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Rabid skunk bites Minnesota toddler ‘inside of his mouth’

A rabid skunk attacked a 5-month-old Minnesota boy on Thursday, biting him several times on the face and even “inside of his mouth,” according to local police. The attack happened at a day care in Little Falls, Minn., according to NBC affiliate station KARE-TV. The woman who owns the daycare turned her back on

Colbert: Turns out ‘Robocop’ was optimistic view of Detroit’s future

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed Detroit, Michigan’s looming bankruptcy. With its dwindling population, collapsing infrastructure and areas of complete lawlessness, Colbert said, the real Detroit is making the blasted, post-apocalyptic vision of the city portrayed in the film “Robocop” look like a utopia. The bankruptcy declaration makes

Jeremy Scahill blasts ‘Murder Inc.’ Republicans: They want torture as official policy

Journalist and author Jeremy Scahill ripped into Republicans Thursday on Democracy Now over their support for so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. At a Senate hearing on the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison held Wednesday, conservative activist Frank Gaffney had criticized President Barack Obama’s use of drones to kill suspected terrorists. Gaffney said Obama’s approach to

New Jersey Democrat proposes bill to repeal the Patriot Act

A New Jersey Democrat and U.S. Senate candidate introduced legislation on Wednesday that would repeal the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act. Rep. Rush Holt, a rocket scientist, explained to RT the two laws have allowed the federal government to conduct massive domestic surveillance operations. Though he admitted his Surveillance State Repeal Act

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