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Saturday Night Live mocks congressional cowardice on gun laws

Saturday Night Live this weekend mocked the unwillingness of federal lawmakers to seriously address gun laws following the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The skit began with President Barack Obama hailing the Senate for agreeing to consider debate on a gun control bill. “Good evening my fellow Americans,”…

Cornyn opposes ‘symbolic’ background checks so Newtown victims ‘did not die in vain’

Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) on Sunday said that he opposed a bill to close the so-called gun show loophole and expand background checks to Internet gun sales because only better mental health laws will ensure that the Newtown mass shooting victims “did not die in vain.” “In my meeting…

Rubio: ‘I hope we’ll talk about’ fewer background checks

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that he would like to weaken existing gun control laws with any new legislation by decreasing the number of background checks required for people who apply for concealed carry permits in multiple states. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Rubio…

Iranian media pulls ‘time machine’ story after online mockery

An Iranian press outlet pulled a story about a “time machine” after it was received with mockery after spreading online. Wired reported on Thursday that a Fars News Agency story promoting Ali Razeghi’s alleged invention — a device that could supposedly use readings taken from finger impressions to predict the…

Ohio police chief hospitalized after eating ‘cannabis cake’

An Easter morning craving turned into a cause for concern for the chief of police in Lawrenceville, Ohio, after the cake he ate turned out to be laced with cannabis oil. “All I can describe is, it was the worst feeling in the world,” Mike Berkemeier told WBNS-TV on Friday.…

Homeless man arrested for allegedly setting 63-year-old on fire

A 39-year-old homeless man was arrested on Friday night for allegedly setting another man on fire inside his car. Witnesses told KABC-TV that the victim, a 63-year-old man, was approached by the unidentified suspect while he was parked outside a convenience store in Long Beach, California. The victim refused to…

‘Tactical Response’ CEO James ‘Start Killing People’ Yeager gets back gun license

James Yeager, the Tennessee security contractor whose concealed carry permit was revoked in January when the threatened to “start killing people” over gun control, has gotten his license back. The Tactical Response CEO told Jackson, Tennessee’s WBBJ that while he has learned some “valuable lessons” along the way, he feels…

Maher: U.S. needs to give up war addiction and define ‘peace as strength’

On this week’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher told Americans who are so eager to go to war with North Korea that the U.S. has been addicted to war for too long and needs to start defining “peace as strength.” In the last part of…

For hundreds of years, Japan’s cherry blossoms have symbolized life and death

Cherry blossom trees in bloom in Washington, D.C., shot and edited by Cindy Huang. After a chilly start to spring on the East Coast, cherry trees are in full bloom in Washington, D.C. But the trees’ pink and white blossoms are not just beautiful. They’ve been an evolving symbol of……

Maher: Liberals are too scared to say ‘the 2nd Amendment is bullsh-t’

Real Time host Bill Maher castigated liberals on Friday for not standing up for themselves in what he called the constant “center-right” debate on gun safety issues. “Everyone on the left is so afraid to say what should be said,” Maher told his panel. “Which is, the Second Amendment is…

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