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GOP Rep. Steve King wants hearings on Obama’s ‘drunken uncle’

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is calling for President Barack Obama’s “drunken uncle” to testify before Congress. Onyango Obama, who allegedly does not have a valid visa, was arrested in Framingham, Massachusetts, on August 24 and charged in Framingham District Court with operating a vehicle under the…

Poll: Former Democratic voters returning to Obama

Voters who supported Barack Obama in 2008 but either did not vote or voted against Democrats in 2010 are poised to give the president their vote in 2012, according to a recently released poll. The survey (PDF) by the group Third Way, a think tank that supports moderate policies, found…

Senate Republicans block FEMA disaster relief funds

A package of disaster relief funding worth $7 billion was blocked from coming up for a vote by Senate Republicans on Monday, drawing sharp condemnation from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) who lambasted the conservative party for abandoning Americans in need. “Last night, Democrats tried to move forward on…

Google Street View reveals photo of naked woman

ABC’s Good Morning America reported Tuesday morning on on revelations that Google’s “Street View” regularly publishes nude images of unsuspecting bystanders. The search engine’s mapping site often gives users more than just the expected images of roads or buildings. Photos ranging from drug deals to people urinating in public areas…

Google Street View reveals photo of naked woman

ABC’s Good Morning America reported Tuesday morning on on revelations that Google’s “Street View” regularly publishes nude images of unsuspecting bystanders. The search engine’s mapping site often gives users more than just the expected images of roads or buildings. Photos ranging from drug deals to people urinating in public areas…

The CNN tea party debate in 75 seconds

Missed the CNN Tea Party debate Monday evening? If so, you are in luck. Here are the best soundbites and highlights of the entire debate in 75 quick seconds. WATCH: Video from Buzzfeed, which appeared on September 13, 2011.…

The CNN tea party debate in 75 seconds

Missed the CNN Tea Party debate Monday evening? If so, you are in luck. Here are the best soundbites and highlights of the entire debate in 75 quick seconds. WATCH: Video from Buzzfeed, which appeared on September 13, 2011.…

Maddow: GOP disrespect for Obama hits an all-time high

MSNBC’s liberal host Rachel Maddow tore into Republicans last night over their disrespect for President Barack Obama, exemplified by Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) refusal to schedule a joint session of Congress last week. “Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner did something that has never before been done in the…

International Criminal Court hears formal complaint on priest sexual abuse

The International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague on Tuesday received a formal complaint on sexual abuse by Catholic priests, in a request that seeks the prosecution of Vatican officials for “rape, sexual violence and torture.” Filed by the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in conjunction with the Survivors…

Merkel calls for calm as Obama urges action on euro

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried on Tuesday to reassure volatile markets that the eurozone will stay intact after US President Barack Obama urged greater efforts to solve the EU debt crisis. But the euro dropped against the dollar and European stock markets fell as concerns over Greece outweighed news that…

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