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GOP Rep. McCarthy blames ‘spoiled child’ Obama for debt ceiling fight

Republican House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said President Barack Obama acted like a “spoiled child” during last year’s debt ceiling negotiations between his administration and the Republican-led Congress, as McCarthy stood up for his party’s actions in voting for a sequester on the issue. “The deal was a…

Pat Robertson to humiliated hubby: ‘Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her’

Just two days after appearing on stage with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, televangelist Pat Robertson said something that seems destined to make the candidate lament his decision. Reacting to a letter from a viewer who said he’s lost his self confidence due to his wife insulting him, Robertson said…

Kirk Cameron blasts DNC: God should be entire platform

Actor-turned-activist Kirk Cameron says that Democrats didn’t go far enough by adding “God” to the party’s platform, insisting that God should be the entire platform. After realizing they had left out the words “God” and “Jerusalem,” Democrats scrambled to modify their platform at the last minute during their convention last…

Allen West: Obama campaign has ‘Soviet Union, Marxist-Socialist theme’

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is slamming President Barack Obama for using the word “Forward” as his campaign slogan, insisting that it is an “old Soviet Union, Marxist-Socialist theme.” “This is about whether we continue to be a republic governed by the Constitution,” West told a Republican Jewish…

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack arrested on corruption charges

FBI agents arrested Trenton, New Jersey, mayor Tony Mack Monday morning on corruption charges, as part of an investigation dating back to 2010. According to the Trenton Times, Mack, along with his brother Ralphiel and campaign contributor Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni, were involved in a plan to get $119,000 in bribes…

Republican convention speaker Mia Love flubs Fox News questions on education, abortion

Saratoga Springs, Utah mayor and current Congressional candidate Mia Love netted a prime speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa two weeks ago, raising her profile to a national level. But her unscripted appearance on Fox News Sunday indicates that her policy chops are not quite ready for…

Obama gets airborne bear hug from Florida pizza shop owner

President Barack Obama reputedly loves nothing more than a good old campaign trail hug — but he may have got more than he bargained for Sunday. Obama was lifted at least a foot in the air in an intense bear hug by hulking pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer, during…

Constitutional law expert: Conservatives may use new voter ID laws to challenge Voting Rights Act

Kenji Yoshino, a professor of constitutional law at New York University, suggested on Melissa Harris Perry’s MSNBC show Sunday that one intentional long-term consequence of states’ efforts to pass voter ID laws may be to eliminate the pre-clearance section of the Voting Rights Act that requires some states and jurisdictions…

Plouffe: Ryan running from defense cuts vote as fast as his ‘fictitional marathon’

White House senior adviser David Plouffe on Sunday chastised Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan for backing away from his earlier support of defense cuts, saying the Wisconsin congressman “was running away from them with the kind of pace he ran in that fictitional marathon.” Although Ryan voted for a…

Krugman: Republican base is ‘elderly white people arguing with empty chairs’

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says that the Republican Party has adopted extreme anti-immigrant positions to appeal to their base, “which is, by and large, elderly white people arguing with empty chairs.” During a Sunday panel segment on ABC News, Krugman pointed out that Clint Eastwood’s bizarre conversation with…

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