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Ted Cruz: ‘I am a very, very proud wacko bird’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who calls himself a “proud wacko bird,” told CBS News that President Barack Obama was plotting to make immigration reform fail so that Democrats could campaign on it in 2014 and 2016. In an interview that aired on Wednesday, Cruz explained to CBS reporter Jan Crawford…

Mormon Bishop prevents mugging with Samurai sword

When Kent Hendrix heard there was a potential mugging occurring just outside his home on Tuesday, the Mormon Bishop did was any decent Mormon Bishop would do. He “jumped out, put some clothes on [and] grabbed my sword.” Forty-seven-year-old Hendrix, a father of six (and third-degree black belt!) thwarted a…

Megachurch pastor: Nagging wives are like Chinese water torture

The founding pastor of a Washington state megachurch on Sunday told female parishioners that God wanted them to submit to their husbands and that they shouldn’t be a “nag,” likening them to Chinese water torture. In in a Sunday sermon, Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll said that people often…

Tennessee lawmaker says ‘lighten up’ after posting pressure cooker bomb joke

A Tennessee lawmaker who posted a joke about the pressure cooker bombs used to murder three people last week in Boston now says that people need to “lighten up.” In a post to his personal blog on Monday, state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) displayed a photo of an “Assault Pressure…

North Carolina Senate blocks testing themselves when passing welfare drug testing bill

Republicans in the North Carolina state Senate on Monday pushed through bill that would strip public benefits like food stamps and job training for people who fail a drug test. In 35-15 vote largely along party lines, senators passed SB 594. A single Democrat voted for the bill, and no…

15-year-old boy shot to death blocks from Obama’s Chicago home

A 15-year-old boy was found shot to death on Monday just blocks from President Barack Obama’s home in the Kenwood community area of Chicago. Chicago Police said that they were called to the 5000 block of South Evans Avenue at around 9:30 p.m. and found 15-year-old Cornelius German with a…

Macabre details emerge in murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

JEFFREY BROWN: And finally: the murder trial of an abortion provider that has captured national attention. Judy Woodruff has the story. JUDY WOODRUFF: A judge and jury in Philadelphia began hearing testimony in the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell more than a month ago. But over the past two weeks,…

New York lawmaker: I would torture an American citizen

New York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) on Monday night reiterated his belief that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tortured even though he is a U.S. citizen. During a tense interview, CNN’s Piers Morgan repeatedly asked Ball whether he was OK with torturing American citizens. While he refused…

Gun group chief: Liberals OK with liberals dying in Boston to force more gun control

Larry Pratt, the head of the lobbying group Gun Owners of America, recently agreed with a pair of conservative Internet TV hosts who asserted that liberals didn’t mind if other liberals were killed in bombings like the one in Boston last week because “they are like the Chinese” and “they…

NBC station fires anchor whose first words on air were ‘f*cking sh*t’

A North Dakota NBC affiliate has fired its newest anchor after he started his new job by uttering the words “fucking shit” as the weekend news broadcast began. As anchor Van Tieu was introducing A.J. Clemente for his first ever KFYR-TV broadcast on Sunday, he could be heard uttering the…

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