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Maddow calls Hagel out for ‘Akin-esque’ views on women’s health

The Secretary of Defense’s duties now include oversight of policies impacting both women’s reproductive health and the rights of LGBT service members, two factors that make presidential nominee Chuck Hagel’s “Akin-esque” viewpoints a questionable fit for the position, Rachel Maddow said on Tuesday. “Running the Pentagon is about troop deployments…

Ron Johnson: Walmart ‘trying to grow the economy’ and doesn’t have time for gun control

Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Wednesday excused Walmart’s decision to decline an invitation to the White House to discuss gun violence because “they are trying to grow the economy.” The nation’s largest seller of munitions told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that it refused to participate in…

California Democrat blames absurd 1872 rape law on prison overcrowding

The Democratic chairwoman of the California Senate Committee on Public Safety said her committee killed a bill to clarify that an unmarried woman could be raped because of prison overcrowding. “We are walking that tight-rope between a federal court order to reduce our prison population by tens of thousands of…

Utah town ordinance calls for guns in every home, every classroom

A small town in Utah is responding to the recent mass shooting of 20 children in Connecticut by pushing through a resolution that calls for every home to have a gun, and the town wants to provide free concealed carry training for all elementary school teachers. “The first recommendation was…

Limbaugh: Liberals pushing LGBT rights to ‘normalize pedophilia’

Rush Limbaugh is warning that there is an “effort underway to normalize pedophilia” by liberals who are promoting marriage rights for LGBT people. During his Monday radio show, Limbaugh pointed to a recent National Review column which claimed that “the mainstream left wing UK newspaper” The Guardian was pushing an…

Ohio school superintendent refuses to remove Jesus portrait because it’s ‘culture’

A city school superintendent in Ohio is refusing to remove a religious portrait of Jesus from a school building without a court order because he says it reflects the “culture of our community.” Jackson City School District Superintendent Phil Howard told WCMH-TV that the atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation…

Maddow guest: Obama essentially a Republican on foreign policy

Monday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the fact that certain Bush-era foreign policy officials apparently have yet to realize that they have been completely discredited.  Now, many of them are lining up to criticize President Barack Obama’s nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as…

Maher will donate $5 million to ‘Hair Club’ for proof Trump not ‘spawn’ of orangutan

HBO comedian Bill Maher on Monday mocked Donald Trump’s absurd offer of $5 million if President Barack Obama could prove that he was a U.S. citizen by pledging $5 million to the “Hair Club for Men” or “Institute for Incorrigible Douchebaggery” if the billionaire could simply provide evidence that his…

Bryan Fischer: AR-15 is ‘nothing more than a fancy-pants hunting rifle’

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the conservative American Family Association (AFA), says that AR-15 assault weapons like the one used to massacre school children in Connecticut should not be banned because they are just a “fancy-pants” version of the muskets used in America’s Revolutionary War. “Whoever controls…

Fox News guest likens Democrats to the Third Reich over assault weapons ban

A former Marine says that an Democrats are like murderous dictator Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich because they are pushing to ban assault weapons in the wake of the recent slaughter of 20 elementary school students with a Bushmaster AR-15 in Connecticut. In a letter to Sen. Diane…

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