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Selena Gomez has made her opinion known on the raging conflict in the Middle East.

Writing on Instagram that "It's About Humanity," Selena posted the controversial message last night for folks to "Pray for Gaza" in regard to the ongoing battle being waged between Israel and Palestine in that region.

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Gomez is the latest star to weigh in on this difficult topic, with Rihanna (accidentally, she claims) Tweeting "Free Palestine" earlier in the week, only for the message to be quickly deleted.

But Selena isn't backing off.

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Earlier this week, Rihanna caused quite the online kerfuffle when she Tweeted #FreePalestine.

The singer quickly deleted the message, with sources somehow saying she didn't mean to send it in the first place.

We're not sure how that's possible, but we're are sure Rihanna isn't the first celebrity to get into trouble for posting on Twitter.

Heck, she wasn't the first celebrity to Tweet about freeing Palestine this month alone, with Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard writing the same words online before also taking them down.

What other stars have regretting getting into politics over the Internet? We rundown several cases below and come to the same conclusion each time: stick to acting... or singing... or whatever it is you do, Kim Kardashian.

Leave the politics to the politicians.

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Rihanna claims she never meant to Tweet #FreePalestine. The message was taken down immediately after going up.

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Former political figure Sarah Palin is calling for President Barack Obama to be impeached in an op-ed quickly seized upon by every wannabe comedian on Twitter.

Palin's scathing indictment on Breitbart, in which she likens Obama to an abusive husband and America to his battered wife, set the Internet ablaze.

Reactions on both sides then threw gasoline on it.

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In her view, it's Obama’s diabolical plan to have Mexicans take jobs from Americans, so as to strengthen his hold on power, and he should be ousted as a result.

While Sarah has plenty of fans who would love to see Obama out of office, an overwhelming majority of Tweets about her comments have been ... well ...

Given her choice of words, questionable grasp of facts and the fact that it's Sarah Palin, her condemnation of the "imperial" Obama sparked widespread ridicule:

Some choice reactions after the jump:

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Former President Warren G. Harding, the 29th man to hold America's highest office, would have made rapper Warren G proud with these racy love letters.

The latter cruised L.A. hollering at girls, bound for the East Side Motel. The former was dreaming of Carrie Fulton Phillips while in the East Room of the White House!

Harding (1865-1923) apparently carried on a salacious correspondence with his mistress in a selection of letters just released by the New York Times.

Warren G. Harding, Carrie Fulton Phillips

The letters, which detail Warren G. Harding's years-long affair with his Phillips, were originally discovered by historian Francis Russell during the 1960s,

Harding's descendants delayed the posthumous embarrassment by donating the letters to the Library of Congress, which kept them sealed for 50 years.

That half-century has just elapsed, and here we are.

The U.S. President, long regarded as one of the worst to ever hold that esteemed position, was married to Florence Harding from 1891 until his death.

He and Phillips began their affair in 1905, when the future Commander-in-Chief was editing a newspaper in Ohio, and she was the wife of his good friend.

He had a way with words. In 1912, he wrote her:

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The West View News is a monthly publication in New York City's West Village with a circulation of approximately 20,000 subscribers.

But one article in its latest edition has now been viewed by far more people than that, thanks to one of the most controversial headlines you're ever likely to see in print.

The op-ed by author James Lincoln Collier is titled “N----r in the White House.”

The West View News Headline

The piece is actually a pro-Barack Obama article that criticizes the “racism” of far-right voters.

But most readers believe the newspaper is the one being racist by running such an attention-grabbing headline.

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In a limited decision today, The Supreme Court ruled that closely held, for-profit companies can cite a religious exemption to the national healthcare requirement that they provide coverage for contraceptives.

Hobby Lobby, a chain founded on Biblical teachings, challenged this aspect of the Affordable Care Act, which forces companies with over 50 employees to cover preventive care services, such as as morning-after pills, diaphragms and IUDs.

The court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby this morning, with Justice Samuel Alito writing the summation.

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Barack Obama has come under major fire this week.

For his handling of the worsening situation in Iraq? No.

For reaching over the Sneeze Guard at Chipolte.

Prior to addressing the White House Summit on Working Families on Monday, the President of the United States stopped by the Mexican fast food joint, making his desired burrito bowl fillings as clear as possible.

While doing so, however, Obama breached the restaurant's code of etiquette, extending his entire forearm into no-man's land. What are you thinking, POTUS?!?

Barack Obama at Chipotle

White House photographer Pete Souza Tweeted the picture soon after this embarrassing event took place, proving he's either a Chipolte newbie... or is secretly working for the Republicans.

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Looks like Katy Perry is all in, and in to win in 2016 ... if Hillary's in.

The singer wants to help Hillary Clinton roar if she launches a second presidential campaign, or so it would appear after she posted this photo on Instagram:

Katy Perry and Hillary Clinton

Perry has been an outspoken Barack Obama supporter through the years, though he won't be on the ballot come 2016. Will Hillary? It remains to be seen.

The 29-year-old and the 66-year-old former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State might seem an unlikely team, but we may see a lot more of it.

“I told Hillary Clinton that I would write her a ‘theme’ song if she needs it,” Perry said in an Instagram photo of the two at Clinton’s Hard Choices book signing.

Looks like it's mutual as far as Hill (or her staff) is concerned.

Clinton, who might be contemplating taking Perry on, tweeted, “@KatyPerry Well that’s not a Hard Choice. You already did! Keep letting us hear you Roar.”

Love-fest / possible Vice Presidential pick alert?

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Jon Stewart isn't even a real news broadcaster, but the Comedy Central figure is more trusted to deliver news than MSNBC, a new study found.

According to a new survey by the Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute, the public trusts him more than a 24/7 news channel.

The organizations did a study about immigration and the media that contained within it a broader question about which news outlet the public trusts most.

Fox News came in first, as per usual; the network has been consistently named both the most and the least trusted name in news. Let's hear it for polarization!

Unfortunately for MSNBC, it was dead last, with just 5 percent of Americans saying they trusted it most ... 8 percent, by comparison, chose The Daily Show.

Another study showed that Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert did a better job at informing people about campaign finance issues than traditional outlets.

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Move over, Rahm Emanuel. And make room for... Mayor Yeezus?

With Emanuel's approval rating hovering around 29 percent, and with under a year to go until the next Mayoral election in Chicago, local artist/writer Ben Shepard has thrown his support around someone not quite in the race:

Mr. Kim Kardashian himself.

Shepard has created Kanye4mayor.org, a website that states how and why “Mayor West could lead a movement to make [Chicago] the best city in the world.

Why, you might wonder, would a resident want someone in charge who thinks Kardashian is the ideal celebrity?

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