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House-cat surrogate mom gives birth to endangered kitten

At the Audubon Center for the Research of Endangered Species in Algiers, Louisiana, a rare African black-footed kitten named Crystal was born on February 6, 2012. She was born as part of a program in which regular domestic cats act as surrogate mothers to rare and endangered offspring. According to…

Land owners kept in dark about fracking violations on their property

A group of Pennsylvania farmers and land owners who receive royalties from hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) natural gas wells on their property are not being informed about violations and safety issues on their land, said this report from CNN Money. Reporter Poppy Harlow traveled to rural Hughesville, Pennsylvania to meet…

Prisoners used to transport Alabama Republican primary votes

During their Republican primary coverage last night, CNN cameras spotted something unusual in Alabama: prison inmates waiting in the wings to help transport voters’ ballots from a truck into a building where elections staff was waiting. “This is something that they’ve done for years, I’m told,” CNN reporter Dana Bash…

WATCH LIVE: Obama holds press conference with British prime minister

President Barack Obama was scheduled to hold a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast March 14, 2011.  …

Fox News host suggests Democrats are ‘for voter fraud’

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson says she can’t understand why Democrats would be against discriminatory voter ID laws unless they are “for voter fraud.” Earlier this week, the Department of Justice blocked a law requiring Texas voters to show identification on the grounds that it could disenfranchise Latino voters. Similar…

Holder: ‘No proof our elections are marred’ in voter fraud

Attorney General Eric Holder dismissed any belief of in-person voter fraud damaging American elections Tuesday evening, a day after the Justice Department blocked Texas’ photo voter ID law. In an interview with NBC Nightly News’ Pete Williams, Holder reiterated his previous comments before Congress labeling photo ID laws a “solution…

Colbert asks where Romney’s dog would go if his car had a windmill

Bored with President Barack Obama’s energy policy, Stephen Colbert spent Monday evening championing the GOP presidential candidates for being “plain spoken” folks when it comes to science. The Comedy Central personality had an animated one-sided discussion about Rick Santorum’s latest dismissal of climate change with his house plant Robert, who…

Jon Stewart: Fox, shut the f*ck up about how victimized you are

Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night took Fox News to task for responding to the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh by claiming he was just a comedian. “Nobody is hiding behind comedy,” he noted. “And there are repercussions for what comedians say. When you’re doing it in a club,…

Jon Stewart challenges Grover Norquist on ‘absolutist’ anti-tax pledge

Daily Show host Jon Stewart debated Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist on Monday night, questioning whether his influential pledge was realistic. Nearly every Republican in Congress has signed Norquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, vowing to oppose any and all tax increases. Only 14 Republican members of 112th Congress have…

WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates speak after primaries in Alabama and Mississippi

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