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Wisc. protesters arrested for filming lawmakers

In a video published to YouTube on Wednesday, several protesters in Madison, Wisconsin are seen being dragged out of the assembly by state police, seemingly because they were filming lawmakers’ deliberations. While the protesters repeatedly insisted that it was their right to film inside the legislature, their concerns were ignored…

Romney promises to outlaw union dues as political contributions

Speaking to reporters after touring a Boeing plant in South Carolina Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pledged to pursue legislation that would prohibit unions from contributing dues to political campaigns. “We have a very unusual circumstance in this country,” Romney said, “and that is that we allow union bosses…

Three arrested at Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s town hall event

Three people were arrested on Tuesday for disrupting a town hall event in Greenfield, Wisconsin held by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman. Another 20 people were escorted out of the event for interrupting Ryan’s speech. Two of the three people arrested were fined $429 and the…

Chris Christie: ‘Take on teachers’ unions once and for all’

Following up on their exclusive story about Charles Koch reportedly comparing to President Barack Obama to Saddam Hussein, The BRAD BLOG and Mother Jones released audio Wednesday of David Koch praising New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). “It is a real privilege for me to be asked to say a…

Charles Koch compares Barack Obama to Saddam Hussein

The BRAD BLOG and Mother Jones have uncovered audio of billionaire Charles Koch comparing President Barack Obama to Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein. At a conference in June, Charles Koch encouraged wealthy conservative donors to help defeat Obama. “But we’ve been talking about — we have Saddam Hussein, this is…

Conservative group ‘glitter bombed’ at Minnesota State Fair

A conservative group’s booth at the Minnesota State Fair the was hit with a “glitter bomb” on Sunday by opponents of a proposed same sex marriage ban in the state. Four people on the SkyGlider ride threw rainbow glitter on Minnesota for Marriage’s booth as they passed over it, shouting…

Fox News concerned about ‘hate speech’ from Obama supporters

Fox News contributor Brad Blakeman Monday rebuked Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa Jr. for using “hate speech” at a Labor Day rally in Detroit prior to remarks from President Barack Obama. After presenting an edited video of Hoffa referring to Republicans by saying, “let’s take these sons of bitches out,” Fox…

Romney doesn’t mention ‘tea party’ during speech at tea party event

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a Tea Party Express event in Concord, New Hampshire Sunday but two words were missing from his speech: “tea” and “party.” “I haven’t spent my whole life in politics. As a matter of fact, of the people running for office, I don’t know…

Neo-Nazi rally in Wisconsin vastly outnumbered by counterprotesters

Five people were arrested but no one was injured at a neo-Nazi demonstration in West Allis, Wisconsin on Saturday. Two were arrested for weapons violations and three more for disorderly conduct. The approximately 75 neo-Nazis were confronted by nearly 2,000 counterprotesters during the 90-minute rally in front of City Hall.…

Chomsky: U.S. has ‘extreme contempt for democracy’

In a new video, MIT professor Noam Chomsky discusses the nature of U.S imperialism as it compares to campaigns of violence carried out by other nations and groups. Ultimately he drives the point home, suggesting the U.S. has an “extreme contempt for democracy” at home and around the world, and…

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