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Lindsey Graham: Obama is ‘showing a little bit of leg’ with Social Security cuts

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday praised President Barack Obama’s budget that reportedly cuts future increases to earned benefits programs like Social Security and Medicare. Several media outlets reported last week that the White House would adopt chained CPI, a less generous way of calculating Social Security cost-of-living…

NRA’s Hutchinson bucks LaPierre: Background checks at gun shows ‘would seem appropriate’

The chairman of the National Rifle Association-funded National School Shield Task Force on Sunday shrugged off traditional talking points used by pro-gun lobbyists and insisted that requiring background checks at gun shows “would seem appropriate.” Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Asa Hutchinson if he could support background…

Tucker Carlson: Hiring blacks and Latinos is ‘same rationale that propped up Jim Crow’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Saturday asserted that a Phoenix program to hire more black and Latino lifeguards at public pools was the “same rationale that propped up Jim Crow for 80 years.” NPR last month reported that the city of Phoenix had set out to hire more minorities…

Motorist captures bloody ‘road rage’ brawl in Australia

A 24-year-old man was arrested on Friday in connection with a “road rage” incident in Australia that degenerated into a bloody fistfight. The Australian reported on Saturday that the unidentified man was charged with assaulting a 50-year-old driver near the Chevron Island Bridge on the country’s Gold Coast on March…

Florida police believe missing brothers were taken by ‘anti-government’ parents

Authorities in Florida believe two missing boys are being held on a sailboat by their “anti-government” father and mother. WTVJ-TV reported on Friday that 4-year-old Cole Hakken and his 2-year-old brother Chase are believed to have been taken from their maternal grandmother’s home on April 3 by their father, 35-year-old…

Texas Supreme Court bars sentimental value suits from dog owners

The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that bereaved dog owners cannot file lawsuits calling for their pets’ sentimental value. The Dallas Morning News reported on Friday that, per the ruling, dog owners can only be legally compensated for the market cost of their pets. “Under Texas common law, the…

White House confirms NASA plan to ‘lasso’ and bring asteroid near Earth

President Barack Obama’s administration will seek $100 million in funding for a mission to tow an asteroid closer to Earth for the purpose of helping future expeditions to Mars, NBC News reported on Saturday. This corroborates an announcement made by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Friday. As the Associated Press…

WATCH LIVE: Stephen Colbert interviews Bill Clinton for Global Initiative University

On Saturday, Stephen Colbert is interviewing former President Bill Clinton and hosting the closing session of the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University. A press release from Comedy Central said that the interview is to take place before 1,000 students from all over the globe who are…

Maher: Debating climate change is like arguing about whether the Earth is flat

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher railed against Americans’ willingness to embrace myth over science and said that to claim that there is still a debate over climate change is like debating whether or not the Earth is flat. In a panel discussion…

Maddow: Republicans still trying to intrude into your bedroom

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow pointed out that in spite of whatever attempts the GOP is making at the national level at rebranding itself, the party is lost without its “bedroom intrusion agenda.” Even as national Republicans like Olympia Snowe come out in favor of…

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