Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert recently criticized a new proposal for a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against the jobless. Gohmert said on Tuesday, “We’re adding in this bill a new protected class called ‘unemployed. I think this will help trial lawyers who are not having enough work. We heard from our friends across […]
Spectators cheered the prospect of letting uninsured Americans die during Monday’s CNN Tea Party debate. “That’s what’s freedom is all about,” Republican presidential nominee Ron Paul said when CNN’s Wolf Blizter asked who should pay when uninsured Americans encounter catastrophic illness. “He should do whatever he wants to do,” Paul said. My advice to him is […]
Despite planned “prom night” seating — where congressmen sit with members of the other party — a host of notable Republicans say they will skip President Obama’s job creation speech tonight. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Senators David Vitter (R-La.) and Jim DeMint are just a few of the congressmen who are boycotting the president’s […]
An 18-year-old man is claiming he was offered money for sex by Indiana State Rep. Phillip “Phil” Hinkle, after the teen posted an ad on CraisgList seeking a “sugar daddy.” Hinkle, who recently voted for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, allegedly sought out Kameryn Gibson in the men-for-men section on the website. Gibson claims […]
Black conservative pundit Amy Holmes is joining Glenn Beck’s new Web TV network. Holmes, who’s most commonly known for her appearances and conservative viewpoints on various cable news programs will work as an anchor on Beck’s new GBTV Internet channel that launches in Sept. The network will feature an extended version of Beck’s popular TV program […]
When congressional Republicans, egged on by the boisterous voices of the tea party, vigorously objected to President Barack Obama’s signing a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia in December, GOP stalwarts were called in to explain why it was necessary to support the effort. By having the secretaries of state under Republican presidents weigh in, […]
Roland Martin appears in the CNN Newsroom with John Avlon, Will Cain and host Kyra Phillips to discuss Speaker Boehner trying to get his caucus in line to vote on his debt plan.
Roland Martin and David Frum join Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room to discuss the battle over raising the debt ceiling.
Watching Republicans and Democrats squabble over their ideological battle lines with regard to the debt ceiling is the same as looking at a bratty child fall out in the middle of the floor with a temper tantrum when he doesn’t get his way. On one hand, Republicans are trying desperately to hold on to their […]
WASHINGTON — After tension escalated in Wednesday’s debt limit negotiations, President Obama told Republican lawmakers that he will not yield on reaching a deal that includes a long-term deficit cut. Republicans said that after a heated disagreement with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the president “abruptly” walked out of the meeting. Democratic lawmakers, however, […]
In a perfect world every millionaire, and jet/yacht owner would pay no taxes (or at least 5 percent) while every middle-class American is on financial life support, gay people would be locked away in psych wards, Oprah would be stoned for being the modern anti-Christ, and Blacks would voluntarily return to the system of slavery—at […]