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Jay Smooth: Gingrich, Romney fight keeps bloggers employed

Count hip-hop radio host and progressive figure Jay Smooth as a fan of the battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich for the GOP presidential nomination. In his latest video commentary, Smooth found humor in the former Massachusetts governor’s inability to close the deal. “Mitt Romney is amazing at not…

WATCH LIVE: Issa holds hearing on Occupy D.C.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), will hold a hearing on Tuesday regarding possible health and safety issues at the Occupy D.C. encampment. Watch this live video from The Washington Post, broadcast Jan. 24, 2012.…

Occupiers build igloos ahead of World Economic Forum

In preparation for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, Swiss “occupy” protesters are preparing a unique strategy to maintain their vigil in the bitter cold: igloos. As the world’s most wealthy and powerful business leaders and government officials flock to the posh resort town, occupiers are making use…

Palin: Christie has his ‘panties in a wad’ over Gingrich

Not pleased over Chris Christie’s recent attack on Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin scolded the New Jersey governor Monday evening. Appearing on the Fox Business Network’s Follow the Money, the former governor of Alaska felt like Christie played into a media trap in criticizing Gingrich for Mitt Romney. “Poor Chris, this…

Panel discusses overturning Citizens United

People for the American Way hosted a panel Tuesday on the nationwide effort to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision that allowed unrestrained corporate spending in U.S. elections. Watch this from People for the American Way, broadcast Jan. 24, 2011. [Ed. note: This story was updated with video from…

Stewart refuses to return super PAC to Colbert

With the South Carolina Primary over, Stephen Colbert shared with his viewers Monday evening some important news. “With a heavy heart and a spastic colon, that I’m re-suspending Herman Cain’s suspended campaign,” he said. “Also, I’m hereby officially ending my exploratory committee to run for President of the United States…

Young Turks: Should liberals root for Gingrich or Romney?

In a segment broadcast Monday night, Current TV’s progressive talk show The Young Turks tackled the issue of who liberals should be rooting for in the Republican primaries: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “Democrats have thought all along that Mitt Romney would be…

Stewart: Newt Gingrich is Washington’s ‘prostate’

Just when he was settled on Mitt Romney being the GOP presidential nominee, Jon Stewart’s excitement level went up multiple notches Monday evening in analyzing Newt Gingrich’s win in South Carolina. Stewart was particularly intrigued at Gingrich’s excoriation of John King at the CNN debate, when he labeled the journalist’s…

Fugitive arrested while giving interview to local news

The police hunt for a man wanted for pulling a gun on his neighbor ended over the weekend after the fugitive decided to give an impromptu interview to a local Mississippi news station. WLBT reporters arrived at the house of Rodney Wayne Hill, who was involved in an overnight standoff…

Maddow: Florida ‘is the anti-abortion primary’

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained why Florida was “the anti-abortion primary” for Republican presidential candidates. Republican state lawmakers filed 18 measures related to abortion in 2011, and five of those bills were signed into law. Even though the latest legislative session has only recently begun,…

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