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January 2014


Michelle Obama Asks Hollywood for a 'Big Fat Check'

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Attending a DNC fundraiser that was originally scheduled during October's government shutdown, first lady Michelle Obama was the special guest of "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal and his wife Monica Horan Wednesday night at their home in a gated community in the Los Angeles ...

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Lizz Winstead Delivers The 'State of the Uterus' Address

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It wasn't an official response, but it was probably the most colorful.

After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, comedian, author and "The Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead delivered to the world the "State of the Uterus," a progressive response ...

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Reince Priebus: Monster Truck Lover

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus had a helpful public service announcement for folks attending the group's winter meeting in Washington Friday -- don't forget the monster truck show -- he announced from the podium during a brief break from all the political business.

Turns out ...

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cars
Priebus, Reince

Watch Tom Colicchio Continue Food Stamp Crusade

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"Top Chef" host Tom Colicchio may as well open a D.C. restaurant, he's been to the city so much in recent months. Colicchio has been lobbying Congress to lay off the idea that SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, needs any more cuts. This week, he took his ...

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food stamps

Trey Radel to Be Randomly Drug Tested

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This week Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., is settling back into life as a congressman, but with a caveat. After being charged with a misdemeanor cocaine possession in November, Radel is spending a majority of his happy new year on probation.

So what's that mean for the Twitter-happy Republican?

Already,

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Florida
Radel, Trey

Allen West, Author and Samurai

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It was all Dana Perino's doing. The former White House press secretary under George W. Bush was the one who insisted that former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., write a book, which undoubtedly sports the best cover image of any in current politics. (Motorcycle: check. Patriotic bald eagle: check. Samurai ...

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West, Allen