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Documentary on U.S. torture seeks to begin process of truth-telling

Since the close of the Bush administration, there has been little official attention paid to the policy during those years of using torture on accused terrorists in order to extract administration. As a result, the American Civil Liberties Union and the writers’ and human rights group PEN have conducted their…

Obama: Romney’s rhetoric is a ‘cowpie of distortion’

President Barack Obama on Thursday blasted GOP hopeful Mitt Romney for offering a “cowpie of distortion” with his claim that a “prairie fire of debt” was consuming the nation. “You know, he left out some facts,” Obama told a crowd of about 2,000 supporters in Iowa. “His speech was more…

Missouri taxpayers fund 24-hour security camera for Limbaugh statue

At the request of Republican lawmakers, taxpayers are funding a 24-hour security camera to watch over a Rush Limbaugh bust in the Missouri Capitol building. State House Clerk Adam Crumbliss on Thursday told The Associated Press that he had authorized the $1,000 camera after Republican lawmakers expressed concerns about vandalism.…

Romney: Presidential ambition ‘like a sport for old guys’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he’s not very good at sports so he’s running to be commander-in-chief instead. “I like competition, and I think the game is like a sport for old guys,” the candidate told The Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan in an interview published Thursday. “I…

Tucker Carlson: Reporters have ‘slavish, dog-like loyalty’ to Obama

The Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson on Thursday blasted “the average working journalist” for having a “slavish, dog-like loyalty” to President Barack Obama. Guest hosting on Fox News’ Hannity, Carlson told the conservative Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell that he was outraged because the media had not spent enough time…

Maddow: Union-busting about making Wisconsin permanently Republican

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday night explained the importance of the upcoming recall election in Wisconsin on June 5. “Killing the unions is the strategy for turning Wisconsin red, not just for now, but for generations to come in an irreparable way,” she said. “This is about partisan politics.…

Sen. Schumer blasts conservatives for Nazi comparison

Sen. Charles Schumer on Thursday responded to conservative critics who had compared his Ex-PATRIOT Act to laws imposed by the Nazis. “I know a thing or two about what Nazis did,” Schumer, a Jew, said on the Senate floor. “Some of my relatives were killed by them.” The Ex-PATRIOT Act…

Rubio blames Obama for gridlock in Washington

Echoing comments he made over the weekend, potential Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) blamed President Barack Obama for gridlock in Washington, D.C. “In 2008, irrespective of how you felt about the President’s policies, we all had the hope that he would be a uniter, that he would…

CNN host probes Tony Perkins: ‘Why do homosexuals bother you so much?’

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins found himself in an awkward situation on Thursday when one CNN host insisted he explain why “homosexuals bother you so much.” When Perkins agreed to appear on CNN to hype his press conference supporting the Defense of Marriage Act, he probably didn’t expect host…

Trump: I would be the ‘best choice of all’ for Romney’s VP

Billionaire mogul Donald Trump says he has found the “best choice of all” to be presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate: Donald Trump. “You have a lot of really good candidates,” the reality star told Newsmax columnist John LeBoutillier on Wednesday. “Chris Christie’s a great guy.…

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