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Santorum: My home-schooled kids ‘will out-reason Bill Maher’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that even his home-schooled 12-year-old could “out-reason” HBO comedian Bill Maher. During his Friday “New Rules” segment, Maher had called out Santorum’s stance against public education. “The Taliban may want to live in the eighth century but the Christian right wants to go back…

Plane veers off runway at Atlanta airport

A Delta Airlines jet suffered significant damage after rolling off a taxiway at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Tuesday morning. According to the Associated Press, two mechanics were testing the engines of the Boeing 737 aircraft when they experienced a problem with the braking system. No passengers were onboard…

Officer tackles Ohio woman for not coming to a complete stop

Prosecutors in Ohio are considering pressing assault charges against an Addyston police officer after he slammed a woman on the ground for not coming to a complete stop at an intersection. Dashcam video obtained by WCPO shows Tiffany Becker slowing down — but not stopping — at the intersection of…

Colbert: Jeff Foxworthy is no longer a ‘redneck’ for endorsing Romney

Stephen Colbert previewed the upcoming Mississippi and Alabama contests in the GOP presidential race Monday evening with a faux Southern accent imitating Mitt Romney’s new country slang. The Comedy Central personality was particularly enthused with comedian Jeff Foxworthy endorsing the former Massachusetts governor and joining him for a campaign stop.…

Jon Stewart: Media just ‘annoyed’ Rihanna didn’t retweet their Kony coverage

On his show Monday night, Jon Stewart took on the “Kony 2012″ viral video, which called for greater efforts to arrest the fugitive head of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army. “The media just seems annoyed that it took this guy to get people to listen,” he joked. Both CNN’s Anderson Cooper…

Journalist Ethan Casey: Afghans not convinced U.S. sees them as human beings

International journalist Ethan Casey appeared Monday on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the damage wrought by a rogue soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers, mostly women and children. “Our credibility at this point is severely damaged and our tenability certainly is as well,” he said. “I don’t say that…

Christian college warns student for ‘coming out’ on Facebook

A college student who announced on Facebook that she was a lesbian could be kicked out of on-campus dorms if she doesn’t remove the posting from the Internet, according to Fox 2 News. Kiah Zabel, a 19-year-old student at Rochester College in Michigan, posted an image on the social networking…

Teen killed after neighborhood watch mistakes Skittles for weapon

The parents of Florida teen are demanding that a neighborhood watch captain be arrested after their 17-year-old son was gunned down in February, possibly because his bag of Skittles was mistaken for a weapon. The Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman had called police to report Trayvon…

Berkeley police chief sends officer to reporter’s home to alter story

The Berkeley police union said Monday it was “gravely concerned” that police chief Michael Meehan dispatched an officer to a reporter’s home in the middle of the night to request a correction. The police department had tried to reach Bay Area News Group reporter Doug Oakley by phone and e-mail…

Santorum: Endangered Species Act puts ‘critters above people’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the federal government has gone too far in trying to protect endangered species by putting “critters above people.” At the Gulf Coast Energy Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi on Monday, the candidate was asked how he would balance the need for environmental protection with the…

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