For the first ad following the Super Bowl on Sunday night, Internet insurance company Esurance promised $1.5 million to one participant who tweets with the hashtag "#EsuranceSave30." The company, however, is distancing itself from offensive tweets that are using its promotional hashtag.
"When Esurance told me 'we bought the first commercial AFTER the big game!' I was like, great? Then they told me how much they saved, 1.5 million dollars," John Krasinski, star of "The Office," says in the TV ad.
"Since they like passing on their savings, that's what they're going to do right now," Krasinski declared, pointing to a table-sized stack of cash. "Just tweet #EsuranceSave30, and they'll give all this to one of you!" more >>
A Kansas-based hate group unaffiliated with any Baptist denomination protested at the biggest National Football League game of the year, and has announced plans to stage a protest at actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral.
Westboro Baptist Church held a demonstration showcasing their usual inflammatory rhetoric aimed at homosexuals and the United States near New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
The organizer of the annual "Evolution Weekend" event has stated that he feels the upcoming Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate "serves absolutely no intellectual purpose."
Michael Zimmerman, founder and executive director of The Clergy Letter Project, which hosts "Evolution Weekend," told The Christian Post about his views on the much publicized debate.
"I do not believe that holding debates on the merits of science is either a good or productive thing," said Zimmerman, who thought the debate will at best "make for good theater." more >>
A leader of a pro-Israel organization has expressed disapproval of President Barack Obama's statements at his State of the Union regarding the veto of new sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Christians United for Israel provided The Christian Post with comments from CUFI Exectuvie Director David Brog.
"I'm saddened that the president has declared his intention to oppose the will of a majority of the Senate and the House on Iran. His policy towards Iran isn't working and won't work," said Brog. more >>
CNN anchor Carol Costello lost her temper with Atlanta officials including Mayor Kasim Reed after the city was gridlocked in traffic due to a surprise snow storm this week.
The broadcaster was interviewing Mayor Reed on live television Wednesday when tensions ran high. Costello, much like many Atlanta residents, had been stuck in her car for hours after a freak snow and ice storm crippled the Deep South on Tuesday.
"You know how angry people are at you," Costello opened, questioning Reed during the newscast. more >>
In the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Tuesday, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) stated that her son, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome, was "a gift from God."
In her remarks, Rodgers spoke about her family and its struggles, which included learning after he was born that her son Cole suffered from Down syndrome.