Snowden To Oliver: 'NSA Has The Greatest Surveillance Capabilities We've Ever Seen In History'HBO comedian John Oliver traveled to Russia and spoke with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden last week in a wide-ranging interview that touched on the Patriot Act’s upcoming expiration date, his “vindication” in releasing the NSA documents – and even a comical take on government access to Americans’ naked selfies.
Study: Muslims To Outnumber Christians Worldwide At 2070Shifts in the world’s major religions will see Islam growing faster than any other faith, with the number of Muslims nearly equaling that of Christians by 2050.
Study: Women With More Male Friends Have More Sex Because Partners Fear 'Sex Rivals'The study published in the Journal of Comparative Psychology finds that men often perceive their female partner’s abundance of male friends to be a form of “sperm competition psychology,” in which the men have more sex with their girlfriends due to the potential of “sex rivals.”
Largest Liberian Newspaper: US Government Manufactured Ebola, AIDS VirusThe largest newspaper in Liberia published a conspiracy theory accusing the United States of intentionally engineering the Ebola and AIDS viruses in bioterrorism research labs and infecting Africans with the virus through vaccinations.
IRS Scammers Stealing Millions Through Phone Calls Demanding Back TaxesAggressive calls from scammers claiming to be from the IRS have conned more than $5 million from U.S. taxpayers as the victims are told they owe thousands of dollars in back taxes and are threatened with repossession and jail time.
Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Oppose Paying Ransom For Hostages Held Captive By TerroristsNearly two-thirds of Americans agree with U.S. and British government policy of refusing to pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.
Poll: Twice As Many Americans Blame Hamas For Gaza Violence Than IsraelAmid calls for a cease-fire in in the Gaza Strip, more than twice as many Americans say that Hamas (40 percent) is responsible for the current violence in comparison to just 19 percent who blame Israel.
Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has 'Peaked'At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”
Anti-Amnesty Group Asks Americans To Mail 'Gently Used Underwear' To Obama, BoehnerThe anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol.
Dems Announce Bill For Legal Representation Of Illegal Immigrant ChildrenA group of Democratic congressmen announced a bill on Monday that would give legal representation to unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border illegally.
Clinton: Matt Drudge, Karl Rove Planting 'False Information'Former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ridiculed Matt Drudge and Karl Rove as “gamers” simply looking to “divert attention” from real issues facing Americans.
Secret Service Requests Software To Track Social Media Trends, Detect SarcasmThe U.S. Secret Service is seeking software that can identify top influencers and trending sets of social media data, allowing the agency to monitor these streams in real-time – and sift through the sarcasm.
US Appeals Court: 'In God We Trust' On Currency Not A Violation Of First AmendmentThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled on Wednesday that the use of “In God We Trust” on American currency does not violate the Establishment Clause or the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
Study: Black College Graduates Twice As Likely To Be UnemployedIn the report, “A College Degree is No Guarantee” from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, study authors Janelle Jones and John Schmitt find that the Great Recession has been difficult for all recent college graduates, but black graduates remain the hardest hit by unemployment.
Apatow, Rogen Slam WaPost Film Critic For Blaming Calif. Mass Shooting On White Male Hollywood CultureFilm director Judd Apatow and actor Seth Rogen both blasted Washington Post film critic, Ann Hornaday’s op-ed in which she suggests that Elliot Rodger’s mass killing in Isla Vista, Calif. tied to white men in Hollywood promoting “escapist fantasies” that “revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment