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Gohmert: Same sex marriage ruling could be ‘the end of a great civilization’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) reacted to two Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday by suggesting that same sex marriage “is usually tried at the end of a great civilization.” In a Capitol Hill press conference, Gohmert referred to the Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of striking down the Defense…

Rand Paul wants to be an ‘illegal immigrant’ so he’ll be excluded from Obamacare

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) joked on Wednesday that he was “lobbying to become an illegal immigrant” so that he would not be eligible to participate in President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. On his Wednesday radio show, Glenn Beck warned his listeners that comprehensive immigration reform would make all…

Pelosi responds to Bachmann’s DOMA comments: ‘Who cares?’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had a two-word response on Wednesday to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) assertion that the Supreme Court tried to “undo what a holy God has instituted” by striking down the federal same sex marriage ban: “Who cares?” In a Capitol Hill press conference following the…

Tony Perkins on same sex marriage rulings: ‘This is far from over’

The president of the anti-LGBT Family Research Council (FRC) is vowing to continue to fight against equal rights for gay and lesbian couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal government’s ban on marriage equality and allowed same sex marriages to resume in California. In an interview on…

Manchin tells Fox News: Obama declared ‘war on America’ with climate speech

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama for declaring “war on America” by calling for new strategies to limit pollution from coal-fired power pants. A day after Obama spoke at Georgetown University about his new plan to fight climate change, Manchin took to Fox News…

Paula Deen fights back: I’m prejudiced against ‘thieves and liars’

Disgraced celebrity cook Paula Deen on Wednesday explained her use of racial slurs by saying that she was prejudiced against “thieves and liars.” After skipping out on an interview with NBC’s Today Show on Friday, Deen finally appeared on Wednesday and cried throughout the 14-minute interview, but without a single…

‘Bullsh*t!’ Texas Senate gallery erupts as GOP kills Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster

Update: Davis filibuster succeeds amid chaos as Republicans fail to legally pass anti-abortion bill The Texas Senate gallery on Tuesday night made it known they were not happy to witness Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shut down a 10-hour long filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth). The legislative chamber…

Watch: Texas Republicans gave Sen. Wendy Davis a warning because of this

Update: Wendy Davis filibuster succeeds amid chaos as Republicans fail to legally pass anti-abortion bill Republicans in the Texas Senate voted to sustain a point-of-order against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) on Tuesday night because she received help with back-brace. The point-of-order was the second warning she received during…

Barney Frank mocks the rantings and ravings of Bill O’Reilly

Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank (D) recently described appearing on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor as a degrading experience. Frank told HuffPost Live that Bill O’Reilly liked to think of himself as a “tough” guy, but the Fox News host was really a “total jerk” who controlled his guests’ microphones.…

Arizona governor: Racial discrimination doesn’t ‘take place any longer’

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) on Tuesday said the Voting Rights Act had “hampered” the state and was pleased to see a key provision of the civil rights law struck down. Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court is required…

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