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Bono ignites TED 2013 urging audience to become ‘factivists’ in war on extreme poverty and corruption

Rock star Bono embraced his inner nerd on Tuesday as he made a case that extreme poverty could be eliminated by the year 2030 with the help of technology. “Forget the rock opera, forget the bombast,” Bono told a rapt audience at a prestigious TED gathering in Southern California. “The…

Jon Stewart: Robert Gibbs a human shield against what’s actually going on

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs for accepting a job at MSNBC. Stewart ripped Gibbs for acting as a “human shield against what we on Earth call what’s actually going on,” pointing out the former White House…

Rep. Keith Ellison hammers Sean Hannity: You’re a shill for the Republican Party

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota ripped into Fox News host Sean Hannity during a tense interview on Tuesday night. Hannity began his segment by claiming President Barack Obama was to blame for looming across-the-budget cuts known as the sequester. The conservative Fox News host insisted the President was “fearmongering”…

Architect: Vertical farm in San Diego would revolutionize U.S. produce consumption

A young architect hopes a developer will decide to build his 23-acre farm in the center of San Diego. Unlike most farms, this one would reach 500 feet into the sky. Brandon Martella, 24, graduated from the New School of Architecture and Design last year and quickly finished his plans…

Michigan Republican: ‘Strange’ no one is looking into Obama’s birthplace

Michigan state Sen. Tom Casperson, a Republican, said Tuesday he wasn’t sure whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. “I don’t know because it seems like that issue was dropped immediately as far as the major media went,” he said on Michael Patrick Shiels’ radio show. “My…

Rep. Adam Schiff slams ‘staggering naivety’ of Citizens United ruling

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California called for the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling to be overturned, saying the decision was “at odds with reality.” The ruling struck down key campaign finance laws, giving rise to so-called Super PACs that can raise and spend unlimited sums of money to…

Michele Bachmann: Presidential debates made me a ‘virtual Wikipedia’

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota on Monday claimed she never said anything factually incorrect during the Republican presidential primary debates in 2011. “It was a very good experience because I think that challenges are very good for us,” she said at the Patrick Henry College in Virginia. “I made…

Watch live: Senate reconsiders failed Hagel vote for Secretary of Defense

Members of the United States Senate will reconsider a failed cloture vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Feb. 26. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Florida cops raid disabled activist hours after she’s linked to marijuana bill

Law enforcement officials in Florida say that it’s a coincidence that the home of wheelchair-bound activist was raided just hours after her name was linked to an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state. In a report about how the support for medical marijuana could effect the governor’s race…

Chuck D compares Trayvon Martin murder case to O.J. Simpson trial

In an interview discussing the anniversary of the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, rapper and activist Chuck D reacted skeptically to CNN host Carol Costello on Tuesday when she asked him about the theory that people should let the murder trial of his killer, George Zimmerman, play out. “I…

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