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Stewart asks top astrophysicist if asteroid mining is bulls**t

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart took a break from the endless cycle of Republican primary election coverage to look at a news story that appeals to the sci-fi geek in all of us, asteroid mining. A group of billionaires, including tech executives and pioneers…

Salon’s Steve Kornacki: Romney can’t ‘etch-a-sketch’ away from immigration laws

Steve Kornacki, senior writer for Salon, on Wednesday night told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that former Massachessuts Gov. Mitt Romney was going to have a hard time “etch-a-sketching” away from his support for controversial immigration laws. Romney has previously called Arizona’s immigration policies “a model” for the country and had appointed…

Wisconsin veteran ‘pissed off’ that he couldn’t vote with Veteran ID card

Gil Paar, a veteran living in Racine, Wisconsin, said he upset to learn on election day that he couldn’t use his Veteran Identification Card to vote. In a video produced by the United Steelworkers, Paar explained that when he tried to vote in a school board election, he was told…

Texas Rep. Canseco: TSA agent assaulted me

Rep. Francisco Canseco (R-TX) claims that he was assaulted by a TSA agent during a pat-down at the San Antonio International Airport. “The agent was very aggressive in his pat-down, and he was patting me down where no one is supposed to go,” Canseco told local network KENS 5. “It…

Rep. Israel slams the tea party: ‘The House is in range’ for Democrats

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, on Wednesday said that Democrats had a chance to take back the U.S. House because voters’ opinion of the tea party movement had soured. “Here is why we lost in 2010,” he told CBS News political director John Dickerson.…

Rupert Murdoch calls British PM’s son ‘retarded’

During a media ethics inquiry on Wednesday, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch described David Cameron’s disabled son as “retarded” while trying to praise the British Prime Minister as a family man. In the wake of a hacking scandal at News Corp.’s now-defunct News of the World, Lord Justice Brian Leveson…

Christian think tank leader: Obama birth certificate ‘a legitimate issue’

The leader of a Christian think tank is blasting the media for not investigating President Barack Obama’s citizenship. During a Tuesday segment on American Family Association’s AFA Today radio program, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a hate group, according the the Southern Poverty Law Center —…

WATCH LIVE: Gingrich speaks after reports that campaign will end

Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters in North Carolina after reports that he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast April 25, 2012.  …

Dick Morris: Media ‘ruined’ Bush because Iraq war coverage was ‘too harsh’

Conservative Fox News contributor Dick Morris is asserting that the news media “ruined” President George W. Bush’s presidency because coverage of the Iraq war was “too harsh.” During a Wednesday morning segment with Morris, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy pointed out that Arthur Brisbane, ombudsman for The New York…

37-pound cat may be America’s fattest

“Meow,” a male orange-and-white tabby cat, weighed 40 pounds when he was dropped off by his 87-year-old owner at an animal shelter in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 2-year-old cat weighs nearly four times the normal weight for an adult cat and his owner was no longer able to care…

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