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Reid: No votes tonight so Scott Brown can debate Elizabeth Warren

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday announced there would be no more votes so that Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) could debate his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. “I wanted to make sure that one of the senators who wanted to go to a debate would be able to do…

Terrorism analyst: U.S. ignores threat of violent right-wing extremists

Analyst Daryl Johnson on Wednesday said the U.S. government was mistaken to focus its counter-terrorism efforts almost exclusively on al-Qaida. “The threat from domestic terrorism motivated by extremist ideologies is often dismissed and overlooked in the national media and within the U.S. government,” he said at a Senate Judiciary hearing.…

Limbaugh: Penises now ’10 percent smaller’ and shrinking because of ‘feminazis’

Rush Limbaugh on Thursday lashed out at feminists — who he called “feminazis” — over the news that male genitalia are shrinking. The conservative radio host pointed to an Italian study which found that the average male penis was 10 percent smaller than 50 years ago. Researchers cited weight gain…

Fox News and Matt Drudge turn ‘pirate’ gag into international incident

If you were watching Fox News or reading The Drudge Report on Thursday morning, you might mistakenly believe that President Barack Obama blew off the prime minister of Israel this week to chat up a colorfully costumed man who looks more like “Captain Morgan” than any government leader. “TOO BUSY…

Penn. state Rep.: Photo ID law only disenfranchises the ‘lazy’ 47 percent

A Republican state representative in Pennsylvania is defending the state’s voter photo ID law by claiming that people who were too “lazy” to have identification were probably included in the 47 percent of Americans who Mitt Romney claims don’t pay income taxes. During a radio interview with KDKA on Wednesday,…

‘West Wing’ cast reunites to promote down-ballot voting

Cast members of the beloved Aaron Sorkin show “The West Wing” reunited to make a video to support Michigan Supreme Court candidate Bridget McCormack and to promote down-ballot voting. The ad, shot in the program’s famous walk-and-talk style brings back the characters Will Bailey (Joshua Malina), C. J. Cregg (Allison…

Joel Osteen tells Soledad O’Brien: LGBT people aren’t ‘God’s best’

Conservative televangelist Joel Osteen on Thursday asserted that homosexuality was a sin and not “God’s best” — but at the same time, he said had not chosen to be straight. During an interview on CNN, host Soledad O’Brien asked Osteen how he could claim to be uplifting LGBT people while…

Obama praised ‘competition’ and markets in full video of ‘redistribution’ talk

A 14-year-old video of President Barack Obama promoted by the Romney campaign this week over a comment about “redistribution” also features the president pushing for marketplace “competition” and market-driven “innovation,” according to a complete record of his speech obtained by NBC News. The president’s spokespeople have since explained that the…

Romney tells DREAMers he won’t round up ‘illegal aliens’

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used the slur “illegal aliens” on Wednesday while telling a Hispanic audience that he would not “round up” undocumented immigrants if he is elected in November. During a Univision candidate forum on Wednesday, the former governor, who has promised to veto the DREAM Act, said…

Maddow: Romney hurt GOP candidates by calling Americans ‘lazy moocher bums’

On her show Wednesday night MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney could hurt other Republican candidates if his image does not improve before November. “As Mr. Romney has been dropping in the polls, so have been Republican Senate candidates,” she noted. Romney’s campaign has faced…

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