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Santelli has hissy fit because pro-Obama CEO issues early dividends to avoid tax hikes

CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli, who is credited with helping to launch the tea party movement, flew into a rage and stomped off camera on Friday because a supporter of President Obama plans to pay shareholders a dividend before taxes are scheduled to go up at the end of the…

Assange: Pentagon seeks ‘the end of national security journalism’ in the U.S.

In one of the longest interviews he’s given for months, Wikileaks creator Julian Assange told Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman on Thursday that the Pentagon and Justice Department are seeking to redefine the Espionage Act in such a way that would bring about “the end of national security journalism in the…

Gingrich finally admits he doesn’t deserve to be president

In a wide-ranging interview with NBC late night talk show host Jay Leno on Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) finally admitted that he does not deserve to be president. The famously confident Republican told Leno that he was “publicly, explicitly wrong” about President Barack Obama’s reelection chances. “Why…

SNL’s Sudeikis: Don’t ask me about politics, ‘I’m an idiot’

“Saturday Night Live” actor Jason Sudeikis appeared on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show on Thursday and discussed the way he found to imitate the speaking voice of former presidential candidate, Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). Sudeikis, who has played Romney as well as Vice President Joe Biden on the long-running sketch comedy…

Scarborough to Republicans: Quit budget talks if Obama can’t get along like Clinton and Gingrich did

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday recommended that Republicans “walk out” of talks completely because President Barack Obama’s first budget offer was “loaded with Democratic priorities,” citing an imperfect memory of the way President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) harmoniously “worked together” to reach a deal in…

Colbert slams Eisenhower for failing to kill ‘Moon Hitler’

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert said Thursday that he’s finally pinpointed the moment America started heading downhill: when President Dwight Eisenhower (R) passed on a plan to drop a nuclear bomb on the moon. A report out last Sunday detailed the preposterous-sounding, Cold War-era plan American military planners hatched to…

Jon Stewart: Fiscal cliff like firing an asteroid at ourselves

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took on the fiscal cliff Thursday night. The late-night comedian noted the combination of across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases were created by Congress to motivate legislators. Stewart said the situation was like shooting an asteroid at the Earth to make sure we put…

Maddow rips Mississippi Republicans over abortion crack down

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how Mississippi Republicans have nearly forced the only abortion clinic in the state to shut down. Lawmakers in the state forced the abortion clinic to comply with regulations that were “impossible to comply with,” according to Maddow. The abortion clinic…

Gov. Chafee tells O’Reilly after Christmas rant: Fox News people ‘too angry’

On his show Thursday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly continued to insist that Christianity was not a religion, despite the protestations of “crazy website people” and leftists. “These people are so stupid it is painful,” O’Reilly said. “Christianity is a philosophy. You don’t have to believe Jesus is God…

CNN’s Howard Kurtz: Tom Ricks showed Fox News is ‘thin-skinned’

Howard Kurtz, the host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, said Thursday that Fox News signaled it was “thin-skinned” by abruptly ending an interview with military expert Tom Ricks. “I don’t think Tom Ricks planned anything, but he did take quite a provocative swipe at Fox News,” Kurtz explained. “The reason this…

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