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‘Game Change’ trailer unveils Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

HBO has released the first trailer for “Game Change”, the TV-movie based on the book of the same name, a gossipy, best-selling account of the 2008 presidential campaign by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. The 60-second clip, embedded below via YouTube, seems determined to paint the story with the broadest…

Trump: If I run, I’ll ‘do great’ with African-Americans

Donald Trump called in to Greta Van Susteren’s show on Thursday night to discuss the current state of the Republican field and the question of whether or not “the right third party candidate” (namely himself) could beat President Obama in 2012. The Reality TV star hearkened back to the Ross…

Lesbian couple shares honorary first kiss at Navy homecoming

Thanks to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — a policy that prohibited gays from serving openly in the military — a lesbian couple won the first kiss honor at a Navy homecoming. The couple won the first kiss honor, a Navy tradition, in a raffle. “I think that…

Maddow slaps down Palin over Obama Christmas cards

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night mocked Sarah Palin for criticizing President Obama’s Christmas cards. The cards showed a picture of Bo, the Obama family’s dog, near a fireplace in a decorated room. Palin told Fox News that the cards were “odd” because they highlighted Obama’s dog rather than…

Scott Horton discusses the National Defense Authorization Act

Scott Horton, a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, said Wednesday that the National Defense Authorization Act was ambiguous about whether U.S. citizens who were suspected terrorists could be detained indefinitely. “I think it makes clear that the law is locked in as it stands, but I think there is a…

Ron Paul quits CNN interview after being asked about racist newsletters

Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul ended an interview with CNN after he was questioned about a hate-filled newsletter that was published under his name. The newsletters were published about 20 years ago and contained a number of incendiary comments about African-Americans, such as referring to Martin Luther…

Santorum: Christian leaders ‘really worried’ about Romney or Paul win

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum revealed Wednesday that Bob Vander Plaats, the head of anti-gay Christian group The Family Leader, and other conservative leaders had asked either him, Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry to drop out because they were “really worried that Mitt Romney or Ron Paul’s going to win.”…

Pat Robertson: Gays can ‘un-acquire’ homosexuality

Televangelist Pat Robertson offered a simple solution Wednesday to gays who want to be straight: just ‘un-acquire’ homosexuality. A viewer named “Tommy” asked Robertson how he could show his gay son “the love of Jesus when you know his sexual preference is an abomination?” “You want to say, ‘look I…

Romney: Bush wouldn’t have invaded Iraq if he knew there were no WMD

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney insisted on Wednesday that President George W. Bush would never have invaded Iraq if he had known that were no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the country. “If we knew at the time of our entry into Iraq that there were no weapons of…

Report: Gary Johnson to quit GOP race, run as Libertarian

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson will drop out of the Republican presidential race and run for the Libertarian Party nomination, multiple reports said Tuesday. Both NBC News and Politico have confirmed that Johnson will announce his attentions during a press conference in Santa Fe next Wednesday. “I feel abandoned…

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