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Chicago man unwittingly buys $127,752 worth of authentic Banksy works from street vendor

England’s notoriously anonymous street-artist “Banksy” continued his October invasion of New York City this Sunday by installing a “pop-up” stall in Central Park. The stall was selling “100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases for $60 each.” A total of eight were sold, netting the vendor $420. By comparison, in 2008…

Banksy’s latest art stunt drives a truck of stuffed animals to slaughter in Brooklyn

Street artist and provocateur Banksy is at it again, with felt instead of a stencil. In his latest installation — if you would like to call it that — Banksy stuffed a dirty green truck labeled “Farm Fresh Meats” with noisy stuffed animatronic animals, which appears to be driving around…

CNN host calls out Politico reporter who says fact checking isn’t her job: ‘You ignore that?’

Politico reporter Ginger Gibson shocked CNN guest media critic Frank Sesno on Sunday when she said that she didn’t bother to check facts if she was told that her sources were not telling the truth. During a segment about the increasing role of fact checking organizations like PolitiFact, Sesno asked…

Senate chaplain tells Fox News: ‘Any objective observer’ can see the shutdown ‘insanity’

In a recent interview, U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black told Fox News that “any objective observer” could see that there was a “certain insanity” in Congress that allowed the ongoing government shutdown to take place. Following an impasse over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law that left the government…

Krugman lectures Noonan on GOP hostage taking: ‘Nothing like this ever happened before’

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday shot down Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan’s argument that the Republican Party’s tactic of shutting down the government and refusing to raise the debt ceiling was “business as usual.” During panel discussion on ABC’s This Week, former White House Senior Adviser David…

Rand Paul ‘proud’ to be a Republican because of ‘rich history’ of civil rights

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday explained that the GOP’s “rich history” of fighting for civil rights made him proud to be a member of the Republican Party. During an interview with CNN on Sunday, host Candy Crowley asked Paul if he could ever see himself joining another political party…

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: ‘The sequester has been one of the good things’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Sunday said that House Republicans would refuse any deal to raise the debt ceiling and re-open the government if it included backtracking on the austerity fiscal policy known as sequestration. Over the weekend, Senate Democrats rejected a plan offered by Republicans that would have locked…

Scientific American dustup over blogger being called ‘urban whore’ after rejecting request for unpaid work

Scientific American’s blog network drew controversy Friday after removing a complaint about mistreatment posted by one of its scientific bloggers. Danielle N. Lee, Ph.D., rejected a request for unpaid writing by Biology-Online.org, a partner site of Scientific American, notes Wired Magazine writer Maryn McKenna. In an emailed response, a Biology-Online.org…

Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk: ‘All you do is weaken the f—ing country’

A video of two Philadelphia police officers racially abusing two pedestrians in a stop-and-frisk went viral Friday, drawing attention to problems with out of control cops from local media. Officer Philip Nace and another officer from the city’s 25th District can be seen in the video, dated Sept. 27, as…

Ben Carson: Obamacare is the worst thing that’s happened in this nation since slavery

Newly hired Fox News contributor Dr. Ben Carson believes that the Affordable Care Act — known as Obamacare — is the worst thing since slavery. “I have to tell you Obamacare is, really I think, the worst thing that’s happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson said Friday at the…

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