A judge today cleared the way for Orange County Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell to issue marriage licenses next week to same-sex couples. That ruling, by Circuit Judge Tim Shea, appears to mean that gay and lesbian couples will be able to get married at the Orange County courthouse on Jan. 6, the first day that becomes legal under a landmark federal ruling in Tallahassee.
The legendary vocalist passed away at age 76, of lung cancer. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Jan. 10 at Desert Springs Church in Palm Desert, Calif.
Unlike the thrill of Super Tuesday in America, tonight’s primaries were no different than trying to get people to watch the Wimbledon matches. Primary nights have become as annoying as Kim Kardashian!!
Rick Perry tells an audience of St. Anselm students in New Hampshire, “Those of you that will be 21 by November 12th, I ask for your support and your vote.” Those of you who will be 18 by November 6th are probably more valuable though. At this rate, Rick Perry makes George W. Bush sound like Albert Einstein!
On The 700 Club today, Pat Robertson floated the debunked conspiracy theory that President Obama went to a madrassa in Indonesia when he was a child and said that the president has a Muslim “inclination.” Earlier this year, the televangelist’s son and heir apparent Gordon Robertson also made the false claim that Obama used to be a Muslim. Discussing Obama’s recent trip to Indonesia to take part in the ASEAN conference, the elder Robertson said that Obama’s mother, who raised him, “just sort of flitted around,” leaving him to be influenced by his “Kenyan socialist” father. This upbringing, Robertson claims, gave the president “a warped perspective of what needs to be done to make America the greatest nation on earth.”
Former pizza executive Herman Cain has struggled with foreign policy throughout his campaign to be commander in chief, but never more so than an in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today in which he muddled through a flailing, nonsensical answer on Libya for five excruciating minutes. I bet he wishes that he could phone a friend for the answer!
This is the horrific and damning story of Victim 2. From the Grand Jury Report into the alleged and repeated rape of young boys by former Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky. The report identifies at least 8 victims, but Victim 2 is the case that directly involved Head Coach Joe Paterno and the upper echelons of the Penn State hierarchy. The abuse that’s described, and the resultant cover up, is shocking.
From the lone question about Cain’s sexual harassment claims, to the moment where Rick Perry made everyone question his sobriety again, here are the moments from the debate you missed tonight! Not that you missed much! Well, there are 16 more debates, so get your alcohol and the chips ready!
Quote of the night: “Oops.”
Rick Perry: “Commerce, education, and the umm, what’s the third one there? Let’s see… The third agency of government I would do away with – education, uh the, commerce, and let’s see, I can’t. The third one I can’t. Sorry. Oops.”
After twenty minutes of calmly discussing the economy, one of the CNBC debate moderators asked Cain about the sexual harassment claims. You knew that was coming. What was surprising is this: the audience disregarded serious claims of sexual harassment and cheered Cain’s non-answer!
I know that we have already done this several times before, but as long as David Barton keeps making baseless assertions that key elements of our system of government were taking directly out of the Bible, we are going to keep posting it.
And this is exactly what he did, yet again, during his presentation at the “One Nation Under God” conference. Does he not realize that Deists (people who didn’t believe in Jesus Christ or in him being the Messiah) founded the country, and that the First Amendment was to prevent what has happened today with Christianity overpowering the country? Probably not!
Talk about his campaign getting rocky! When Cain was asked which President should be added to Mount Rushmore, he gave a surprising answer. Well, surprising if you didn’t already know about Cain’s ego!
Bialek said the alleged incident in question occurred down the street from the NRA headquarters. Describing what happened, she said, “Instead of going into the offices, he suddenly reached over and put his hand on my leg, up my skirt, and towards my genitals.” She recalled that when she protested the advances, Cain said, “You want a job, right?”
Bialek alleged that Cain also “grabbed [her] head and brought it towards his crotch.” She said that she was “shocked” by the behavior.
Today on The 700 Club Pat Robertson said that the earthquake in Oklahoma this weekend was a sign of the End Times and that people must get â€œright with the Lord.â€ Back in August, Robertson suggested that the crack in the Washington Monument created by a Virginia earthquake was â€œa sign from the Lord.â€ Robertson warned today that the â€œintensity of earthquake activityâ€ is a Sign of the Times.
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann promised to significantly lower funding to social safety net programs during a speech at the Family Research Council this morning, going so far as to suggest that people who can’t work should not eat. “Our nation needs to stop doing for people what they can and should do for themselves,” she said. “Self reliance means, if anyone will not work, neither should he eat.”
So that’s why nothing has gotten done in Washington under the GOP’s watch. Sounds like Boehner is finally waking up from his drunken stupor, and stopped his crying. Maybe Boehner has a gig as the voice of “Frosty the Snowman” if he gets voted out in the next election.
The world was stunned this week when news broke that a reality TV star might have just done something for money.
Kim Kardashian’s divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage was lucky enough to happen at the beginning of an “SNL” week, making it perfect fodder for this weekend’s episode.
ABC has released its first commercial for its highly-anticipated special with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Giffords, who was gravely injured in the Tucson shootings, and her husband Mark Kelly sat down with Diane Sawyer for a special that is due to air on Nov. 14. The couple announced they would sit down with Sawyer for Giffords’ first interview in mid-September. According to Romenesko, Sawyer will interview Giffords on and off-camera.