iPhone Apps Lets Women Document Scuzzy Street Harassment

Sexual harassment is banned in workplaces and frowned upon by society, and yet ask any woman who walks or takes public transportation to the gym or the office and she'll tell you that it still happens every day on the street. And women can often feel helpless in the face of this scummy public behavior.

But now thanks to technology, women can have some measure of control when a creep verbally or physically catcalls or harasses them.

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 06:39

WATCH: Spaniards Stage Gay Kiss-In to Greet "Family Values" Loving Pope

Pope Ratzinger made pilgrimage to Spain this weekend, and in addition to the flock of the devoted  who came to be blessed, he had some unexpected company on the way: hundreds and hundreds of gay couples kissing as he went by.

The actions of the protesters stood in staunch support of the progressive direction in which Spain's Socialist government has taken the country in recent years: legalizing some abortions and gay marriages and making divorce easier. 

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 06:08

Bloggers Pound Politico Article Alleging DC Obama Discontent for its "Villager," "Ruling Class" Mentality

It looks like a Politicopile-on. This morning, the Politicopublished an already-panned piece discussing "widespread" anger against President Obama -- at least widespread in terms of anonymous sources coming from DC politicking and lobbying circles. The anger described in the piece comes less from policy issues, however, and more about whether the president has followed certain protocols of the DC power-shuffle.

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 05:06

Bush: Cheney Was Mad at Me for Not Pardoning Scooter

In an interview that aired during this morning's "Today" show, ex-president turned memoirist George W. Bush described a livid Dick  Cheney all but bullying him about his decision not to pardon I. Scooter Libby, the Cheney Aide convicted of perjury in the case surrounding the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity to the press. The then-president only commuted Libby's sentence rather than granting him a full pardon, which apparently did not sit well with the famously bullish second-in-command.

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 04:34

Watch: The Obamas Dance Adorably, Awkwardly With Indian School Children

While on their much-ballyhooed ten-day trek through Asia, President and First Lady Obama took a moment yesterday to dance with some school children in celebration of the Hindu holiday Diwali.

Michelle Obama starts things off, and she looks great. Then someone drags the POTUS out on the dance floor, and well ... let's just say he's no Fred Astaire. The whole thing is pretty adorable though.


Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 04:22

Anti-Abortion "Wanted" Poster Wingnut Faces Trial

Anti-abortion activist Flip Benham, who distributed "wanted" posters targeting abortion providers in North Carolina, is going to court today to face charges of stalking and violating a new state law against residential picketing.

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 03:58

Stubborn Cantor Refuses To Take Gov't Shutdown Or Default On Debt Off The Table

In an interview with Fox News Sunday this morning, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), the #2 Republican in the House, threatened to take the nation’s economy hostage if President Obama does not comply with House GOPers’ as yet undefined demands. When asked if he would take a government shutdown on forcing the United States to default on its debt off the table, Cantor responded that it would somehow be President Obama’s fault if House Republicans press this agenda:

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 03:57

Most Abortion Patients Feel Relief, But States Still Lie About Mental Health Risks

In Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and West Virginia, counseling on abortion's mental health effects is mandatory for prospective patients, who are often vulnerable. The problem? These claims are lies based on bunk science.

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 03:52

Watch: Rand Paul Has No Idea How He'll Cut Government Spending

Tea Party-favorite and Kentucky Senator-elect Rand Paul stopped by ABC's This Weekover the weekend, where he was pressed repeatedly by Christiane Amanpour to move beyond "slogans and platitudes" and provide "direct information" about how Republicans would live up to their campaign promise of balancing the budget and cutting the deficit -- while maintaining the Bush tax cuts and funding for seniors

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 03:14

Victory for Keith Olbermann Fans: The Host Will Return on Tuesday

After being suspended "indefinitely" on Friday for making a handful of political donations without the approval of network management, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann will return to the airwaves Tuesday evening.

MSNBC president Phil Griffin sent out an email Sunday evening:

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 02:14