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SNL’s Obama like ‘Sixth Sense’ kid: ‘I see employed people’

NBC sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” finally has an African-American man playing Obama, and on Thursday night his second appearance on the show proved why the network made the crucial switch so late in the election. “Okay, I understand your frustration,” actor Jay Pharoah said, taking a question during…

Maher tells Larry King: Paul Ryan has morals of ‘the pimp from Taxi Driver’

In a series of clips released from Larry King’s internet-only show “Larry King Now,” “Real Time With Bill Maher” host Bill Maher sat down with King to lay out his views on vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), trickle-down economics and more. In the first clip embedded below, Maher…

Gingrich: Obama only has to be ‘believable’ in debates to be re-elected

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is setting a low bar for President Barack Obama’s debate performance, saying that he only needs to be “believable” to be re-elected. The former House Speaker on Friday told MSNBC that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney would need a “very strong debate” to even have…

Colbert: Polls showing Romney behind ‘have to be wrong’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took a look at the science of polling, specifically the poll numbers concerning the upcoming presidential election. In survey after survey, President Barack Obama is pulling ahead of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), a development that has some on…

Stewart slams Fox News over hypocritical school lunch coverage

Why is Fox News devoting so much time to attacking the government’s push toward healthier school lunches, Jon Stewart asked Thursday? Because First Lady Michelle Obama is involved. “If she said we need air, half the country would demand gills because, freedom!” Stewart said. Stewart specifically pointed at anchor Megyn…

Tricia Rose: Obama can’t talk about race ‘too much’

President Barack Obama has to walk more gingerly around the topic of race than even a white progressive, The Young Turks contributor Tricia Rose said on the show Thursday night. Rose was responding to recent criticism by Congressional Black Caucus chairperson Emanuel Cleaver, who said the president has not been…

Maine mayor to immigrants: ‘Why are you over here?’

The Mayor of a Maine city is standing by critical remarks against Somali immigrants, despite his views garnering more attention after his appearance in a documentary film. According to The Huffington Post, Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald’s (R) anti-immigrant viewpoint gained a larger platform when he recently appeared in a British…

Armless woman’s job search becomes online inspiration

A Missouri woman’s search for a graphic-design job has led to her becoming an online hit. 25-year-old Tisha Shelton said she started her video blog, which has garnered more than 1.5 million views in just a month, as a way to reassure employers she wasn’t much different from any other…

Researchers find 1.5 million new plankton species

A 70,000-mile research voyage around the world has led to the discovery of 1.5 million new species of plankton, among other findings. According to The Daily Mail, the findings came from more than 30,000 samples taken across the the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern and Indian oceans as part of a project…

Labor tensions mounting in airline industry

Labor disputes increased in two U.S. airlines Thursday, with one confrontation escalating amid threats of legal action. The Wall Street Journal reported that flight attendants for US Airways rejected a contract proposal that would have put them under the same terms as their counterparts at the former America West Airlines…

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