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MSNBC host shuts down Romney surrogate: ‘I fact checked the apology tour… it didn’t happen’

Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO), an adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was forced to modify his talking points on Tuesday after MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said she had fact checked the claim that President Barack Obama went on an “apology tour” and determined “it just didn’t happen.” Mitchell…

NASA tracks X-class solar flare many times larger than Earth

The sun burped on Monday, triggering a spectacular eruption many times larger than Earth that NASA cameras were fortunately able to track in exquisite detail. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory said the flare, recorded just after 11 p.m. EST, was the seventh “X-class” solar flare recorded this year. It hit a…

‘Fantasy Slut League’ discovered at California high school

The administration at a northern California high school notified parents of a “Fantasy Slut League” catering to athletes following an internal investigation. KPIX-TV reported Monday that Principal Rich Kitchens alerted parents about the league’s existence in a letter last week. “It has been reported that students on some of our…

Animaniacs remixes every country mentioned in presidential debate

The comedy website Jest mixed the tune “Yakko’s World” from Animaniacs with every country mentioned in the third 2012 presidential debate into a convenient video that runs less than 2 minutes. Watch this video from Jest, broadcast Oct. 23, 2012.…

Jill Stein criticizes U.S. ‘slave-like mentality toward Israel’

Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein blasted both major-party candidates for having a “slave-like” mentality toward Israel during an alternative debate between herself and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on Monday. “This slave-like mentality toward Israel is absolutely unjustified,” Stein said. “We need to start raising the bar for Israel…

John Kerry calls Romney the ‘Wikipedia candidate’

In the wake of Monday night’s third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry (D) dinged Romney on the apparent shallowness of his foreign policy knowledge, calling him “the Wikipedia candidate.” “You played Mitt Romney in the…

Maryland pastor tells anti-gay group: LGBT people are ‘worthy of death’

Speaking during a panel discussion put on last weekend by the Maryland Marriage Alliance, Pastor Robert J. Anderson quoted from the book of Romans and declared that LGBT people are an abomination “worthy of death.” “The Scriptures in Leviticus 18:22, you know what that says,” he explains in video published…

Ryan: ‘I just don’t understand’ what ‘horses and bayonets’ means

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says that he can’t figure out what President Barack Obama meant when he mocked Mitt Romney’s complaint about the Navy’s smaller fleet of ships by saying “we also have fewer horses and bayonets.” During the third 2012 presidential debate, Romney had criticized Obama because…

Colbert: Dumping voter forms is ‘how the electoral sausage is made’

Stephen Colbert opted not to “bore” viewers Monday with examples of voter fraud, but he did condemn Colin Small, the Republican operative accused of trashing voter registration forms. “You destroyed voter registration forms, but only eight?,” Colbert asked a mugshot of Small. “What’s the matter — was the paper stock…

Jon Stewart chastises media for repeating pronouncements from ‘bullsh*t mountain’ Fox News

On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart skewered Fox News and other conservatives who were outraged that President Barack Obama said the deaths of four Americans in Libya was “not optimal.” Stewart also slammed other media outlets for repeating the “predictable and hyperbolic pronouncements from bullshit…

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