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WATCH: Rumsfeld releases bizarre video from Saddam

WASHINGTON — Donald Rumsfeld has resurrected a bizarre gift from Saddam Hussein: a video that purports to show female Syrian soldiers biting the heads off snakes, and a male comrade stabbing a puppy to death. The former US defense secretary, an architect of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in…

Facebook founder’s philanthropy pledge angers Ayn Rand Center

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has irritated the Ayn Rand Center with his individual decision to donate most of his fortune to charity. Zuckerberg, the world’s youngest billionaire who was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year on Wednesday, last week joined a group of wealthy titans such as…

FEC lets Sen. Ensign’s $96,000 payment to mistress go unpunished

The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint against Sen. John Ensign over a $96,000 payment his parents made to his former mistress and her family. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a campaign finance watchdog group, announced Friday that the commission had dismissed its complaint against Ensign, his…

Oprah gives away free trips to Stewart rally

Oprah Winfrey appeared on The Daily Show Thursday and shocked Jon Stewart’s audience with a big surprise. ABC News reported: The daytime queen appeared via satellite on the Comedy Central show to announce that she was going to fly the audience to Washington, D.C., for Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity,”…

Warren Buffett donates $1.92 billion to charity (in just the past year)

US billionaire Warren Buffett, who has pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth, has donated 1.93 billion dollars in shares of his company to five charitable groups, financial filings showed. In notifications to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Buffet documented donations to five charitable organizations, including a…

Palin and entourage ‘like locusts’ at Oscar gift benefit

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin can’t get enough of politics. And, apparently, thousands of dollars in free goods at the Oscar gift suite. According to E! News, Palin showed up to Silver Spoon’s Oscar Suite in West Hollywood Tuesday, benefiting the Red Cross, with about 20 others in her “entourage”…

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