Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, much like his news channel Fox News, is unhappy that the LGBT community wants equality. He's so unhappy that Guinness beer chose to stand behind the LGBT community and boycott the St. Patrick's Day parade, that he's calling for Irish people to boycott the beer company.
At the kangaroo court that is GOP Representative Darrell Issa's Oversight Committee, no dissent is tolerated. When Elijah Cummings (D-MD) tried to counter a particularly egregious infraction by the chairman, his microphone was promptly silenced. Issa couldn't silence Cummings' outrage, though. Watch the video.
Not in my backyard! (But everywhere else is okay): Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is suing to keep fracking from happening in his hometown by his mansion, belying the constant assurances that fracking is harmless.
The National Security Agency's metadata – the information gleaned from indiscriminate trolling of the nation's communication networks – is being used in the United States' drone program. The near constant revelations of new, and possibly illegal, uses of that metadata have rocked the NSA in the last year.
Sean Hannity has had enough of New York City. Between pro-labor Bill de Blasio's election, and Muslim holidays being recognized in schools, the Big Apple just no longer seems welcoming to a hate-spewing neanderthal like himself. Good riddance.
Chris Christie has released a memo attacking his childhood friend David Wildstein – a response to the letter Wildstein put out saying Christie knew about the lane closures. But the memo, far from addressing the current scandal, attacks Wildstein for something he did when he and the New Jersey Governor were in high school together.
Scarlett Johansson chose her lucrative endorsement deal with SodaStream – roundly criticized for producing its wares in an illegal settlement in occupied Palestine – over her position on the board of the charity OxFam. OxFam gave her an ultimatum, firmly believing one could not both support human rights within the charity and receive payment from a company against whom that charity is fighting.
After Coca-Cola aired a commercial celebrating the multi-diversity of the American people – with a Muslim woman in hijab as one of the representatives – the right-wing blogosphere went absolutely crazy. The hashtag #SpeakAmerican started trending, and their racist underbelly was exposed, if only for a moment.
The Multnomah County Republican Party is pumped that Martin Luther King Day and Abraham Lincoln's birthday are both on the way. To kick off the celebrations they are raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has some very disturbing components, not the least of which the rules that supersede sovereign nations' laws. Oddly though, the tea party doesn't seem too concerned.
Oklahoma Republicans cut the very taxes that were needed to provide a school district with tornado shelters - the same district that saw seven children die from a tornado for lack of a shelter in 2013.
In an effort to teach poor kids the lesson there is no "free lunch", Representative Jack Kingston would have the students sweeping the cafeteria floors in exchange for their lunch. In essence, punishing the children for being underprivileged.
Is former Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) mulling a run for New Hampshire Senate? It wasn't all that long ago that the handsome fella was defeated by Elizabeth Warren in one of the most expensive races in Congressional history...
You might have seen a video ad called "Iran Facts" playing before YouTube videos, especially those with a political nature. This is just one of the tactics being deployed by the mysteriously anonymous groups trying to take us to war with Iran. The animated white board videos "paints" a terrifying image of an Iran that's readying to decimate the world in the name of Islam.
Mayor Bloomberg's best chance to get his Stop-and-Frisk law back on the books was dashed when courts ruled that Judge Shira Scheindlin did not in fact engage in ethics violations when she ruled against the Mayor's signature street safety law.
The New York Times has endorsed the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a dastardly treaty that abdicates the rule of law for corporate-run kangaroo courts.
A pending deal between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to peacefully ensure that the country's nuclear program was one for energy production alone — and not weapons manufacturing — screeched to halt before it could be realized. Somewhere in the midst of larger conversations about Middle East peace, France didn't like the Iran-IAEA negotiations and sabotaged the deal.
Guns & Ammo editor Dick Metcalf wrote a pro gun control column in the upcoming issue of the magazine. Gun "enthusiasts" were outraged and the magazine has fired the editor.
According to an Amnesty International report, some U.S. officials behind the drone program may be held accountable for war crimes. Other disturbing tidbits from the report (and others) include the use of behavioral profiling of targets, the expansion of power in the program, as well as cooperation from the Pakistani government in the strikes themselves.
Sixth-grader Laporshia Massey died from asthma complications shortly after leaving Bryant Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She complained of symptoms during the school day, but due to budget cuts, no nurse was available that day to treat her.