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Marion Barry, one of the more controversial political figures of modern times, died this morning from causes not yet known.

He was 78 years old.

Marion Barry Image

Barry rose to national prominent after he was caught by the FBI while smoking crack in a hotel room with a young woman.

He screamed “she set me up!” upon being arrested by authorities, but, incredibly, this incident did NOT derail his career.

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With critics calling for TLC to cancel her reality show, Michelle Duggar has launched a counter-petition to save 19 Kids and Counting from cancelation.

Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar Photo

A Change (dot) org petition to cancel 19 Kids and Counting was actually started earlier this year, after Michelle made controversial headlines politically.

She allegedly recorded a robo-call allegedly asking Fayetteville, Ark. residents to vote to repeal a law that prevents discrimination. Yes, that prevents it.

The law in question condemns property and business owners to oust or fire people based on gender identity. In other words, transgender Americans.

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar then sparked an even bigger public controversy this month when they invited fans to share kissing photos on Facebook.

After they reportedly took down submissions from gay couples, they faced backlash online, and the aforementioned petition began to widely circulate.

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Things are getting ugly between two of Chicago's favorite sons.

No, we're not talking about another round of the Barack Obama vs. Kanye West feud. In fact, Kanye expressed his support for Obama last night...right before Democrats got trounced at the polls.

But these days the Prez has bigger problems on his hands than politics.

A little-known sneaker pitchman by the name of Michael Jordan has been calling out Obama's golf game. And Barry ain't havin' it:

Yes, the president of the United States just verbally posterized his airness by hitting him in his one weak spot:

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Kanye West likely woke up a very disappointed man this morning.

The rapper took to Twitter yesterday and told followers he's "supporting the Democratic ticket in these midterms."

But the Democrats were walloped across the board by the Republicans last night, losing control of the House and the Senate.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Selfie

Still, "the midterms are extremely important," Kanye encouraged his fans, regardless of party affiliation. "I know it’s last minute, but if you haven’t voted, please vote today."

Prior to her her husband's message, Kim Kardashian had Tweeted that she's "standing with Obama in the midterm election 2morrow," causing some to wonder whether she believed the President was up for re-election.

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Clay Aiken has come in second once again.

The artist-turned-politician, who finished second to Ruben Studdard on American Idol, lost his North Carolina Congressional race last night.

He was defeated by incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers, who claimed 56 percent of the district's vote and who was first elected in 2010 to the same office.

Clay Aiken Snapshot

If he had pulled off the upset, Aiken would have become the first openly gay congressman elected from the South.

It was a tough campaign overall for the Democrat, who distanced himself as often as possible from President Obama and whose primary challenger (Keith Crisco) actually died in May.

Then, last night, Aiken’s bus broke down after leaving a polling station. The accident took place after he voted and police had to tow the vehicle off the road.

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The Kardashian-Wests have bumped heads with the Obamas several times in the past.

Obama spurned Kim at a charity event back in May.

Shortly thereafter, Kanye slammed Obama in one of his signature rants during a radio interview.

Despite their long-standing beef, however, (Remember when Obama called Kanye a "jackass" in 2012?), Kim Kardashian has announced that she's supporting President Obama in today's election. Even though, ya know...he's not on the ballot.

Kim Kardashian and Barack Obama

"I'm standing with Obama in the midterm election 2morrow!" Kim tweeted last night.

Sure, it's possible she meant that she's standing with Obama by voting for Democrats in her state and local elections, but given the political IQ of Kim's average follower, couldn't she have been a bit more specific?

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The Duggar family, as you obviously know if you watch 19 Kids and Counting online or read any celebrity news for fun lately, are a conservative bunch.

In fact, Josh Duggar, the eldest of the 19 Kids and Counting, moved from Arkansas to Washington, D.C., to take a job lobbying for conservative causes.

To that end, here's Josh with wife Anna Duggar, looking to rally support ahead of Tuesday's crucial Election Day, by appealing to the pro-life community:

Josh and Anna Duggar Pic

They make no secret of their political and religious views in the Duggar family, but often times, the manner in which they do so tends to spark controversy.

Such as when Jessa Duggar compared abortion to the Holocaust ... or when her fiance Ben Seewald's father subsequently likened Jessa's critics to Hitler.

Or now, to a degree, with Anna Duggar's Twitter account.

Anna is embarking on a Faith, Family, Freedom Tour with her husband, "to encourage voters to consider faith, family and freedom when casting their ballot on November 4th."

Naturally, she's exposing her followers to a whole lot of pro-life discussion in the process, especially after she re-tweeted a pointed political message:

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Thomas M. Menino - the longest-serving mayor in the history of the city of Boston - died today at the age of 71.

Thomas Menino

Menino was elected to his post back in 1993. He retired earlier this year after overseeing a decades-long urban renewal project that revitalized the appearance and identity of the city in which he was born and raised.

Just two months after stepping down in January of 2014, Menino announced that he was battling an advanced form of cancer that had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Menino's most notable achievement in recent years may have been serving as a source of strength and guidance for frightened citizens in the wake of the Boston marathon bombing of 2013.

"Bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong, Tom was the embodiment of the city he loved and led for more than two decades," said President Obama in a statement issued earlier today.

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As you've probably heard by now, Sarah Palin and her family were involved in a brawl last month at a house party near Anchorage, Alaska.

In the weeks since, no video has emerged, but as more details become available via police reports and eye witness accounts, it becomes increasingly clear that the whole scene was wilder and uglier than we initially thought.

The Palin Family

First we learned that Bristol Palin was called a "slut" and the man who owns the house where the party was held may have dragged her around his yard by her feet.

Earlier this week, audiotape of Bristol giving her story to police was leaked online, and whether or not she was physically assaulted - as she claims - it's clear from the tape that the 24-year-old single mom was very upset.

Yesterday, Bristol vented her frustrations online in a blog post in which she publicly addresses the events of September 10 for the first time.

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As you may have heard, Lindsay Lohan occasionally enjoys stepping out on the town. You know - dining with friends, patronizing the local theater, rippin' huge rails of blow...the usual.

Lindsay Lohan: Cocaine Nose?
Some Instagram users have suggested that Lindsay has visible cocaine in her nostril here. Sadly, we wouldn't be surprised.

Yes, Lohan loves cocaine the way Taylor Swift loves cats, so it should come as no surprise that Lindsay has actually taken to endorsing political candidates who are best known for smuggling tons - literally tons - of cocaine.

"I support @aecioNeves for presidential candidature," Lindsay tweeted yesterday. "His platform brings positive changes in Brazil."

There are so many funny things about this tweet, we literally don't know where to begin.

For starters, there's the fact that Lindsay obviously didn't write it herself, because she used the word "candidature," and she probably couldn't find Brazil on a map of Brazil. Then there's the guy she endorsed:

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