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Jon Stewart Destroys Peggy Noonan For Comparing Obama's Scandals To Watergate

But there are some people, Stewart said, who don't get to criticize. On Wednesday, Stewart targeted Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, who was a leading speechwriter for former President Ronald Reagan.<p>On last Sunday's "Meet the Press," Noonan said that the IRS scandal was the "worst thing" …

Watch A Deleted Shower Scene J.J. Abrams Cut From 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

Even if you haven't seen the sequel yet, you've seen the brief moment highlighted in trailers and viral marketing.<p>While on "Conan," Abrams admitted he probably didn't edit the scene in the right way, but said the moment was meant to highlight Captain Kirk's (Chris Pine) womanizing character.<p>To …

Lawmakers grill IRS officials, Lerner denies wrongdoing

Lawmakers expressed both anger and bewilderment that IRS leaders had not told Congress sooner about indications that the tax agency had improperly singled out conservatives and Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.<p>A highly anticipated hearing by the top investigative committee in the …

Digitizing Seattle: Infamous Second Son's New Playground

Leaving behind the fictional cities of New Marais and Empire City, Infamous Second Son will task players with liberating the streets of Seattle as …

GamesBeat’s Favorite Skyrim Mods #8: The night breeds

<i>If you like what you see or have some awesome mods of your own to suggest, leave a comment below and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of 10 golden Skyrim NES carts made exclusively for GamesBeat by 72pins. U.S. entries only. The winner will be randomly chosen on May 25, so make sure to</i> …

Obama's Approval Rating Survives Scandal Week

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Here's one place where the president didn't have a dramatic week: in his approval ratings. According …

Weekend Box Office: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Opens With 'Just' $84 Million

<i>Here’s something I bet you didn’t know. Back in 1979 and 1982, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan broke the opening weekend record with $11.9 million and $14.3 million respectively. So, yes, for a brief period, the Star Trek franchise really was in the same kind of</i> …

Symbolic intifada death of boy did not happen, says Israel

A 12-year-old boy caught up in a notorious gunfight between Israel's forces and Palestinian militants during the 2000 intifada may not have died in the event and was not hit by Israeli fire, a government inquiry has claimed.<p>It was the searing image that came to define the <b>Palestinian</b> intifada; a …

Facebook’s “like” is on trial, so think twice before liking this article

There are many perils associated with Facebook faux pas (for example, “liking” an ex-girlfriend’s bikini photo or unfriending a former boss), but some are becoming more serious than others—and ending in legal battles. Turns out, seemingly innocuous Facebook clicks have deeper meanings.<p>In the <b>United</b> …

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Everyone Relax: Seth MacFarlane Isn't Hosting the Oscars Again

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Next year's Oscars will be Seth MacFarlane-free, according to Seth MacFarlane. The controversial …

Beijing Angry Over North Korea's Seizure Of Chinese Fishermen

Beijing has long been about the closest thing to an ally that Pyongyang enjoys, but the seizure of a Chinese fishing boat by unidentified North Koreans has threatened to put an already tenuous relationship on even shakier ground.<p>Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei was quoted by The New York …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

GOP senators stave off primary foes

Lamar Alexander has an inventive way of fending off potential primary foes, one that could be a model for GOP incumbents running in 2014.<p>Drop by their house for iced tea.<p>Just ask Monty Lankford, who threatened to challenge Alexander in a 2014 primary. On a recent afternoon, the Tennessee Republican …

Obama's newest ally: John McCain

President Barack Obama has an important new ally as emboldened Republicans work to derail his agenda: John McCain.<p>The shift is striking: The 2008 rivals never got along throughout Obama’s first term in office. McCain has been Obama’s chief tormentor on issues ranging from the budget to Benghazi, …

Are mental illnesses such as PMS and depression culturally determined?

The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM 5 – was published over the weekend. Produced by the American …

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5 Things That Bothered Me About 'Star Trek Into Darkness' – /Film

After much anticipation, <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> is finally out this weekend. Peter and Germain have weighed in with their mostly-positive takes, and …

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …

Toddler’s seizures stopped after consuming cannabis oil, parents say

Two-year-old Kyla Williams hasn't learned to walk or talk, her development has stopped as she suffered as many as 200 seizures daily and no medication helped. Now the girl's family says she hasn't had a seizure in a week, ever since they began giving her cannabis oil extracted from hemp.<p>The oil …

An Attempt to Understand BioShock Infinite's Brilliant and Bizarre Ending

I couldn’t sleep last night.<p>It was the first time in as long as I can remember that I sat down and finished an entire single player game in one day. I’d done it before with six hour Call of Duty campaigns, but that’s not really the same, and doesn’t compare to what just happened with BioShock …