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Romney advocates ‘self-deportation’ for undocumented immigrants

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he expects all undocumented immigrants to leave the country through a program of “self-deportation.” During an NBC Republican presidential debate in Florida on Monday, The Tampa Bay Times‘ Adam Smith noted that the candidate has said that all undocumented immigrants should leave the country,…

Special effects master creates terrifying skinless robot baby

It’s like the worst Terminator-inspired nightmare come to life: A robot baby with no skin, that moves and sounds just like a real child. Created by special effects master Chris Clarke, who’s worked on films such as Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil and even the recent Steven Spielberg epic War…

Jay Smooth: Gingrich, Romney fight keeps bloggers employed

Count hip-hop radio host and progressive figure Jay Smooth as a fan of the battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich for the GOP presidential nomination. In his latest video commentary, Smooth found humor in the former Massachusetts governor’s inability to close the deal. “Mitt Romney is amazing at not…

WATCH LIVE: Issa holds hearing on Occupy D.C.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), will hold a hearing on Tuesday regarding possible health and safety issues at the Occupy D.C. encampment. Watch this live video from The Washington Post, broadcast Jan. 24, 2012.…

Occupiers build igloos ahead of World Economic Forum

In preparation for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, Swiss “occupy” protesters are preparing a unique strategy to maintain their vigil in the bitter cold: igloos. As the world’s most wealthy and powerful business leaders and government officials flock to the posh resort town, occupiers are making use…

Romney earned 12 times more than Obama, had nearly half the tax rate

Tax returns released by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday revealed that his 2010 effective tax rate was almost half of President Barack Obama’s, even though the former Massachusetts governor earned about $20 million more. According to 2010 tax returns (PDF) released by the White House, the president paid…

Palin: Christie has his ‘panties in a wad’ over Gingrich

Not pleased over Chris Christie’s recent attack on Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin scolded the New Jersey governor Monday evening. Appearing on the Fox Business Network’s Follow the Money, the former governor of Alaska felt like Christie played into a media trap in criticizing Gingrich for Mitt Romney. “Poor Chris, this…

U.S. government’s ‘online security’ website taken down by Anonymous

A website managed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), intended to advise Internet users on cyber security matters, has been taken offline by an unknown individual or individuals claiming to be part of the hacker collective “Anonymous.” In a message posted online, the hacker or hackers explains that the…

Panel discusses overturning Citizens United

People for the American Way hosted a panel Tuesday on the nationwide effort to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision that allowed unrestrained corporate spending in U.S. elections. Watch this from People for the American Way, broadcast Jan. 24, 2011. [Ed. note: This story was updated with video from…

Stewart refuses to return super PAC to Colbert

With the South Carolina Primary over, Stephen Colbert shared with his viewers Monday evening some important news. “With a heavy heart and a spastic colon, that I’m re-suspending Herman Cain’s suspended campaign,” he said. “Also, I’m hereby officially ending my exploratory committee to run for President of the United States…

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