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Romney supporter gags protester with handkerchief at Ohio rally

A Mitt Romney supporter literally silenced a chanting protester during a rally in Ohio today for the Republican presidential candidate by shoving a handkerchief into the heckler’s mouth. Romney was at a strip mall in Parma, Ohio with Louisianna Governor Bobby Jindal (R) and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for a…

Rep. Walsh flips out, digs in on criticism of double-amputee veteran

Tea Party favorite freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) took to CNN today to do damage control over his critical remarks about his congressional challenger’s military record. But the appearance quickly went awry, with a frustrated Walsh repeating host Ashleigh Banfield’s name dozens of times as he tried to cut in…

Republican lawmaker tells worker wanting higher minimum wage to ‘get a job’

A worker in Florida got an earful from Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL) on Wednesday when he asked the congressman to support a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour. “Jesse Jackson, Jr. is passing a bill around to increase the minimum wage to 10 bucks…

Herman Cain quotes Chris Rock to slam ‘white people’s Independence Day’ joke

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday rebuked Chris Rock for “holding onto the past” because the comedian called the Fourth of July “white people’s Independence Day.” Rock drew the ire of conservatives on Twitter on Wednesday when he tweeted, “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free…

Stossel poses as homeless man: ‘You shouldn’t give to these street people’

Fox Business host John Stossel says he recently dressed up as a homeless person and begged for money to prove that “you shouldn’t give money to these street people.” “Yes, we are turning into a nation of freeloaders,” Stossel told the co-hosts of Fox & Friends on Thursday. “Because you…

Ann Romney: Obama’s only strategy is ‘Let’s kill this guy’

In an interview with CBS News, Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), has said that she doesn’t believe that the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama is playing fair, and that their only campaign philosophy is “Let’s kill this guy.” The former Massachusetts First Lady…

Atheist files complaint over Penn. restaurant’s church-goer discount

An atheist in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania is suing a Columbia restaurant for offering a 10 percent discount to diners who bring in a Church bulletin on Sunday. John Wolff told the Intelligencer Journal that he filed the complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission because Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen discriminated…

Major recount coming in Mexican election

More than half of the ballots used in Sunday’s Mexican presidential elections will be counted again, the Associated Press reports. Edmundo Jacobo, executive secretary of the country’s Federal Electoral Institute, said 78,012 of the 143,000 ballot boxes used during the July 1 vote – 54.5 percent of the votes –…

Tammy Duckworth fires back at ‘extremist loud mouth’ Rep. Joe Walsh

After he implied she was not a “true hero,” Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth said Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) was just as irresponsible with his words as he was with his actions. “He voted against Medicare three times,” she told MSNBC host Ed Schultz. “When I say my wounds help me…

Salon’s Joan Walsh on GOP anger at Roberts: They believed they controlled the court

Joan Walsh, editor at large from Salon.com, said Tuesday that Republicans were incredibly upset with Chief Justice John Roberts because they believed the Supreme Court was in their control. “I think the attacks on Chief Justice John Roberts have been tragic and awful, you know, people going so far as…

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