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REPORT: Ben Carson Joined GOP In Late 2014

The top story on the Drudge Report today is that Ben Carson was not a Republican until just a few months before he declared his bid for the presidency. The American Mirror reports: Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has received a lot of scrutiny for donating to Democratic politicians in the past. But Republican primary voters may be curious ...

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Playboy Magazine: No More Nudes

Declaring that the “battle” to see naked women has been won thanks to the internet, Playboy Magazine says they will no longer publish nude photos. The New York Times reports: Last month, Cory Jones, a top editor at Playboy, went to see its founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. In a wood-paneled dining room, with Picasso and de Kooning ...

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ZIMBABWE: No Charges For Lion-Killing Dentist

The New York Times reports: The government of Zimbabwe said Monday that it would not call for the extradition of an American dentist involved in the hunt that killed a lion known as Cecil because he had all the proper documentation for the hunt. Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Zimbabwe’s environment minister, told reporters that the American hunter, Dr. Walter J. Palmer of ...

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GOP Senator: Dick Cheney Should Be House Speaker

GOP Sen. Tom Cotton says he’s serious about making Dick Cheney the next Speaker of the House. Via Politico: Yep, Sen. Tom Cotton told us in an interview that with all the instability in the House leadership, it’s time to turn to the former vice president. “Look, these are trying times for our nation. It’s important to have a steady ...

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NEBRASKA: Woman Charged With Child Abuse For Forcing Sons To Watch Mommie Dearest

The abuse charge comes because the kids were duct-taped to their chairs. This case made a bit of news back in August when the boyfriend was arrested and now the mother has been charged too. The Smoking Gun has the arrest details: A Nebraska woman whose two young boys were forced to watch the film “Mommie Dearest” while duct-taped to ...

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China Joins Search For Alien Civilizations

China is constructing what will be the world’s largest radio telescope. The Independent reports: Assembly of the five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, began in July and is expected to be completed in 2016. Once finished, the reflector dish of the telescope will be 500 metres in diameter, replacing Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory, only 300 meters in diameter, as the ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Fucking News

Going viral this weekend is this clip in which a reporter melts down on-air and actually delivers “the fucking news.” A trip through the comments on Facebook and YouTube reveals that not everyone realizes that this a spoof. “Somebody just lost his job!”

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SNL Mocks Fox & Friends [VIDEO]

With some swipes at Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Via the Hollywood Reporter: Fox & Friends took a look at the Planned Parenthood controversy during Saturday Night Live‘s cold open. In the segment, Steve Doocy (Taran Killam), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Vanessa Bayer) and Brian Kilmeade (Bobby Moynihan) discussed the opening for the Speaker of the House. “I don’t know why they don’t let them ...

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INDIA: Charity Founded By Mother Teresa Ends Adoptions Over Divorced, Single, & Gay Parents

The Indian charity founded by Mother Teresa has ended its adoption services rather than comply with new rules which allow single and divorced parents to adopt. A spokesman for the charity told the press, “What if the single parent who we give our baby [to] turns out to be gay or lesbian? What security or moral upbringing will these children ...

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Facebook Tests New Emoticons [VIDEO]

Facebook was supposed to be getting a “dislike” button, but maybe this trial set of emoticons is what will finally roll out. Via Reuters: Like it or not, Facebook Inc’s trademark “like” button is set to get more expressive. Users will soon be able to do more than “like” posts. They will be able to love them and express sympathy, ...

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REPORT: President Obama Considering Bypassing Congress With Executive Action On Gun Control

President Obama reportedly may circumvent Congress and issue an executive order requiring expanded background checks for gun purchases from high-volume dealers. The Washington Post reports: The proposed executive action aims to impose background checks on individuals who buy from dealers who sell a significant number of guns each year. The current federal statute dictates that those who are “engaged in ...

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Newt Gingrich: Sure, I’ll Be House Speaker [AUDIO]

The Hill reports: Newt Gingrich said he would consider taking up the Speaker’s gavel again if called upon to by House Republicans. The former Speaker initially denied any interest in a return to Congress, but when pressed in an interview with radio show host Sean Hannity on Thursday, admitted he would consider it if he had the votes. “If you ...

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Challenge To Same-Sex Marriage Ban To Be Heard In December

Northern Ireland’s Rainbow Project this morning announced on Facebook that their clients’ same-sex marriage ban challenge will be heard on December 3rd. According to a poll released in July, 68% of the Northern Irish public now supports same-sex marriage, an even greater number than the 62% that voted “yes” in Ireland’s national referendum. The highest support comes from Catholics, 75% ...

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Rachel Maddow On The House Speaker Mess [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: Maddow suggested that since none of the remaining candidates may be able to get 218 votes and the chances of conservatives compromising is low, she suggested either Nancy Reagan or Ted Cruz or the Duck Dynasty guy or even returning champion Newt Gingrich because apparently that’s a thing now. But then she warned about the “ominous” option: what ...

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Donald Trump Takes Credit For McCarthy News

Move over Brian Brown, Donald Trump says that HE is the reason for for Kevin McCarthy’s unexpected withdrawal from the House Speaker race. Because of course. Business Insider reports: Trump, the Republican front-runner, said McCarthy made the right decision because he wasn’t tough enough. “Great, Kevin McCarthy drops out of SPEAKER race. We need a really smart and really tough ...

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy: I Dropped Out Of Speaker Race Partially Because Of My Benghazi Flub [VIDEO]

At a hastily organized press conference, Rep. Kevin McCarthy today conceded that he has dropped out of the House Speaker race partially due to his accidentally telling the truth about the Benghazi investigation. In so many words, that is. Rachel Maddow will be tickled that McCarthy had one of his famous mouth-fumbling moments right off the bat. Watch below.

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Fox News Owner Rupert Murdoch: Ben Carson Would Be A REAL Black President

Murdoch’s tweet is not going over well. CNN reports: Murdoch’s use of the word “real” flabbergasted many online onlookers, some of whom concluded that the media mogul was questioning Obama’s race and identity. Obama, the first black president of the United States, has also been dogged by false accusations that he isn’t a U.S. citizen. What did Murdoch mean? “We ...

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Rep. Alan Grayson Files House Ethics Complaint Against Republicans Over Benghazi Investigation

Rep. Alan Grayson has filed a House ethics complaint against Republicans Kevin McCarthy and Trey Gowdy over the never-ending Benghazi investigation. Via The Hill: “The Benghazi Committee has been a political dog-and-pony show for its entire 17-month history,” Grayson said in a statement. “It has been clear even to casual observers that the purpose of the committee was never to ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Drunk College Student Calls Restaurant Manager A “Fag” When He Can’t Get Mac & Cheese

The Daily Mail sets up the clip which has gotten nearly 2 million views overnight: A drunk University of Connecticut student was arrested after he repeatedly refused to leave a cafeteria until he got some mac and cheese. But not just any mac and cheese – bacon jalapeno mac and cheese. Luke Gatti, 19, from Bayville, New York, was filmed ...

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ITALY: Catholic Priest Sacked After Blaming Pedophilia On “Affection Seeking” Kids During Live TV Interview

In Italian priest has been suspended from his parish after telling a live TV audience that he can understand pedophilia because it’s caused by “affection seeking” children. Homosexuality, he went on to say, is just a sinful disease. The Independent reports: Don Gino Flaim, 75, of the diocese of Trento in Northern Italy, has been removed from his position and ...

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