January 2014

Kyle Mantyla, Friday 01/31/2014, 6:36pm
Eric Lach @ TPM: Official Who Ordered Lane Closures Says Christie Knew About Them. David Ferguson @ Raw Story: Fox News host Megyn Kelly: Liberals are intolerant of conservative marriages. Amanda Terkel @ Huffington Post: Ryan Zinke, GOP House Candidate, Calls Hillary Clinton The 'Anti-Christ.' Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: Rubio connects immigration, Benghazi. Zack Beauchamp @ Think Progress: The Inside Story Of The Charlatan Who Duped The Nation’s Top Conservatives. MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 01/31/2014, 6:30pm
When he spoke at a March for Life rally in South Carolina recently, David Barton was apparently honored by the state Senate. Speaking of South Carolina, we are not at all surprised to learn that Lee Bright has picked up an endorsement from Rep. Steve Stockman. Gordon Klingenschmitt says that "conservative chaplains are going underground" because they are worried about being persecuted by the military. Apparently the Bible is predicting that both the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks are going to win the Super Bowl. Speaking of football, "Coach... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 01/31/2014, 6:25pm
At a breakfast event with the Tea Party organization Tulsa 9:12 Project last week, Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) saw no need to rebuke or even disagree with a questioner who said that President Obama should be executed. “Obama, he’s not president, as far as I’m concerned, he should be executed as an enemy combatant,” the questioner said, before asking the congressman about “the Muslims that he is shipping into our country through pilots and commercial jets” (a claim based on a bizarre right-wing conspiracy theory). “This guy is a criminal and... MORE
Miranda Blue, Friday 01/31/2014, 6:11pm
Remember two years ago when the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation abruptly dropped its grants to a Planned Parenthood breast-cancer screening program, setting off a national outcry, and prompting the resignation of the Komen official reportedly behind the decision? The fallout of the debacle is still hurting Komen, which recently reported a 22 percent drop in income over the past year. But the decision to cut off grants to Planned Parenthood seems to be paying off for one person: Karen Handel, the former Komen vice president who was widelyreported to have been the driving force... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 01/31/2014, 4:40pm
If Dave Agema were to lose his post at the Republican National Committee over recent anti-gay and anti-Muslim comments, he could probably find a job at the American Family Association – a group that can’t seem to get enough of his bigoted remarks. After appearing on Focal Point with AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer, yesterday Agema spoke to the AFA’s governmental affairs director Sandy Rios on her talk show. As Kyle has already pointed out, the embattled GOP activist holds a warped view of the First Amendment: “Agema, like so many anti-gay right-wing martyrs before him,... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 01/31/2014, 3:16pm
One of the most annoying things about David Barton, aside from his incessant tendency to blindside his co-host Rick Green by asking him questions to which he could not possibly be expected to know the answer, is the fact that Barton rarely bothers to cite any source for the answers that he provides (nor for the "facts" that make up his historical presentations, for that matter). We have become convinced that one of the reasons Barton generally does not provide the source of his "facts" is because, if he did, people might actually go and look them up on their own and... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 01/31/2014, 3:00pm
As Kyle noted earlier, Linda Harvey of Mission America joined the American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano today for a riveting discussion about homosexuality and Harvey’s new book, “Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality.” But the informative conversation didn’t end with the anti-gay activists’ thoughts on “gaydar.” Later in the interview, they moved on discussing to how homosexuality is like anorexia, a theory that Harvey apparently lays out in her book. Vitagliano agreed with Harvey’s assessment that... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 01/31/2014, 2:35pm
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right. Nazism has come to America, and its first victims will be Dinesh D’Souza, the super-rich and the people of Montana.. or so we are told in this week’s edition of Paranoia-Rama. 5. Beyoncé Is Possessed By Demons Earlier this month, we learned that Beyoncé is somehow contributing to sex trafficking. But leave it to Bryan Fischer to inform us that Beyoncé is also under the control of demons, specifically a demon that goes by the name “Sasha... MORE
Miranda Blue, Friday 01/31/2014, 1:16pm
Earlier this month, the White House returned to the Senate 54 federal judicial nominees who Senate Republicans had refused to vote on in the previous year. But one nominee was conspicuously absent from that list: Judge William Thomas, a Florida state judge who had been nominated to sit on a federal trial court. At first, Thomas’ nomination seemed like a slam dunk: He is an experienced, respected judge who was nominated in 2012 with the support of both of Florida’s senators, Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio. He also would have been the first openly gay black man to... MORE
Amanda B., Friday 01/31/2014, 1:00pm
 Last week, retired Col. Harry Riley was a guest on Patriot Nation with Mark Hoffman to talk about his upcoming rally, Operation American Spring. On May 16th, Riley and his supporters will head to Washington D.C. with hopes to oust President Obama. Col. Riley, who claims he is modeling his movement on the Arab Spring, is confident that  between 10 to 20 million people will join him in camping out in front of the White House until President Obama resigns. Calling it a “movement to action,” Col. Riley told Hoffman that he is “expecting something to happen. We will... MORE
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