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CNN axing Piers Morgan’s show because of sagging ratings

CNN host Piers Morgan, the former British tabloid editor turned primetime successor to Larry King, will leave his show according to reports in the New York Times and POLITICO. Morgan has languished in the ratings, but achieved notoriety for his gun control advocacy in the wake of the Newtown shootings.…

Florida tea party lawmaker busted on cocaine charge voted to require drug tests for food stamp recipients

Freshman Tea Party Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) will appear in court on Wednesday to face charges of cocaine possession, Politico reported. The 37-year-old former journalist could be fined up to $1,000 and faces a maximum of 180 days in jail if found guilty. He was arrested on Oct. 29 and…

Limbaugh and Hannity to be dropped by major radio network: report

The country’s second-biggest radio network is planning to dump conservative commentators Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh at the end of 2013 to offset a loss in revenues, Politico reported on Sunday. Cumulus Media, which airs the duo’s shows in more than 40 markets, has allegedly been planning to replace them…

Politico’s wholly sexist narrative of the ‘woman in power’ at the New York Times

The New York Times executive editor is apparently stubborn and snappy. Why must we focus on women’s character traits? Happy newsrooms are all alike. Every unhappy newsroom is unhappy in its own way. The New York Times newsroom is unhappy because its editor is not very nice. Allegedly. This startling revelation…

AFP, Huffington Post, Politico win Pulitzers

NEW YORK — Agence France-Presse and the online news sites Huffington Post and Politico each won their first Pulitzer Prizes, as the recipients of the prestigious journalism and arts awards were announced Monday. The New York Times took away two Pulitzers, and the committee notably did not make awards for…

Palin PAC has yet to give to candidates

At the website for former Alaska governor and erstwhile Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s political action committee, Sarah PAC, donors are assured that funds they give to the PAC will be “dedicated to building America’s future by supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation.”…

Romney plans car elevators in renovated San Diego beach house

Mitt Romney’s attempt for voters not to think his wealth makes him out of touch may face another challenge, as a new report from Politico Tuesday reveals his family is building elevators for their four cars in a renovation of their California beach house. The renovation comes from a 2008…

Flustered by reporter, Perry repeatedly demands source’s name

Texas Governor Rick Perry has no love for nameless allegations. When Politico reporter Mike Allen asked him about rumors of discontentment within his campaign Tuesday morning in Iowa, Perry repeatedly insisted that Allen name his source before he’d comment on the story. “I don’t know who you’re talking to so…

…But Is He Conservative?

Politico's running a little story about Herman Cain – he allegedly sexually harassed two women while running the National Restaurant Association. Will this hurt Cain?  Almost certainly not.  The reason?  The GOP base doesn't give a damn who they nominate as long as the person is as conservative as humanly…

Ron Paul will run for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Paul will on Friday launch his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, according to Politico and CNN. It would make him the second candidate to jump in the race this week after Newt Gingrich. The Texas iconoclast announced his exploratory committee last month. He…

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