Despite an IRS decision to release documents related to former official Lois Lerner's tenure at the agency, House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is plowing ahead with plans to hold her in contempt of Congress because of her refusal to testify to his committee in its investigation of the alleged targeting of conservative groups. Show More Summary
Wednesday morning during another one of Rep. Darrell Issa's hearings on the IRS scandal, ranking Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings exploded at him for his ridiculous witch hunt on the phony scandal --which is mostly what Issa has done with his chairmanship. Show More Summary
Five of 36 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports around the country last week. Since we last visited, and up through last Friday, 15 hearty patriots have accidentally second amendmented themselves. That's 15 of our 40 entries in this installment. Show More Summary
(Credit: SynergyByDesign) Oops! I guess this throws a monkey wrench into the political machinations of certain right-wing American bishops and cardinals: Pope Francis signaled that the Catholic Church could support some civil unions,...Show More Summary
Having Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role is driving racists crazy. #ANNIE is black? IN WHAT WORLD. — JK (@THEjustink) March 6, 2014 I don't like this remake of Annie. There can't be a black Annie. — Taylor Hartwell (@tayylorhartwell) March 6, 2014 They're redoing the Annie movie and making the little girl black. […]
Darrel Issa says he apologized to Elijah Cummings for cutting his mic at the Lois Lerner hearing, and yet claims that Cummings threw “quite a hissy fit.” Issa suggested Cummings’ outburst was a “pre-staged event,” but [Megyn] Kelly asked, “Who cares? Let him have his couple of minutes to rip on you! You’re a big […]
One of the talking points against Obamacare is that it’s forcing us to become a nation of part-time workers. Employment numbers shows this not to be true. In fact, the opposite seems to be happening, according to new government numbers published Friday: The number of part-time jobs is actually shrinking, and full-time jobs are being […]
Homophobia, misogyny, racism and forced sex jokes -- all rolled into one judicial package! The post ‘Sluts Are Just Whores In Training,’ And Other Wisdom Offered By A Sitting Arkansas Judge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi made a complete mockery of Fox Business commentator Todd Wilemon and his claim that the United States has "the greatest health care system in the world" -- or did until that damned Obamacare came along and...Show More Summary
(Credit: NBC Philadelphia) Attorney Michael Critchley cited Kelly’s Fifth Amendment and Fourth Amendment constitutional rights to deny the legislative committee’s subpoena asking for records.
Last night, Jon Stewart covered Vladimir Putin's "in another world" press conference, but mostly focused on the right-wing's unhinged reaction to Putin, as opposed to how they treat Obama. I'll tell ya, the weirdest thing about this isn't Putin invading Ukraine. Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize -- but the conflict in Ukraine is also likely to be on the Nobel committee's agenda. A record 278 candidates, including 47 organizations, received nominations for the 2014 prize, said the Norwegian Nobel Institute's director, Geir Lundestad.
Fox News continued its attacks on attorney Debo Adegbile, President Obama's pick to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and seemingly conflated the advocacy efforts of a different civil rights attorney as proof...Show More Summary
A woman named Nicole Peterson Speelman in Capetown, South Africa recorded this two minute video clip yesterday and posted it to her Facebook page. A man is pulled out of his car, stripped naked, and then for no apparent reason, kicked and beaten by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Conservatives love the Russian leader. They hate their own. “Putin decides what he wants to do and does it in half a day,” said Giuliani. “He decided to go to their parliament, he got permission in fifteen minutes.” “He makes a decision and he executes it quickly, then everybody reacts,” added Giuliani. “That’s what you […]
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) asserted on Thursday that liberals did not understand that kids who got free lunches at school did not have parents who cared about them at home. Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference, the former...Show More Summary
At this point you have to strongly suspect the Arizona-style attempts to "protect" bigots by allowing them to discriminate against gay Americans are harming the pro-discrimination side more than helping it. State Sen. Steve Gallardo,...Show More Summary
That notorious socialist rag, Bloomberg, weighs in. And guess what? Raising the minimum wage boosts job creation. It’s enough to make you think that neo-Keynesian economics actually work.
Common-sense North Carolinians of all parties should be paying attention to the May 2014 primary race for one of the seats on the NC Supreme Court. NC's most astute sitting Supreme Court member, Justice Robin Hudson, is being challenged by two corporatist opponents. Show More Summary
(Credit: Wikipedia) Donald Trump just said "the late, great Jimmy Carter." Did I miss some major news this morning? — Patrick Caldwell (@patcaldwell) March 6, 2014 [h/t TalkingPointsMemo] Yeah, Donald Trump said this about Jimmy Carter,...Show More Summary