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Major GOP donor arrested in $100 million veteran charity scam

The U.S. Marshal Service announced Tuesday that it had captured one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives who is accused of creating a fake charity for Navy veterans that funneled some of the $100 million collected to Republican candidates. Between the early 2000s and 2010, a man using the alias “Bobby…

Chomsky: U.S. and Europe ‘committing suicide in different ways’

In an interview with GritTV’s Laura Flanders, author and MIT professor Noam Chomsky discussed the potentially bleak future facing both the United States and the European Union. Both, he said, are facing historic crises and are going about trying to resolve them in exactly the wrong ways. According to Chomsky,…

Lou Dobbs: Obama slogan tied to ‘Marxists and socialists and communists’

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday issued a breaking “news alert” that President Barack Obama’s latest campaign slogan “has ties to Marxism and socialism.” In a 7-minute video released Monday, the Obama campaign unveiled its new slogan, “Forward,” which has obvious similarities to MSNBC’s slogan, “Lean Forward.” Conservative newspaper…

Maddow explains the conservative media model: ‘Everybody else is out to get you’

Conservative media outlets encourage their audiences to keep viewing only their content by demonizing other news sources, according to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “If I am trying to get across a point of view, I have to persuade and not assert,” she said in April at The Castro Theater in…

Romney heckled in New York: ‘You’re a racist!’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney came to New York City on Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden — but had his event somewhat spoiled by a very loud activist who repeatedly yelled that he was a “racist.” Appearing with former New York…

NC man films himself firing shotgun at pro-LGBT rights sign

Video of a North Carolina man firing a shotgun at a sign against the state’s proposed amendment banning same sex marriage has gone viral, even after he removed it from YouTube. “Right now there is this amendment trying to be passed, Amendment One, and it’s going to state that marriage…

Christie: Romney ‘might be able to convince me’ to be VP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday said that he could be persuaded to accept the job of vice president because presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is “a convincing guy.” “I really have no interest in being vice president, but if Gov. Romney called and asked me to…

Fox News guest: ‘Illegals’ can go home if they don’t like the slur

A Fox News guest on Monday rejected calls to drop the use of term “illegals,” and suggested that undocumented immigrants could “return to their country” if they didn’t like the slur. The Daily Caller’s Michelle Fields told Fox News host Sean Hannity that liberals were trying to “demonize” conservatives in…

Ann Romney: Mitt is ‘a wild and crazy man inside’

Mitt Romney is the opposite of a boring old stiff as conventional wisdom labels him, according to the description his wife Ann offered on CBS Tuesday morning. “I think in politics this is what always happens, there is a narrative, you like to put someone in a box and keep…

Atlas Society: Ryan budget ‘very much in line’ with Ayn Rand

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) may be publicly rejecting Ayn Rand’s philosophies, but the folks at The Atlas Society have never been bigger fans of the House Budget Budget Committee chairman and his policies. “His general approach to the budget — especially the budget — is very much in line with…

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