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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…

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…

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