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California police: Dog was strapped with explosives

Police in California are on the hunt for two people they say strapped a stick of dynamite to a dog and set it loose in a Sacramento neighborhood. The explosion, heard around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, severely injured the dog, which police described as a long-haired Dachshund. They expect the…

U.S. Navy nuclear sub catches fire in Maine

A fire on board the U.S. nuclear submarine USS Miami in Portsmouth, Maine on Wednesday night left seven injured and Navy engineers scratching their heads trying to figure out what caused the blaze. Thankfully, the injuries were minor: Rear Admiral Richard Breckenridge told The Associated Press that nobody was seriously…

Maddow: Romney on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that although presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had distanced himself from George W. Bush, Romney had openly expressed his admiration for Dick Cheney. She began the segment by outlining the history of Cheney, who had defended President Ronald Reagan…

BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins: Conservative media concerned with ‘race war’

McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed suggested Wednesday that conservative media outlets were obsessed with allegedly anti-white crimes. “It is everywhere,” he told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur. “If you just spend a few days reading the conservative blogospere, watching Fox News or listening to Rush Limbaugh you will hear this…

Stuntman sets record for surviving skydive without parachute

A British stuntman has become the first person to jump from 700 meters high without a parachute and survive. Forty-two-year-old Gary Connery wore a specially designed suit that slowed his descent. But despite the suit, he still shot downward at a speed of about 80 miles per hour. His descent…

Rev. Barry Lynn blasts religious politicking: Churches aren’t political action committees

Rev. Barry Lynn, the Founder and Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said Tuesday that people didn’t go to church to learn who to vote for. His organization has filed complaints with the IRS over preachers who have recently told their congregations not to vote…

Colin Powell: Same sex couples should be allowed to marry

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that he had “no problem” with President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same sex marriage. “I have no problem with it,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “And it was the Congress that imposed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ It was certainly my position,…

Romney pledges 6 percent unemployment after saying 4 percent is too high

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is promising that unemployment will be at 6 percent or lower by the end of his first four years in office. During a Wednesday interview, Time magazine’s Mark Halperin asked the candidate to be specific about how many Americans would looking for a job…

Maryland 911 dispatcher falls asleep during emergency call

A woman in Montgomery County, Maryland called for help when her husband had difficulty breathing and started turning blue.  According to CNN, minutes into the call, the dispatcher on duty fell asleep and began to snore. Moments later, a second dispatcher took up the call, but became confused by the…

Conservative nonprofit outraged Obama volunteer taught striptease

A conservative nonprofit website on Wednesday revealed the “breaking” news that one of President Barack Obama’s volunteer fundraisers made a 2004 video about exotic dancing — with her clothes on. A report by The Washington Free Beacon, a project of the 501(c)4 Center for American Freedom, uncovered that Stacii Jae…

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