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Liz Cheney won’t deny she’s planning Senate run

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday refused to deny that she was planning a run for Senate in Wyoming. Politico noted last week that Liz Cheney had been setting the stage for a possible Senate run by increasing her visibility and speaking at six events in…

Biden: ‘Men marrying men’ should have equal rights

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday endorsed equal rights for married gay men and lesbians — and President Barack Obama’s top aide said that the president had “precisely” the same position. “The good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about is…

Rubio: ‘I don’t know anything about a contraception debate’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday suggested that Democrats invented the contraception debate and the Republican Party was “more tolerant” on diverse opinions about a woman’s right to choose. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Mitt Romney’s possible vice presidential running mate if the Republican Party would “take this country…

SNL’s ‘Fox and Friends’: Know who else wouldn’t have killed bin Laden? Barack Obama

On this week’s “Saturday Night Live,” Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan returned as Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade of the Fox News Morning Show, “Fox and Friends.” First, the trio brought their spot-on impressions of the three morning news hosts to bear on the topic of…

NASA explains the ‘supermoon’ of May 5

In a video uploaded to YouTube in March, NASA explained the “supermoon” phenomenon that occurred the night of May 5. “The scientific term for the phenomenon is perigee moon,” the video explained. “Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit. The Moon follows an…

Obama knocks Romney: Corporations are not people

President Barack Obama launched his reelection campaign in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday by rebuking his presumptive Republican opponent’s approach to taxes and the economy. “We’ve come too far to abandon the change we have fought for these past few years” Obama told a crowd of 14,000 supporters. “We have to…

Krugman compares Republican economic plan to blood-letting

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said Saturday that Republican-backed austerity measures — such as cutting government spending and reducing public services — were self-defeating “We are very much like medieval doctors who thought the treatment for illness was to bleed you, then when the patients got sicker they bled them…

Moyers guest: U.S. is looking at immigration from the wrong direction

Author Luis Alberto Urrea was Bill Moyers’s guest on this week’s edition of “Moyers and Company.” Urrea has dedicated his life to telling the stories of the people who live along the 1,969 miles of border between the U.S. and Mexico. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and “Anglo”…

Maher to Romney: Giving to your ‘ridiculous church’ doesn’t count as charity

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher went after presumptive Republican nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s assertion that he gives millions away every year in charity. Giving the standard tithe to the Mormon church, in Maher’s opinion, somehow doesn’t have quite the same altruistic heft as…

Mississippi twins arrested for videoing police from their balcony

As nineteen year old Shanell Madison of Pearl, Mississippi tells it, she and her twin brother Terrell were sitting peacefully on the balcony of their apartment on Tuesday when they heard shots from a police shootout below. Then Terrell began recording the scene with his cellphone, and that brought the…

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