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‘Miss Universe’ comes out for medical marijuana

The winner of 2012′s “Miss Universe” pageant, put on by Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump, told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Thursday morning that she’s in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical uses, but nothing more. “I think that for medical purposes, it is okay,” Olivia Culpo…

State Dept. slams Fox News ‘credible journalist’ for ‘asinine’ question about Clinton’s health

A spokesperson for the Department of State recently seemed to be really enjoying his job as called out Fox News correspondent Justin Fishel for asking an “asinine” question that suggested Secretary Hillary Clinton had faked her illness to avoid testifying about September attacks in Benghazi. Officials revealed last month that…

Newspaper threatened with ‘suspicious white powder’ after publishing gun owners’ names

A New York newspaper this week said that it would hire armed guards because it was sent “suspicious white powder” after publishing the names and addresses of gun owners in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties last month. “The Journal News staff is back at work this evening after officials deemed…

Peter King: ‘I really don’t know why people need assault weapons’

An influential Republican congressman is insisting that assault weapons like the one used to slaughter 20 school children in Connecticut should be banned. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday asked Rep. Peter King (R-NY) if he agreed with conservatives who wondered if “we really need assault weapons all across America?”…

Civil rights attorney shuts down Fox News segment by covering ears

Civil rights attorney and radio host Leo Terrell figured out on Wednesday night an unusual way to shut down racially inflammatory content on the Fox News Channel: he simply covered his ears on live television. Amid a heated discussion of gun control that stacked the Republican talker Sean Hannity and…

Hackers produce disturbing video evidence in Ohio gang rape case

KnightSec, a hacking group affiliated with the “Anonymous” collective, has released a video of teenager Michael Nodianos glorying in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by his high school football player teammates. According to the Atlantic Wire, hackers are intervening, putting now-scrubbed evidence back online because other teenagers and…

Did ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ filmmakers have secret links to CIA? U.S. Senate vows to find out

US Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate whether film-makers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal had access to classified material The controversy surrounding the fact-based terrorist drama Zero Dark Thirty looks set to continue as the US senate intelligence committee launched an investigation into the relationship between the film’s makers and CIA…

Maddow: Boehner speakership has devolved into defiance and derision

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow ripped House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on her show Wednesday night, framing him as an weak leader who was obstructing Congress with his incompetence. “The speakership of John Boehner has been chaotic from the beginning, but it has now devolved into outright defiance of his leadership,…

Beck resolves to fire anyone who mentions Obama in 2013

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck returned from his 18-day holiday break on Wednesday with a New Year’s resolution to terminate any of his employees who utter President Barack Obama’s name in 2013. “This is in effect,” Beck warned his staff. “Anyone who brings him up — unless it’s me —…

Christie: Boehner ignored multiple phone calls on Sandy relief funds

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Wednesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) ignored multiple calls on Tuesday, even as the governor was hoping to convey the urgency of a now-delayed vote on funding for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. “Last night, the House Majority failed most the basic test…

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