2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Instead of all featuring the same guest, the Sunday shows this week boasted a number of exclusive interviews: Meet the Press scored House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Fox News Sunday got Liz Cheney and CNN locked down Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who warned that loosening sanctions against Iran would be a “bad deal.” On This Week, meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker dropped some obvious hints about a 2016 presidential run, mainly by ruling out every other potential candidate.
Face the Nation, on the other hand, took a break from the usual punditry to broadcast live from the former Texas School Book Depository, the site of the JFK assassination, in recognition of its upcoming 50th anniversary. Host Bob Schieffer spoke with Lyndon Johnson’s youngest daughter, Luci Baines Johnson Turpin, who spoke publicly about the assassination for the first time, and with reporters and doctor who were on the scene in 1963.
Nancy Pelosi on NBC’s Meet the Press: “We must remain calm”; Republicans’ new bill isn’t a fix
Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) on CNN’s State of the Union: The 39 Democrats voted for the bill to protect themselves politically
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) on Meet the Press: Obama wasn’t being misleading when he promised that Americans would be able to keep their health care plans, “he should have just been more specific”
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on ABC’s This Week: Neither Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio nor Rep. Paul Ryan are ideal 2016 Republican presidential nominee
Witnesses recall John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Face the Nation
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Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.