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‘Occupy’ protesters interrupt Ron Paul: ‘Why do you hate gays?’

As part of their promise to “go big,” protesters with the 99 Percent movement have been interrupting campaign-related events all over Iowa in the week leading up to the nation’s first major presidential candidate selection contest, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not given an exception. During a rally with…

Lawrence O’Donnell calls for NYPD to fire ‘outlaw cops’

On the “Rewrite” segment of his show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said the only way for the New York Police Department to remain respectable was for the department to terminate officers who prevent reporters from covering protests. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly had ordered officers to avoid interfering with…

‘Occupy the Caucus’ protesters arrested at Wells Fargo bank in Iowa

Three people affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement were arrested at a Wells Fargo branch in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The protesters said they targeted Wells Fargo because the bank gave $61,500 to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. “Wells Fargo along with other banks…

Parody: Flavor Flav moderates ‘Insane on the Campaign’ debate

After making a musical parody of Occupy Wall Street in November, the Cult Comedy Picture Show released their latest video on Tuesday, which pokes fun at the Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. The musical parody is based on Cypress Hill’s hit single “Insane in the…

National Organization for Marriage attacks ‘radical’ Ron Paul with Iowa ad

Making good on its threat to target Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R), the New Jersey-based National Organization for Marriage has released an advertisement in Iowa that brands him a “radical” who is unwilling to defend traditional marriage. “There’s five days left,” Brian Brown, president of NOM, told the New York…

Stormfront founder: Ron Paul’s views ‘coincide with ours’ on most issues

Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) received an unwanted endorsement on Tuesday when Don Black, the founder of the white nationalist group Stormfront, told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur that he supported Paul’s presidential candidacy. Paul has recently been plagued by racist, hate-filled newsletters that were published under his name.…

Japanese firm creates humanoid robot to replace factory workers

Japanese firm Kawada Industries is on the leading edge of a growing industry that threatens to become a major disruptive force in the coming years: automated labor. At a recent robot expo, Kawada showed off Nextage, a human-shaped robotic laborer the company says is intended to “work alongside” people. In…

Romney: ‘Big Bird is going to have advertisements’

If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has his way then toddlers could be getting a dose of fast food advertising with their Bert and Ernie. During a campaign event in Clinton, Iowa Wednesday, the former Massachusetts governor told supporters that there were a number of things he would do to…

After promising no teleprompters, Bachmann reads speech from iPad instead

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has found a loophole in her pledge not to use teleprompters. At a campaign stop in Creston, Iowa Wednesday, the candidate read her campaign speech directly from an iPad tablet computer. “I have a statement I would like to read before I open up and…

Dennis Leary’s parody sends jihadist Charlie Brown to hell for Christmas

Comedian Dennis Leary took a shot at Muslims over the Christmas holiday with a video that turns cartoon character Charlie Brown into a stereotypical bearded Islamic radical intent on killing Americans. On his Whosay website a few days before the Christian holiday, Leary posted a parody of the classic seasonal…

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