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Climate change-denying English Lord crashes U.N. conference

A video released by environmental group TckTckTck captures Lord Christopher Monckton, a longtime climate-change denier and conspiracy theorist as he impersonates a delegate from Myanmar in his latest attempt to reject theories against global warming. Set in part to “Yakety Sax,” the video shows Monckton’s latest prank, at the United…

Rappers join Occupy activists in push for ‘foreclosure-free zone’

Rappers Chuck D. from Public Enemy and Brother Ali joined members of Occupy Wall Street Thursday in taking over an abandoned home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of what the activist group calls a campaign to institute a “foreclosure-free zone” in the southern part of the city. “We’re gonna write…

‘Zombie Apocalypse’ training group questions GOP senator’s criticisms

The training group behind a “zombie apocalypse” exercise ripped by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) pushed back against his criticism, KNSD-TV reported Friday. “It’s been insinuated that Homeland Security and taxpayer money was used to fund the summit and that’s where we are seeing the most backlash,” said Halo Corporation…

Egyptian man arrested in connection with Benghazi attack

An Egyptian man and alleged terrorist cell leader was arrested in connection with the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, NBC News reported Saturday. Mohammed Abu Jamal Ahmed was arrested in Cairo and accused of not only being involved with the attack that killed American ambassador…

Harris-Perry guest: It’s ‘astonishing’ that alcohol is legal and pot isn’t

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” host Melissa Harris Perry and a panel made up of Doug Fine, the author of “Too High to Fail,” filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, Reason magazine editor Matt Welch and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) discussed whether or not stereotypical notions of “stoners” — i.e., marijuana users…

Hayes: Is ‘energy independence’ worth becoming ‘Saudi America’?

Saturday on “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes discussed the ways a looming fossil fuel boom could change U.S. society, as well as the impact it could have on our environment and standing in the world. Is the promise of so-called “energy independence” worth the risk of turning our…

Anderson Cooper destroys GOP Sen. Lee’s argument against U.N. disability treaty

Friday night on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Cooper welcomed Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to discuss Lee’s vote against the United Nations treaty for the “Rights of Persons with Disabilities.”  Cooper questioned why Republicans are so dead set against a treaty that would ultimately have no power over established U.S. laws. “Senator,…

Loaded semi-automatic handgun found in case of frozen meat

A worker at a Roswell, New Mexico Albertson’s grocery store was startled to find a loaded semi-automatic pistol and 7 rounds of ammunition in a case of frozen beef ribs on Thursday. According to NBC News, the supermarket employee quickly turned the weapon over to police. Roswell Police Department spokesperson…

Maddow show guest: DOMA case ‘ingeniously crafted’ as states’ rights issue

On The Rachel Maddow show on Dec. 7, guest host Ezra Klein tracked the law on interracial marriage to draw comparisons to the current debate on same-sex marriage and how the Supreme Court may rule, now that it has decided to take two separate cases that deal with the issue.…

Californians react to Supreme Court decision to rule on Prop 8

Californians are reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision to rule on Proposition 8, a ballot measure that banned same-sex marriages after the state granted same-sex couples that right, reported CBS Sacramento. Many same-sex couples were disappointed, the station said, as they were hoping the court would decline to take the…

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