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Watch live: Obama to deliver statement on Isaac

President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the state of Louisiana on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaac is poised to both turn into a hurricane and hit the city of New Orleans. Watch live, broadcast on MSNBC on Aug. 28. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and…

Will.i.am song will be broadcast on Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover

Pop star Will.i.am was writing a song to endorse Barack Obama at the conventions four years ago, but this election cycle he’s decided to back a nerdier candidate: NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover. Will.i.am released a new single called “Reach For The Stars,” which NASA plans to broadcast from the rover…

Watch live: Republican National Convention opens

The Republican National Convention opened its 2012 event on Monday, though due to Tropical Storm Isaac, officials decided to suspend most events until Tuesday. Watch the opening of the convention live. Watch live, broadcast on MSNBC on Aug. 27. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the…

Watch live: New Orleans mayor discusses Isaac prep

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses storm prep for tropical storm Isaac, which may end up hitting New Orleans. Watch live, broadcast on MSNBC on Aug. 27. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Watch live: Gov. Bobby Jindal discusses Tropical Storm Isaac

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal gives an update on the state’s preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac. Watch live, broadcast on MSNBC on Aug. 27. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Moyers: Obama ‘should know better’ than to ignore poverty

Journalist Bill Moyers expressed concern in a video essay published Friday over President Barack Obama, a former community organizer, and his lack of devotion to poverty since he’s entered the Oval Office. “It’s just astonishing to us how long this campaign has gone on with no discussion of what’s happening…

Todd Akin holds press conference to confirm he is not dropping out of Senate race

In a brief press conference on Friday afternoon, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) confirmed that he has no intention of stepping down as the Republican candidate for senator from Missouri and made it clear that he is not involved in any negotiations to do so. “There are some people who are…

Watch live: NASA updates on Curiosity’s first test drive on Mars

NASA held a press conference on Wednesday to update the public on the Mars Curiosity rover mission, which takes its first test drive on the Red Planet today. The rover has 16 drivers, based in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Jeff Biesiadecki, one of NASA’s drivers, told Space.com…

German customs demands $500,000 from Japanese player for violin

German customs seized a $1.2 million violin from a Japanese professional musician and are demanding she pay almost $500,000 to get it back, reports said on Wednesday. Belgium-based Yuzuko Horigome was transiting through Frankfurt Airport last week after performing in Japan, the top-selling Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said. When she tried…

DNC Chair: Romney should denounce extreme anti-abortion platform

On a press call with reporters on Tuesday, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted the Republican party for failing to include an exception for rape in its party platform. “Republicans have finally hit rock bottom,” Wasserman Schultz said. “I don’t have to tell anyone how outrageous Republican Rep. Todd…

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