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Obama chastises ‘grandstanding’ Republicans: ‘Think about who you’re hurting’

President Barack Obama challenged Republicans on Friday to drop what he described as their attempts at political theatre and avoid instigating a shuttering of government operations. “To any Republican in Congress who’s currently watching, I’d encourage you to think about who you’re hurting,” Obama said in a statement at the…

Reza Aslan: The real Jesus makes a lot of ‘Christians’ uncomfortable

In this video excerpt from his appearance at Washington, D.C.’s legendary Politics and Prose bookstore and coffee house, author Reza Aslan talked about the chasm between some Christians’ view of Jesus of Nazareth and what the historical record actually shows. A member of the audience asked, “Is even a small…

Glenn Beck to Ted Cruz: ‘John Cornyn, piece of crap or what?’

Right-wing commentator and former Fox News star Glenn Beck vented his ire on so-called “establishment Republicans” During his telephone interview with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on Friday. Coming in for special scorn from Beck were GOP Senators who declared their intention to vote in favor of cloture on House…

Sanders’ epic Senate rant shames ‘right-wing extremists’ for shutdown threat

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Friday tore into what he called “extreme right-wing Republicans” for threatening to shut down the government and default on the nation’s debts if President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was not defunded. In a speech on the Senate floor, Sanders said that he welcomed…

NRA elephant hunter slams ‘animal racists’: Hitler would oppose killing elephants too!

A National Rifle Association (NRA) lobbyist this week lashed out at critics who called on NBC Sports to cancel his hunting program after it aired an episode where he shot an elephant in the face. By Friday, almost 50,000 people had reacted to this week’s episode of Under Wild Skies…

Eric Cartman becomes the new Edward Snowden on ‘South Park’

On the season premiere of Comedy Central’s “South Park,” which aired on Wednesday, Sep. 25, 9-year-old Eric Cartman put on a disguise and changed his name to “Bill Clinton” so he could get a job at the NSA. In the clips below, Cartman got a tour of the NSA facility,…

KKK granted permit to rally at Gettysburg Civil War site

The National Parks Service has granted a permit to the the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) white supremacist group for a rally at Gettysburg, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the U.S. Civil War. According to WHP, the National Parks Service approved the permit despite public outrage over…

Tom DeLay: ‘American people never miss the government’ when it’s shut down

Recently-acquitted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R) on Friday advised Republicans to “stick to your guns” because it was a “false notion” that refusing to raise the debt limit could hurt the credit of the United States. In an interview on CNN, DeLay told host Chris Cuomo that the…

Colbert: Limbaugh’s new children’s book sounds like ‘an Oxycontin hallucination’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert skewered Rush Limbaugh’s new book for children, which features “Rush Revere,” the mascot for Limbaugh’s “Two if By Tea” brand of bottled iced tea. Colbert called it “the greatest corporate kids’ lit tie-in since One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Radio…

Jon Stewart tracks differences between Pope Francis and ‘incredibly fallible’ religious Republicans

Daily Show host Jon Stewart sounded off on Thursday on the apparent differences between God’s two primary messengers: Pope Francis and His “incredibly fallible emissaries on Earth,” the Republican party. “You know your ideology is rigid and outdated when the head of the organization that just got around [in 1992]…

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