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Sarah Silverman offers to ‘scissor’ Sheldon Adelson for Obama

Comedian Sarah Silverman, known for her off-color humor and her 2008 work with “The Great Schlep” to encourage young Jewish voters to visit their grandparents in Florida to convince them to vote for Obama, is back with what she terms an “indecent” proposal for billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson. Adelson,…

Report: Treasury officials solicited sex, golfed with bankers and used position to avoid arrest

The site GovernmentAttic.org recently forced the Treasury Department via Freedom of Information Act requests to reveal the results of three years worth of Inspector General investigations into unethical conduct by Treasury Employees. As The Hill’s Bob Cusak reported, there were some rather interesting cases. Though the IG’s office redacted all…

Romney: John Kerry’s wife didn’t release her tax returns either

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday insisted that he would not release more than the two years of tax returns he had already promised because they could be damaging to his White House ambitions. Over the weekend, conservative Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol had said that Romney would…

Romney adviser: NASA ‘outsourced’ to Russia by Obama ‘management eunuchs’

Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu on Monday attempted to defend GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s links to jobs that Bain Capital helped send overseas by claiming that President Barack Obama “outsourced” NASA’s Shuttle program to Russia — something actually orchestrated by former President George W. Bush. Over the weekend, Senate…

First Lady Michelle Obama: ‘Hope is still there’

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with CBS’s Charlie Rose for an interview broadcast on Monday morning in which he talked about “breaking the fever in Washington,” but ultimately said the American people needed to decide if they want a “sharply ideological shift by the Republicans.”…

Stubbs the cat draws tourists to Talkeetna, Alaska as the town’s long-time mayor

Politicians everywhere might work just a little bit harder today, after news got out this weekend that one of the country’s best-loved politicians is a cat named Stubbs. According to locals in Talkeetna, Alaska, the cat — who’s been in office for 15 years — first won his office because…

Livestreamer Tim Pool interviews satirical candidate Vermin Supreme

Vermin Supreme, who is perhaps the best known gag candidate for president during the current election year, is often taken to be no more than a loveable eccentric. During an interview with livestreamer Tim Pool at the HOPE9 conference on Saturday, however, anarchist and performance artist Supreme, whose platform is…

Strongest solar flare of the summer sparks widespread auroras

An X-class solar flare that erupted on July 12 but was initially thought to have affected the earth only weakly revealed its full power on Saturday night in the form of displays of the Northern Lights that stretched as far south as Colorado and Arkansas. In the southern hemisphere, auroras…

George Will: Romney ‘losing at this point in a big way’

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday said a series of attacks and questions about Mitt Romney’s association with Bain Capital, his tax returns and offshore investments were adding up to trouble for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “Mitt Romney’s losing at this point in a big way,” Will told ABC’s…

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry: Biden has been Obama’s ‘sherpa to blackness’

In comparing Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance at the NAACP convention Thursday to Mitt Romney’s on her show Sunday, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said it cracked her up to see Biden emerge as President Barack Obama’s “sherpa to blackness for the first African-American president.” During his speech, Biden noted he was…

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