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Colbert: If poor people want food stamps, they should become massive corporations

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert congratulated the Republican-controlled House of Representatives for being able to pass the Farm Bill. When the House GOP caucus found that they couldn’t compromise on the subject of food stamps, they just took that portion out of the bill and passed…

Terminator to the rescue? Watch the most advanced humanoid robot in action

It’s the stuff of science-fiction movies: A six-foot-two, 330-pound humanoid robot that is agile enough to climb using its hands and feet. And it is what DARPA, a research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, hopes one of seven teams will be able to turn into an life-saving emergency…

John Oliver: ‘Solid polling’ of Spitzer and Weiner is surprising everyone — again

Wednesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver ruthlessly mocked Eliot Spitzer’s attempt to return to public office. The former New York governor previously left office in shame after cracking down on prostitution only to himself be caught in a prostitution sting. Now he is seeking to be comptroller…

Larry Elder angrily berates Rachel Jeantel for having a speech impediment

Conservative radio host Larry Elder lashed out at Rachel Jeantel Wednesday night on CNN because she suffers from a speech impediment. How the young black woman talked during the trial of George Zimmerman resulted in a combination of sympathy and mockery. Elder suggested that Jeantel was unintelligent and uneducated because…

Watch: Famed whistleblower battles former attorney general over Edward Snowden

Wednedsay night on PBS NewsHour, Vietnam War era whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey debated the case of Edward Snowden. Ellsberg, who was tried under the Espionage Act for leaking the Pentagon Papers, said Snowden was right to leak information about the National Security Agency’s surveillance…

Pennsylvania GOP chairman: Voter ID law helped ‘cut Obama’ during 2012 election

The head of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania said last week that the state’s controversial voter ID law helped suppress Obama voters. Chairman Rob Gleason told PCN in an interview that the voter ID law had an impact on the 2012 elections. “We probably had a better election,” he explained.…

Daily Caller sends 16-year-old intern to question the White House

A conservative publication sent a high school junior to the White House briefing on Wednesday. Gabe Finger, a 16-year-old intern at The Daily Caller, asked White House spokesman Jay Carney if President Barack Obama was providing protection to George Zimmerman and his family. Carney informed the boy that such protection…

IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning groups

Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George prevented the release of documents proving the IRS treated left-leaning groups the same way it treated tea party groups, acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel testified on Wednesday. “We were imminently going to produce a document in an unredacted form that would indicate the identity…

Student activists holding sit-in at Florida Gov. Scott’s office over Zimmerman verdict

Members of a student activist group remained inside the Florida state Capitol Wednesday afternoon, determined to wait until they can ask Gov. Rick Scott (R) in person to revisit several state laws they say endanger youth of color around the state. Ciara Taylor, political director for the Dream Defenders, told…

Rep. John Lewis: Recent Voting Rights Act decision by Supreme Court ‘broke my heart’

At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) described to the Senate his reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate key components of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act earlier this summer. According to Huffington Post, Lewis was…

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