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Boehner and McConnell Argue Over Who Should Cave First

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The emerging dynamic between John Boehner and Mitch McConnell is one to watch, because it is heading for a showdown in the next few weeks. Sooner or later, one of them is going to have to cave in to the hard, cold reality that Republicans just do not have the votes to impose their will on a Democratic president.

John Oliver Just Made Us All Feel Like Jackasses

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.21.2014 | Comedy

On Sunday night, John Oliver pointed out that the U.S. process for issuing special immigrant visas for translators is so difficult that it has more st...

Missing Driver Says He Woke Up In A Field Of Donkeys

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Weird News

A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys. KOAT-TV reports (

On This Feast Day of the Ass

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Happy Feast Day of the Ass! No kidding. Animals get short shrift in religious beliefs and practice (apart from the Hindu cow, and sacrifice, of course), so I found it quite wonderful to stumble on an old tradition celebrating the biblical donkey.

An E(Scape) Goat

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green

There's a whole wide-world out there, and this little goat cannot be contained. Watch him take a leap of faith out of his pen in an unexpected way! ...

Donkeys Suspected In Mauling Death Of Elderly Man

AP | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungarian police say they are investigating an incident in which an elderly man may have been mauled to death by two donkeys. It...

A Closer Look At The Great Migration

Eliza Deacon | Posted 11.02.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

It has been said that the Wildebeest Migration of East Africa is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, but has anyone mentioned the other animals which take part in this incredible display of courage and honour?

Mayor Killed In Bizarre Accident

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

A small town Texas mayor was killed in an apparent attack by his own donkey Monday. Hollywood Park Mayor Bill Bohlke was found dead Monday evening...

Now Your Ass Can Be A Wi-Fi Hotspot

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology

And you thought your Wi-Fi stunk. Kfar Kedem, an Israeli theme park specializing in historical reenactments of Talmudic-era Galilee, will make one ...

Electoral Emissions: What If Presidents Treated Our Cars Like Our Country?

Brian Crewe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Brian Crewe


Hyena Poop Reveals Wild Animals' 'Observation' Of Lent

Posted 04.07.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/04/2012 08:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Humans aren't the only ones who give up certai...

Five Foods That Can Change The World | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home

When Andrew Zimmern tells us we ought to try a particular food, we screw up our courage and do it. His travels as host of "Bizarre Foods" take him to ...

Texas Is Shooting Donkeys, Stirring Burro Backlash

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 12.31.2011 | Latino Voices

PRESIDIO, Texas -- Unofficially, the state of Texas celebrates donkeys and their historical and cultural significance in shaping the American West. O...

Man Arrested For Bestiality Claims Prostitute Transformed Into Donkey

Posted 12.27.2011 | Weird News

A 28-year old Zimbabwe man arrested for allegedly having sex with a donkey tied to a tree has a simple explanation for his actions: the donkey was act...

Burro Racing: Official Summer Sport Of Colo.?

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Denver

DENVER (Associated Press) — There's a move afoot to make burro racing Colorado's official summer sport. Republican state Rep. Tom Massey says ski...

Collaborations With a Sock Puppet and Why it Feeds My Art

Katherine Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Katherine Dunn

When you sit down and begin talking to a puppet, it's a clean slate, much like a blank canvas. Puppets can teach, share love and fear, entertain or amuse, and sing out of key.

Swamp Drainage Detritus

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

There have been easier times to be a Democrat. Think way way back to the halcyon days of two years ago. Summer of '08. Basking like a lazy cat napping in a sun drenched window box. Now, not so much.

Parasailing Donkey Shocks Russian Beachgoers (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sunbathers in southern Russia were shocked at the sight of a donkey which "flew" over the Azov Sea this weekend as part of a promotional stunt. Amat...

McDonald's Recalls 12 Million Toxic 'Shrek' Glasses

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL and JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MILLVILLE, N.J. — A recall of 12 million cadmium-tainted "Shrek" drinking glasses sold by McDonald's raises questions about the safety of millio...

Afghan Donkey 'Suicide' Bomber Used On Patrol

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A senior British army officer and six other military personnel survived when a tethered donkey laden with explosives was detonated as their armoured v...