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Mos Def explains it all

Here’s a compilation of hip-hop artist Mos Def explaining to Bill Maher’s audience what his political views are. Not only does he question the attacks of Sept. 11, 2011, he goes on to say he doesn’t believe mankind has landed on the moon, but adds that he totally believes in…

Huckabee triggers feminist firestorm for criticizing Natalie Portman’s pregnancy

Appearing on a right-wing talk show recently, arch conservative Fox News pundit and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee had a few things to say about Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman and her status as a soon-to-be single mother. His remarks triggered a feminist firestorm in the media, and for good reason.…

Layoffs loom in Wisconsin as Walker refuses to compromise with Dems

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued layoff warning notices on Friday to unions representing state workers as a battle intensified between Republican and Democratic lawmakers over union bargaining rights that has sparked protests and a national debate. “If the Senate Democrats come back to Wisconsin, these notices…

Police: DNA confirms capture of the ‘East Coast Rapist’

Police with the US Marshals Service say that a man responsible for more than a dozen rapes over the last decade has finally been caught through the use of DNA evidence. At the end of an exhaustive investigation spanning years, Sgt. Kim Chinn, of the Prince William County Police Department,…

Police charge Aaron Thomas as ‘East Coast Rapist’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police on Saturday identified the East Coast Rapist, accused in 17 attacks over more than a decade, as Aaron Thomas, 39, of New Haven, Connecticut, where one of the attacks took place. Thomas’s arrest on Friday was the result of a sudden turn last week in…

Anthony Weiner’s acrimonious exchange with Fox’s Megyn Kelly

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) returned to Megyn Kelly’s Fox News hour, and what ensued was a heated exchange over Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife’s financial involvement in tea party activism. Weiner insisted Thomas’s links to the tea party should compel him to recuse himself from litigating on the constitutionality…

Obama joins forces with Jeb Bush on education

MIAMI (AFP) – In a case of strange political bedfellows, US President Barack Obama and Jeb Bush, the son and brother of presidents, shared a stage in Florida to push for education reform on Friday. Bush, the former governor of the Sunshine State, teamed up with Obama at a school…

David Koch: Prank call ‘a case of identity theft’

Billionaire donates $100 million for MIT cancer center Conservative billionaire David Koch says the Gonzo journalist who impersonated him in a recent prank call heard across the nation may be guilty of identity theft. “It’s a case of identity theft,” Koch told the New York Times in a rare interview…

Obama calls for bipartisan budget deal that doesn’t hurt jobs

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama called Saturday for Democrats and Republicans agree on a budget that cuts wasteful spending without sacrificing job-creating investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure. “We need to come together, Democrats and Republicans, around a long-term budget that sacrifices wasteful spending without sacrificing the job-creating…

Bill Maher bashes Gingrich: ‘I don’t think actual Newts are this slimy’

The host of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” directed the final “New Rule” of his Friday show to attacking Newt Gingrich, a former Republican House speaker who announced this week he’s exploring a presidential run. “If Charlie Sheen’s home life means he can’t have a TV show, then I…

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