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Colbert weighing presidential run after shock poll

As the Republican primary race rolls ever onward, it looks as if Mitt Romney has a real chance to become the inevitable nominee, and South Carolina could be his do-or-die moment. Oddly enough, a recent survey by Public Policy Polling found that South Carolina voters have another candidate in mind:…

Stewart: Romney most successful candidate who ‘no one likes’

On Wednesday’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart ran down the results of the New Hampshire primary, including the fact that Mitt Romney keeps winning in spite of the fact that no one actually seems to like him. He then expressed his bafflement at the media’s insistence on pretending that Ron…

Furious Iran wants action over scientist’s killing

The assassination of one of Iran’s nuclear scientists sparked deep fury in Tehran on Thursday against prime suspect Israel and against the United States, which said it had nothing to do with the murder. Some hardline newspapers even called for retaliatory action, with one, Keyhan, saying in an editorial that…

DNC chair calls Romney a ‘job cremator’

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke to reporters tonight in New Hampshre in advance of this weekend’s Republican primary debate. According to Benjy Sarlin at Talking Points Memo, the Florida Congresswoman took sharp aim at presumed front-runner Mitt Romney, questioning not only his record but his putative position…

Pat Buchanan out indefinitely at MSNBC

(Updated below.) Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has been suspended indefinitely from MSNBC, according to a statement from that network’s President Phil Griffin. An Associated Press article on CBSNews.com blames reaction to Buchanan’s latest book Suicide of a Superpower for his ouster from the cable network, as well as a campaign…

RuPaul makes surprise New Hampshire campaign announcement

Drag superstar and reality TV host RuPaul made an appearance on the campaign trail in New Hampshire on Saturday. Looking spruce in an ice blue tailored wool coat and studious-looking, horn-rimmed glasses, the nearly seven foot tall “Supermodel” singer was “campaigning” in the state. He announced that his goal is…

Stephen Colbert: ‘Santorum surge’ just got real

According to Stephen Colbert, you can tell that things are looking up for former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) when “the most influential voice of the 19th century, George Will” is writing Op Ed columns calling him the “fun candidate” in the GOP race for the 2012 presidential nomination. Colbert quotes…

Jon Stewart: GOP playing ‘a**holes’ poker’ with Cordray appointment

On last night’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart highlighted the media’s reaction to President Barack Obama’s decision to appoint former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Obama appointed Cordray via recess ppointment, the same parliamentary procedure that George Bush used to appoint John Bolton…

Colbert skewers cable news coverage of Iowa caucuses

On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen congratulated his colleagues in cable news for their coverage of the 2012 Iowa caucus results. He saluted the Fox News team’s willingness to soldier on in spite of the loss of all “basic mental functions” like speech and the ability to operate a calculator.…

Jon Stewart: Santorum is the guy Romney is pretending to be

Last night’s last night’s The Daily Show featured a two-part recap of the results of the Iowa caucuses. It explored the anachronistic thrill of watching people stuff handwritten ballots into boxes, weighed the value of winning the presidency versus the pleasure of little dogs in sunglasses, and then arrived at…

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