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Rep. Paul Ryan: Republicans won’t ‘give up on destroying the health care system’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Tuesday that Republicans would continue to push to repeal health care reform. “We believe that this law is going to collapse under its own weight… This to us is something that we’re not going to give up on, because we’re not going…

Family Research Council: Functioning societies ‘punish’ single people for having sex

A senior fellow at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) says that “functioning societies” should “punish” single people who engage in sex outside marriage. Dr. Pat Fagan, who directs FRC’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), on Monday told FRC President Tony Perkins that a 1972 Supreme Court case that…

Armory: Little league’s AR-15 raffle ‘going gangbusters’

An Illinois armory that has partnered with a local little league to raffle off an AR-15 military-style assault rifle says that tickets are selling like “gangbusters.” Atwood Armory co-owner Charidy Butcher told The Raw Story that her phone had been “ringing nonstop” since the raffle for Atwood-Hammond Little League began…

Tennessee bill allows Christian counselors to reject suicidal LGBT students

The Tennessee state Senate on Monday considered a bill that would allow counselors to discriminate against LGBT students, sexually-active students or anyone else based on religious objections. Republican state Sen. Joey Hensley encouraged fellow senators to pass SB 514 to “prevent an institution of high education from discriminating against a…

Florida police gun down disabled man threatening to kill himself with gasoline

Two officers in Florida have been placed on leave and a family is demanding answers after a suicidal man was shot and killed by police over the weekend. The mother of 43-year-old Arthur Dixon Jr. called St. Petersburg police on Sunday evening because he doused himself with gasoline and threatened…

MSNBC contributor slams Rep. Paul Ryan’s ‘austerity at all costs’ fetish

Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of TheGrio.com and a MSNBC contributor, blasted House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Monday for saying his budget plan included the repeal of Obamacare. “Paul Ryan is essentially proposing to balance the budget in ten years, his previous draconian budget did so in…

Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh: The American people are ‘stupid’ and ‘lazy’

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), a tea party favorite, said Sunday that Americans were embracing big government because they had grown stupid and lazy. At a townhall meeting to promote his new organization, Walsh said the country was currently in a war between the proponents of big government and the…

BBC reporter passes Texas class to carry guns in school despite shooting a ‘child’

BBC’s Hilary Andersson took a concealed carry class with a group of teachers in Texas and discovered that using guns in schools without harming innocent children was a lot more more difficult that she had imagined. To follow up on the mass shooting of 20 elementary school children late last…

Pat Robertson claims his million-dollar prayer worked for a ‘businessman’

Television evangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson said Monday that his recent holy vision of some needy person being given $1,000,000 by God has come true, claiming his divine insight was actually about oil giant BP paying “a businessman” he spoke to recently. “The Lord gave me the…

El Paso men busted with marijuana in ice cream truck

Two men in El Paso, Texas were arrested over the weekend after police found marijuana inside their ice cream truck. According to the El Paso Times, El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the truck after noticing an expired registration sticker and a cracked windshield. The two suspects fled, but were…

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