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Feminist adult performer: Men often the unsung heroes of pornography

Men thinking of stripping down to their birthday suit to make an easy living might want to reconsider. Being an adult performer isn’t a piece of cake for men, according to one feminist “porn superhero.” Speaking during the Feminist Porn Book Keynote Panel at UC Santa Barbara in May, Dylan…

Bryan Fischer: Russia’s LGBT crackdown makes Putin a ‘lion of Christianity’

Bryan Fischer, the director of Issues Analysis for the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), this week praised Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country’s law criminalizing homosexual “propaganda.” During his Wednesday radio Focal Point radio show, Fischer noted that Putin condemned “many Euro-Atlantic countries” for “renouncing their roots, including Christian…

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why there are no green stars

In this clip from his radio show “Star Talk,” astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains that while there are white stars, blue stars and red stars, there are no green stars. “There’s green in space,” Tyson said, “there’s just no green stars.” “There’s actually green emissions from gas clouds in space,”…

Steve King’s demagoguing over closed memorial stuns CNN host: ‘What did you expect would happen?’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Thursday accused President Barack Obama of borrowing money from China in order to be able to prevent elderly veterans from being able to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the government shutdown that was Republicans forced in hopes of derailing the…

Obamacare fight gets too hot for Kochs: We’re not backing GOP’s shutdown tactics

As the government shutdown moved into the ninth day on Wednesday, even conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch appeared to be abandoning Republican lawmakers who were trying to use the tactic to derail the president’s health care law. NBC’s Michael Isikoff reported that Koch Industries, which is privately owned…

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes

A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children. Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News…

Bachmann: People think I’m Miley Cyrus but ‘I’ve never done twerking in my life’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said this week that people confused her with pop singer Miley Cyrus but she has “never done twerking” in her life. During a Tuesday conference call sponsored by TheTeaParty.net, conservative talk show host Rusty Humphries asked the Minnesota Republican how she felt about a recent Saturday…

Florida TV station tells viewers that credit score affects Obamacare premiums

A Florida television station informed its viewers this week that they could be paying higher health insurance premiums if they have a bad credit score under the new health care reform law, but HealthCare.gov representatives have told Raw Story the claim is just not true. A contributor to the DailyKos…

House Republicans silence Rep. Grayson after he cites poll comparing them to ‘dog poop’

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) found himself on Tuesday being added to the list of things that had been shut down because of Republicans in Congress. During a speech on the House floor to call for a vote on a resolution that said Congress’ “dignity” had been impugned by the government…

Gohmert shrugs off debt limit: Government can’t default if it stays shut down

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asserted this week that the government shutdown could actually keep the U.S. from defaulting on its debts if and when Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling — unless President Barack Obama is plotting a conspiracy not to pay the nation’s bills. “He’s been saying ever…

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