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Booker’s opponent ‘not apologizing’ and ‘not backing off’ racist tweet

Newark Mayor Corey Booker’s (D) Republican opponent in the New Jersey Senate race said over the weekend that he was “not apologizing” and “not backing off” after a staffer sent a racially-charged tweet. During a televised debate last week, Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan’s Twitter account posted a message that…

Mother of ‘Messiah’ ordered to change baby’s name after Christian judge rules it a conflict with her beliefs

A baby named “Messiah” must be renamed, according to a judge in Tennessee, because Messiah is a ‘earned’ title in the Judeo-Christian tradition. The mother, Jaleesa Martin of Newport, Tenn., is appealing the decision handed down by Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew, who renamed the 7-month-old child “Martin DeShawn McCullough,”…

Man fatally shoots child and then himself inside Manchester YWCA

Authorities in New Hampshire were investigating on Sunday after a man reportedly gunned down an 8-year-old boy in a Manchester YWCA before turning the gun on himself. According to WMUR, the Manchester Police Department and emergency crews responded at around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to reports that shots had…

Gohmert: Opposition to Obamacare is ‘how we got to the Constitution’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Sunday asserted that the Republican obsession with repealing President Barack Obama’s health care reform law and threatening to shut down the government if it was not defunded was the same process that the country used to create a Constitution. ABC News host George Stephanopolous noted…

Birtherism bites Ted Cruz: Trump says he’s ‘perhaps not’ eligible to run for president

The country’s most prominent Republican birther says that one of his party’s early frontrunners for the 2016 presidential nomination may “perhaps not” be eligible to run if he was born in Canada. In an interview that aired on Sunday, ABC’s Jonathan Karl reminded billionaire Donald Trump that his false claim…

Larry Kudlow wonders if Pope Francis understands freedom

CNBC host Larry Kudlow isn’t confident that Pope Francis understand freedom. During a segment last week, the advocate of laissez-faire capitalism questioned some of the Pope’s comments on the economy. “Pope John Paul II, I think, had a much more market friendly approach to all of this over a period…

Hispanic GOP strategist smacks down Steve King: Get therapy for your ‘melon fixation’

Hispanic Republican strategist Ana Navarro blasted Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Sunday and suggested that he might want to “get some therapy for his melon fixation” after the congressman said that many undocumented immigrants had “calves the size of cantaloupes” because they were drug runners. During a panel segment on…

CNN host corners Priebus over Fox TV producing Hillary Clinton miniseries

CNN host Candy Crowley on Sunday confronted Republican National Committee Chairman (RNC) Reince Priebus and asked him why he was not pulling GOP debates off of the Fox News Channel after it was revealed that Fox Television studios may be producing a Hillary Clinton miniseries. In letters to NBC Entertainment…

NOAA’s updated forecast calls for busy hurricane season

NOAA’s Updated Forecast Calls for Busy Hurricane Season (via Climate Central) By Andrew Freedman Follow @afreedma Despite a quiet start to August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is still forecasting a very active Atlantic hurricane season, the agency said Thursday. The updated outlook calls for a 70 percent…  …

Texting while driving kills: Werner Herzog film

Texting while driving kills several thousand people in America every year.  Research has found that texting while driving makes it 23 times more likely that there will be an accident. Drinking and driving actually results in slightly fewer teen deaths…  …

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