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Maddow: GOP attacking Rice so Kerry will leave Senate

It doesn’t matter how many closed-door meetings Republicans have with the CIA and U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow theorized Tuesday, because Rice being named Secretary of State would prevent them from what they really want: the chance to get another seat in the Senate. The reason, Maddow…

Indiana State Police chief advises lawmakers to legalize and tax pot

The top cop for the Indiana State Police on Tuesday advised a group of state lawmakers that marijuana be legalized and taxed. Speaking at a budget committee meeting, Superintendent Paul Whitesell noted that both Colorado and Washington had decriminalized small amounts of the drug for recreational use. “It’s here, it’s…

Alan Simpson hopes Norquist drowns in a bathtub

During a discussion on the looming fiscal cliff, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) joked that he hoped anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist drown in a bathtub. Near the end of an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Simpson said that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had trouble negotiating a budget deal…

McCain to Cavuto: ‘I thought you were the sexiest man alive’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says that China’s People’s Daily should have known that the Onion’s pick of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as the sexiest man alive was a joke because that title goes to Fox News host Neil Cavuto. Following a Fox News report on how the the satirical…

Savage on Thanksgiving lesbian attack: ’2nd Amendment applies to queers, too’

In the wake of a vicious attack on a lesbian woman in Alabama, writer and activist Dan Savage reminded LGBT people, “The Second Amendment applies to queers, too.” Savage spoke to Raw Story about a Thanksgiving Day assault on 23-year-old Mallory Owens, who was severely beaten by her partner’s brother,…

Three arrested as naked protesters storm Boehner’s office over budget cuts

At least three AIDS activists were arrested on Tuesday after they and other naked demonstrators briefly took over House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) to protest budget cuts to health care services. Activists from ACT UP, New York ACT UP, Philadelphia ACT UP, Housing Works and the Student Global AIDS Campaign…

Lindsey Graham suggests Susan Rice opposition is payback for John Bolton

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday pointed to the example set by Democrats who refused to confirm John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when he was asked if he would be willing to back Ambassador Susan Rice as secretary of state. Speaking to reporters after meeting with…

Ingraham: Obama ‘putting a gun to the head of the American people’

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham says that President Barack Obama has been “putting a gun to the head of the America people” to force Republicans to pass legislation that they don’t agree with. Fox News co-host Steve Doocy on Tuesday asserted that the White House was accusing Republicans of trying…

Fox contributor: ‘Don’t think that the people in Bangladesh who perished didn’t want or need those jobs’

A Fox Business host said Monday that the 112 Bangladesh workers killed in a factory fire over the weekend were actually thankful just to have jobs, regardless of their working conditions. “It is tragic,” contributor Charles Payne said, appearing on “Your World” with host Neil Cavuto. “I don’t think something…

Norquist: I hope Peter King’s wife knows commitments last ‘longer than two years’

Conservative anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist took a potshot at Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) marriage in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday night while accusing him of trying to “weasel out” of the pledge to not raise taxes signed by many GOP lawmakers. “The pledge is not for life,” Norquist…

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