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Rosie O'Donnell quits ‘The View’ and splits with wife  —  Rosie O'Donnell on the set of “The View”  —  Rosie O'Donnell and her wife, Michelle Rounds, have split, and O'Donnell will leave “The View” next week to concentrate on her family's well-being, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
There's No Such Thing as ‘Radical Islam.’ There Are Only Terrorists Who Are Muslim  —  ISIS is about as Islamic as the KKK is Christian.  They just use religion.  Their real agenda is political.  Get with it.  —  How many Muslims does ISIS have to slaughter before people will stop calling the group “Islamic” anything?
Discussion: The Glittering Eye
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Ted Nugent: Sarah Palin The ‘Perfect Example’ Of Founding Fathers' Vision  —  In an interview last month with Lars Larson, National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent blamed President Obama's election on people who forgot that “Martin Luther King died so that we would someday judge …
Discussion: Raw Story and FOX News Radio
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Coulter: College Loans Are Subsidy For Teaching Kids To Hate Republicans And White People  —  Ann Coulter is not a fan of President Obama's plan to provide tuition-free community college, or of federal college loans in general.  Coulter told Florida radio host Joyce Kaufman on Monday …
Discussion: FreakOutNation
Kareem Fahim / New York Times:
Bloody Day In Baghdad As Blasts Kill Dozens  —  BAGHDAD — Explosions killed at least 36 people in Baghdad on Saturday, hours before the government planned to lift a nighttime curfew because of what officials had said was improved security.  —  Instead, Baghdad faced one of its bloodiest days in months.
Discussion: Gawker
Jeff Himmelman / New York Times:
Kid Rock: 'There's No Winning That Battle'  —  Your style has changed over time.  Your new record, “First Kiss,” is a long way from the rap-inflected rock that you started out with.  Where did your inspiration for the title track come from?  I'm always complaining about where rock music has gone, with this new metal feel.
Nicole Perez / Albuquerque Journal:
Parents shot by 2-year-old charged with child abuse  —  Paramedics transport Monique Villescas to the hospital Saturday.  Police say the woman was shot by her 2-year-old son, and she now faces a child abuse charge.  (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)
Discussion: Raw Story
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Janet Mefferd Slams Interfaith ‘Garbage’ At National Prayer Breakfast, Suggests Christians Stop Attending  —  Janet Mefferd was, unsurprisingly, not pleased with President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, and suggested on her radio program last night that Christians should stop attending the interfaith event.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Anomaly / FreakOutNation:
Woman Beats Best Friend To Death During Argument Over ‘Presidential Politics’  —  A Detroit woman was ordered Thursday to stand trial in the killing of her friend who she allegedly beat to death with a slow cooker after the two argued about politics.  —  Tewana Sullivan, 50 …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Why Obama invoked the Crusades — and what it says about how he views terrorism  —  President Obama is drawing some heat — mostly from the usual quarters — for invoking the Crusades while talking about Islam and terrorism on Thursday.  —  At the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday …
John Herrman / The Awl:
The Next Internet Is TV  —  I was talking to someone who works on one of those half-dozen or so apps that we tend to associate with teenagers: the ones that were built around some novel concept that distracted us for a few years while they settled into their roles as slightly different ways to text.
Discussion: Gawker, New York Times and PandoDaily
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Sources: Biden to make Iowa trip next week  —  The vice president will be in Des Moines Thursday, sources familiar with event planning told The Des Moines Register  —  Joe Biden, the vice president and an underdog in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination …
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
‘Amnesty Bonuses’ in Tax Code: Illegal Immigrants to Receive Earned Income Tax Credit  —  President Barack Obama has promoted his recent executive action on immigration by arguing that he's only deferring action - holding off on enforcement of the current immigration laws until an immigration reform he approves of passes Congress.
Discussion: TPNN and Rush Limbaugh
 
 
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