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Jon Stewart mocks NFL labor dispute, hires Patrick Stewart as a scab

On his show Wednesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took on the NFL referee strike, which unexpectedly caused a national uproar after replacement referees made questionable calls during Monday night football. Inspired by the strike, The Daily Show correspondents started a picket line of their own. But their action…

Pelosi: Democrats will overturn Citizens United if they retake House

During an appearance on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) vowed that Democrats would work “on the first day we’re there” to overturn the controversial Citizens United ruling if they retook the House. She insisted “the public wants” Congress to overturn the Supreme Court ruling, which struck…

Gloria Steinem: Women have to retake the GOP

Feminist Gloria Steinem said Wednesday that women hadn’t left the Republican Party, the Republican Party had left women. “What really happened is that old right-wing Republicans, starting with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, found the Democratic Party too inclusive, and like Jesse Helms, all those folks, they began to go…

Law professors: Drones have turned Pakistan into ‘war zone’

Two law professors told Democracy Now on Wednesday that the use of targeted drone strikes in rural Pakistan had terrorized the local population. Stanford professor James Cavallaro and New York University professor Sarah Knuckey travelled to Pakistan to study the effects the drone strikes had on civilians. “What we found,…

Researchers turn cockroaches into remote controlled cyborgs

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered how to turn cockroaches into steerable cyborg bugs. Using a light-weight microchip that is wired to the cockroach’s sensory organs, the researchers are able to control the movement of the bug with a joystick. “Our aim was to determine whether we…

Mike Rowe takes ‘dirty job’ campaigning for Romney but won’t mention his name

Discovery Channel personality Mike Rowe joined Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign in Ohio on Wednesday but during at least one campaign speech in Bedford, the “Dirty Jobs” host didn’t even bother to utter the candidate’s name. “The first time I was here, I think, was 2004,” Rowe said after…

Cherokee chief demands apology: Scott Brown staffers ‘downright racist’

The Cherokee Nation principal chief on Wednesday demanded an apology from Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) after his staffers mocked Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren’s heritage by shouting “war whoops” and doing the “Tomahawk Chop” at a campaign rally. “The Cherokee Nation is disappointed in and denounces the disrespectful actions of staffers…

Nader: Obama is a ‘war criminal’ but Romney would be worse

Perennial presidential candidate Ralph Nader isn’t running for the nation’s highest office this year, but that’s not stopping him from forcefully speaking his mind. The longtime consumer advocate told Politico on Tuesday that he thinks President Barack Obama is a “war criminal” who’s “worse” than his predecessor, President George W.…

Rep. Joe Walsh: ‘I know’ Romney was right about the 47 percent

Tea party-backed congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL), who is accused of failing to pay child support, recently said that Mitt Romney was right to insult 47 percent of Americans because “we have too many people in the wagon and not enough people pulling the wagon.” In video published by Mother Jones…

Gary Johnson fights zombies with libertarianism

Former New Mexico governor and current third party presidential candidate Gary Johnson fought zombies with the power of libertarianism in a new video published this week by a small group of supporters from New Hampshire. Amid a rabble of red and blue shirt zombies mindlessly bumping into each other, Johnson…

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