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Maher: ‘Religion, it’s like Wikipedia. Anyone can write something in.’

In the “New Rules” segment of “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Friday night, host Bill Maher begged the media to stop with their fawning coverage of the new Pope, who he dubbed “the virgin bachelor.” He said, “I have just about had it with the press squealing in delight…

Obama ends four-day Middle East tour with visit to Jordan’s ‘spectacular’ Petra ruins

US President Barack Obama strolled among the ancient Jordanian ruins at Petra on Saturday, on the final leg of a four-day Middle East tour dominated by his embrace of Israel. Obama flew by helicopter to view the rose-coloured stone ruins of the ancient Nabataean city, after winds from a sandstorm…

Jeb Bush tells CNN he admires brother George W. for ‘not having an opinion on anything’ since he left office

Mediaite.com reported Friday night that during CNN’s “The Lead,” former Florida governor Jeb Bush told the show’s host Jake Tapper he’s impressed with how tight-lipped his brother, former president George W. Bush, has been over the past four years, which is unlike other former presidents and lawmakers. “He is like…

Rhode Island sixth-grader testifies for marriage equality during 12-hour hearing

Twelve-year-old Matthew Lannon, a sixth grader from Providence, RI, took to the stage Thursday night during a 12-hour hearing on the state’s proposed marriage equality bill, which happens to be sponsored by Matthew’s aunt, Sen. Donna Nesselbush (D-RI). “There’s one thing in life that you don’t mess with, and that’s…

Republican senators seek to add anti-abortion amendments to proposed budget bill

Five new anti-abortion amendments have been filed by Republican senators to their proposed budget resolution as part of the marathon voting session known as “vote-a-rama,” The Huffington Post reported Friday. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) filed the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after 20…

Brooklyn man released from jail after 22-year murder conviction is overturned

A 58-year-old Brooklyn man was released from prison Thursday after his murder conviction was overturned following a witness’ confession that he was coaxed by authorities into identifying him as the suspect, CNN reported on Friday. “As I said from the beginning, I had nothing to do with this case,” David…

Florida college student suspended for not ‘stomping on Jesus’

A Florida Atlantic University student is accusing an instructor and local Democratic party leader of suspending him for refusing to stomp on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” written on it. Mediaite reported on Friday that junior Ryan Rotela said he has been barred from returning to his…

Ted Nugent: ‘No fat chicks’ because they’ll ‘kill you’

In a garrulous internet-radio interview with conspiracy buff Pete Santilli, rock singer and firearms advocate Ted Nugent called President Barack Obama a Nazi, declared that Cuban people don’t know how to wash themselves and decried the life-threatening hazards of “fat chicks.” According to Media Matters, Nugent also bragged about his…

Maryland cop probed for installing camera in boys’ school bathroom

A police officer in Maryland has had his “police powers” suspended after he was accused of installing a camera in the boy’s restroom at Glen Burnie High School. A spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County Police on Thursday confirmed that the 14-year veteran had installed the camera, according to WJZ.…

Fox News analyst: ‘Very high probability’ Iraq hid WMDs in Syria

A Fox News military analyst who has previously justified the U.S. invasion in Iraq by asserting that Russia conspired to hide Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) now says that there is a “very high probability” that those WMDs are in Syria. Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Friday…

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