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Sen. Heller’s support for ENDA kills GOP hopes for filibustering LGBT rights bill

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) on Monday almost certainly put an end to his party’s plans to filibuster a bill to prevent discrimination against LGBT people. Democratic leaders in the Senate confirmed last week that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was expected to come up for a vote on Monday. It…

San Diego coaches return to field hours after suspension for blackface

Two football coaches showed up to work up the Serra High School football game over the weekend just hours after they were suspended for wearing blackface to a Halloween costume party. KGTV reported that head varsity football coach Brian Basteyns, assistant football coach Howard Seeley and an unidentified teacher had…

New Mexico trick-or-treaters given graphic anti-abortion propaganda with candy

Parents in New Mexico were outraged last week after finding graphic anti-abortion propaganda attached to candy given to their children on Halloween. Frank Valdez told KRQE that he noticed the cards with photos of fetuses and anti-abortion messages in the trick-or-treat bags belonging to his friend’s kids. “We just noticed…

Lindsey Graham: Push for 20-week abortion ban is ‘worthy of a great democracy’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday defended his plan to introduce a 20-week abortion ban — which may be unconstitutional — in the Senate by arguing that the debate was “worthy of a great democracy.” With Graham facing more conservative challengers in the South Carolina Republican primary, the Washington Examiner…

Rand Paul wants to challenge ‘hacks’ like Maddow to a gunfight over plagiarism charge

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday vowed to be more careful citing sources but insisted that a “dueling” gunfight against “hacks and haters” like MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who uncovered his plagiarism of Wikipedia, would be the ultimate solution if it were legal. During a interview on Sunday, ABC host…

Chris Wallace: ‘One of the problems’ with Obamacare is too many poor people getting Medicaid

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday described the poor people who were now covered by Medicaid as “one of the problems” with President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. During a discussion with former White House health care adviser Ezekiel Emanuel and the American Enterprise Institute’s James Capretta, Wallace…

Tucker Carlson outraged by Obama climate change plan: Earth is ‘getting cooler’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday said that President Barack Obama was wrong to prepare for climate change because science shows that “the Earth may in fact be getting cooler.” On Friday, the president issued an executive order creating an interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to “respond…

Michigan man lays claim to $25 million reward for tipping feds to Bin Laden hideout

Tom Lee, 63, of Grand Rapids, Mich., claims to have “accurately reported” in 2003 to an FBI special agent that Osama bin Laden was hiding in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Lee, a gem merchant, has now retained a lawyer and is seeking the $25 million reward for giving a…

Pittsburgh man accused by witness of armed robbery released after surveillance video shows him elsewhere

Police didn’t want to hear DeAndre Brown’s alibi. They wanted him to confess to a crime instead. Never mind that he had no criminal record. A witness placed the 26-year-old Pittsburgh-area security guard at the scene, and that was good enough to lock him up for a month, despite the…

Backlash emerges at parents who allowed child to dress as Klansman for Halloween

A Craigsville, Va., woman’s nonchalant reaction has sparked additional outrage after she allowed her 7-year-old son to dress for Halloween in the robes of a Ku Klux Klan member. Jessica Black of Craigsville told WHSV in Virginia that there’s nothing wrong with the costume or the Ku Klux Klan. “It’s…

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