(CNN) – In an interview to air on CNN's "Out Front with Erin Burnett" Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, David Axelrod – a senior adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign – argues that sexist comments made by radio host Rush Limbaugh and comedian Bill Maher are both distasteful but should be understood differently.
Washington (CNN) – Comedian Bill Maher is putting his money where his mouth is.
The comedian and talk show host who has long railed on the weakness of the Republican presidential field announced at a stand up comedy show on Thursday that he would donate $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama Super PAC.
The liberal comedian and political commentator said he would pick the Minnesota congresswoman because "She's not someone who just sits there and reads the prayers on her Blackberry like Sarah Palin."
(CNN) - During an interview on "The Situation Room," comedian Bill Maher revealed to Wolf Blitzer that actor Zach Galifianakis did not really smoke marijuana on his show.
"If it was a real joint, Wolf, I would have smoked it…I think it was cloves or something," Maher said, adding "Zach's crazy, he's not that crazy."
Johnston told Vanity Fair last October that the former Alaska governor, "would blatantly say [after the 2008 presidential election], 'I want to just take this money and quit being governor.'"
Maher also vented about President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, the war in Afghanistan and illegal immigration in a wide-ranging interview broadcast on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.