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White House confirms NASA plan to ‘lasso’ and bring asteroid near Earth

President Barack Obama’s administration will seek $100 million in funding for a mission to tow an asteroid closer to Earth for the purpose of helping future expeditions to Mars, NBC News reported on Saturday. This corroborates an announcement made by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Friday. As the Associated Press…

WATCH LIVE: Stephen Colbert interviews Bill Clinton for Global Initiative University

On Saturday, Stephen Colbert is interviewing former President Bill Clinton and hosting the closing session of the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University. A press release from Comedy Central said that the interview is to take place before 1,000 students from all over the globe who are…

Maher: Debating climate change is like arguing about whether the Earth is flat

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher railed against Americans’ willingness to embrace myth over science and said that to claim that there is still a debate over climate change is like debating whether or not the Earth is flat. In a panel discussion…

Maddow: Republicans still trying to intrude into your bedroom

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow pointed out that in spite of whatever attempts the GOP is making at the national level at rebranding itself, the party is lost without its “bedroom intrusion agenda.” Even as national Republicans like Olympia Snowe come out in favor of…

Bill Maher on Ayn Rand: ‘It’s all stuff that seems very deep when you’re 19 years old’

Bill Maher delivered a blistering critique of modern libertarianism on Friday’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, slamming adherents for developing a “creepy obsession” with author Ayn Rand. “It’s all stuff that seems very deep when you’re 19 years old,” he said, before making a quick exemption for one…

‘Calvin & Hobbes’ comic strip gets a darker spin in parody trailer

Fans of the comic strip “Calvin & Hobbes” might find common ground with Donnie Darko enthusiasts in a video parody released by Gritty Reboots on Thursday. Set in modern times, the trailer for a “modern take” on the duo’s story follows an older Calvin (David Hudson) as he tries to…

‘Rapebook’ activist targeted with rape and assault threats on Facebook

An Oregon woman said she has been the victim of threats of rape and violence against her because of her campaign to remove Facebook pages that “joke” about those topics, including pictures of actual victims of sexual assault. “They’re pretty scary,” Trista Hendren told ABC News. “They did actually post…

Scientist slams Hannity for suggesting condom research is wasteful spending

A researcher who published a federally-funded study last year on possible barriers to the correct usage of condoms told Politico on Friday that his research was necessary to address real-world problems after Fox News host Sean Hannity suggested the study shouldn’t have been funded because it amounted to wasteful government…

CNBC hosts gang up on House Majority Leader: ‘Nobody’s asking you to marry another man’

Hosts on the CNBC program “Squawk Box” ganged up on Eric Cantor Friday morning when he stopped by the show to press him on the subject of marriage equality, which has recently reached majority support in polls, Mediaite reported. The hosts pressing him by saying, “Nobody’s asking you to marry…

Florida police arrest state’s biggest alleged distributor of child pornography

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers arrested 51-year-old John Shearen of Leesberg, Florida on Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. According to Orlando’s WFTV Channel 9, police found Shearen to be in possession of between 500,000 and 1 million full-length pornographic films featuring minor children. Police…

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