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Stewart, Colbert vow to ‘not coordinate’ their super PAC ideas

Still needing advice on how to spend his inherited super PAC money, Jon Stewart called on the services of one Stephen Colbert Tuesday evening. With Federal Election Commission rules not allowing Colbert to coordinate ads with Stewart, both comedians came up with a unique solution to avoid any law breaking.…

Wikipedia founder slams SOPA/PIPA: ‘Not the right bill’

Jimmy Wales, founder of the user-generated encyclopedia Wikipedia, said on CNN last night that he commends efforts to stop online piracy, but cautioned that the measures in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) simply go too far. “I’m a big believer that we…

Jerry Springer calls out Fox News’s perpetual Obama bashing

Appearing on the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Wednesday, former Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer, notorious for his low-brow talk show, criticized host Gretchen Carlson for pretending to be fair when it comes to matters of presidential politics. Speaking about the recent Newsweek cover story by blogger Andrew…

Colbert: Jon and I are ‘like Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia’

Upset over rumors saying he’s coordinating with his formeR super PAC, Stephen Colbert wanted to set the record straight Tuesday evening. Skeptics like Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith questioned how Jon Stewart’s super PAC was able to creat an ad endorsing Hermain Cain in South Carolina before Colbert even aired his segment…

Maddow: Wednesday ‘going to be a very different day’ because of blackout

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that Wednesday would be a strange day for people who spend a lot of time browsing the Internet. In an unprecedented move, an estimated 7,000 websites plan to shut down for the day in protest of the House’s Stop Online Privacy Act and the Senate’s…

Occupier Jesse LaGreca: The movement needs to change laws

“Occupy Wall Street” protester Jesse LaGreca told The Young Turks host Cenk Ugyur on Tuesday that he thought the movement should lobby lawmakers. “I’m a political creature and in my vision Occupy Wall Street should be about changing laws, whether it is bringing back Glass-Steagall [Act], campaign finance reform or…

Italian cruise captain refused orders to reboard ship

The captain of the cruise ship that ran aground and sank off the Italian coast refused to reboard the doomed vessel after he abandoned it, audio recordings revealed. The Costa Concordia hit rocks and capsized on late Friday, leaving at least 11 dead. Capt. Francesco Schettino allegedly abandoned the ship…

DNC lampoons Romney’s 24-hour flip flops

The Democratic National Convention released a video on Tuesday that mocks former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for dodging questions and flip flopping within a 24-hour timespan. The video juxtaposes clips of Romney from Monday night’s Republican debate with clips from a Tuesday morning press conference in Florence, South Carolina. During…

Ron Paul: Dept. of Transportation only needs ‘one guy and a computer’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn’t want to abolish the Department of Transportation, but he said on Tuesday that the agency really only needed “one guy and a computer.” During a town hall event in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Texas congressman made the case for “user fees” for national parks…

Gingrich on Obama: ‘I want to knock him out,’ not just ‘bloody his nose’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich used a violent metaphor on Tuesday to refer to the nation’s first black president. During a town hall event in Florence, South Carolina, a supporter complimented the former House Speaker for having “fire in the belly.” “We’ve got to bloody Obama’s nose,” the man said.…

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