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Watch: Obama says we’ve got to close Guantanamo Bay prison

During a press conference on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he was still committed to closing down the Guantanamo Bay prison facility in Cuba, one of his 2008 campaign promises. “I continue to believe that we’ve got to close Guantanamo,” he said. “I think it is critical for us to…

Karl Malone to homophobic ESPN reporter: You won’t ‘kick over and die’ if you touch a gay player

Legendary NBA power forward Karl Malone, who once worried that he could be infected with HIV by playing ball with Magic Johnson, now says that a homophobic ESPN reporter needs to “move past” judging other people. After NBA player Jason Collins revealed that he was gay on Monday, ESPN reporter…

Man loses life savings at carnival but wins giant banana with dreadlocks

A New Hampshire man is considering suing after he lost his life savings at a carnival game in Manchester and only came away with $600 and a giant stuffed Rastafarian banana. Henry Gribbohm told WBZ that he attend the carnival and was “expecting the kids to win a few things,…

NASA releases images of giant Saturn ‘hurricane’

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released video Monday of a “behemoth hurricane” swirling near the planet Saturn’s north pole. According to NASA.gov, the images were captured by the Cassini spacecraft and show a storm that is much larger and which has winds that spin much faster that…

Existential cat Henri contemplates freedom from ‘unabashed exploitation’ in new video

For once, Henri the Existential Cat actually seems to be in a (relatively) good mood in his latest video diary. “I’ve finally freed myself from subjugation by publishing a book of my philosophical ideas,” he tells viewers, silently enjoying the fact that “for the first time,” his thoughts will be…

Rove: How can Obama close Gitmo if detainees didn’t get Miranda warnings?

Former Bush senior adviser Karl Rove is warning President Barack Obama that he might have difficulty closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay because detainees imprisoned by the previous administration were not read their Miranda rights. At a White House press conference on Tuesday, the president said that he would…

Secretive gun group uses Native Americans to push against gun safety measures

A billboard advertising campaign using a photo of Native Americans to protest gun safety laws in Colorado has brought criticism from Native American residents. KUSA-TV reported on Monday that the ad, which shows three Native American men with the message, “Turn in your arms. The government will take care of…

Robertson: ‘There isn’t anything bigoted’ about calling gay NBA player an abomination

Televangelist Pat Robertson used a portion of his Tuesday 700 Club broadcast to defend an ESPN reporter who said that NBA player Jason Collins was “walking in open rebellion to God” for announcing he was openly gay. After Collins came out in a Sports Illustrated column published on Monday, ESPN…

Obama on Jason Collins: ‘I think America should be proud’

At the conclusion of his press conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama reiterated his support for gay NBA player Jason Collins, who came out Monday in a story for Sports Illustrated. “I had a chance to talk to him yesterday,” Obama said, confirming Collins’ own account of a phone call between…

Patrol car video catches ‘super drunk’ principal escaping handcuffs

A Michigan elementary school principal charged under Novi’s “Super Drunk” city ordinance was caught on camera slipping off her handcuffs in the back of a patrol car after being arrested in the school parking lot with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .21. Deerfield Elementary Principal Kim Warren, 44, was…

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