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Richard Dawkins: Humanity has a 50 percent chance of surviving until the next century

Richard Dawkins appeared on Tuesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show” and told host Jon Stewart that the greatest threat to the human race as a species comes from the possibility of powerful technologies falling into the hands of religious fanatics. Dawkins was promoting his new book, a memoir titled…

Jon Stewart skewers Ted Cruz’s crusade: ‘Obamacare is your Springtime for Hitler’

Jon Stewart mocked the Republican Party’s threat to shut the federal government down before allowing the Affordable Care Act to be implemented come October 1 on The Daily Show on Monday, arguing that it was par for the course for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his colleagues. “You’re protecting America…

Lindsey Graham tells Bernie Sanders: ‘We’re becoming Greece’ without cuts on Medicare

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered to help his colleague Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Crossfire on Tuesday seek higher tax payments out of the country’s richest citizens on Tuesday — if Sanders agreed to help him reform the tax code in a certain way. “I will create a tax code…

Iran’s new president tells CNN: the Holocaust was ‘reprehensible and contemptible’

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Tuesday condemned the Holocaust as “reprehensible” in a new sign of a radical change by the Tehran government. “Any crime that happens in history against humanity, including the crime the Nazis created toward the Jews, is reprehensible and condemnable,” the newly elected leader told CNN…

Ted Cruz reads ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ during Obamacare ‘filibuster’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took a moment during his “filibuster” of the Affordable Care Act to read the Dr. Seuss story Green Eggs and Ham to his daughters, seemingly against their wishes. “I don’t get to read it that often because I tell them, ‘Go pick the books you want…

Bill Maher: Atheism will be ‘the new gay marriage’

While his atheism would preclude him from public office, Real Time host Bill Maher said in an interview Monday night, he suggested that could change for other future political prospects in the future. “[Atheists are] out there, they’re thinking it, they’re just afraid to say it,” Maher told interviewer Sharon…

Ohio man pleads guilty to sex with a pool float — again

An Ohio man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of felony public indecency after getting caught having sex with a discarded inflatable toy for at least the second time. Cox Media Group Ohio reported on Wednesday (CMG) that 32-year-old Edwin Tobergta faces a year in jail for his fourth conviction…

Fox ‘liberal’ Bob Beckel: No new U.S. mosques until Muslims ‘denounce’ Kenya attack

On Monday on Fox News’ “The Five,” ostensible liberal panelist Bob Beckel said that the United States should forbid the construction of any new Islamic mosques until “moderate” Muslims “stand up and denounce what’s happened in the name of your prophet.” Media Matters reported that if he had his way,…

The Alex Jones effect: Man tells Rep. Moran that ‘Bohemians’ in Congress are linked to Hitler

A Florida man who may have been paying too much attention to fringe conservative radio host Alex Jones told Rep. James Moran (D-VA) on Tuesday that “Bohemians” in Congress were linked to Adolf Hitler. During a call-in segment on C-SPAN’s Wasington Journal, a Florida man calling on the “independent” line…

WATCH LIVE: Senate floor open as Ted Cruz ‘filibuster’ against Obamacare ends

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday announced that he would give a very long speech to oppose the the government budget over Obamacare “until I am no longer able to stand.” Within minutes, he had compared President Barack Obama’s health care reform law to slavery during the Civil War and…

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