Quantcast
Home » Archives » Video » Politics (Page 9)

Washington state Democrat takes up arms and rides a donkey to D.C. in campaign ad

A Democratic Party congressional candidate in Washington state shoots back — literally — at doubts over his prospects of winning in a new campaign ad, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported on Thursday. “They call me a long shot. They say I can’t win in this district,” first-time candidate Estakio Beltran says…

MN Republican bases economic agenda on theory that sperm enzymes in anus causes AIDS

A Republican candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives repeated a false theory this week that AIDS was caused by sperm enzymes entering the anus of another male. Bob Frey, who cites his work in helping Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to defeat a “profiles in learning” education program as a…

CNN host destroys Texas councilwoman on live TV for ‘heartless’ ban on child immigrants

CNN host Ashleigh Banfield on Thursday eviscerated a Texas councilwoman who spearheaded the effort to ban undocumented immigrant children from entering her city. Earlier this week, League City became the first Texas town to pass a resolution that would deny any request to assist the federal government in the ongoing…

Missouri man shoots wife because he ‘got tired of her’

A Missouri man reportedly told police that he shot his wife over the weekend because he was “tired of her.” Ripley County Cpl. Earl Wheetley was called to a home in Naylor on Saturday evening where he found Carolyn Leonard “laying on the front porch covered in blood,” the Southeast…

San Francisco landlord uses loophole to evict 98-year-old who paid rent on time for 50 years

A 98-year-old San Francisco woman said this week that she is being evicted from her apartment after 50 years, and she’s never once been late paying her rent. KRON reported that Urban Green Investments is using the 1986 Ellis Act to kick Mary Phillips out of her apartment so the…

Report: $6.6 trillion lost on Bush tax cuts could pay all student loans, car loans, credit cards

A new report argues that the Bush tax cuts actually cost Americans $6.6 trillion in personal income — more than enough to pay for every student loan, car loan and credit card debt in the U.S. In an Al Jazeera America column on Wednesday, investigative reporter David Cay Johnston calculated…

Pastor Robert Jeffress tells Fox: Jesus would have wanted a border fence

Texas megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress on Thursday cited Jesus Christ to Fox News as reason that the federal government should build a border fence, which he said was the most compassionate thing that could be done for immigrant children. Although Jeffress has said that President Barack Obama was preparing the…

‘I am not a statistic’: An actual poor person testifies at Paul Ryan’s ‘war on poverty’ hearings

For the first time, Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) “progress report on the war on poverty” heard from a person actually experiencing it, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell reported on Wednesday. “I am not a number. I am not a statistic,” Tianna Gaines-Turner testified before a House Budget Committee hearing earlier in…

Rachel Maddow shreds House GOP’s ‘shameless lip service’ on bill helping veterans

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow tore into House Republicans on Wednesday for stalling on a bipartisan bill designed to help address veterans’ issues more than a month after it passed the Senate. “Right now, while this crisis is still happening, all of Washington’s flagrant and shameless lip service on veterans’ issues…

‘We’re just pointing out what a jackass you look like’: Cenk Uygur blasts ‘Holly Hobby Lobby’

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur mocked Hobby Lobby supporter Holly Fischer on Wednesday for painting herself as a victim following her latest attempt to troll progressives. “What are you talking about? We’re just pointing out what a jackass you look like,” Uygur said. “Isn’t it a free country? Isn’t that…

Google+