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Bill Maher: Chris Christie is twerking his way from bridge scandal to GOP nomination

The New Jersey traffic scandal that’s embroiled Gov. Chris Christie won’t likely hurt his chances if he decided to run for the Republican presidential nomination, said comedian Bill Maher. The host of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher said Tuesday night that it might even have the opposite effect. “He…

Barney Frank comes out again: This time as a pot smoking atheist

Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank (D) revealed Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher that he is a “pot smoking atheist.” Maher had questioned whether Frank felt liberated now that he wasn’t a member of Congress. “You were in a fairly safe district,” Maher noted. “You were not one of…

Jay-Z discusses ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ with Maher’s ‘Real Time’ panel: ‘More jobs would be better than more police’

On Friday night’s edition of Real Time with Bill Maher, panelists Jay-Z, Barney Frank, Josh Barro and Alexis Goldstein discussed Fox News’ recent obsession with “black-on-black” crime in the wake of the Zimmerman trial. Business Insider’s Barro accused Fox of “concern trolling“: A [concern troll is someone] who posts on…

Barney Frank tells Bill Maher: ‘We can’t plug every rat hole in the world’

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) revisited his opposition to keeping a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan during the panel discussion on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday. “They say, ‘We have to stay in Afghanistan even though [Osama] bin Laden is dead because we have to keep it from…

Former PM Campbell on Maher: GOP ‘absolutely oblivious’ to women’s challenges

On “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night, Maher and his panel tackled both the GOP’s War on Women and its first friendly-fire casualty, former RIAA president-cum-Democratic-strategist Hilary Rosen. Maher first noted that former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA), the presumptive GOP nominee, is less popular with women in polls than…

Bill Maher hammers response to ‘Kony 2012′

Friday night on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher laid into the “kids from white liberal homes” who have made the Kony 2012 video one of the fastest-spreading Internet phenomena to date. “I know what all you college kids out there are thinking,” he said, “You’re thinking, ‘Hey! Who…

Maher panel responds to footage of Mississippi voters

Filmmaker (and daughter of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi) Alexandra Pelosi traveled to Mississippi at the behest of Real Time with Bill Maher to film voters and get their opinions of the 2012 Republican primary. Before showing the footage, Maher explained to the audience and his panel of…

Bill Maher defends his defense of Rush Limbaugh

As expected, on Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, the host used the closing segment of his show to discuss the controversy surrounding his remarks earlier this week when he defended shock jock Rush Limbaugh. Maher said, “I don’t like it that people are made to disappear…

Astrophysicist deGrasse Tyson schools former GM exec Lutz on climate change

Popular astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History Neil deGrasse Tyson schooled former vice-chairman of General Motors Bob Lutz on the reality of climate change during Friday night's edition of Real Time with Bill Maher. …

Maher panel rips GOP strategist for not admitting Iraq invasion was ‘wrong’

Republican strategist (and Bush/Cheney loyalist) Ron Christie appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher‘s panel discussion Friday evening, and still couldn’t admit that invading Iraq was a wrong decision. That steadfastness by Christie prompted Princeton professor Cornell West to repeatedly ask, “Were your wrong, were you wrong?” Former CNN correspondent…

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