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Rush Limbaugh: Chicago teacher strike a ploy to re-elect Obama

Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh on Monday speculated that the Chicago Teachers Union’s strike was a secret plot by the Obama campaign. “You watch, [Chicago mayor] Rahm Emanuel himself is the guy who said, ‘never let a crisis go to waste,” Limbaugh said. “We know that the unions and…

Filmmaker highlights tourist attraction meant to simulate ‘illegal immigration’ experience

A film out this week puts a spotlight on a surprising business that’s starting to attract a lot of attention in Mexico: an illegal immigration “theme park” of sorts, where people can pay a small fee to get a taste of what it’s really like crossing into the U.S. without…

San Diego Zoo’s new baby panda makes his television debut

San Diego Zoo scientists performed their third examination of the zoo’s newest panda addition this weekend, confirming that it is a boy, and released the video to the public. The as-yet unnamed panda cub was born on July 29, 2012 to great fanfare, and is the sixth cub for its…

30 at risk as reality show home quarantined amid hantavirus fears

A Houston-area home featured in a reality show is under quarantine while officials determine whether a woman inside has developed a virus with a 40 percent mortality rate. KTRK-TV reported that the woman, whose mother owns the home, was one of 30 people who were in and out of the…

Tea party activist: DNC full of communist activity

Tea party activist and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi believes the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was a “remarkable demonstration” of “communist activity disguised as patriotism.” In a video uploaded to YouTube on Saturday, he noted that the Democratic Party Platform of 2012 initially did not contain the word “God” nor…

Gingrich: Clinton’s DNC speech ‘actually a condemnation’ of Obama

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday asserted that former President Bill Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech highlighting Barack Obama’s accomplishments was “actually a condemnation” of the current president. “I actually thought parts of the Clinton speech were eerily anti-Obama,” Gingrich told Candy Crowley during an interview on CNN.…

Tornado hits parts of New York City

Residents in Queens and Brooklyn felt a new kind of scare Saturday afternoon, as a tornado touched down in their communities. According to WNBC-TV, the new neighborhoods, along with Staten Island and counties in Connecticut, New Jersey and Long Island, will remain under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. local…

Headless ‘cheetah bot’ breaks human and robot speed records

Are we the only ones who are a little creeped out by this headless robot cheetah that can run 28.3 miles per hour? According to PC Mag, the 4-legged robot was created by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which based its design on real cheetahs, which are the…

Rep. Bartlett apologizes for comparing student loans to the Holocaust

Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland apologized Thursday after video emerged of him comparing student loans to the extermination of Jews in German concentration camps. “While explaining my position on an important Constitutional issue I regrettably used an extreme example as a comparison that was ill-advised and inappropriate,” he said…

Creation Museum founder decries ‘vicious secularist attack’ after criticizing Bill Nye

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, Creation Museum founder Ken Ham complained of “vicious” online attacks by “secularists” after criticizing Bill Nye, commonly know as “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” In late August, Nye urged parents to not teach their children creationism because the United States needed “scientifically…

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