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Steve King: I picked up cantaloupe-calved immigrants ‘personally with my hands’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is doubling down on his assertion that many undocumented immigrants are drug runners with “calves the size of cantaloupes.” In an interview with Newsmax last week, King had said that for every one valedictorian, “there’s another hundred out there who they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve…

Feds probing Arizona school’s ‘Redneck Day’ after student wears Confederate flag

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has said it will open an investigation after a student in Arizona wore a Confederate flag to a school-sponsored “Redneck Day.” Civil rights leaders contacted the ED after a photo emerged of a student wearing a large Confederate Army battle flag as a cape…

Rabid skunk bites Minnesota toddler ‘inside of his mouth’

A rabid skunk attacked a 5-month-old Minnesota boy on Thursday, biting him several times on the face and even “inside of his mouth,” according to local police. The attack happened at a day care in Little Falls, Minn., according to NBC affiliate station KARE-TV. The woman who owns the daycare…

Sen. Richard Burr: Republicans shutting down govt. over Obamacare is ‘the dumbest idea’ ever

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) this week said that a fellow Republican senator’s idea to shut down the federal government to block President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was the “dumbest idea” he had ever heard. Earlier this week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) told Fox News that he was calling…

Gohmert: NSA program is like busting pot smokers by tracking stolen potato chips

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday compared the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program of capturing metadata from telephone call to using a search warrant for stolen potato chips to bust marijuana smokers. During a nearly hour-long House floor speech to rail against the NSA program that collects bulk phone records,…

Employee: Paula Deen wanted black staffers to dress in ‘Aunt Jemima outfit’

Paula Deen ordered African-American workers to “dress in an old-style Aunt Jemima outfit” and ring a dinner bell, according to a woman who is still employed at the disgraced cook’s Georgia restaurant. Following Deen’s dramatic fall from grace after her admission that she had used racial slurs, The New York…

CIA displays Osama bin Laden’s personal AK-47 at ‘secret’ museum

An AK-47 assault rifle once owned by terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden is on display at a museum in Washington, D.C. Problem is, you’ll never get to see it up close. That’s because the weapon is stored inside a glass case at the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) “secret” museum, according…

Former Weiner chief of staff’s husband embroiled in his own sexting scandal

Anthony Weiner isn’t the only politician in New York who is facing a scandal for sending inappropriate text messages. Democratic state Assembly member Micah Kellner, who is married to Weiner’s former chief of staff, admitted this week that he sent “flirtatious messages” to a staffer in 2009. According to The…

Watch: Shocking train derailment that killed 80 passengers in Spain

Update: Later reports indicate 80 passengers had been killed. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — A train hurtled off the tracks in northwestern Spain killing 69 passengers and injuring 143 as carriages crumpled into each other in a smoking wreckage of tangled steel. Four carriages overturned in the smash, smoke billowing…

Sheriff quashes conservative squeal at gun buyback delay: Background checks are ‘greater good’

A Colorado sheriff says that gun rights activists who mocked background check laws that forced a gun buyback program to be canceled are missing the “bigger good” that the law is doing. The Boulder Daily Camera reported on Tuesday that a buyback event put on by the community organizing group…

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