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Maddow: Rubio’s SOTU rebuttal was written for the wrong Obama speech

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow gleefully took apart Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R)’s purported rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. She noted that Rubio’s speech must have been written ahead of time because Rubio was rebutting a number of…

CDC: Increased emergency contraception use highlights importance of access

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s National Center for Health Statistics has issued two new reports about contraceptive use among U.S. women. Not only did the organization find that use of emergency contraception has increased, but that 99 percent of sexually active American women have used birth control of some…

Colbert: ‘Don’t worry, Sen. Rubio. No one noticed that you gave a speech’

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert offered his assessment of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which didn’t go that badly, except for the fact that no one actually seems to have noticed anything that the freshman lawmaker said.…

Russia arming Mali, more Islamist attacks feared

Russia revealed it was supplying guns to Mali’s government, as French troops defused a massive bomb in the north of the country, the latest bid by Islamist rebels to strike back. The head of Russia’s arms export agency said it had delivered small amounts of light weapons for the West…

Scantily clad Florida stuntman causes $10K in DUI damage

A 51-year-old Florida stuntman drunkenly crashed his pickup truck into three cars, light poles and a parking meter in downtown Orlando early Wednesday morning while wearing a white cropped top and short-shorts ensemble that left startlingly little to the imagination. According Central Florida’s WFTV Channel 9, Grady Bishop of Winter…

3 arrested in connection with viral video of vicious beating of Newark teen

Police in Newark, NJ arrested three people on Tuesday in connection with a video of a savage beating of a teenage boy. According to the New York Daily News, police acted after the video of the brutal attack went viral, racking up tens of thousands of views. In the video,…

UK doctors ‘chill out’ newborn to save his life

Physicians at University College Hospital of London used an unusual treatment to save a newborn baby boy whose heart was galloping out of control at nearly double the normal heart rate for newborns. On Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported that Edward Ives, now six months old, was “frozen”…

Maher to Conan: ‘I’m gay for marijuana’

Tuesday night on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show “Conan,” the host welcomed Bill Maher, host of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” for a discussion that included notes on the Pope’s resignation as well as Maher’s profession of his undying love of pot. Maher and O’Brien began by discussing the resignation of…

Rubio one of 22 male GOP senators to vote against Violence Against Women Act

The U.S Senate has renewed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), with 78 votes in favor and 22 against. According to Think Progress, all of the 22 votes against renewing the Act were Republican men, including rising GOP star, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R). Republicans had threatened to obstruct VAWA,…

Experts: Research fails to address environmental factors in breast cancer causes

An interagency panel tasked with studying how the U.S. spends money in the study and prevention of breast cancer said on Tuesday that more money should be spent to study environmental causes of the disease as well as how women can prevent it. According to the New York Times, the…

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