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Colbert Super PAC attack ad: ‘Romney is a serial killer’

The Super PAC founded by Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert has launched its first ad in South Carolina attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “Mitt the Ripper” for his record of destroying businesses as the head of Bain Capital. Speaking at the Iowa State Fair last year, Romney asserted…

Maddow to the GOP: ‘Just how anti-gay do you want to be?’

On Friday’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel looked at the aftermath of the New Hampshire Republican primary. Now that the national press have left town and the candidates pushed on to South Carolina, the state party is drafting an initiative to enshrine into their state’s Constitution that marriage should be…

Bill Moyers Essay: ‘Occupying a Cause’

Commentator Bill Moyers has a new weekly show on public television called Moyers and Company. The show bills itself as “a forum to poets, writers and artists, scientists and philosophers, and leading scholars.” Moyers has long been known for his clear but nuanced take on the issues of the day.…

Economist: Romney’s only ‘concern’ about poor people is that they’ll vote

Yesterday on the campaign trail, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he’s “concerned about the poor in this country” and the unravelling of the social safety net. In this clip from Current TV’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” guest host David Schuster welcomes columnist and economics director for Yahoo! Finance Daniel…

Fmr. Gitmo detainee: ‘The American government is arrogant’

Former Guantanamo prison detainee Lakhdar Boumediene talked with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes this weekend about his difficult experiences being locked up for over seven years despite his innocence. Boumediene posed a question to U.S. viewers in regards to what their perspective would be if they were in his or other prisoners’…

Large Italian cruise ship ran aground

In a shocking incident, emergency crews are searching for passengers of a cruise ship that ran aground Friday evening near an Italian island. According to the BBC, the Costa Concordia ship was headed to the Mediterranean Sea when it smashed into rocks off the island coast of Giglio. The damage…

Maher: Ron Paul ‘is in my heart more on foreign affairs’ than Obama

In his return episode for the new year, Bill Maher expressed pleasure once again for a certain GOP presidential candidate’s foreign policy perspective. While discussing President Barack Obama’s controversial singing of the National Defense Authorization Act, Maher effused praise for Rep. Ron Paul (R) on representing how he feels on…

Unique ‘hydromechanical’ watch tells time using pistons and bellows

Hands? Digital read-outs? All out of date The wristwatch of the future indicates the hour by using miniature pistons and bellows to drive a fluorescent green liquid around a ring. According to a description quoted by Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing, “Pistons in the movement move the bellows. As one expands…

Woman arrested for biting children’s faces

A 46-year-old woman in Mountain View, California has been accused of biting two children in a local bookstore. Police arrested Polly Beltramo Thursday on charges of felony child abuse after being positively identified by the children’s mother. The mother told Mountain View Patch that she had gone into Bookbuyers bookstore…

Santorum: Obama wants constitutional amendment to redistribute wealth

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggested on Friday that President Barack Obama wanted a constitutional amendment to force the redistribution of wealth. Wearing his infamous sweater vest, the candidate told a group of supporters in Rock Hill, South Carolina that Obama wanted to “manage the decline of America.” “Remember the…

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