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Maine’s GOP governor backtracks after telling NAACP to ‘kiss my butt’

UPDATE: The newly sworn-in Republican governor of Maine, Paul LePage, hastily added an appearance at a Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial breakfast on Monday after taking political flak for refusing to attend events honoring the civil rights leader. In explaining to a TV news crew late last week why he…

Pentagon official: Martin Luther King would support Iraq, Afghan wars

An Obama administration official said that nonviolent icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would “understand” and “recognize” the need for the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan if he were alive today. In a speech commemorating the late hero days before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, the…

Ted Nugent calls Africa a ‘country’, quotes MLK to defend Tea Party

Rocker and gun advocate Ted Nugent has found a new cause in the tea parties. He also apparently thinks Africa is a “country” that offers bountiful hunting experiences. Appearing on a broadcast of Fox News’ Hannity on Friday, Nugent defended the conservative protesters, then took the opportunity to launch a…

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