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Lewis Black: Romney won debate by looking mildly more alert

Thursday on CBS This Morning, comedian Lewis Black railed against the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney. He questioned why Americans were only able to listen to the candidates for two-minutes at a time, complaining that it wasn’t even possible to explain how to…

Science explains: What actually happens to the brain on marijuana?

It’s a cultural zeitgeist in America that “your brain on drugs” is a brutish, violent experience that produces nothing but euphoria at the moment at the expense of the user’s future. But science is a bit more nuanced than that. The increasingly popular YouTube account AsapSCIENCE has carried some pretty…

New Mexico Republican official caught training polls challengers to suppress votes

A liberal group in New Mexico claims to have undercover video showing the vice chair of the Sandoval County Republican Party training poll challengers to use illegal tactics that could suppress voters’ rights. ProgressNow New Mexico on Wednesday published video of a September 26th official “Poll Challenger Training,” in which…

Minority students attacked with ‘bleach bombs’ in Texas

Authorities in Austin are investigating claims that black, Hispanic and Asian students at the University of Texas have been attacked with balloons full of bleach — but many at the school are insisting that it’s not a hate crime. “A bleach-bomb fell and hit me, my roommate; well almost hit…

Rights group: Unsafe abortions kill 47,000 women worldwide every year

The Guttmacher Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide, has released a video entitled “Abortion Worldwide” to raise awareness of some of the issues surrounding abortion rights in the U.S. and other parts of the world. According to Guttmacher’s research, regardless…

Gary Johnson: ‘Every face on Mt. Rushmore was a third party candidate at some point’

In a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday night, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson told longtime CNN host Larry King that if Americans want true change, they should vote for a third party candidate. “Every face on Mt. Rushmore was a third party candidate at some point or another,” he said.…

Romney surrogate Sununu calls ‘lazy’ Obama performance ‘the mess the president left on the floor’

Former governor and George H.W. Bush appointee John Sununu (R-NH), currently serving as a surrogate for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, appeared on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” to blast Presdent Obama’s Wednesday night debate performance. In the process of doing so, however, he used what many liberal and African-American commentators called a…

Obama: ‘Thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on Big Bird’

President Barack Obama on Thursday stood up for Sesame Street character Big Bird after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to end funding for public broadcasting. “I would stop the subsidy to PBS,” Romney told debate moderator Jim Lehrer on Wednesday. “I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually…

Man steals iPhone from 20-month-old girl watching ‘Barney the Dinosaur’

A thief in Lancashire, England has been caught on video stealing an iPhone from a 20-month-old girl who was watching a “Barney the Friendly Dinosaur” children’s program. Danielle Hinnigan, 26, was browsing clothes at a local shop when surveillance cameras captured a middle-aged man with glasses snatch the Apple smartphone…

Soledad O’Brien’s son ‘devastated’ over Romney plan to ‘kill’ Big Bird

CNN host Soledad O’Brien says that her son was “devastated” after Wednesday night’s presidential debate because he believed that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney wanted to kill Sesame Street character Big Bird. “I would stop the subsidy to PBS,” Romney told debate moderator Jim Lehrer. “I like PBS. I love Big…

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