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Maddow: How a man you’ve never heard of could cost Romney the election

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Rachel Maddow discussed how a little-known third party candidate could scuttle Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s electoral chances in the state of Virginia and thereby cost him the presidency. At the outset of the segment, Maddow pointed out that according to some polls, the…

Headless ‘cheetah bot’ breaks human and robot speed records

Are we the only ones who are a little creeped out by this headless robot cheetah that can run 28.3 miles per hour? According to PC Mag, the 4-legged robot was created by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which based its design on real cheetahs, which are the…

Colbert: Conventions rare opportunity to hear different parties say same things

Friday night, on a special edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert delivered his post-mortem on the two 2012 political conventions. “Now that the balloons have dropped,” he said, “the conventions can be over. Rob Portman and John Kerry can be bubble-wrapped and returned the National Wonk Containment Facilities,…

Stewart: Dems want you to know bin Laden is really, really, seriously, totally dead

On a special Friday night edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart went over a few of the predominant themes from the Democratic National Convention. As usual there was some hope, some change, some “we can make it if we try” and one other very important fact that the…

VP candidate Paul Ryan: States should decide medical marijuana laws for themselves

In a pre-taped interview based on questions submitted by viewers of KRDO in Colorado Springs, Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) endorsed the view that states — like Colorado — should be able to decide their own laws on medical marijuana. Anchor Eric Singer asked Ryan, “In Colorado…

Christine O’Donnell claims on Bill Maher that she ‘didn’t approve’ the witch ad

Two years ago, Bill Maher stood in front of his audience and dared a former guest — Christine O’Donnell, then the upstart, tea-party-backed candidate for Senator in Delaware — to come back on his show. And, if she didn’t, he promised to release a clip a week of her appearances.…

Ann Romney: Marriage rights, birth control aren’t economic issues for women

David Nelson, an anchor with KWQC in Davenport, Iowa had a chance to interview Ann Romney today, and he decided to focus on the meat behind her convention speech comment, “I love women.” But Ann Romney had other ideas. Less than two minutes into the interview, after she gave her…

Texas woman pokes holes in state-recommended alternatives to Planned Parenthood

Andrea Grimes, a pro-choice writer and activist, pokes holes in a state-sponsored database that supposedly offers hundreds of alternatives to Planned Parenthood in a video published at RH Reality Check on Friday. As background, the state has forgone $40 million in federal assistance due to its efforts to defund Planned…

Actual socialist Bernie Sanders: No, Obama is not a socialist

Speaking to talk show host Bill Moyers this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who self-identifies as a Democratic socialist, explained that no matter how many times Republicans say it, President Barack Obama is not a socialist as well. Democratic socialism (PDF), he explained, “means that health care should be a…

Fake news gets people to agree anything is true—except Clint Eastwood’s speech

A new original satire video from Jest’s comedy website proves that “people will believe anything about politics if you look like a news man and are holding a microphone.” The fake news caster runs around New York City proving typical idiocy by saying things that simply aren’t true — like that President…

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