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Jon Stewart rips apart Fox News over the ‘War on Christmas’

On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted Fox News for continuing to report that Christmas was under attack in the United States. He insisted Fox personalities were nuts for believing that a “war on Christmas” actually existed. Stewart also mocked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly…

Maddow makes the case for more stimulus

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow argued in favor of additional government investments in the economy, describing the federal deficit as a secondary problem. “Focusing on the debt and deficit to the exclusion of everything else is like arguing about the color you might paint your car…

Bill Nye warns fiscal cliff science cuts ‘will take the wind out of our sails’

Appearing Monday night on Current TV, “science guy” Bill Nye warned that cuts to science and research funding could harm job growth in the United States. “What makes the U.S. economy what it is is innovation — this tradition of doing new things or of ingenuity,” he told host Jennifer…

NRA president suggests Jovan Belcher’s girlfriend should’ve been armed

NRA president Wayne LaPierre and reporter Ginny Simone railed against Bob Costas on Sunday, insisting the NBC sportscaster was wrong to advocate gun control after a murder-suicide incident. Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before committing suicide on Saturday. Both LaPierre and…

McCain calls Kerry ‘Mr. Secretary,’ Kerry responds ‘Thank you, Mr. President’

At a press conference urging the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) jokingly referred to his colleague Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) as “Mr. Secretary.” “Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary,” McCain said following Kerry’s remarks on the treaty. But Kerry…

Watch live: Obama delivers remarks on cooperative threat reduction

President Barack Obama delivers remarks to the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium being held at the National Defense University. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Dec. 3. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Rocker Andrew W.K: I don’t know why State Dept. nixed Bahrain trip

Rock singer and motivational speaker Andrew W.K. said Monday he was stunned by both his invitation to visit Bahrain as a cultural ambassador and the sudden cancellation of the trip last week by the U.S. State Department. “As I understood it, Bahrain was very excited about this trip,” he told…

Jan Brewer: ‘I probably don’t believe’ climate change is man made

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recently lashed out at a reporter before her appearance at an energy conference, demanding to know “where in the hell” a question about climate change came from. Prior to her Saturday night speech on energy at the Western Governors’ Association, KTVK’s Dennis Welch wanted to…

‘Reading Rainbow’ host Burton gets the ‘auto-tune’ treatment

The latest installment of a PBS Digital Studios project has put a musical spin on Reading Rainbow host and executive producer LeVar Burton’s efforts to get kids to pick up more books during the show’s 23-year run. “In Your Imagination,” by John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, is the fourth “auto-tune”…

Mammoth 120-mile traffic jam in Russia strands drivers for days

A freak traffic jam in Russia left thousands of drivers stranded on a major highway, some for more than two days, Reuters reported Sunday. “Drivers help one another and that’s it,” one motorist said. “The problems are on the side of the authorities, there are no gasoline tankers, no water,…

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