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Maher: Romney is ‘everything the American people hate about a politician’

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher and his guests picked apart the many weaknesses of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (MA).  The discussion began with both the Obama and Romney campaigns’ attempts this week to reach out to the youth vote,…

Romney advises students to borrow money from their parents to go into business

In his latest effort to prove that he really does inhabit a different world from the rest of us, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney advised students at a Ohio university on Friday to pursue success by borrowing money from their parents to start their own business. “This kind of…

Spain to persist in ‘suicidal’ austerity policies despite 25% unemployment rate

Figures released by the Spanish government on Friday show that country with an unemployment rate of 24.4%, the highest in Europe, and a rate of over 50% among 16-24 year olds. But despite the bad economic news, that country’s leadership appears determined to stick with the austerity program it has…

Colbert tackles the Obama slow-jam backlash

No matter what the president does, conservatives are going to find fault with it. Remember “DijonGate?”  Early in the the president’s term, he and Joe Biden went out for a cheeseburger, surrounded by a flock of eager media.  Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham made hay for about a week of…

Jon Stewart excoriates Murdoch’s mind-boggling level of corruption

Rupert Murdoch, head of the embattled media conglomerate NewsCorp was back before Parliament this week.  His previous testimony revolved around his many newspapers’ proclivity for hacking into the voice mail accounts of various celebrities, the families of British troops killed in action, and most memorably, the cell phone of a…

WATCH LIVE: Zimmerman lawyer explains $200,000 in website donations

George Zimmerman’s lawyer was expected to tell the court on Friday why his client did not disclose about $200,000 in website donations at his bond hearing. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast April 27, 2012.  …

Sandra Fluke chides Fox News’ Monica Crowley for ‘blatantly homophobic’ comment

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke on Thursday night said Fox News host Monica Crowley should apologize to the LGBT community for a homophobic “joke” made at Fluke’s expense. Crowley responded to news that Fluke had become engaged by tweeting the question, “To a man?” “I’m not going to let…

Police: Vender used hot dog cart as deadly weapon

A hot dog vender in Albuquerque has been charged with using his cart to commit aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The vendor allegedly used his hot dog cart to attack a rival vender, running over the man’s legs and feet. Police are unaware of what caused the confrontation. If…

Rep. Hank Johnson compares CISPA to ’1984′

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) on Thursday compared controversial cyber security legislation to George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel 1984. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would authorize Internet companies, such as Internet service providers and social networking sites, to share private online communications and other data about possible attacks…

Michigan Senate Minority Leader ‘embarrassed’ by attack on stem cell research

Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D) blasted Republican lawmakers on Thursday for threatening to cut funds for the University of Michigan because of its embryonic stem cell research. “Today for the second time in six months, I rise because I am actually embarrassed by what I see happening here today,”…

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