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Sen. Sanders ‘surprised’ if Biden doesn’t ‘decimate’ Ryan in debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) thinks Vice President Joe Biden will be able to dominate the debate on Thursday because of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) controversial budget plan. “These are devastating cuts [to Medicare and Medicaid,]” he told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. “What kind of moral outlook throws children, poor…

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer presses Romney to explain ’47 percent’ comments

On Tuesday night, CNN host Wolf Blitzer questioned Mitt Romney about controversial statements the Republican presidential nominee made at a fundraiser earlier this year. Blitzer asked Romney why he described “47 percent” of Americans as government-dependent “victims” who paid no income taxes and were therefore going to vote for President…

NYPD officers stop-and-frisk black teen for being ‘a f*cking mutt’

New York Police Department officers berated a young African-American man named Alvin during a so-called stop-and-frisk in 2011, an audio recording obtained by The Nation revealed. In the clip, the officers tell Alvin that he is being stopped because he kept looking at them with his hood up. As he…

Santelli goes berserk when asked to defend jobs report conspiracy theory

CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli, who is credited with helping to launch the tea party movement, flew into a rage on Tuesday after he was asked to defend his apparent suggestion that the most recent jobs report had been doctored to help President Barack Obama get re-elected. Former GE CEO…

Romney adviser to LGBT conservatives: Some decisions ‘are going to offend you’

A senior adviser to Mitt Romney on Monday assured a group of LGBT conservatives that the Republican presidential nominee would be successful at winning the White House in November. Speaking at GOProud’s “Unity” event, Bay Buchanan avoided any mention of LGBT issues but warned the audience that some of Romney’s…

Mexican authorities lose slain cartel leader’s body

Mexican officials simultaneously confirmed Tuesday morning that they had killed the leader of one of the country’s most notorious drug cartels and that the body had been stolen. According to TV Azteca, authorities in the state of Coahuila said fingerprint records prove one of the two men killed in a…

Watch live: Romney campaigns in Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event in Van Meter, Iowa. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Oct. 9. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Declassified documents reveal U.S. military tried to develop flying saucers in 1950s

Newly released diagrams show scale of the future that never was after air force cancelled funding for wobbly disc-shaped craft These days, flying saucers are most commonly associated with sci-fi films and conspiracy theories, but in the 1950s, some saw them as the future of aviation. Documents published by the…

Meryl Streep speaks out for Bill of Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights is releasing a new set of ads, featuring high profile actors including Meryl Streep, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler to warn women about the threats to their reproductive freedoms and urging them to sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights. “Every day the opponents of our…

Australian PM’s epic speech calls out opposition leader for ‘misogyny and sexism’

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard fearlessly scolded Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on Tuesday as he sat just six feet away over his record of “misogynistic and sexist” attacks on her. Though Abbott pushed to have House Speaker Peter Slipper resign…

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