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Colbert Super PAC attack ad: ‘Romney is a serial killer’

The Super PAC founded by Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert has launched its first ad in South Carolina attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “Mitt the Ripper” for his record of destroying businesses as the head of Bain Capital. Speaking at the Iowa State Fair last year, Romney asserted…

Boxing icon Muhammed Ali serenaded on 70th birthday

More than 300 people serenaded boxing icon Muhammad Ali with a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” at a lavish $1,000-a-plate fundraiser and party in his Kentucky hometown. Ali, who is one of the world’s most recognizable sportsman, turns 70 on Tuesday. The former three-time world heavyweight champ now suffers from…

‘Anonymous’ posts media moguls’ information online

In protest of a pending anti-piracy measure currently before the U.S. Congress, the hacker group “Anonymous” has posted personal information about two of the most powerful men in media, Time Warner Chief Executive Jeffrey L. Bewkes and Sumner M. Redstone, head of Viacom and CBS. In an action it calls…

Maher: Santorum thinks about gay sex more than a dildo salesman

Bill Maher on Thursday said that there was a connection between Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s sexual frustration and his desire to bomb Iran. In an interview with Chelsea Handler, Maher explained that former candidate Herman Cain was scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of his HBO show. “I…

Cop who endured Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic tirade gets trial

LOS ANGELES — A US sheriff’s deputy who endured an anti-Semitic rant from Mel Gibson for arresting the star won the right to a trial Thursday, over his treatment by bosses after the notorious incident. A judge ruled that James Mee could take his lawsuit to trial on the grounds…

Palin slams Romney’s jobs record: ‘Is there proof?’

Failed Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Wednesday urged current GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney to release his tax records and prove that he had created more than 100,000 jobs as the head of Bain Capital. In an interview on Fox & Friends earlier this month, Romney said that he…

Make money not arthouse films: British PM tells industry

After a period of critical and commercial success, Prime Minister David Cameron has urged the British film industry to focus on making more mainstream movies to allow them to compete with Hollywood. Six months after the multi-billion-dollar grossing “Harry Potter” series came to an end, and almost a year after…

Shuster slams National Review for cover-up of Romney’s Bain bailout

Countdown guest host David Shuster on Wednesday night chided the National Review, a leading conservative publication, for claiming Mitt Romney’s firm Bain Capital invested in struggling businesses and “never asked for a bailout.” But the firm received a federal bailout of $10 million. “All news publishers, even [the National Review],…

O’Keefe confederates could face charges over video

Those who helped conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe create his latest exposé on voter fraud could themselves face criminal charges, election law experts told Talking Points Memo. In the video, O’Keefe’s confederates obtained ballots under the names of dead voters at polling locations in New Hampshire during the state’s primaries. O’Keefe…

C-SPAN caller asks if ‘Romney has a big penis’

As voters were heading to the polls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, one C-SPAN caller suggested that Mitt Romney’s opponents might be up against some stiff competition. A man identifying himself as “Dan” called in on C-SPAN’s Republican line pose a question to Wayne MacDonald, Chairman of the New Hampshire…

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