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Republican rep. on Cuba trip probe: ‘The diva of Beyonce’ is not ‘above the law’

A Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives vowed on Tuesday to press forward with an investigation into a trip to Cuba taken by singers Beyonce and Jay-Z last week even after sources at the Treasury Department suggested that the trip had been authorized. During an interview with Rep.…

Secret audio: McConnell, staff scheme about Ashley Judd’s ‘emotionally unbalanced’ mental health

In a February meeting, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his staff gathered to discuss tactics for defeating possible Democratic challenger Ashley Judd, including the possibility of leveraging her “emotionally unbalanced” mental state. Mother Jones‘ David Corn, who obtained secret audio of the Feb. 2 meeting, said that “McConnell and…

Columnist Star Parker tells Hannity: Slave plantations were run by liberal Democrats

Columnist Star Parker of the Scripps Howard News Service on Monday night alleged that liberal Democrats were “slave overseers.” “When we look at who is behind this strategy, the liberal Democrats have not changed their M.O,” Parker said amid a discussion among African American conservatives on Fox News’ Hannity. “This…

Conservative radio host Mark Levin: Purge ‘all the cockroaches’ from the GOP

On his radio show Friday, conservative host Mark Levin called for the Republican Party to be completely purged of what he viewed as non-conservative figures. He noted that Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Mike Shields recently said the party needed to distance itself from “the professional right.” The suggestion…

Brad Paisley: ‘Accidental Racist’ song about hardships of showing ‘Southern pride’

Country singer Brad Paisley explained to Entertainment Weekly that his new “Accidental Racist” song illustrated the difficulties of displaying his “Southern pride.” “I just think art has a responsibility to lead the way, and I don’t know the answers, but I feel like asking the question is the first step,…

Glenn Beck: MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry part of UN conspiracy to collectivize American children

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Monday linked an MSNBC promotional advertisement about public education to conspiracy theories that contend the United Nations plans to use mind control to establish a communist dictatorship and that the Obama administration is using school testing standards for “leftist indoctrination.” Last week, conservative websites…

Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction

Scientists are testing a relatively common anti-inflammatory drug called Ibudilast for its potential to block the cravings of methamphetamine addicts, and the first round of results shows promise. The Huffington Post noted recently that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) fast-tracked more human trials after researchers at the University of…

Massachusetts town prosecuting man who killed bear in his backyard

A 76-year-old Massachusetts man is facing criminal charges after shooting and killing a bear in his backyard on Friday night. Richard Ahlstrand told a reporter for CBS News affiliate WBZ-TV that he was outside refilling his bird feeders when the bear suddenly charged at him. Thankfully, Ahlstrand said he’d seen…

Conservatives outraged over CNN photo of Thatcher with ‘pedophile’ Jimmy Savile

Conservative supporters Margaret Thatcher expressed outraged on Monday after CNN marked the death of the the former British prime minister by airing a photo of her with former BBC television presenter Jimmy Savile, a suspected pedophile. In a CNN Starting Point segment soon after the news of Thatcher’s death broke…

Boston Dynamics’ Terminator-like ‘PETMAN’ robot tests chemical suits

Defense contractor Boston Dynamics has new video of its Terminator-like “PETMAN” robot standing, walking, posing and… wearing a chemical protection suit, for some reason. The project is funded in part by the Defense Department’s Chemical and Biological Defense program, CNet reported Monday. For the test seen embedded below, Boston Dynamics…

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