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You gotta fight for your right to eat pizza

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  BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK — There are 11,781 registered lobbyists in Washington, more than enough to represent even the most arcane special interests. The American Racing Pigeon Union has a lobbying firm to work on its behalf. So do the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, the Owners of Ivory Miniatures, and the International Natural Sausage Casing Association. Within […]

Kimmel interviews brave college student who took on armed robbers in her family’s store: ‘Don’t do what he did’

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Zara Adil had never fired a gun before, but that didn’t stop her from standing up for her family’s store when it was threatened recently. Jimmy Kimmel interviewed the brave college student who single-handedly took on two armed robbers who were trying to rob her family’s tobacco store. One of her attackers put down his […]

Human rights leader and Putin adversary says Obama should ‘resign’ for failing the free world

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Chess legend and Putin critic Garry Kasparov sharply criticized President Obama Tuesday in the wake of a Russian opposition leader’s murder.

Jon Stewart mocks Netanyahu’s warnings about Iran

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Jon Stewart spent a good deal of time Tuesday evening bashing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech before Congress, saying sarcastically, “Even though Netanyahu was speaking only two weeks before the Israeli elections, he wasn’t there just to use our Congress as the most elaborate campaign commercial background ever.”

Jimmy Fallon reads ‘kid letters’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

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Jimmy Fallon read aloud some letters sent and written by kids on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday in which the select youngsters voiced their opinions about the show.

Trey Gowdy says he’s going straight to Hillary for her Benghazi emails

House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton using her personal email account for official business. A spokesman for Clinton says there was nothing illegal or improper about her use of a personal email account during her time as Secretary of State, rather than a government-issued email address. The practice could hamper efforts to archive official government documents required by law. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email controversy has opened up a new front in the House’s investigation of the 2012 Benghazi attack, with Rep. Trey Gowdy saying Tuesday that his investigators would be going straight to Clinton and her team to obtain all relevant correspondence.

Jimmy Kimmel laughs at ‘prostitution ring’ Tinder for charging older users more

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Jimmy Kimmel made fun of dating app Tinder on his show Tuesday night for offering a new service that costs more money for individuals over 30 years old.

Edward Snowden might be coming back to the U.S.

In this file image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow. Faced with congressional inaction to curtail the NSA?s bulk collection of Americans? telephone records, civil liberties groups are looking to cases already in the courts as a quicker way to clarify just what surveillance powers the government should have. Three appeals courts are hearing challenges to the National Security Agency phone records program, creating the potential for an eventual Supreme Court review. Judges in lower courts are grappling with the admissibility of evidence gained through the NSA?s warrantless surveillance. The flurry of activity follows revelations last year by former contractor Edward Snowden of once-secret intelligence collection programs. (AP Photo, File)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may be in talks to return to the U.S. for trial, according to a Tuesday Reuters report.

College Fix: Millennial vote up for grabs in 2016

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

THE COLLEGE FIX — An informal College Fix straw poll of millennials at the Conservative Political Action Conference found they overwhelmingly favor Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker for the 2016 Republican presidential nominee – but a good number remain undecided. Of the 132 young people polled by The College Fix, Paul earned 31.8 […]

‘How a real leader acts and sounds:’ Netanyahu stirs Congress in address, provokes strong response

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would “all but guarantee” that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs.

Jon Stewart calls House Republicans the ‘Keith Olbermann’ of Congresses–no one can work with them

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Jon Stewart was looking forward to the end of congressional gridlock now that Republicans control both houses.

Jon Stewart calls Sen. Inhofe a ‘crazy old f–k’ for throwing snowball on Senate floor

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Jon Stewart devoted a segment of “The Daily Show” Monday night to making fun of Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) for throwing a snowball on the Senate floor Thursday to prove that global warming isn’t actually happening.

John Oliver is super pumped that the FCC can now regulate the internet like a utility

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John Oliver, who once spurred his followers to crash the FCC’s website demanding net neutrality, is positively gleeful over the news that the agency has approved rules to regulate the internet like a public utility.

Jimmy Fallon, Kelly Clarkson perform a ‘History of Duets’ medley

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Singer Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon taught a musical history lesson on Monday night’s “The Tonight Show.” With their medley of famous duet songs, the two went from Sonny and Cher’s 1965 hit “I Got You Babe” to 1981’s “Endless Love” all the way to 2012’s Top 40 hit “Just Give Me a Reason.” Fallon […]

Jimmy Fallon and Ryan Reynolds try to avoid getting egg on their faces in ‘Tonight Show’ version of Russian roulette

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Well, this is certainly a less deadly version of Russian roulette. Jimmy Fallon and actor Ryan Reynolds played “Egg Russian Roulette” Monday night and tried not to end up being the literal embodiment of the “egg on my face” idiom. “Egg Russian Roulette” sees the players choose from a box that contains four hard-boiled eggs […]

Seth Meyers finds that ‘The Dress’ was definitely not the ugliest garment worn at the wedding

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Her name is “Sasha Allen, bridesmaid” at the wedding where the dress was worn. And oh my her rant is just delightful.

Elizabeth Warren is providing more left turns than a NASCAR race, and some Democrats are freaked out

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The Hill reports that Democrats are beginning to worry about Elizabeth Warren’s gravitational pull on the party’s direction. It’s a black hole of progressivism, baby.

Skydiver suffers a seizure midair, survives unconscious free fall

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Video posted to YouTube Sunday shows a skydiver suffering a seizure in midair as he skydives from 12,000 ft in Australia. The skydiver, named Christopher Jones, spent 30 seconds in an unconscious free fall.

#SMH Monday, CPAC Edition

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We spend a lot of time here at Red Alert Politics shaking our heads at stupid things on the internet, but our weekly roundup of those fun stories was interrupted last Friday by the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

WaPo columnist accuses conservative caucus of ‘amateur hour-ness,’ ‘rabble-rousing’

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Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker tore into the House Republicans who refused to fund the Department of Homeland Security, dismissing them as “rabble rousers” during her appearance on Fox News Sunday.