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Colbert on Hagel: ‘What else is he hiding that hasn’t happened?’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert addressed the “Friends of Hamas” flap, tracing the path of the story from reporter’s flippant comment to right wing media buzzword to Republican senators blocking the nomination of Secretary of Defense candidate Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE). Given the questions…

Original Prop 8 challengers address Supreme Court

Nearly four years after filing their challenge to California’s Proposition 8, attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies filed their case with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday. According to Buzzfeed, the legal team argued that the Constitution “does not tolerate the permanent exclusion of gay men and lesbians from the…

Tebow cancels appearance with pastor who compared Obama to Hitler

New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has canceled an upcoming appearance at a controversial Dallas megachurch. According to CBS New York, the former University of Florida quarterback has called off plans to address the congregation of Pastor Robert Jeffress after the clergyman’s incendiary remarks about Jews, Mormons and LGBT…

Arizona doctor apologizes for mocking Aurora shootings on Twitter

A pediatric cardiologist in Arizona apologized Wednesday for mocking a Denver Post reporter who lost a friend in the movie theater mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. According to Denver’s Channel 9 News, Dr. Scott Schnee of Banner Health Care in Phoenix has apologized for offensive remarks he made via his…

Gawker’s Max Read: ‘Friends of Hamas’ story proof that right wing lives in ‘complete bubble’

On Wednesday night’s edition of Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur welcomed Gawker.com writer Max Read for a discussion about the right wing media frenzy sparked by the “Friends of Hamas” canard that nearly derailed the confirmation of Defense Secretary nominee Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE). What began as…

‘Scooby Doo Live’ cast stops by ‘Fox and Friends’ to ruin cartoons for you forever

Thursday morning on “Fox and Friends,” the cast of the musical “Scooby Doo Live” appeared to promote the touring show and to systematically destroy your happy childhood memories of watching cartoons. “Who can forget these meddlin’ kids and their lovable dog, too?” asked host Steve Doocy. “And they always managed…

L.A. hotel guests drank and bathed in corpse-contaminated water for weeks

Guests at a Los Angeles hotel unknowingly drank, bathed in and brushed their teeth with water from a tank in which a woman’s body floated, decomposing, for nearly three weeks. According to CNN, Elisa Lam went missing during a solo trip from her home city of Vancouver to L.A. in…

Colbert: At least this European tainted meat scandal doesn’t involve Silvio Berlusconi

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the U.K.’s horse meat scandal and how, for once, the tainted meat they’re trying to put in you in Europe isn’t attached to Silvio Berlusconi. “You know, folks,” he began, “as an American, I like to talk about other countries…

Man who slapped baby and used n-word turns himself in

An Idaho man who reportedly slapped a crying child and ordered the boy’s mother to “shut that [n-word] baby up” on a Delta airlines flight has turned himself in to police. According to CNN, Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho surrendered to authorities on Tuesday in his home state and…

Study casts doubts on benefits of robotic surgery

A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association raises doubts as to whether robotic surgery provides any greater benefits to patients than conventional laparoscopic surgery. According to the Wall Street Journal, use of robotic surgery for hysterectomies has skyrocketed in recent years, and while the procedures cost…

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