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Irish lawmaker pulls female MP onto his lap during abortion debate

An Irish politician has apologized after he was seen pulling a female colleague onto his lap during an abortion debate that ran into the early hours of Wednesday morning. As the Republic of Ireland’s upper house was debating a landmark bill that for the first time granted abortion rights in…

Zimmerman lawyer closes by showing jury shirtless Trayvon photo

Mark O’Mara, an attorney for former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, concluded his defense on Friday by showing a photo of a shirtless Trayvon Martin. In his closing remarks, O’Mara presented the mostly-white, all-female jury with a life-sized silhouette to demonstrate Martin’s height over Zimmerman, which he noted included a hoodie…

Doocy: Forcing Walmart to pay living wage could be ‘the death of free enterprise’

Fox News host Steve Doocy suggested on Friday that it could be “the death of free enterprise as we know it” if a bill requiring Walmart to pay a living wage was approved by the mayor of Washington, D.C. In a Washington Post op-ed earlier this week, Walmart regional general…

Geraldo Rivera: Jury would have shot Trayvon ‘a lot sooner than George Zimmerman’

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday asserted that prosecutors in Florida had been pressured by MSNBC host Al Sharpton and “race politics” to bring a weak case against former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. As the the defense was preparing to present its…

Parents keep Austin-Healey Sprite automobile baby accidentally bought on eBay with iPhone

A toddler clicks away on a smart phone. What’s the worst that could happen? She could could buy a roadster off eBay. That’s what happened to one Oregon family last month. Their 14-month-old toddler bought a 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite through an eBay…  …

Pennsylvania man arrested for recording his teen son setting a 7-year-old boy on fire

A Pennsylvania man was arraigned Wednesday for allegedly dousing a 7-year-old boy with nail polish remover and then letting his son light the boy on fire. Edward B. Myers, 35, of Saxonburg was dating the boy’s mother, according to local media reports. The boy said Myers’ two sons, ages 15…

Father: Son doing ‘really well’ despite being jailed for months over Facebook joke

The father of a teen in Texas who was arrested over a macabre joke on Facebook told MSNBC on Thursday his son was doing surprisingly well. Justin Carter, 19, was arrested in February and charged him with making a terroristic threat after he joked about shooting up a school on…

San Diego mayor confesses to sexually harassing women but doesn’t resign

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner acknowledged on Thursday he “failed to fully respect” his female employees and promised to participate in sexual harassment training. The Democratic mayor, however, stopped short of saying he would resign from office. Three political allies of Filner this week accused the 70-year-old mayor of sexually…

Tempers flare as Republicans boo Rep. Corrine Brown for shaming them over food stamp cuts

Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday threatened to strike a Democratic representative’s words from the record and then booed her after she shamed them for cutting food stamp funding from the farm bill. “The Bible says, to whom much is given, much is required,” Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)…

Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hungry families

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday objected over and over again in order to keep statements out of the congressional record that accused Republicans of hurting working families by taking food stamps out of the farm bill. Before a vote could be taken on the Republican farm bill that drops…

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