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Geraldo: My Senate candidacy would bring ‘new vitalization’ to GOP

Fox News’s mustachioed menace may be taking his show on the road to Washington, D.C. — that is, if the voters of New Jersey will have him. Appearing Friday morning at his regular perch on “Fox & Friends,” the longtime conservative talk host followed up on the surprise announcement he…

Colbert: Best part of Super Bowl is the ads for the ads

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Sunday’s Super Bowl game and confessed that his favorite part of the big game weekend is the ads for the ads, that is, the so-called “teaser” commercials that point viewers to the actual TV spots that will run…

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch dead at 88

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has died at the age of 88. According to ABC News, a spokesman for the brash, confrontational and sometimes controversial mayor confirmed his death on Friday morning. Koch had recently been admitted to the hospital to be treated for water in his lungs.…

Jon Stewart mocks NRA chief: Let’s only pass laws that criminals will follow

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday night mocked the various arguments that National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre provided against gun control. At a Senate hearing on gun violence, LaPierre explained that citizens of the United States needed high-power firearms to both defend themselves from an overbearing…

Maddow: Republicans wish we were still in ‘factually wrong’ Iraq war

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reviewed the Senate’s fierce confirmation hearing for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel. She noted that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska, were once close colleagues. Hagel served as McCain’s national co-chair during the 2000 Republican…

Noam Chomsky: Obama would be a ‘moderate Republican’ several decades ago

MIT professor Noam Chomsky said Thursday the Republican and Democratic parties had become increasingly conservative since the 1970s due to the reshaping of U.S. economic power. Chomsky told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur that President Barack Obama was “more or less” a progressive, given the current usage of the…

Rep. Schock struggles to explain opposition to same sex marriage

Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois stumbled badly on Thursday after reporters asked him why he didn’t support same-sex marriage. “Uh, well, I — I just haven’t,” he replied. “I think everybody has a set of beliefs on issues, social issues in particular, that are a reflection of how they…

NRA president: Reid facing ‘incredible pressure’ on gun control

National Rifle Association president David Keene said Thursday he had no idea whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) would support or oppose new gun control legislation. At a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Keene noted the NRA had a “relatively friendly relationship with the senator over…

Sen. Inhofe asks Hagel: Why does Iran ‘so strongly support’ you?

Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK) asked Chuck Hagel on Thursday why Iran supported his nomination as defense secretary. “Given that Iran, the people — I’m quoting right now from Iran — people of the Middle East, the Muslim region and North Africa, people of these regions hate America from the…

Assault rifle found in car of suspected Phoenix shooter

Investigators in Arizona on Thursday reportedly recovered a military-style assault rifle in a vehicle rented by a man who they suspect of killing one person and wounding two others at an office building in Phoenix on Wednesday. Mesa police confirmed that a body found in a Bass Pro Shop parking…

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