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Robot band covers The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’

Researchers at the Drexel University Engineering Lab recently showcased four of their humanoid robots doing something robots don’t typically participate in: playing in a band. And if that weren’t enough, they’re even covering The Beatles’ “Come Together,” written by John Lennon. In a video published to YouTube this week, The…

Obama: Women should be admitted to Augusta golf club

President Barack Obama says that it’s past time for the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, to admit women. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the president told him “women should be admitted” to the all-male club. “I happened to have a…

RNC chair: GOP ‘war on women’ fictional like ‘war on caterpillars’

The chairman of the Republican National Committee is denying that his party is waging a war on women, saying it’s as fictional as the “war on caterpillars.” In a interview that will air on Saturday, Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt asked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus how big of a problem it…

Romney Won’t Make Babies with Paul Ryan

Just because Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney thinks that Paul Ryan is a “leading Republican light,” that doesn’t mean Romney wants to conceive children with him. Ryan may be a “bold” and “brilliant visionary” whose socially Darwinist budget proposal Romney believes is an “excellent piece of work,” but that doesn’t…

Scott Walker: My kids were ‘targeted’ on Facebook

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says that his family has been “targeted” on Facebook and “yelled at” during trips to the grocery story over his efforts to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights. Walker, who is facing a recall election, recently complained to Christian Broadcast Network’s (CBN)…

Rove: Obama a ‘political thug’ for Supreme Court remarks

President George W. Bush’s former senior advisor on Tuesday said that President Barack Obama was “some kind of political thug” because he suggested that it would be “unprecedented” for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the health care reform law. During his show on Tuesday, Fox Business host Lou…

Colbert celebrates Peabody win for super PAC segments

Journalism’s prestigious Peabody Awards are presented each year for outstanding accomplishments in electronic media. The award stretches back over a 71 year history encompassing radio, television and now, the Internet. The Peabody is the award that Bill O’Reilly falsely claimed to have won until his story was debunked by Senator…

Fox News guest calls to ‘expel’ pepper-sprayed students

A conservative writer on Wednesday insisted that pepper-sprayed Santa Monica College students should be punished because they were a “threat to our society,” and blamed the Democratic Party for the protests. Conservative writer David Horowitz told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that student demonstrations against a nearly 400 percent increase…

Daily Show takes ‘Racist Timeout’ for Trayvon Martin coverage

Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show” featured a discussion in which correspondent Larry Wilmore produced a home kitchen timer and declared a “Racist Timeout.” “For the next five minutes,” he announced, “No one is a racist.” Accusations of racism and reaction to those charges have caused the debate over…

Maddow relays censored memo on CIA ‘war crimes’ during Bush Administration

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night explained a legal memo that advised the Bush Administration that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques were torture and therefore illegal. Wired reporter Spencer Ackerman obtained the memo, written by State Department counselor Philip Zelikow, through a Freedom on Information Act request. Bush told NBC’s…

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