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Rep. Slaughter calls for ‘retroactive recusal’ to overturn Citizens United

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) told Current TV’s Keith Olbermann Tuesday that a “retroactive recusal” of Justice Clarence Thomas could result in overturning the Citizens United case. Earlier this year, the liberal group Common Cause argued that both Justices Thomas and Antonin Scalia should have recused themselves from the Citizens United…

VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds. “Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit…

VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds. “Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit…

Straight man who appeared gay rejected for blood donation

Twenty-two-year-old Aaron Pace was trying to donate blood and plasma at a local blood center in Gary, Indiana, when he was informed in an interview during the screening process that he was ineligible to give blood because he “appears to be a homosexual”. Because of a 1983 measure adopted by…

Van Gogh’s ‘self-portrait’ actually his brother: study

THE HAGUE — Art researchers at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum said Tuesday they have “discovered” a work by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh — long thought to have been a self-portrait — was in fact a picture of his younger brother Theo. “According to current opinion, Vincent van Gogh never…

Can’t pay the mortgage? Company will turn your house into a billboard

What would you give up to have someone else pay the mortgage on your home for a few months? If one of your answers is “pride,” Adzookie, a self-described mobile advertising company, may have a deal for you. Adzookie claims it will pay the mortgage on your house anywhere from…

Israel demands retraction of UN Gaza report

JERUSALEM — Israel demanded on Sunday that the United Nations bin a report critical of its deadly 2008-2009 offensive on Gaza after the author said he had been wrong to say it had targeted civilians. South African judge Richard Goldstone had faced down enormous criticism in Israel at the time…

Trump brags about accepting money from Gaddafi

When American real estate mogul Donald Trump agreed to lease part of his private estate to a group of Libyan investors in late 2009, chances are he wasn’t aware they’d be bringing Libyan dictator Mummar Gaddafi in for a prolonged stay. In fact, at the time he sternly denied any…

Sen. Graham: Egypt’s army will block Islamist state

WASHINGTON – Egypt’s US-backed army will prevent Islamists from ever controlling that country’s government, a US Senator said Tuesday, stressing Americans must not be “ashamed” of backing that military. “Every American should be very appreciative of the fact that for years we’ve been providing aid to the Egyptian army in…

PolitiFact: Bachmann’s claims ‘false’ more often than any other politician

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann isn’t letting her lack of credibility get in the way of her presidential ambitions. Only a day before the congresswoman’s Friday visit to Iowa, the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact noted that she had made false statements more often than any public official. “We have checked her…

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