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Sesame Street composer: U.S. ‘perverted’ my music to torture prisoners

Christopher Cerf, creator of the children’s program The Electric Company and an award-winning composer who produced the theme song to Sesame Street, told a reporter recently that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) “perverted” his music “to serve evil” by using his most famous composition to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.…

Colbert rewrites ‘America the Beautiful’ to honor Romney’s iPhone app

On Tuesday night, the campaign for Republican nominee for president, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney released its smartphone app, a set of 14 photo banners that would allow users to decorate pictures of themselves with slogans like “I’m with Mitt.” Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert devoted…

Jon Stewart thanks the Comedy Gods for Trump’s return

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lamented the fact that he would have to be covering the race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the next several months, neither of whom provided much in the way of comedic material. Fortunately for Stewart, the Comedy…

Axelrod: Handful of plutocrats trying to buy this government

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod said Wednesday that billionaires were trying to buy the United States government in the November elections. “There was a report this morning that the Republican Super PACs, apart from Romney and apart from his own super PAC, intend to spend a billion dollars in this…

Rep. Barbara Lee calls PRENDA ‘shock and awe’ in ‘war on women’

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) blasted the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) on Wednesday, comparing it to the “shock and awe” military strategy used at the beginning of the Iraq war. “Supporters of this bill claim that the legislation would combat sex-selective abortions,” she said on the House floor. “Here we go…

Senate candidate: My proposed federal birther office ‘not about Obama’

Republican Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra on Wednesday denied that his proposed federal so-called “birther” office had anything to do with President Barack Obama. He recently told a Michigan tea party group that there should be an office established in Washington, D.C. that ensures presidential candidates meet the minimum qualifications to…

Kucinich: Citizens United ruling would have staggered our Founding Fathers

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Wednesday that the Founding Fathers of the United States would not have supported the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Citizens United. “Money is destroying our politics and our political system,” he said in a video uploaded to YouTube. “Our electoral system has become such…

Fox & Friends airs its own four-minute anti-Obama attack ad

Update (below): Fox News pulls video, claims it was ‘unauthorized’ Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning unveiled a four-minute advertisement that attacked President Barack Obama, which was created by Fox News associate producer Chris White. “Lets talk a little bit about what the campaign slogan used to be for Obama,…

Houston waiter receives $5,000 tip

A waiter in Houston, Texas will lay claim to one of the biggest tips ever received for someone in his profession, telling KPRC-TV that he was given $5,000 from a pair of regular customers. Greg Rubar has been a waiter at D’Amico’s restaurant for 16 years, but never had a…

Author of controversial ‘ex-gay’ study: ‘I apologize’ to LGBT community

Earlier this month, psychiatrist Dr. Robert Spitzer fully recanted a controversial 2003 non-peer reviewed study that he published in the journal The Archives of Sexual Behavior, a study in which he posited that “highly motivated” LGBT people could reach their so-called “heterosexual potential” through counseling and prayer. In a piece…

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