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Live Now: Jill Stein delivers acceptance speech for Green Party pres. nomination

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Dana Carvey as Romney: ‘I hate poor people and want to kill them’

Friday night on “The Tonight Show,” host Jay Leno welcomed comedian and “Saturday Night Live!” alumnus Dana Carvey. It could be said that Carvey’s “Wouldn’t be prudent!” catchphrase from his President George H. W. Bush impression became as inextricably associated with the one-term Republican as Tina Fey’s “I can see…

Democracy Now! pays tribute to Woody Guthrie on his 100th birthday

On “Democracy Now!” this week, hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales celebrated the centennial of the “Dust Bowl Troubadour,” Woody Guthrie, who was born on July 14, 1912. Guthrie was a transformative figure in American music, bringing American folk songs and the music of working class America into the mainstream,…

Jay Smooth: Romney ‘pretending to be interested in black people’

In a new installment from his “Ill Doctrine” series of videos, Jay Smooth discussed Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s speech to the NAACP and wondered exactly why the presumptive Republican nominee made his decision to address the group at all. “Wow,” said Smooth at the clip’s opening, “It’s been a big…

Anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva: ‘Find the right thing to do. That is your duty.’

This week on “Moyers and Company,” host Bill Moyers welcomed scientist, philosopher and activist Vandana Shiva, who, in his words, has become “a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds.” Shiva was trained as a physicist, but has become an outspoken voice against the predations of giant…

NSA whistleblower: They’re assembling information on every U.S. citizen

NSA whistleblower William Binney was interviewed by internet journalist Geoff Shively at the HOPE Number 9 hackers conference in New York on Friday. Binney, who resigned from the NSA in 2001 over its domestic surveillance program, had just delivered a keynote speech in which he revealed what Shively called “evidence…

Romney refuses to release earlier tax returns, demands President Obama apologize

Candidate also confirms he has no intention of releasing income tax returns for years prior to 2010 In an interview with ABC News on Friday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney insisted that he had played “no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999″ and…

Frankfurt Zoo trots out new baby gorilla

The Raw Story staff collectively said “Awww” when we saw the baby gorilla cuddling with its 29-year-old mother named Rebecca at the Frankfurt Zoo. Regina Brinkmann, the zoo’s gorilla keeper, said Rebecca “came before us, clean and fully proud and went immediately to show us, ‘Look what I have.’ She…

Geraldo Rivera brags he was ‘right about the hoodie’

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday insisted that he had been vindicated for suggesting that a hoodie “allowed” Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman to gun down 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. In March, Rivera had faced criticism after he asserted that “the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s…

Georgia home-schooled girl punished with shock collar because ‘the Bible says’

A Georgia couple was arrested this week on charges of child cruelty and false imprisonment after their 15-year-old daughter told authorities that she was forced to live in a chicken coop and wear a remote-controlled shock collar. The 15-year-old, who was home schooled, reportedly said that her adopted parents, Samuel…

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