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Cardinal defending Hobby Lobby tells female reporter: Women can get birth control at 7-11

Cardinal Timothy Dolan says that Christian businesses like Hobby Lobby should not be forced to obey government rules that require all health care insurance plans provide access to contraceptives because women can already buy birth control at 7-11. In an interview that aired Sunday on CBS, host Norah O’Donnell asked…

Franklin Graham: Putin is doing ‘what’s right for Russia’ by cracking down on gays

Rev. Franklin Graham on Sunday said that he stood by earlier comments agreeing with so-called gay “propaganda” bans in Russia because President Vladimir Putin was doing “what’s right” for the country. During a March interview with the Charlotte Observer, Graham had asserted that LGBT people were trying to “recruit” children…

George Will: Supreme Court made Obamacare unconstitutional by not striking it down

Fox News contributor George Will on Sunday argued that the United States Supreme Court had inadvertently made President Barack Obama’s health care reform law unconstitutional when the justices ruled that it was not unconstitutional. In a 5-4 vote the Supreme Court decided in 2012 that the Affordable Care Act’s individual…

Fox host: Atheists need God’s ‘forgiveness’ for using free speech rights on Easter

Fox News broke the news Easter morning that the image of Jesus Christ had been found on a pancake, and even had a Catholic priest on hand to evaluate the breakfast food prior to a segment about the “War on Easter.” KABC on Friday reported that employees at a Southern…

Fugitive Minnesota youth pastor molested girls for years with parents’ tacit approval

A Minneapolis man who police are calling a cult leader is on the run and facing 59 counts of sexual misconduct involving two young girls in his congregation. KMSP-TV reported Friday that 52-year-old pastor Victor Barnard of the River Road Fellowship church kept a stable of women and girls for…

Arkansas ex-cop killed while trying to set anti-corruption blogger’s hot dog cart on fire

A former police officer died while trying to set ablaze a food cart belonging to a blogger who exposed crooked cops and other corrupt city officials. ArkansasMatters.com reported Friday that former Little Rock Police Officer Todd Payne died when blogger Ean Bordeaux (pictured above) tackled him as Payne tried to…

Nevada Republican defends Cliven Bundy but calls immigrants ‘terrorists’

A Nevada Republican legislator complained about MSNBC host Chris Hayes’ remarks regarding rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle, yet repeatedly referred to undocumented immigrants as “terrorists” during a combative interview Friday night. “I’m not saying I agree with Cliven Bundy, I’m saying the way this was handled was really suspicious,” state Assembly…

Bill Moyers: America is on the verge of being overrun by ‘mad dash’ toward oligarchy

Bill Moyers criticized both political parties on Friday for furthering the “protection racket” built to protect the mega-rich from paying their fair share of taxes while extending their influence over politics. “Sad that it’s come to this,” Moyers said. “The drift toward oligarchy that Thomas Pinckeney described in his formidable…

Rachel Maddow: Kentucky Democrats forced Rand Paul into a corner by rejecting ‘LBJ law’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) might now be forced to choose not only which political office he wants most, but which kind of political figure he wants to be, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Thursday. “This calls the question of whether or not he and his father’s brand of Republicanism…

Calif. TV station films dog calmly playing with kids after cop shoots himself trying to kill it

A California deputy accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life on Wednesday, but video captured by a local television station later showed the animal much smaller than reported and peacefully playing with children. According to a Riverside County sheriff’s spokesperson, the…

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