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Greta Van Susteren calls Tucker Carlson a ‘pig’

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren is taking aim at Tucker Carlson over a report on his website, The Daily Caller, that she says promotes violence against women. In a Sunday blog post, Susteren charged that Carlson was a “pig” for repeating quotes from an interview Mike Tyson did about an…

Movie slams “pink-washing” in breast cancer campaigns

TORONTO (Reuters) – Pink ribbons dumb down the grim realities of treating cancer, and hide the profit-focused core of many high-profile fund-raising events, according to a movie that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this week. “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” takes a detailed look at some of the colorful fundraising events…

Guardian says it will fight police on revealing hacking sources

The Guardian said Saturday it would fight “to the utmost” an attempt by police probing the phone hacking scandal to force it to disclose the sources for its reports on the affair. The Metropolitan Police is seeking to obtain a court order under the Official Secrets Act to identify “evidence…

Donald Trump forgets Rick Perry’s name

Texas governor and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is barreling down the campaign trail, armed with poll numbers that crown him the GOP frontrunner. Along with the grip-and-grins, speeches and debates, Perry is seeking high-profile endorsements. However, Perry appears to be seeking the endorsement of someone who can’t remember the…

Clint Eastwood: ‘I don’t give a f*ck’ if gays marry

Don’t expect to see him marching in a Pride parade anytime soon, but gays may have found an unexpected ally in Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood. In the October issue of GQ magazine, Eastwood said that Republicans were making a big mistake by opposing same sex marriage. “These people who are…

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Social networking top online activity in U.S.

US Internet users are spending nearly a quarter of their online time at blogs and social networks, with Facebook the most popular destination, according to a survey released by Nielsen. “Social media’s popularity continues to grow, connecting people with just about everything they watch and buy,” Nielsen said in a…

Anonymous suspected of bringing down Talking Points Memo

Update: TPM’s Josh Marshall confirms attack Update 2: TPM posts statement on the attack Update 3: Service returned to TPM as of 1 p.m. ET. Here’s publisher Josh Marshall’s explanation of what happened. On Friday morning, the political website Talking Points Memo posted mug shots of several individuals arrested for…

The top 5 Republican hypocrites on immigration

With the 2012 election on the horizon and Republicans scrambling to prove their conservative credentials, it can’t be long until at least one of them jumps on immigration as the hot, new issue to capture right-wing voters. But for some top Republicans, tackling immigration has a downside: their own hypocrisy.…

Top 5 signs Newt Gingrich is still running for president

While former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was one of the first Republicans to officially announce his candidacy for the White House and was certainly the first-to be glitter-bombed, the leader of the Republican Revolution doesn’t seem to be leading much, lately. He certainly isn’t leading the polls: According to the…

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