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North Carolina Republicans push through anti-renewable energy bill in ‘banana republic’ vote

Democrats in North Carolina say they could have defeated a bill to repeal renewable energy subsidies on Wednesday if Republicans had not pushed it through committee without counting the votes. The state Senate Finance Committee debated the bill to end the state’s 6-year-old renewable energy program for over 40 minutes…

Police discover unexploded bomb in Austin, Texas business district

Fire investigators in Austin, Texas said Wednesday that they need the public’s help finding whoever created an unexploded bomb discovered last week in a business district on the northwest side of the city. The device was discovered behind the Springwood Business Complex on Pond Springs Road by a woman walking…

Bags of urine thrown as White Student Union clashes with May Day protesters

Workers rights demonstrators clashed with white supremacists in the so-called White Student Union during Washington, D.C. May Day protests on Wednesday. According to CNN, “bags of urine and flag poles” were thrown as skirmish broke out in Lafayette Park between the White Student Union protesters and demonstrators from the group…

Pennsylvania woman reappears 11 years after being presumed dead

A Pennsylvania woman who abruptly vanished 11 years ago turned herself in to police in Key Largo, Florida last Friday. According to CNN, Brenda Heist walked out on her family in Lititz, Pennsylvania in February of 2002 while her children were at school. Detective Sgt. John Schofield of the Lititz…

Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust

A Fox News guest on Thursday slammed President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary nominee, connecting him to an 18th century scientific movement that embraced reason, which she said was partially to blame for the Holocaust. Fox News host Steve Doocy asked Penny Nance, CEO of the Christian activist group Concerned Women…

Tennessee county official not sorry for image promoting violence against Muslims

A county commissioner has refused to apologize for posting an image on his Facebook page that declared Muslims were best greeted from behind a shotgun barrel. The image showed a man in a cowboy hat pointing a double-barreled shotgun at the viewer with the caption, “how to wink at a…

Man angry over Boston bombings breaks jaw of ‘f*cking Muslim’ Iraq war veteran

A 39-year-old Muslim cab driver who served in the Iraq war says that an executive from an aviation company accused him of being a jihadist and broke his jaw in what activists are calling a hate crime. Mohamed A. Salim told The Washington Post that Emerald Aviation President Ed Dahlberg…

T-Mobile accused of forcing pregnant woman to clock out to use bathroom

A Tennessee woman who was working at T-Mobile’s Nashville’s call center while pregnant says that she was forced her to clock out to use the bathroom and was eventually fired. Kristi Rifkin, 40, told ABC News that she had been working at the call center for over four years when…

Rep. Lucas suspects Obama gun control ‘conspiracy’ to buy all the ammunition

Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas (R) recently told a conservative radio show that President Barack Obama’s administration may be engaged in a “conspiracy” to purchase all available ammunition as a form of gun control. Last week, Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s National Security Subcommittee caved to conspiracies…

CNBC’s Santelli melts down during tantrum over Obama’s ‘socialistic policies’

Tea party supporter and CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli on Wednesday threw another one of his signature tantrums because President Barack Obama’s administration was pursuing “socialism” instead of what he said were “pro-growth policies” like tax cuts and austerity. Santelli argued that payroll processor ADP showed that job growth was…

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