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Colbert: Super Congress saying ‘Semper F.U.’ to veterans

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert says that there are 1 percent of Americans that the congressional Super Committee wants to make pay — and it’s not the rich. The Super Committee has five days left to find a compromise to reduce the nation’s deficit by $1.2 trillion or there will…

Naomi Wolf slams feminists’ response to the Assange rape prosecution

Author and activist Naomi Wolf, whose sarcastic and prescriptive criticisms of the rape allegations against and prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange caused quite a stir in the feminist community in the last year, continued to vociferously defend her statements about rape, consensual sex and the need to reform rape…

Beck calls Santorum ‘the next George Washington’

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck asked his listeners on Wednesday to consider Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum because he could be “the next George Washington.” “I don’t endorse candidates, I don’t get involved in politics,” the former Fox News host declared. “Rick Santorum is a friend of mine, but I…

Russell Simmons planning ‘Occupy Wall Street’ concert

Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons says every good movement needs a soundtrack, and he’s doing his part to bring the music to “Occupy Wall Street.” The recording magnate told former Raw Story reporter Brad Jacobson, in a piece for Billboard, that he is in the process of putting together a concert…

Bank of America hires Malcolm Gladwell to attract small business clients

Bank of America announced today that they had contracted with author and New Yorker scribe Malcolm Gladwell to headline a series of lectures designed to attract small business owners to the much-criticized bank. In his presentations, the bank said, “Borrowing from the concepts in ‘Outliers,’ Gladwell examined the unique attributes…

Republican strategist wonders if gay anchor ‘disappointed a woman’

A Republican strategist who has spoken out against same sex marriage asked one of the few openly gay news anchors Wednesday if he had ever “disappointed a woman.” During a segment about female support for presidential candidates, Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts that President Barack Obama…

Colbert: Protesters attacked police batons with their ‘soft, jabable bellies’

On Tuesday’s show, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert celebrated New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to evict protesters from Zuccotti Park. Bloomberg admitted Tuesday morning that the decision had been his alone. “New York City is the city where you can come and express yourself,” the mayor said. “What…

Nepal awaits first LGBT film dubbed ‘Brokeback Everest’

The tears and bloodshot eyes of a beautiful leading lady who has lost her lover are familiar to all Nepalese cinema-goers, but this time the object of her desire is another woman. In a poignant vignette on a Kathmandu film set, Kiran wanders aimlessly through traffic struggling to take in…

John Lennon peace sign sells for $150,000

LONDON — A placard reading “Bed Peace”, which was made by former Beatle John Lennon during his peace-in with wife Yoko Ono at a Canadian hotel, fetched almost £100,000 at a London auction on Tuesday. The sign, sold at Christie’s auction house, was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder for…

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