs changed.…

Frank Rich: So-called ‘war on Christmas’ a dig at Jews

New York Magazine’s Frank Rich on Monday blasted News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch, describing the media mogul’s recent statements on Twitter as anti-Semitic. Murdoch, whose News Corp. owns Fox News and a vast array of other media outlets, said on Twitter that the “Jewish owned press” favored Palestinians over…

Bryan Fischer refuses to say when he decided to be straight

During an interview with progressive talk show host David Pakman on Monday, The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer refused to say when he decided to be straight. “People are not born gay,” Fischer insisted near the end of the interview. “So, when did you decide to be straight?” Pakman asked.…

Robertson: Atheists ‘miserable’ and trying to ‘steal’ Christmas like the Grinch

It’s not even Thanksgiving but televangelist Pat Robertson is warning that the “War on Christmas” is back and this time the “miserable” atheists won’t stop until no one can enjoy the holiday. The 700 Club on Monday reported that the city of Santa Monica had decided to prohibit churches from…

Rupert Murdoch apologizes for slamming ‘Jewish owned’ media

Billionaire media baron Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corporation, apologized “unreservedly” on Sunday for a comment he made criticizing “the Jewish owned press.” Though Murdoch didn’t specify which media outlets he was talking about, he accused them of pitching an anti-Israeli framing of the conflict. “Why is the Jewish owned…

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