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SNL parodies Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad

Saturday Night Live chose to get in on the fun surrounding the conversation on Chrysler’s Super Bowl ad featuring Clint Eastwood in its latest episode. The NBC comedy show made three ads in response to whether the original commercial was a political nod to President Barack Obama or not. “I…

Santorum suggests Romney ‘rigged’ CPAC straw poll

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday dismissed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s win in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll by insinuating the vote had been rigged. On the third an final day of the conference, CPAC announced Romney had beaten Santorum, 38 percent to 31 percent.…

Ryan calls contraception coverage an ‘accounting gimmick’

House Budget Committee Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday said that the Obama’s administration move to accommodate the Catholic Church’s concerns about covering contraception for women was just an “accounting trick.” The White House said last week that it would change proposed rules requiring religious hospitals and universities to cover birth…

Palin not sure Romney will ‘instinctively turn right’

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin isn’t convinced that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the best presidential candidate because she’s not sure he will “err on the side of conservatism.” Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Palin if Romney was an “instinctive conservative.” “I trust that…

Andrew Breitbart loses control at ‘Occupy’ protesters

Controversial right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart lashed out at “Occupy” protesters Friday evening outside the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). According to Campus Progress, Breitbart began yelling “Behave yourself!” repeatedly to protesters, then called them “freaks and animals.” He was ushered out of the area by hotel security a few moments…

Markos: Obama ‘hit a home run’ on contraceptive compromise

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas expressed his pleasure Friday evening on Countdown over the White House’s “compromise” on access to contraceptive services. “We’ve been so conditioned the last couple of years to expect cave-in after cave-in from the Obama administration,” he said. “So it’s actually quite refreshing to see an…

Maher: Republicans are the ones ‘dividing America’

In his latest “New Rule” segment Friday evening, Bill Maher discussed Republicans’ continued criticism of parts of the nation not considered apart of “Red America.” “Just think of the list of these parts of America that Republicans are publicly bitching about,” he said. “Chicago, that lawless hell hole where Obama…

WATCH LIVE: Conservative Political Action Conference

The Conservative Political Action Conference continues in Washington on Thursday. Watch this live video from CPAC, broadcast Feb. 11, 2012.…

Striking Belgian firefighters hose down the cops

When Belgium’s firefighters were threatened with a government attempt to raise their retirement age, they fought back using the tools of their trade. According to Russia Today, “Several hundred firemen broke through police cordons and hosed down the prime minister’s office. The men, dressed in full gear, were smiling as…

Israeli fashion magazine mocks the ultra-Orthodox with provocative photos

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Haredi sect has become a center of controversy for its harassment of women and girls and attempts to force women to ride at the backs of buses, segregated from the male passengers. Now the Israeli fashion magazine BelleMode is striking back with a photo spread in which scantily-clad…

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