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Jon Stewart lampoons London’s Olympic woes

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart poked fun at London, which has been plagued by numerous security and transportation problems in the run up to the Olympic games. The hotel the where Olympics officials are staying was supposed to be guarded by 80 security officers,…

Rep. Poe proposes new privacy bill: ‘The drones are coming’

Republican Rep. Ted Poe of Texas warned on the House floor Tuesday that “the drones are coming,” urging legislators to establish guidelines for their operation. “Who will operate these drones, and what will be their mission?” he wondered. “Could it be a suspicious government agent who thinks someone looks kind…

Rep. Johnson: You don’t need an AK-47 to go deer hunting

On the House floor Tuesday, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) called for reasonable gun control legislation in the wake of the Colorado theater massacre. “While we are healing, we have work to do in this Congress,” he said. “You see, the assault weapons ban in place for a number of years…

Gov. Haslam: Internet sales tax ‘an issue of fairness’

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) on Tuesday urged Congress to pass an Internet sales tax, which he said would allow states to level the playing field for local businesses. “Let me be clear – I am a Republican governor that does not believe in increasing taxes,” he said at a…

Concealed gun owner shoots own buttocks and wounds children at Dallas Walmart

A licensed concealed handgun owner from Waco, Texas hurt more than his pride on Monday when his weapon accidentally discharged while he was reaching for his wallet at a Dallas Walmart store. Police said that Todd Canady, 23, was in the checkout line when he fired the pistol he was…

iPhone case turns into a 650,000-volt stun gun

Video camera. Still camera. Video editor. Handheld games console, music player, satellite navigation device, internet browser, radio, ebook reader. (Also, telephone.) But a 650,000-volt stun gun? The iPhone is often said to have revolutionised the mobile phone market. Now, it’s about to take on a somewhat more alarming guise. The…

Romney: Obama’s philosophy ‘foreign to the American experience’

Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of having a philosophy that is “in some respects foreign to the American experience type of philosophy” during an appearance on The Kudlow Report on Monday. According to The Daily Kos, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate went on the show Monday to discuss Obama’s…

Newt Gingrich defends Michele Bachmann’s controversial anti-Muslim campaign

While many Republicans have been rushing to distance themselves from Minnesota Congresswoman Rep. Michele Bachmann’s recent campaign to root out what she believes are Islamic infiltrators in the U.S. government, one former presidential primary rival is coming to her aid. Former Speaker of the House Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) said…

O’Reilly defends NRA: Bill Moyers is ‘so dumb it hurts’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday blasted PBS host Bill Moyers who after a deadly shooting that left at least 12 dead in Colorado, accused the National Rifle Association (NRA) of turning the Second Amendment into a “cruel and deadly hoax.” “The killer in Colorado waited only for an…

UConn standoff ends in suicide

An overnight standoff at a University of Connecticut campus ended at dawn Tuesday morning after the suspect killed himself, NBC News reports. Police had been negotiating with the unidentified 30-year-old man after he was spotted late Monday evening on the university’s Avery Point campus in Groton, Connecticut, threatening to hurt…

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