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McCain calls Kerry ‘Mr. Secretary,’ Kerry responds ‘Thank you, Mr. President’

At a press conference urging the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) jokingly referred to his colleague Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) as “Mr. Secretary.” “Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary,” McCain said following Kerry’s remarks on the treaty. But Kerry…

Watch live: Obama delivers remarks on cooperative threat reduction

President Barack Obama delivers remarks to the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium being held at the National Defense University. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Dec. 3. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Rocker Andrew W.K: I don’t know why State Dept. nixed Bahrain trip

Rock singer and motivational speaker Andrew W.K. said Monday he was stunned by both his invitation to visit Bahrain as a cultural ambassador and the sudden cancellation of the trip last week by the U.S. State Department. “As I understood it, Bahrain was very excited about this trip,” he told…

Jan Brewer: ‘I probably don’t believe’ climate change is man made

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recently lashed out at a reporter before her appearance at an energy conference, demanding to know “where in the hell” a question about climate change came from. Prior to her Saturday night speech on energy at the Western Governors’ Association, KTVK’s Dennis Welch wanted to…

‘Reading Rainbow’ host Burton gets the ‘auto-tune’ treatment

The latest installment of a PBS Digital Studios project has put a musical spin on Reading Rainbow host and executive producer LeVar Burton’s efforts to get kids to pick up more books during the show’s 23-year run. “In Your Imagination,” by John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, is the fourth “auto-tune”…

Christian radio host: Marriage equality encourages gay sex with ‘the very young’

Linda Harvey, a radio host and founder of a Christian organization that opposes LGBT rights, says that”homosexual marriage is wrong because homosexuality is wrong” and it promotes gay sex with “the very young.” During her Monday “Mission America” radio broadcast on WRFD, Harvey struggled to understand last month’s marriage equality…

Mammoth 120-mile traffic jam in Russia strands drivers for days

A freak traffic jam in Russia left thousands of drivers stranded on a major highway, some for more than two days, Reuters reported Sunday. “Drivers help one another and that’s it,” one motorist said. “The problems are on the side of the authorities, there are no gasoline tankers, no water,…

‘Fox & Friends’ defends gun culture: Costas’ gun control talk ‘dangerous’ after murder/suicide

In the wake of a tragic murder/suicide involving an NFL football player, the co-hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday defended gun culture while blasting NBC broadcaster Bob Costas’ call for gun control. During halftime of Sunday night’s the Kansas City Chiefs football game, Costas had read commentary by FOX…

Sportscaster Bob Costas condemns U.S. gun culture during NFL game

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas used his regular halftime segment Sunday night to speak out in favor of gun control in the wake of the murder-suicide incident involving a professional football player. “You knew it was coming,” said Costas, who is perhaps best known for anchoring the network’s coverage of the…

Biogas created by waste fuels Nepal’s tree regrowth

While forests in Nepal have been shrinking for years, between 2007 and 2010 trees in the South Asian country of 27 million inhabitants began to grow again, reported Al Jazeera English. Biogas has been credited with the shift, as roughly 250,000 Nepalese now use the fuel. Biogas is created by…

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