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Voter ID critics: Politicians are manipulating the system for their own benefit

It is becoming clear that the wave of new voter ID laws set to take effect in this year’s elections will disproportionately disenfranchise the old and the young, the poor and minorities. It has also been widely alleged that these laws are intended to do precisely that in order to…

Maddow takes a hard look at Romney’s dressage dodge

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow asked some probing questions about Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s relationship with his wife Ann’s Olympic dressage horse, Rafalca. The Republican presidential candidate has played an interesting shell game with his knowledge of the event that the horse is competing in,…

Coulter: Romney shouldn’t release taxes because John Kerry a ‘gigolo’

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter says she is just “stating facts” by saying that it doesn’t matter that John Kerry released 20 years worth of returns by the time he ran for president in 2004 because he was just a “gigolo” who who was supported by his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.…

Arizona exec fired for pro-LGBT rant at Chick-fil-A drive-thru

An Arizona man has been fired as the as the chief financial officer and treasurer of a medical equipment manufacturer in Tucson after he posted video of himself telling a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee that she worked a “horrible company.” In a statement released on Thursday, Vante said that it respected…

ACLU lawyer: GOP wants companies to decide privacy rights

Michelle Richardson of the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that Senate Republicans killed the Cybersecurity Act because it provided too many online privacy protections. The ACLU had originally opposed the bill, warning that it would give federal agencies easy access to private online communications and other personal Internet data.…

Cain: Chick-fil-A founder is ‘man enough’ to oppose LGBT rights

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain praising Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy for being “man enough” to admit that his company funded organizations that oppose equal rights for LGBT people. Cathy recently told the Baptist Press that his company was “guilty as charged” of working to prevent marriage equality. On Wednesday,…

Chris Wallace: Romney aide a ‘hero’ for saying ‘kiss my a**’

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Thursday said that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s traveling press secretary was a “hero” after he told reporters at a holy site in Poland to “kiss my ass.” During a visit to a memorial to Pope John Paul II on Tuesday, the presumptive Republican presidential…

Chicago alderman Joe Moreno: Chick-fil-A discrimination ‘disturbing’

Chicago alderman Joe Moreno said Wednesday that the fast food chain Chick-fil-A had a “disturbing” history of discrimination. During an interview with the Baptist Press, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy insisted the company was “guilty as charged” when it came to supporting anti-gay groups, sparking outrage in the LGBT community. Moreno…

Evangelical radio host calls blacks ‘drug-addled addicts’ for taking welfare

The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization on Wednesday accused the Democratic Party of trying to make African Americans into “slaves” and “drug-addled addicts” with welfare benefits. “The Democrats as a party, I believe, they want slaves, they want Americans to be as slavishly dependent upon…

Rep. Steve King: Obama birth could have been faked with ‘telegram from Kenya’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) recently speculated that President Barack Obama’s family could have conspired to fake his citizenship by announcing his birth with a “telegram from Kenya.” During a tele-townhall event recorded last week, King was asked why he wasn’t “investigating Obama’s ineligibility.” “Before he was sworn in for the…

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