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Obama calls for NSA surveillance reforms: It is not enough for leaders to say ‘trust us’

President Barack Obama trimmed the powers of the secretive US eavesdropping agency Friday by calling for new privacy safeguards, but allowed bulk phone data sweeps to continue as an anti-terror tool. In a long-awaited speech outlining changes to programs exposed by Edward Snowden, Obama also said he had halted National…

‘Birther king’ Joseph Farah: ‘I don’t care’ that Ted Cruz was born in Canada

One of the leading “birther” conspiracy theorists says he’s totally fine with Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) running for president. World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah published a column Thursday complaining that the media had never bothered to uncover evidence to support his theory that President Barack Obama was born…

‘Fox & Friends’ has Bob Gates do ‘lightning round’ judging Obama officials

The hosts of Fox & Friends turned part of their interview with former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates into a so-called lightening round on Wednesday so that he could judge officials in President Barack Obama’s administration. During the interview — which was an effort to sell his much-hyped book “Duty”…

Iranian press: Snowden docs prove aliens who built Nazi subs also control U.S. foreign policy

Maybe conspiracy theorist Jim Garrow was right about the impending revelation of alien contact. A semi-official Iranian news agency reported Sunday that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden had revealed documents proving that extraterrestrial beings had secretly controlled U.S. domestic and international policy since at least 1945. The FARS…

FBI director James Comey ‘confused’ by those calling Edward Snowden a whistleblower

FBI Director James Comey said he does not consider Edward Snowden worthy of being called a whistleblower or hero, and was baffled by reports granting him the label. The federal criminal investigation and intelligence chief swiftly dismissed calls for clemency issued by The New York Times and The Guardian newspapers,…

Fox contributor ‘confirms’ Islamists in White House: ‘I haven’t got their names exactly’

A Fox News contributor who questions the president’s birth certificate and believes Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction were removed just prior to the U.S. invasion claims there are Islamic extremists working in the Obama administration. World Net Daily trumped up comments that retired Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney made Thursday…

Tea party activist: White House will use AIDS to destroy Obamacare and bring on socialism

A tea party activist and author claims gay people are being enlisted by the Obama administration to destroy the health insurance system and usher in socialized medicine. Jerome Corsi, who wrote widely criticized books about President Barack Obama’s candidacy and Secretary of State John Kerry’s military career, has been floating…

Armed Minnesota man burns down his own house, then blames Obama

A Minnesota man is in custody on charges of arson after police say that he set fire to his house and then blamed President Barack Obama and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Patch reported that fire was reported coming from the Minnetonka home of 49-year-old Ronald Gary Bailey after 9…

Obama administration proposes new gun restrictions for the mentally ill

The Obama administration proposed two new federal gun control rules Friday to ensure more information about the mentally ill reaches background check databases, after a series of high-profile US shootings. The rules come on top of a series of executive actions President Barack Obama announced after the Newtown, Connecticut school…

Just how bad is American inequality?

As we near the end of 2013, it suddenly seems everyone’s talking about inequality. Earlier this month, Barack Obama spoke of a “relentless decades-long trend” of “dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility.” Around the…  …

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