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Rep. Markey: ‘Substantial amounts of oil’ may still be leaking at Deepwater Horizon site

Speaking to CBS News for a segment aired Thursday, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) claimed that “substantial amounts of oil” may still be leaking from the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon, resting at the epicenter of the worst accidental oil spill in human history. “My concern is that substantial amounts of…

Limbaugh: Elizabeth Warren is ‘Heap Big Squaw Indian Giver’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday referred to Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren as “Heap Big Squaw Indian Giver,” confirming that he would continue to provide ammunition to critics who accuse him of being both racist and sexist. Speaking on his radio program, Limbaugh noted that a group of Democratic senators…

Satire: Montreal bylaw requires dogs to be bilingual

Correction: This interview and proposed bilingual dog bylaw was from a CBC satire radio show and is fictional. “If the story seemed unbelievable, the fact that the original interview on the topic linked back to a CBC Radio Web page – and sounded very much like a CBC Radio interview…

Baltimore man gets speed camera ticket for going 0 MPH

The City of Baltimore recently issued a ticket to Daniel Doty for speeding 38 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone — but photos and video captured by the speed camera system showed that his car was stopped at a red light at the time. Doty told The Baltimore Sun…

Jailed killer foiled own plot to murder and castrate Justin Bieber

Police have taken two Albuquerque, New Mexico men into custody alleging that they were plotting to murder and mutilate teenage pop singer Justin Bieber and three other people.  According to Albuquerque’s KQRE, the men had even gone so far as to specify what kind of tie should be used to…

Granholm challenges Michael Moore to make a ‘Roger & Me’ sequel

In the midst of an impassioned conversation about the fight over labor rights in Michigan, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm pressed fellow Michigander Michael Moore to revisit his hometown of Flint and make a sequel to “Roger & Me,” his debut documentary film about the consequences of General Motors’ job…

Norquist: Obama might ‘blow up small countries’ for fun

Anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist says that President Barack Obama will have to “blow up small countries” because Republicans will not let him have “any fun at all” spending taxpayers’ money. “Obama will be on a very short leash, fiscally speaking, over the next four years,” Norquist told C-SPAN on Thursday.…

Republican lawmaker’s proposal exempted husband from Michigan ‘right to work’ law

A Republican state representative in Michigan proposed an amendment to exempt her husband’s job from the so-called “right to work” law which limits the ability of unions to collect dues. State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R) on Monday offered an amendment that would have added corrections officers like her husband,…

Santa tells Ryan he’ll get ‘coal’ if he keeps tax cuts for the wealthy

In a short bit of tax reform activism, a new liberal activist group calling itself “The Action” sends Santa Clause to confront Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Capitol Hill, telling him he’s got a lump of coal coming this Christmas if he doesn’t shape up. “I just want to give…

Filmmakers capture iceberg the size of ‘Manhattan’ breaking off Greenland

In rare and stunning footage, filmmakers behind a newly released documentary captured the largest-ever iceberg calving yet seen off the Greenland ice shelf’s Ilulissat glacier. The footage is just one part of a new documentary called “Chasing Ice,” by filmmaker James Balog, which released in the U.K. and across the U.S.…

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