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George H.W. Bush considered Clint Eastwood as running mate

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Monday night reported the revelation that former President George H.W. Bush’s campaign team considered picking actor Clint Eastwood as his running mate in 1988. At the time, Eastwood was a Republican mayor. Instead, Bush chose little-known U.S. Senator Dan Quayle of Indiana. Watch video, courtesy of…

Two California pension funds to vote against Murdoch

NEW YORK — Two huge California pension funds said Monday they would vote against the reelection of Rupert Murdoch to the board of his media conglomerate News Corp. this week. The pension funds added their voices to a growing clamor among News Corp. shareholders for the ouster of Murdoch and…

‘Sesame Street’ back online after porn hacking

WASHINGTON — “Sesame Street” returned to cyberspace on Monday after its YouTube channel was targeted by unknown hackers who replaced Ernie, Abby, Big Bird and the Cookie Monster with hardcore porn. YouTube, owned by Google, pulled the channel down Sunday when its wholesome children’s fare was replaced with adult videos…

Erick Erickson: GOP should not dismiss ‘Occupy’ protests

Erick Erickson, CNN contributor and founder of RedState.org, said Friday that the Republican Party should not completely dismiss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in lower Manhattan and other cities. He noted that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and the tea party movement were both opposed to the Troubled Asset…

Fox Business reporter: Zuccotti Park is the ‘Marxist epicenter’

Appearing on Fox News Monday, Fox Business Network senior correspondent Charles Gasparino explained why he sees “Zuccotti Park as New York’s Marxist epicenter.” “I did some reporting,” Gasparino told Fox News anchor Jenna Lee. “All you have to do is walk through there to see that there is an underlying…

CNBC reporter to Scarborough: ‘You are the problem’ for mocking protests

CNBC Wall Street reporter Melissa Francis told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Monday that he was just “making this whole thing a whole lot worse” by downplaying the impact of the Occupy movement. “When you come in [to the New York Stock Exchange] even at this hour, you can’t ignore Occupy Wall…

Lady Gaga serenades Clinton with ‘Bill Romance’

LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga serenaded Bill Clinton with a personalized version of her hit “Bad Romance” on Saturday at a star-studded tribute to the former US president and his decade-old foundation. Dressed in a blond wig for a “Marilyn Monroe moment” with Clinton, the pop superstar wished him a…

Murdoch team faces stormy shareholders meeting

Rupert Murdoch and his leaders at News Corp. face a firestorm at Friday’s shareholders meeting amid calls for Murdoch and sons James and Lachlan to be removed from the company’s board. But given that founder Murdoch, chief executive of the media empire, and his family control about 40 percent of…

Sonic Youth co-founders Moore and Gordon split after 27 years

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Sonic Youth co-founders Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have separated after 27 years of marriage and the future of the noise-rock band is uncertain, its label’s parent company said on Saturday. Sonic Youth, including indie-rock pioneers Moore and Gordon, will go ahead with its South American…

Fla. mayor requires journalists to register as lobbyists

Mayor Richard Kaplan, who governs the small south Florida town of Lauderhill, has decided that all journalists in his town should register as lobbyists, according to his reading of the city’s ethics code. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Kaplan told one of the paper’s reporters that the new ethics…

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