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Video game challenges players to live on $8 an hour

A new game developed by an advertising agency copywriter has captured the experience of being poor in a way no other game to come before it has even hoped to do. Called “Spent,” the flash-based, mostly text-driven game challenges players to make it through one month as a single parent…

Bachmann warns of Hezbollah ‘missile sites’ in Cuba

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Monday that it would be “foolish” to normalize trade with Cuba because Hezbollah could soon have “missile sites” there. “Why would you normalize trade with a country that sponsors terror?” the candidate asked a crowd of supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “There is reports…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks at LinkedIn town hall

President Barack Obama was expected to participate in a virtual town hall event Monday in association with the social media site LinkedIn. Watch this live video from the White House, broadcast Sept. 26, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Tea party Rep: We do give Boehner ‘fits’

Wondering if the Tea Party caucus in the House intentionally gives John Boehner headaches? One congressman says that is the case. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) appeared on Fox News Monday morning and was asked by anchor Bill Hemmer if the most conservative members of the chamber gives the House Speaker…

Tea party Rep: We do give Boehner ‘fits’

Wondering if the Tea Party caucus in the House intentionally gives John Boehner headaches? One congressman says that is the case. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) appeared on Fox News Monday morning and was asked by anchor Bill Hemmer if the most conservative members of the chamber gives the House Speaker…

Alabama town to offenders: Go to church or go to jail

The small town of Bay Minette, Alabama is telling people convicted of small crimes to choose Jesus or choose jail. Starting this week, the city judge will implement Operation Restore Our Community (ROC), which gives misdemeanor offenders a choice between fines and jail or a year of Sunday church services.…

Cain disagrees with House GOP on FEMA funding

Fresh off of winning the Florida GOP straw poll, Herman Cain appeared on CNN’s American Morning Monday to discuss his sudden momentum in the presidential race, as well as the current battle on Capital Hill over disaster relief funding. Asked by host Carol Costello if he agreed with the House…

Cain disagrees with House GOP on FEMA funding

Fresh off of winning the Florida GOP straw poll, Herman Cain appeared on CNN’s American Morning Monday to discuss his sudden momentum in the presidential race, as well as the current battle on Capital Hill over disaster relief funding. Asked by host Carol Costello if he agreed with the House…

U.S.-based Fermilab to try and break speed of light

U.S.-based particle accelerator Fermilab said it would conduct tests that investigate whether neutrino particles can travel faster than the speed of light, a feat the European research center CERN recently claimed to have achieved. If the findings are upheld, it could fundamentally rewrite humanity’s understanding of physics, proving that Albert…

UC Berkeley GOP group to host racist bake sale

The University of California Berkeley’s Republicans have a new take on pastries: racism. The student group is intentionally selling baked goods at different prices based on race and gender to oppose Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signing a bill allowing California public schools to consider affirmative action. The Berkeley College Republicans…

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