Are we alone? That's the question that has plagued mankind since the beginning. And no matter how you may feel about the existence of life on other planets, you'd probably admit that if they were to show up on earth, you'd be at least a little surprised. But that's because you're not former US President and noted expert on extraterrestrial life Bill Clinton, who visited Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night to talk, among other things, about aliens.

Specifically, Kimmel wanted to know if President Clinton ever got the full scoop on Area 51. President Clinton said that there was nothing in Roswell, New Mexico to prove aliens exist (Uh-huh. Whatever you say. Suuuure.) but that he "wouldn't be surprised" if "we were visited someday." Boom. There you have it. President Clinton wouldn't be surprised, although he did add this ominous note.

"I just hope that it’s not like Independence Day, the movie — that it’s, you know, a conflict" ... Discuss

 

The hard thing about Twitter is context. Twitter doesn't have any. The words you tweet may be the end result of a lot of critical thought in your own mind, but for everyone reading the tweet, it's a single balloon, floating alone on the Internet, vulnerable to just about any sort of pinprick whatsoever. Such is the lesson Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo is learning. Following the offending tweet and a deluge of outrage from NBA fans, basketball players and a lot of people who saw some uncomfortable racial undertones to his sentiment, the Representative has issued an apology:

The NBA has many examples of players and owners who are role models for our communities and for our country. Those individuals did not deserve that criticism and I apologize. In addition, it’s been brought to my attention that I was mistaken and the NBA policy on drug enforcement is stronger than I previously believed.

Regardless of how the apology goes over, here's a good lesson for all of us to remember: Twitter is not the place for nuance ... Discuss

 

Despite her famous 13-hour filibuster last year against new abortion legislation in Texas, Sen. Wendy Davis says she actually supports a 20-week ban on abortion. In a new interview, she clarified her position, saying that she would have actually voted for the Texas abortion law—that was eventually passed after her filibuster—if it wasn’t for other measures that did not defer to the woman or doctor in cases of potential abnormalities or risks to the mother’s health. “I would have and could have voted to allow that to go through, if I felt like we had tightly defined the ability for a woman and a doctor to be making this decision together and not have the Legislature get too deep in the weeds of how we would describe when that was appropriate.” As CBS News points out, the position may be an effort to widen her political appeal in the state, as she may be preparing to run for governor: “By supporting a version of the 20-week ban, Davis is likely trying to stake out broader support in her conservative state” ... Discuss

 

During the National Prayer Breakfast at the White House, President Barack Obama called for the release of two American missionaries imprisoned overseas, adding his voice to the growing number of deeply concerned voices. Kenneth Bae, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea; and Saeed Abedini, who has been sentenced to eight years of prison in Iran, were both named by the President. “History shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people, including the freedom of religion, are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful,” Obama said. “Nations that do not uphold these rights sow the bitter seeds of instability and violence and extremism. So, freedom of religion matters to our national security."

The President's speech covered a variety of topics, from his feelings about the state of the American church to his gratitude for the Church's influence in his own life. "I'm grateful not only because I was broke and the Church fed me, but because it led to everything else," he said. "It led me to embrace Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. It led me to Michelle, the love of my life, and it blessed me with two extraordinary daughters" ... Discuss

 

Controversial conservative commenter and outspoken Christian Dinesh D’Souza has been indicted on charges of breaking some election finance laws—specifically, reimbursing donors so that they could donate more than the $5,000 cap mandated by law. Although his attorneys insist he didn't know he was breaking the law—“He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and at most, this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza," said Benjamin Braffman—he's been arraigned by the District Court of Manhattan.

D'Souza has made a name for himself with fiery opinions regarding President Barack Obama, including his book, The Roots of Obama's Rage and his documentary, 2016: Obama's America ... Discuss

 

As you may have heard, Hillary Clinton is all but a lock to be the Democrats' next presidential nominee. To commemorate this, The New York Times Magazine has decided to emblazon her likeness onto a planet and the results are, well, uh, they are what they are. If nothing else, it's inspired a few great parodies. It's difficult to say just what it is about Mrs. Clinton that seems to provoke respectable outlets to dedicate such bizarre covers to her, but it's safe to say that they owe her an apology ... Discuss