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Donald Trump: Disney Did It, Too! Star of David on Coloring Book, He Protests 6

Donald Trump: Disney Did It, Too! Star of David on Coloring Book, He Protests

Donald Trump apparently believes a good offense is the best defense. He railed against allegations he purposely used the Star of David to symbolize Jews in a campaign meme about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. He’s hail Mary? Disney did it, too! Say What? The meme, blasted over Twitter under Trump’s name, shows Clinton against a backdrop of $100 bills....
Sarah Palin Embraces Donald Trump: Is It Kiss of Death for His Campaign? 8

Sarah Palin Embraces Donald Trump: Is It Kiss of Death for His Campaign?

Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump may help solidify his support among hard-right Republicans. But it could turn out to be the kiss of death for his presidential campaign, should he win the party’s nomination for president. GOP Sen. John McCain selected her as his running mate in 2008. She proved to be a highly polarizing figure and he lost to President Obama. Not much has changed since then....
Carly Fiorina Calls Planned Parenthood Murderer a 'Protester' (video) 10

Carly Fiorina Calls Planned Parenthood Murderer a ‘Protester’ (video)

Carly Fiornia, the only woman vying for the GOP presidential nomination, lambasted the “liberal media” for trying to demonize a Colorado loner who murdered three people at a Planned Parenthood Clinic. She called him a “protester” not a domestic terrorist. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood President Vicki Cowart said the organization has become the target of “hateful rhetoric,” and “smear campaigns.”...
Donald Trump Presidential Run Will Focus on His 'Bailout Capitalism' 16

Donald Trump Presidential Run Will Focus on His ‘Bailout Capitalism’

Donald Trump has declared he’s running for President for real this time in 2016, but there’s more to a campaign than grandiose boasts and he’ll have to explain his complex finances which have pushed him to the brink of bankruptcy more than once. Trump, 69, would be one of the oldest candidates in the race. Donald Trump has declared he’s running for President for real this time in 2016, but there’s more to a campaign than grandiose boasts and he’ll have to explain his complex finances which have pushed him to the brink of bankruptcy more than once. ...
Sweet Baby James Taylor Endorses Hillary Clinton, Lauds President Obama 18

Sweet Baby James Taylor Endorses Hillary Clinton, Lauds President Obama

James Taylor, the iconic folk-rock singer has followed every president since Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s, and he’s sold on President Obama as the best chief executive in our time. Hillary Clinton, he says, also gets his endorsement. The five-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has sung about social issues since the start of his career in the 1970s....
Edward Norton Latest to Join Fight Against Fracking in Radio Ad (listen!) 20

Edward Norton Latest to Join Fight Against Fracking in Radio Ad (listen!)

Edward Norton has become the latest celebrity to join a growing list of Hollywood A-Listers who are becoming increasingly active on political issues. He’s taken a stand against “fracking” in his home state in a new radio advertisement. Fracking is a process that uses water, sand and chemicals to blast oil out of rock and shale well under high pressure. Norton, 45, lends his voice to a radio advertisement on behalf of a consumer rights group known as “Food & Water Watch.”...
Susan Sarandon Wants Woman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Spot 22

Susan Sarandon Wants Woman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Spot

Susan Sarandon, the Hollywood actress known for her political activism, has a new cause. She is campaigning along with womens’ groups to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a notable woman. Would you believe Betty Friedan? The 68-year-old actress announced her support today (Mar. 24) on her Facebook page in a photo holding a $20 bill. “I want to see a woman on the $20 bill. Post your own photo & join me,” she wrote....
George Clooney Slams Companies Profiting Off Sudan's 'Rape of Darfur' 24

George Clooney Slams Companies Profiting Off Sudan’s ‘Rape of Darfur’

George Clooney is urging international banks, gold refiners, the London Bullion Market Association and special interest groups to take the profit out of Sudan’s rape of Darfur, where soldiers have carried out genocide against residents. The brutal occupation has allowed the Sudanese government to exploit the region’s gold production, Clooney wrote in an opinion piece today (Feb. 25) in The New York Times....
Emma Watson Hailed at Davos, But Used as Pawn in Ukrainian Conflict 26

Emma Watson Hailed at Davos, But Used as Pawn in Ukrainian Conflict

Emma Watson stepped back onto the world stage today (Jan. 22) at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, but appeared naive politically, after she appeared on a Ukrainian magazine cover amid the country’s conflict with Russia. Watson was at Davos as part of a UN mission to promote women’s rights around the world. As a UN representative, it’s imperative that she remains politically neutral. But her appearance on the cover of the new issue of Ukrainian magazine Joy is a propaganda victory for the embattled nation. Amber Heard and Kim Kardashian have fallen into similar traps. ...
Mike Huckabee Bizarre Rant: Jay Z Called a Pimp for 'Exploiting' Beyonce 28

Mike Huckabee Bizarre Rant: Jay Z Called a Pimp for ‘Exploiting’ Beyonce

Mike Huckabee, who is considering running for president in 2016, offers a rare glimpse inside his head and it isn’t pretty. In a new book, he goes on a number of bizarre rants including calling rapper Jay Z a pimp for sexually “exploiting” his wife, Beyonce. The musing and more are contained in his new book “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.” He also takes on everything from TSA agents at airports to same-sex marriage, which he ultimately sees leading to three-way marriages between a man, a bi-sexual partner and another man or woman. Does that seem possible?...
North Korean Hacker Terror Threats Step Over the Line; US Must React 30

North Korean Hacker Terror Threats Step Over the Line; US Must React

North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un has raised the political stakes considerably with his country’s sponsorship of Sony’s hacker attack. As bad as that was, terrorist threats against movie theaters directly challenged the security of the United States. It can’t go unanswered. Sony was placed in a difficult position. It should have faced down the threat and defended freedom of expression. As difficult as that may have been, it was the best course to prevent future cyber attacks and threats of violence. Instead, it chose to stand on its wallet....
Selena Gomez Jumps Into Mideast Conflict: Plea for Gaza Angers Jews  32

Selena Gomez Jumps Into Mideast Conflict: Plea for Gaza Angers Jews

Selena Gomez has about as much political sense as Kim Kardashian. She posted an Instagram photo urging her fans to “pray for Gaza,” apparently without realizing the political implications of the message. Whether it’s Kim Kardashian voicing support for “Palestine,” or George Clooney supporting neo-fascist groups in the Ukraine, the end result is often embarrassment....
Angelina Jolie Pleads for More Help For Rape Victims in War (video) 34

Angelina Jolie Pleads for More Help For Rape Victims in War (video)

Angelina Jolie, acting as a special envoy for the UN High Commission on Refugees, opened a four-day conference in London today (June 10) focused on ways to help rape victims in war zones and curb such war crimes. She was joined by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and attendees from more than 100 countries, according to the UN. Jolie has taken her work as a special envoy, largely a ceremonial role, very seriously....
Conservative Republican Finds Key to Hollywood Campaign Cash 36

Conservative Republican Finds Key to Hollywood Campaign Cash

Bob Goodlatte, a conservative Republican congressman from Virginia is a darling of decidedly liberal Hollywood moguls, even though he supports the NRA, opposes abortion and wants to repeal ObamaCare. But nothing greases a palm like self-interest. Paramount’s Brad Grey and Adam Goodman, Warner Bros.’ Kevin Tsujihara, Fox Searchlight’s Nancy Utley, BMI’s Del Bryant and Universal Music’s Zach Horowitz are on the list, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. ...
Brian Williams Wants Real Edward Snowdon to Stand Up (Video) 38

Brian Williams Wants Real Edward Snowdon to Stand Up (Video)

Brian Williams sits down with Edward Snowden to find out who he really is. Since he released mounds of classified documents embarrassing to the U.S. government, he’s been portrayed as a lowly “hacker.” But he says he’s much more than that. Williams traveled to Moscow to meet with the former National Security Agency employee. Branded a spy, he’s currently on the lam. In a short clip of the interview released by NBC ahead of tonight’s interview at 10pm (Eastern), Snowden goes to some length to explain exactly who he is. ...
Joel McHale Skewers Obama, Celebs at White House Dinner (watch!) 40

Joel McHale Skewers Obama, Celebs at White House Dinner (watch!)

Joel McHale skewered President Obama and celebrities during his keynote address at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday night. Who knew laughing could hurt so much. McHale, best known for hosting E! TV series “The Soup” and the NBC comedy series “Community,” made pointed jokes about ObamaCare and the prison at Guantanamo Bay....
Erykah Badu, Critic of US  'Opression,' a Toady of African Dictators Abroad 42

Erykah Badu, Critic of US ‘Opression,’ a Toady of African Dictators Abroad

Erykah Badu, who once stripped naked in Dealey Plaza where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as part of a protest against racism, is under fire herself for cozying up to Africa’s worst dictators. Badu has been in a running battle with critics since lasts week, for performing at the birthday celebration of Swaziland’s King Mswati III. The absolute monarch rules with an iron hand. ...
Justin Bieber Upstages President Obama in Japan With Shrine Gaff 44

Justin Bieber Upstages President Obama in Japan With Shrine Gaff

President Obama couldn’t have picked a worse time to visit Japan. Justin Bieber is there! The Bieb’s has already upstaged the president by inadvertently paying homage to a shrine to World War II era Japanese war criminals. President Obama was trying to show U.S. resolve by pledging to support Japan’s governance of some disputed islands off the coast of China. But who knew?...
'D'oh! Rush Limbaugh Thinks Stephen Colbert Character is Real! 46

‘D’oh! Rush Limbaugh Thinks Stephen Colbert Character is Real!

Stephen Colbert isn’t really a right-wing-bashing liberal in conservative clothing, although he plays one on his Comedy Central television show. Yet right-wing talking head Rush Limbaugh thinks the fat-head skewering character is real. D’oh! On his radio show today, Limbaugh wailed that CBS’s decision to replace David Letterman, no right wing radical, with Colbert is equivalent to declaring “war on the heartland of America.”...
David Letterman Gets Top Ten Send Off From NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo  50

David Letterman Gets Top Ten Send Off From NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prides himself on his hard work for the people of New York, but he apparently has enough time on his hands to fiddle around with a Top Ten send-off for late night talk show host David Letterman. Letterman has hosted “Late Show With David Letterman,” from the Ed Sullivan Theater in mid-town Manhattan, since 1993. He announced his retirement this week and will step down in 2015....
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