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Calif. Republican calls Arab-American colleague ‘al Qaeda’s best friend’ in Congress

Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash found himself the target of intra-party criticism again, as a California colleague accused him of not being serious about his position and lying about the country’s surveillance policies in an interview published by Politico on Thursday. “He’s been fanning the flames,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)…

SC GOP candidate: Women cause ’95 percent’ of divorces by loving their kids too much

One of the six Republican primary challengers to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once blamed women for causing most divorces – even when their husbands are unfaithful. Det Bowers made the remarks during a sermon at the Christ Church of the Carolinas, where he served for more than a decade as…

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…

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