Hugo-ChavezDeceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez voted in last month’s controversial election to replace him, an audit of the results has revealed.

According to reports, the absentee ballot cast before his death was marked for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.... Read More →

 

sotu_slide_speakingJust days after promising to close the controversial military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, President Barack Obama said he will instead backtrack and do nothing.

Obama said Tuesday that he wanted to fulfill a broken campaign promise to close the prison, where about 100 of the 166 inmates are now on a hunger strike in protest of them being detained there without charges. Obama said the prison – which costs $150 million a year to operate – is inefficient, expensive and harmful to U.S. interests, and that he did not want any of the striking inmates to die of starvation.... Read More →

 

doombergNew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn.

The owners of Collegno's Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg's proposed soda ban, which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.... Read More →

 

66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra)Filmmaker Michael Moore signed a $10 million contract today to write, direct, and produce a documentary on the history of socialism.

The upcoming project from Annapurna Pictures will be filmed in Germany, Russia, Cuba, China and the United States and will argue that only a strict interpretation of Marxism can save the world from "global capitalist destruction."... Read More →

 

98557606.jpg.CROP.rectangle3-largeAfter CNN drew its highest ratings in decades during its coverage of the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, the network’s new president is saying a different approach to covering the news might bring in more viewers.

President Jeff Zucker cited CNN’s high ratings as evidence that viewers tune in when the network is covering important breaking news, according to a recent memo he sent to network executives and newsroom editors, which was leaked to the news media.... Read More →

 

100911_fns_santorum_640Former Senator Rick Santorum has reportedly pulled one of his sons out of a junior high basketball league in response to NBA center Jason Collins' coming out as gay.

According to local news reports, 14-year-old Carlos Santorum was told to pack up and go home in the middle of practice today hours after Collins became the first openly gay active player in U.S. professional sports.... Read More →

 

hqdefault Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced a bill today requiring that all illegal immigrants in the United States "Americanize" their names.

According the legislation drafted by Rep. Steve King (R - Iowa) only immigrants who agree to take English surnames like "Smith" and "Anderson" will be allowed to apply for citizenship under any future comprehensive immigration reform.... Read More →

 

12-cindy-peaceAnti-war protester Cindy Sheehan called for the United States to invade Syria today and halt what she termed a "humanitarian catastrophe."

In an interview with the Washington Standard, the notorious Iraq War opponent argued that the international community could no longer sit idly by and let the civilian death toll in that country's civil war climb any higher.... Read More →

 

wienerFormer Congressman Anthony Weiner tried to put his past behind him today by colorfully making light of the scandal which removed him from office.

In an interview with WNBC's local news this morning, the potential mayoral candidate said he has moved beyond his sexting drama and the only "hard-on" he has now is for New York City.... Read More →

 

Screen-Shot-2012-12-14-at-7.22.40-PM-1280x900Outspoken radio host Alex Jones has claimed two “Looney Tunes” characters predicted the Boston Marathon attacks as part of a wider false flag operation involving the U.S. government and cartoons.

Jones, who is best known for fostering conspiracy theories on his national radio show and website, attracted controversy last week for suggesting two out-of-context clips from a recent episode of “Family Guy” had predicted the Boston Marathon bombings.... Read More →

 

0128-sarah-palin-political-career_full_600-257x171Sarah Palin called for the invasion of the Czech Republic today in response to the recent terrorist attacks in Boston.

In an interview with Fox News, the former governor of Alaska said that although federal investigators have yet to complete their work, the time for action is now.... Read More →

 

Marilyn-Hagerty_2165801bUsers of the social news site Reddit are drawing criticism this morning for incorrectly identifying an 86-year-old grandmother from North Dakota as a "person of interest" in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Marilyn Hagerty of Grand Forks has reportedly gone into hiding to protect herself from media scrutiny following accusations on Reddit that she ate dinner with the two bombing suspects at a Boston-area Olive Garden on the night of the incident.... Read More →