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Young Turks host Cenk Uygur cuts mic of Peter Schiff

C-SPAN wasn’t the only one to get cut off on Wednesday. As The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur and self-declared 1 percenter Peter Schiff hotly debated the role of money in politics, Cenk cut off Schiff’s microphone when he interrupted him and continued to talk. “Are you saying the bankers…

Ron Paul quits CNN interview after being asked about racist newsletters

Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul ended an interview with CNN after he was questioned about a hate-filled newsletter that was published under his name. The newsletters were published about 20 years ago and contained a number of incendiary comments about African-Americans, such as referring to Martin Luther…

Parody video: Grandma got indefinitely detained now

Arab-American comedian Remy Munasifi, who has lampooned everything from “Occupy Wall Street” to the debt ceiling debt, uploaded a video to YouTube on Monday that parodies the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and indefinite detention. The parody music video is based on the goofy Christmas tune “Grandma Got Run Over by…

Wild baby gorillas groom explorer in Uganda

In a wildlife video that’s making the rounds today, an explorer treking through Uganda’s Bwindi National Park has a hair-raising encounter with a pack of wild baby gorillas as a big male Silverback watches silently.…

Santorum: Christian leaders ‘really worried’ about Romney or Paul win

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum revealed Wednesday that Bob Vander Plaats, the head of anti-gay Christian group The Family Leader, and other conservative leaders had asked either him, Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry to drop out because they were “really worried that Mitt Romney or Ron Paul’s going to win.”…

Pat Robertson: Gays can ‘un-acquire’ homosexuality

Televangelist Pat Robertson offered a simple solution Wednesday to gays who want to be straight: just ‘un-acquire’ homosexuality. A viewer named “Tommy” asked Robertson how he could show his gay son “the love of Jesus when you know his sexual preference is an abomination?” “You want to say, ‘look I…

George Allen caught on camera calling chat with voters ‘torturous’

Virginia GOP Senate candidate George Allen may want to make sure he turns off the camera the next time he chats with voters. In what could amount to a costly mistake in his race against Tim Kaine (D) next year, Allen accidentally filmed himself referring to a chat with voters…

Romney: Bush wouldn’t have invaded Iraq if he knew there were no WMD

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney insisted on Wednesday that President George W. Bush would never have invaded Iraq if he had known that were no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the country. “If we knew at the time of our entry into Iraq that there were no weapons of…

Satire: ‘How the Gingrich Stole Christmas’

As has become custom, comedy website Funny or Die is in high form this year with political satire just in time for the holidays. This time, it’s the logical target: Newt Gingrich, who’s name has all the letters for “Grinch” nearly in order. In the animated short, comedian Paul F.…

Protesters attempt to take over Gingrich press conference

It hasn’t been the most hospitable week on the campaign trail in Iowa for Newt Gingrich. A day after being a called a “fucking asshole” by a man at a grocery store, the former House Speaker’s press conference at the Iowa Statehouse was hijacked by “Occupy” protesters Wednesday morning. While…

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