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Joseph Stiglitz tells jobs ‘truthers’ the idea of a conspiracy is ‘literally absurd’

Appearing on Saturday morning’s edition of Up with Chris Hayes , Joseph Stiglitz took on jobs “truthers.” The Columbia University professor and Nobel Laureate in Economics explained the absurdity of former GE CEO Jack Welch’s assertion that the Obama administration cooked the books on yesterday’s jobs numbers in order to…

Pink says she is an ‘honorary lesbian’

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Maher: Anniversary sex left Obama ‘spent’ for debate

Wednesday’s first presidential debate, Bill Maher said Friday, was a marked contrast: while Republican Mitt Romney showed what he looked like “all charged up,” President Barack Obama, Maher said, looked like he’d spent Maher’s million-dollar donation on weed. Maher also cracked that the timing of the debate — it was…

FBI: Border Patrol agent was likely killed by friendly fire

The FBI said Friday that a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona earlier this week was likely a victim of friendly fire, CNN reported. “There are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie, 30, and the injury to a second agent…

Bill Moyers and Univision anchors slam presidential debate organizers

Bill Moyers and Univision news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas criticized the group behind this year’s presidential and vice-presidential debates Friday for failing to recognize the growing Latino electorate. “The Commission on Presidential Debates, they’re stuck in the 1950s,” Ramos said on Moyers & Company. “They still think…

Jack Welch: I have no evidence jobs numbers were doctored

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch admitted to Hardball host Chris Matthews Friday that he had no evidence to support his accusation that President Barack Obama’s administration had falsified new employment statistics, yet refused to take it back. The report, released Friday morning, placed the national unemployment rate at 7.8…

Vest lets Facebook users hug from afar

A vest developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lets Facebook users hug one another no matter how far apart they are. A Like-A-Hug vest on display Friday at the website of designer Melissa Kit Chow was touted as “wearable social media” that inflates to embrace wearers whenever Facebook friends…

Romney: Economy improving because Americans are ‘giving up and dropping out’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday that the nation’s improving unemployment rate actually means that “more and more Americans” have simply decided they don’t want to work anymore, “giving up and dropping out” of the job hunt. “The unemployment rate, as you know, this year has come down very,…

‘Third Eagle’ posts new song protesting ‘first gay president’ Obama

In a new song, the singer and songwriter who calls himself “Third Eagle” insinuates that President Barack Obama is a gay man who is waiting for the election to be over so he can leave his wife and start getting “oral” from a man named “George, Ed or Steve.” Third…

Man sucker punches public defender after getting 15-year sentence

A man in Rock Hill, South Carolina earned himself an extra six months behind bars earlier this week because he punched his own attorney after being given a 15-year sentence. Lamarcus Williamson was in handcuffs on Tuesday when the judge accepted his plea deal for robbery, drug and assault charges,…

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