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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX returns to the Earth

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship has now completed its mission of successfully traveling to the International Space Station, and is scheduled to land Thursday back on the Earth. NASA told the AFP that SpaceX’s return will look “like a burning comet” as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere. The ship’s mission is…

Gay Arizona dads targeted with domestic ‘terrorism’

A gay Hispanic man and his partner in Gilbert, Arizona say that their family, which includes a disabled daughter, has been targeted with a series of hate crimes that amount to “terrorism” — and they worry that the police are not taking their case seriously. “I truthfully believe it’s because…

Maddow: Romney campaign ‘playing along’ with birthers

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow examined the role of Donald Trump in the campaign of former Massachusetts governor and Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney. On a day that saw the release of Romney’s embarrassing iPhone app and a badly-written gun policy memo which assured…

Sesame Street composer: U.S. ‘perverted’ my music to torture prisoners

Christopher Cerf, creator of the children’s program The Electric Company and an award-winning composer who produced the theme song to Sesame Street, told a reporter recently that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) “perverted” his music “to serve evil” by using his most famous composition to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.…

Colbert rewrites ‘America the Beautiful’ to honor Romney’s iPhone app

On Tuesday night, the campaign for Republican nominee for president, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney released its smartphone app, a set of 14 photo banners that would allow users to decorate pictures of themselves with slogans like “I’m with Mitt.” Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert devoted…

Jon Stewart thanks the Comedy Gods for Trump’s return

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lamented the fact that he would have to be covering the race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the next several months, neither of whom provided much in the way of comedic material. Fortunately for Stewart, the Comedy…

Axelrod: Handful of plutocrats trying to buy this government

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod said Wednesday that billionaires were trying to buy the United States government in the November elections. “There was a report this morning that the Republican Super PACs, apart from Romney and apart from his own super PAC, intend to spend a billion dollars in this…

Rep. Barbara Lee calls PRENDA ‘shock and awe’ in ‘war on women’

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) blasted the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) on Wednesday, comparing it to the “shock and awe” military strategy used at the beginning of the Iraq war. “Supporters of this bill claim that the legislation would combat sex-selective abortions,” she said on the House floor. “Here we go…

Senate candidate: My proposed federal birther office ‘not about Obama’

Republican Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra on Wednesday denied that his proposed federal so-called “birther” office had anything to do with President Barack Obama. He recently told a Michigan tea party group that there should be an office established in Washington, D.C. that ensures presidential candidates meet the minimum qualifications to…

Kucinich: Citizens United ruling would have staggered our Founding Fathers

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Wednesday that the Founding Fathers of the United States would not have supported the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Citizens United. “Money is destroying our politics and our political system,” he said in a video uploaded to YouTube. “Our electoral system has become such…

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