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Obama tells NASA: ‘I thought about getting a mohawk myself’

During a Monday call to congratulate NASA for successfully landing the Curiosity rover on Mars, President Barack Obama acknowledged the “special mohawk guy” in the control room who had taken the Internet by storm. As the world watched the rover landing last week, NASA flight engineer Bobak Ferdowsi became an…

Doocy defends Ryan: ‘What’s the matter with being an ideologue?’

Fox News co-host Steve Doocy on Monday attempted spin Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s “ideologue” label as an advantage to Mitt Romney’s campaign. During a series of interviews on Sunday, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod blasted Ryan’s plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system while skewing tax cuts…

Air Force craft to fly over a mile per second

The U.S. Air Force will test an experimental plane on Tuesday that’s capable of flying at hypersonic speeds of over one mile per second. If Tuesday’s test is successful, it will mark the first time the craft has traveled at sustained speeds topping Mach 6, or roughly 3,600 miles per…

Water gun stunt damages historic San Diego pond

Authorities in San Diego are looking for the people responsible for a social media-driven water gun fight that damaged a local landmark. According to U-T San Diego, the “Balboa Park Water Gun Fight 2012,” which reportedly drew about 2,000 people to the park at midnight Saturday night, damaging the park’s…

Chicago-area mosque shot with rifle after Rep. Walsh warns of ‘radical’ Islam

Only hours after tea party-backed Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) released a statement warning that radical Islam was trying to “kill Amerians,” police say that shots from a “high-velocity air rifle” narrowly missed a security guard at the Muslim Education Center near Chicago, while about 500 Muslims prayed inside during Ramadan…

NASA astronaut demonstrates the physics of yo-yos in space

Don Pettit likes to play with a yo-yo. In space. In zero-G. And because he’s a NASA astronaut, he gets to do just that. He also gets to make up new tricks that would be impossible on Earth. “You’ve got all of these neat pieces of physics working on this,”…

Cheney on Ryan: ‘I can’t think of a better choice’ for VP

The man who selected himself to be former President George W. Bush’s running mate says that he “can’t think of a better choice” than Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to share the Republican ticket with Mitt Romney. “I’m a big fan of Paul’s,” former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News…

Top Romney adviser: He ‘would have signed’ Ryan’s budget

As Mitt Romney’s campaign was trying to distance itself from his running mate’s proposed budget on Sunday, senior adviser Ed Gillespie admitted that the candidate “would have signed” Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) controversial plan. After the Republican presidential hopeful on Saturday announced that he had selected Ryan as the vice…

Axelrod: Ryan plan is a ‘prescription for economic catastrophe’

Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod on Sunday warned that the budget plan authored by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), was a “prescription for economic catastrophe.” During an interview on NBC, host David Gregory predicted that Romney and his VP pick would claim…

Pawlenty: I gave Romney a ‘bunch’ of tax returns for VP vetting

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) says he gave Mitt Romney’s campaign a “bunch” of tax returns during the vice presidential vetting process, but claimed he didn’t remember exactly how many years were covered by the disclosure. Romney senior adviser Beth Meyers on Saturday said that potential vice presidential candidates…

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