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Rep. Randy Neugebauer: Unemployment benefits ‘incentivized people not to work’

A Republican congressman from Texas on Monday suggested that many people were too lazy to get a job because unemployment benefits had “incentivized” them not to work. “We’ve got to the point in this country where we incentivized people not to work, instead of incentivized them to work,” Rep. Randy…

‘Raising Hope’s’ Martha Plimpton: ‘No disguising’ Republican misogyny after election

Actress and activist Martha Plimpton says that “binders full of women” voted in the 2012 election because there was “no disguising” the misogyny in the Republican Party after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown University student a “slut” for supporting birth control. “It was a very clear referendum…

‘MTV executive’ spoof explains lack of music videos

A new parody video provides a harsh answer to an age-old question: Why the lack of actual music videos on MTV? It’s viewers’ fault. “I’m gonna break it down for you and every other person born before 1995 — otherwise known as Not Our Fucking Demo Anymore — so we…

Callista Gingrich on Petraeus: Affairs are ‘painful’ for the family

The woman who married former House Speaker Newt Gingrich after cheating with him while he was married to his second wife says that former CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair is “sad” and “painful” for his family. “I think it’s personally very sad for he and his family,” Callista Gingrich…

Scarborough rips FBI for taking down ‘rising star’ Petraeus with ‘fishing expedition’

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for what he said was a “fishing expedition” to take down former CIA Director David Petraeus. Petraeus, a retired four-star general, resigned on Friday after admitting an extramarital affair that had been uncovered when the FBI…

Peter King: FBI may have been ‘derelict’ in Petraeus probe

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) criticized the FBI’s handling of the investigation of the extramarital affair that resulted in CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation. “To have someone out there in such a sensitive position who the FBI thought perhaps could have been compromised or was under the scope of an FBI…

Norquist: Obama won because voters thought Romney was a ‘poopy-head’

Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist says that President Barack Obama did not win re-election because of his promise to raise taxes on the wealthy, but it was because attack ads made voters thing that Mitt Romney was a “poopy-head.” During a Monday interview on CBS, Norquist suggested that Republicans had a…

Dozen feared dead in Myanmar earthquake

An earthquake that hit central Myanmar has left multiple people dead, reported Reuters. At least 12 may have died in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake, the Associated Press reported. The epicenter struck 37 miles north of Mandalay, the country’s second-largest city. President Obama will be the first U.S. leader to visit…

Long Island residents protest power outages

Long Island residents protested power outages on Nov. 10 outside the Long Island Power Authority, as 170,000 people in the area have no power, reported Reuters. One sign reads, “LIPA Please help us — we are cold!!!” Another woman holds up a sign that says in part, “Shame on LIPA.”…

Electric car’s future? Turn the frame into a battery

The size and weight of electric car batteries have long posed a problem for the feasibility of such automobiles, as they cause drag and distance issues. But some scientists are moving towards turning the car’s frame into one large battery. The plan, called the “Storage Project,” would replace steel in…

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