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Murder suspect hijacks parked plane, crashes, then kills himself

A murder suspect from Colorado climbed over an airport fence at night, boarded a jet plane, and crashed into a fence before killing himself, federal law enforcement authorities said. Forty-year-old Brian Hedglin boarded the unlocked SkyWest Airlines regional jet at an airport in southwest Utah and tried to take off.…

Santorum compares Obama to Mussolini over welfare change

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) on Tuesday railed against President Barack Obama because his administration planned to give states the ability to alter a key welfare program. “When you look at this President going out and saying, ‘I’m gonna change the law on welfare. I’m gonna change the work…

Texas GOP reacts to Obama visit with ‘papers please’ cartoon

With President Barack Obama making a campaign stop in Austin on Tuesday, the Texas Republican Party just couldn’t help but say something snarky. Unfortunately for them, the snark didn’t come out quite right: instead of a snappy comeback or witty retort, they produced an odd little cartoon which seems to suggest…

Pawlenty: Sununu ‘walked back’ charge Obama didn’t know ‘how to be an American’

The co-chair for Mitt Romney’s national campaign on Tuesday said that campaign surrogate John Sununu had “issued a clarification” after saying that President Barack Obama should “learn how to be an American.” “Gov. Sununu made those comments earlier today,” former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “He then…

Romney surrogate claims green energy investments making the U.S. into the Soviet Union

A top surrogate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday said the United States was turning into the Soviet Union because the government had backed green energy technologies. During an interview on CNN, host Soledad O’Brien told Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) that various fact-checking organizations had debunked Romney’s…

Scientists using supercomputer to study common cold virus

Scientists in Australia are using the unprecedented power of a new supercomputer to model the workings and behavior of the common cold, a virus known as rhinovirus, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. It has long been a medical truism that curing the common cold is an impossibility, but recent…

Erin Burnett on Romney’s tax returns: He appears ‘shady’ or ‘stupid’

Even CNN’s Erin Burnett, a former Goldman Sachs financial analyst, says it’s time for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. Burnett opened her Monday night show with a personal message to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “It’s time, Mitt, time to put them on the table,” she said, dismissing…

Obamas caught on ‘Kiss-Cam’ during basketball game

Members of the first family were in the spotlight for a brief moment while watching the U.S. Olympic mens’ basketball squad Monday night, as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were caught in the “kiss-cam.” According to MSNBC, the Obamas, who attended the U.S. exhibition against Brazil with…

Maddow: Billionaire GOP donor Sheldon Adelson could face prosecution

In a lengthy explainer on Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow illustrated how a risky bet and some seemingly shady dealings in China helped earn casino mogul Sheldon Adelson tens of billions of dollars, and possibly even some criminal charges. Thanks to some internal documents from Adelson’s company that have…

Stephen Colbert: Romney’s singing ‘outsourced most of those notes to India’

Stephen Colbert opened up Monday’s episode of “The Colbert Report” by chiding Barack Obama for “running scared” from his presumptive challenger Mitt Romney’s business record as head of Bain Capital. “It’s like he is hellbent on making the word Bain synonymous with ‘a source of harm or ruin,’” Colbert said,…

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