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O’Reilly screams at CNN host for pointing out embarassingly wrong drone claim

After dueling editorial comments about each other earlier in the week, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and CNN host Howard Kurtz finally sat down Wednesday night to hash out their dispute over whether O’Reilly got it wrong when he criticized NBC for failing to talk about Obama’s use of drones,…

Fox News hosts scoff at 102-year-old woman’s 3-hour wait to vote: ‘What’s the big deal?’

Three Fox News hosts on Wednesday dismissed the long three-hour wait a 102-year-old woman in Florida endured by saying it was no “big deal” and “she was happy.” During his Tuesday State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to protect voting rights and noted that 102-year-old…

Conan’s ‘Watergate’ spoof: Marco Rubio smokes a bong

In a segment aired Wednesday night on “Conan,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) didn’t take a swig of water during his State of the Union response: he took a hit off a bong. “He could have waited, you know?” Conan said. Co-host Andy Richter replied: “They’re trying to reach out to…

Colbert: ‘Don’t worry, Sen. Rubio. No one noticed that you gave a speech’

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert offered his assessment of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which didn’t go that badly, except for the fact that no one actually seems to have noticed anything that the freshman lawmaker said.…

Ravi Shankar’s daughter Anoushka says she was sexually abused as a child: ‘Enough is enough. I am rising.’

The daughter of legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar said on Thursday in a video released for a global women’s rights campaign that she had been sexually abused as a child by a family friend. Anoushka Shankar, herself a famed sitar player who used to play with her late father, said…

Jon Stewart summarizes the State of the Union: Bridges are death traps!

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday night reviewed Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, analyzing how the President intended to save America from becoming a “Applebees-laden dystopic hellscape.” Stewart was particularly alarmed by Obama’s claim that the United States was home to 70,000 structurally deficient bridges. “Shouldn’t…

Sheriff denies cabin intentionally burnt down with Chris Dorner inside

San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon on Wednesday denied that California police had intentionally set a cabin on fire with fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner inside. “I can tell you that it was not on purpose, we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr. Dorner out,” he said…

Physicist Lawrence Krauss rips creationists: It is like the Taliban

Physicist Lawrence Krauss on Tuesday defended calling the teaching creationism a form of child abuse, saying that withholding education was harmful. Krauss acknowledged on The David Pakman Show that teaching creationism to children was not on the same level as sexual abuse, but insisted it should still be considered abusive…

Leahy slams Republican opposition to Violence Against Women Act: ‘A victim is a victim’

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on Wednesday slammed Republicans who opposed renewing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At a press conference, the co-author of the anti-domestic and sexual violence bill said many House Republicans now realized it was a mistake to allow the bill to die last year. Republicans have…

Rep. Nadler blasts proposal to allow taxpayer funding of churches

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) on Wednesday “reluctantly” decried legislation that would allow taxpayer money to be used to rebuild or repair houses of worship following a natural disaster. “The purpose of the bill is laudable,” he said on the House floor. “Unfortunately, it has real constitutional problems.” Rep. Chris Smith…

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