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Secret Service treating burned cat staked to Obama sign as possible threat

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a possible threat to President Barack Obama’s life after a burned cat was discovered staked to a tree stump with an American flag next to an Obama-Biden political sign at a park in Minneapolis. The StarTribune reported that the cat’s carcass was found by…

Company’s Segway-like stand turns iPads into robots

The iPad is about to become a two-way video chat telepresence robot, thanks to a company called Double Robotics. Video of what’s being called “the Double” shows an iPad placed atop a tiny Segway-like device on two wheels, with a user controlling the robot’s movement through physical space. Touch-screen controls…

Biden warns Romney will ‘put y’all back in chains’

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s financial policies would put voters “back in chains.” At a campaign stop in Virginia, the vice president told a crowd — which included many African Americans — that Romney was “going to let the big banks…

Obama mocks Romney for putting dog on his car roof

President Barack Obama for the first time on Tuesday personally took a jab at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for strapping his dog to the roof of his car. At a campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the president pointed out that Romney had invested in several companies that were…

Ohio senator: ‘Jim Crow has been resurrected’

An Ohio Democratic senator slammed her state’s Republican party and accused them of racially-motivated voter-suppresion tactics during an interview with CNN’s Deborah Feyerick Tuesday. “It’s tragic that in the 21st century, 2012, we have voter suppression going on,” Sen. Nina Turner (D-OH) said. “Jim Crow has been resurrected, making repeat…

Remaining Pussy Riot members promise more protests

While three members of the notorious Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot sit in Russian prison cells on charges of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,” remaining members have promised more guerrilla performances and protests. According to Reuters, the all-woman group, which has 10 to 20 members at any given time…

Romney surrogate to CNN host: ‘Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead’

The chairman of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s national steering committee on Tuesday angrily shouted for a CNN anchor to “put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead” after she tried to fact check Republican claims about Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to overhaul Medicare. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien pointed…

‘Game of Thrones’ author rips ‘Republicans and Teabaggers’ for voter suppression

The author behind HBO’s popular Game of Thrones series recently blasted “Republicans and their Teabagger allies” for what he called “ongoing attempts at voter suppression” by enacting voter photo ID laws in various states. “I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed,…

Maddow: Ryan pick better than ‘Christmas in August’ for Democrats

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” veteran newsman Dan Rather joined host Rachel Madddow to discuss Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s difficulties as be steps out of the right-wing media bubble and into the view of actual American citizens, who, it turns out, are neither…

Texas shooter’s stepfather: ‘He was crazy as hell’

After authorities identified the man who killed two people and wounded several others in a College Station, Texas shooting Monday, the shooter’s stepfather said the gunman was “crazy as hell.” According to KPRC-TV, 35-year-old Thomas Caffall opened fire on Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann while Bachmann was serving him an…

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