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Robert Reich challenges O’Reilly: ‘Be a man, have the courage, let’s debate’

Progressive economist Robert Reich called Fox News host Bill O’Reilly out on Wednesday, challenging him to a debate and accusing him of poisoning political conversation in the country. “Why can’t we talk?” Reich asked O’Reilly during an interview on Huffington Post Live. “In fact, if you don’t want to invite…

Soccer-based Colombian soap scores a ratings goooooool

With Colombia’s national football team close to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, viewers are tuning in by the millions to a telenovela about their dream team of the 1990s. The soap opera — known simply as “La Seleccion” (marketed in English as “Football Dreams, a World of Passion”) —…

FBI releases video of Navy Yard shooter before he began his attack

The gunman who slaughtered 12 people last week in Washington is seen darting through a navy building like a special forces operator in a chilling video released Wednesday. The FBI also said that analysis of Aaron Alexis’s medical history show that he believed he was being controlled or influenced by…

McCaskill: The moral of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ was lost on Ted Cruz

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO) said on Wednesday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) had clearly missed the message in the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham, which the junior Texas Senator read from the Senate floor during his epic, overnight would-be filibuster. According to Talking Points Memo, McCaskill…

Gohmert: ‘Amnesty’ and Obamacare are a plot for ‘firing every fulltime American’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) this week asserted that Senate Democrats were using the health care reform law and an immigration bill to encourage “firing every fulltime American employee and hiring the immigrants.” During an Tuesday interview with conservative radio host Lars Larson, Gohmert was already gearing up for Sen. Ted…

NRA lobbyist shoots elephant in the face and then celebrates with champagne

The NBC Sports network came under fire this week after it aired an NRA-sponsored program that included gun lobbyist Tony Makris shooting an elephant in the face and then drinking champagne. Deadspin noted on Tuesday that the Botswana hunt had aired during this week’s episode of Under Wild Skies. Makris…

Democrat’s Obamacare question stumps Ted Cruz during faux filibuster

During Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’s epic “faux-libuster” Tuesday night, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) managed to briefly flummox the junior Senator from Texas by asking him about some of the real world consequences faced by people who are denied health care coverage under the current system. A real Senate filibuster requires…

Anti-LGBT activist suggests ‘homosexual sodomy was created to spread disease’

The founder of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, a group dedicated to opposing equal rights for LGBT people, said on Wednesday that the United States was on a “moral decline” because of same sex marriage promoted “homosexual sodomy,” which seemed to be “created to spread disease.” Speaking on the Faith…

Jimmy Fallon illustrates how annoying hashtags are and why you should stop using them so much

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake highlighted just how annoying the overuse of hashtags can sound by engaging in an everyday conversation interrupted by the ubiquitous social media convention. The pair discussed cookies, television, a trip to the dentist and Halloween costumes during “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” pausing repeatedly to…

U2′s Bono does hilarious imitation of Pres. Bill Clinton at fundraiser

Bono Vox, lead singer of the Irish rock band U2 unveiled his dead-on, eerily accurate impression of former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton on Tuesday. Rolling Stone magazine reported that the musician and activist was on stage at a fundraising event in New York City for the Clinton Global Initiative, the…

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