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Conservative warns The Daily Show: U.S. will invade ‘entire continent of Africa’ due to Muslims

Al Madrigal of The Daily Show mocked an anti-Islam conservative activist on Thursday night amid a report on the M1 Abrams tank. More than 100 members of Congress have called on the Pentagon to build 300 more of the massive tanks at a cost of $3 billion. But the Army…

Bernie Sanders seeks to crackdown on corporate tax havens

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Thursday announced new legislation aimed at preventing corporations from using offshore havens to lower their taxes. “If we are going to be serious about deficit reduction, corporate America — which is now enjoying record breaking profits — is going to have to step…

Brennan refuses to say whether waterboarding is torture

At his confirmation hearing on Thursday, President Barack Obama’s nominee for CIA director refused to state whether or not waterboarding was a form of torture. When pressed by Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, John Brennan said the simulated drowning technique should be banned. However, he repeatedly declined to label…

Activists banned after protests stall CIA nominee Brennan’s hearing

Senate intelligence committee chairman Diane Feinstein (D-CA) on Thursday ordered protesters cleared from a Senate hearing on the nomination John Brennan to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). As Brennan entered the hearing room, demonstrators immediately began speaking out against the U.S. government’s practice of using…

Tennessee Christian quits job, refuses to file taxes over ’666′ on W-2 form

A 52-year-old Christian man in Tennessee has quit his job after the number “666″ was printed on his W-2 form, and he refusing to file his taxes until he gets a new one. Walter Slonopas told The Tennessean that he resigned from his job as a maintenance worker at Contech…

Watch live: Brennan confirmation hearing

Senate Intelligence Committee holds a confirmation hearing for John Brennan to become head of the CIA. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 7. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

‘Stop and Frisk Watch’ app catches New York cop giving the middle finger

A New York City Police Department officer was caught on video expressing his opinion about a new mobile phone app that lets people document abuse of the city’s “stop and frisk” policy. In video uploaded by the New York Civil Liberties Union on Thursday, an unnamed officer is seen flashing…

Fat cat swims for weight loss

At a “pet resort” in Loudoun County, Virginia, a roundish, domestic medium-haired cat named Holly swims to take off the extra pounds. On Thursday morning, CBS News showed Olde Towne Pet Resort staff member Dani Lawhorne, who brings Holly to the pool, which is mainly used for dogs, because other…

Iowa bill would jail raped women for ‘murder’ of single-cell zygotes

A bill introduced by nine Republican state lawmakers in Iowa on Wednesday would define abortion as “murder,” sending doctors and raped women who terminate pregnancies to jail. State Rep. Tom Shaw says that he authored House File 138 to protect human life, whether “you’re a zygote, an infant, a teenager…

Manhunt underway after ex-cop allegedly shoots officers and threatens ‘asymmetrical warfare’

Update (below): Police asking public for help Los Angeles police launched a manhunt Thursday morning seeking former officer Christopher Jordan Dorner for allegedly shooting three officers, at least one of them fatally. Dorner, 33, is also a former Navy sniper, according to KTLA-TV. Police began pursuing him after Dorner was…

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