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Colbert: BLS should release ‘all the numbers’ when they go to the bathroom

Stephen Colbert joined the chorus of conservative skepticism over the recent statistical drop in the country’s unemployment rate Monday, saying the .3 percent drop “seems a little bit too barely-better to be true.” The Oct. 5 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed that the unemployment rate had…

Jon Stewart mocks the ‘empty-headed puppets’ who indoctrinate Americans

On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked conservatives apparent obsession with cutting funding for PBS. He showed that Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs had criticized President Barack Obama for advocating an end to $4 billion in subsidies for oil companies, but Dobbs was enthusiastic…

Maddow shows why the NRA is just a ‘Republican interest group’

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused the National Rifle Association of being far more interested in electing Republicans than defending Second Amendment rights. Last week, the NRA endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and has now launched ads against President Barack Obama. “The NRA is not…

Paul Ryan ends interview after being pressed on guns and taxes

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Monday ended an interview with ABC12 in Michigan after being questioned about how he would prevent gun violence in the United States. During the interview, Ryan denied the U.S. had a “gun problem.” He said the country only had a “crime problem.” “If…

Chinese researchers create mind-controlled quadcopter drone

Computer scientists at Zhejiang University in China have developed a flying drone that is controlled using brain signals alone. The researchers use an electroencephalography (EEG) headset — which measures electrical activity in the brain — and a laptop computer to translate thoughts into commands to control the drone. The researchers…

Watch live: Obama announces monument to labor leader Chavez in California

President Barack Obama designates the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument. The Los Angeles Times reported that this will be the first national monument dedicated to a contemporary Mexican American. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Oct. 8. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world…

Woman rendered infertile by rapist prepares to give birth

A woman whose story of survival captivated the nation just two years ago says she’s preparing to have a baby — and to those who know her tale, that’s nothing short of a miracle of modern science. Jennifer Schuett was just 8-years-old in 1990, when Dennis Earl Bradford, 40, kidnapped…

Megachurch pastor uses sermon to ‘endorse Jesus’ but encourages voting for Romney

A megachurch pastor in San Diego became one of up to 2,000 clergy around the country to defy IRS rules and announce their support of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday. “Some came to here to hear an endorsement,” Skyline Church Pastor Jim Garlow told his congregation, according to…

‘KONY 2012′ founder: I had an out-of-body experience

The man behind the online campaign to oust Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony told Oprah Winfrey he became a whole other person at the time he was filmed naked and belligerent in San Diego after his campaign’s success. “It’s hard to describe to people who have never had an out-of-body experience,…

Linda McMahon supports non-existent federal law protecting marriage equality

A Republican Senate candidate from Connecticut on Sunday declared her support for “America’s law” protecting equal marriage rights for LGBT people, even though no such federal law exists. “I absolutely support America’s law for same-sex marriage,” Linda MacMahon said during a debate with Democratic opponent Chris Murphy. “And I wouldn’t…

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