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Shock poll finds Colbert statistically tied with Perry in South Carolina

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is officially a third-tier GOP candidate. If he wants to be, that is. A survey (PDF) conducted by the Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling, published Tuesday, asked South Carolinians if they would vote for Stephen Colbert. Surprisingly, 5 percent said yes — bringing Colbert to sixth overall,…

Buchanan: ‘Van Jones’ and ‘militant’ gays are out to get me

Pat Buchanan on Tuesday blamed “militant gay rights groups” and former Obama administration official Van Jones for a campaign to oust him from his commentator gig at MSNBC. MSNBC President Phil Griffin suggested last week that the former Republican presidential candidate had been indefinitely suspended from MSNBC after the publication…

Ex-policeman arrested in phone-hacking probe

Police probing the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the Worldtabloid arrested a former Scotland Yard officer on Tuesday onsuspicion of leaking information to a journalist. The 52-year-old was arrested at his home in Berkshire, west of London, by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), and is currently in custody at a police station in the area, the IPCC said…

Graphic anti-abortion ads to air in some cities during the Super Bowl

People in 40 cities across the country may be subjected to a graphic anti-abortion ad while watching the Super Bowl in February. The ads are the brainchild of anti-abortion crusader Randall Terry, who founded Operation Rescue. The ads claim abortion is mass murder and show what is purported to be…

Newly bequeathed letter shows Beethoven’s misery

BERLIN (Reuters) – A rare handwritten letter by German composer Ludwig van Beethoven complaining about illness and a lack of money has turned up at a northern German institute as part of a bequest, causing excitement among lovers of the musical genius. The Brahms Institute in the northern city of…

Maddow forced to literally chase GOP candidates for birth control answers

In a segment Monday night, liberal MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow found herself literally chasing down Republican candidates in New Hampshire, but making little headway — except, that is, with Rick Santorum. Maddow was able to catch up with the former Senator from Pennsylvania in her hotel, while he participated…

Carpentier: Attack on Romney’s Bain record too early to help Obama

A film being released by a pro-Gingrich Super PAC that attacks Mitt Romney’s record of destroying jobs could actually end up also hurting President Barack Obama’s re-election chances, according to Raw Story’s executive editor. Megan Carpentier told Current TV’s Cenk Uygur that the film “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,”…

Iran ‘jamming Al-Jazeera broadcasts’

Iran is jamming broadcasts by Qatar-based news channel Al-Jazeera, satellite operator Arabsat said in a statement received on Tuesday. “Al-Jazeera is affected… from two different locations in Iran,” near Tehran and near the northwestern city of Maragheh, it said, adding that the cause was located at the request of the…

Murdoch staff defend tabloid at hacking inquiry

LONDON — Current and former editors of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid The Sun defended the newspaper, at the country’s phone-hacking inquiry, saying it could be a “powerful force for good”. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron is “99.9 percent certain” to be called to the inquiry along with his predecessor Gordon Brown…

Snoop Dogg arrested on marijuana possession charge

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested over the weekend after border control agents found what they said was a small amount of marijuana on his tour bus. The singer and record producer, 40, was stopped at the same Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint Saturday where country singer…

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