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Palin fans hack MSNBC affiliate’s Twitter account

Supporters of Sarah Palin are again going to extraordinary lengths to shape opinion on the Internet — and this time, they may have actually broken the law. Fans of the failed Republican vice presidential candidate reportedly hacked into the Twitter account of Crivella West, the company that created a database…

Official: Billions missing in Iraq may be ‘largest theft of funds in national history’

Approximately $6.6 billion in cash was likely stolen after being flown to Iraq during the months that followed the U.S.-led invasion, Pentagon officials said recently. Stuart Bowen, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, told The Los Angeles Times that the sum just might be “the largest theft of…

Despite sinking polls and fleeing staff, Gingrich clings to 2012 campaign

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is back on the campaign trail as of last weekend, clinging to his candidacy despite having no staff and a lack of widespread public support. At a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Los Angeles Sunday night, a reporter asked Gingrich if he still…

Closely held ‘Area 51′ secrets revealed in new book

Is “Area 51″ where the U.S. government kept a downed alien spacecraft? Or was that just a cover story for something even more revolutionary? In her new book “Area 51,” journalist Anne Jacobson speaks to numerous individuals who used to work at the secret military installation and concludes that the…

GOP hopeful Herman Cain admits he refused pizza to black neighborhood

In a startling admission recently, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, said that he would apply his experience in business to a potential job in the White House: specifically, his experience in denying pizza deliveries to a black neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. Cain, who is…

Rep. Allen West fires intern for pro-gay response to Tracy Morgan rant

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has reportedly fired an intern for retweeting a message critical of comedian Tracy Morgan’s recent homophobic rant. A member of the audience who attended Morgan’s stand-up routine in Tennessee recalled on Facebook that the comedian said that if his son came out to…

Doomsday preacher Harold Camping suffers stroke

The Christian talk radio preacher who recently engaged in a multimillion dollar advertising campaign predicting “the rapture” would spirit away millions of believers on May 21 has suffered a stroke, according to a published report. Harold Camping, the 89-year-old patron of the Oakland-based non-profit group Family Radio, was taken out…

Report: New FBI rules permit agents to snoop without firm evidence

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation intends to start allowing agents to track subjects without firm evidence of wrongdoing, several keyed-in officials tell the New York Times. Existing rules say the FBI’s roughly 14,000 agents need to formally open an inquiry in order to tap the agency’s comprehensive database…

Bush press sec: Palin ‘wins again’ with email release

More than 24,000 emails later, the press and the public know more about Sarah Palin’s time as governor of Alaska than ever before. Dana Perino, who served as press secretary under President George W. Bush, appeared on Fox and Friends Monday morning to talk about the wave of emails, and…

Conan O’Brien to grads: Failure IS an option

In 2010, nobody better encapsulated the comeback story than late night talk show host Conan O’Brien. After losing his post at NBC’s The Tonight Show and a very public battle with his former employers, O’Brien took his comedy to Twitter, then toured the country in a series of stage shows,…

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