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Stewart slams Fox News over hypocritical school lunch coverage

Why is Fox News devoting so much time to attacking the government’s push toward healthier school lunches, Jon Stewart asked Thursday? Because First Lady Michelle Obama is involved. “If she said we need air, half the country would demand gills because, freedom!” Stewart said. Stewart specifically pointed at anchor Megyn…

Tricia Rose: Obama can’t talk about race ‘too much’

President Barack Obama has to walk more gingerly around the topic of race than even a white progressive, The Young Turks contributor Tricia Rose said on the show Thursday night. Rose was responding to recent criticism by Congressional Black Caucus chairperson Emanuel Cleaver, who said the president has not been…

Maine mayor to immigrants: ‘Why are you over here?’

The Mayor of a Maine city is standing by critical remarks against Somali immigrants, despite his views garnering more attention after his appearance in a documentary film. According to The Huffington Post, Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald’s (R) anti-immigrant viewpoint gained a larger platform when he recently appeared in a British…

Armless woman’s job search becomes online inspiration

A Missouri woman’s search for a graphic-design job has led to her becoming an online hit. 25-year-old Tisha Shelton said she started her video blog, which has garnered more than 1.5 million views in just a month, as a way to reassure employers she wasn’t much different from any other…

Researchers find 1.5 million new plankton species

A 70,000-mile research voyage around the world has led to the discovery of 1.5 million new species of plankton, among other findings. According to The Daily Mail, the findings came from more than 30,000 samples taken across the the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern and Indian oceans as part of a project…

Labor tensions mounting in airline industry

Labor disputes increased in two U.S. airlines Thursday, with one confrontation escalating amid threats of legal action. The Wall Street Journal reported that flight attendants for US Airways rejected a contract proposal that would have put them under the same terms as their counterparts at the former America West Airlines…

Netanyahu draws actual red line on cartoon bomb during UN speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu feels so strongly about imposing a “red line” on Iran’s nuclear program that he demonstrated by using a magic marker to draw an actual red line on a bomb diagram during his speech to the United Nations on Thursday. “There’s only one way to peacefully…

‘Hate group’ accused of stealing gay couple’s photo for homophobic mailer

A gay New Jersey couple is suing a national anti-LGBT rights organization after a photo of their engagement party was altered and used in mailers opposing same sex marriage in Colorado. Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere discovered that the photo of them kissing in front of the New York City…

Watch live: NFL announces return of union refs

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a news conference in New York City regarding the agreement that will allow regular officials to return to NFL games starting tonight. Watch live, broadcast on MSNBC on Sept. 27. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Watch live: Obama campaigns in Virginia Beach

President Barack Obama holds a campaign event in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Sept. 27. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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