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Former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson is never one to hide her staunchly conservative political views. Her latest rant surrounds Muslim infiltration of the U.S.

Jackson, on her web talk show this week, claimed the United States is being overtaken by radical Muslims bent on bringing the nation under Sharia law.

Seriously. Citing insider knowledge, she said the following:

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"I just went to a briefing in Washington DC, across the street from the Capitol, at the Longworth building at 8:30 am two days ago and it changed my life."

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A new pro-Newt Gingrich ad airing in Iowa warns voters in advance of the Jan. 3 caucuses not to let the "liberal Republican establishment pick" a presidential candidate.

The ad is from pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future, which can spend unlimited funds as long as it doesn't coordinate with him directly. That's not shady at all.

The 30-second spot touts Newt's conservative credentials, accusing the Republican establishment of "attacking him with falsehoods" and outspending him 20-to-1.

Pretty funny in a way that a PAC that would obviously outspend Mitt Romney 20-to-1 if it could is lamenting its own underfunded status, but that's Newt for you.

On the flip side, he does have a point. The establishment does have some clout, but given the fluidity of this race, the conservative base is much broader.

Obviously the average voter isn't too swayed by what the powers that be tell them to be. But will voters come out to support Newt, or is he fading fast?

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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is making a serious TV ad play in the first two primary states, hoping to secure back to back wins and cruise to the nomination.

But can he convince Republican voters he's conservative enough?

He won't fail for lack of trying. The Romney campaign's newest Iowa ad is even called "Conservative Agenda" and vows to make government "simpler, smaller and smarter."

Touting his experience, Romney says he will "get rid of Obamacare" and says that "it is a moral imperative for America to stop spending more money than we take in."

Convinced? Check out the ad below and see:

The January 3 Iowa caucuses are less than a week away. In New Hampshire, which votes January 10, the former Massachusetts Governor enjoys a sizable polling lead.

It shows in his latest TV ad there, which features a more relaxed and uplifting Mitt. "This will be a campaign about the soul of America, about American greatness," he says.

"I'm confident that Americans won't settle. I'm confident that Americans will refuse to be bought off by cheap promises that turn into never-ending debts for our children."

Watch the spot, titled "Earn It" below and see if he can:

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Political blog Pardon the Pundit has come up with a hilarious guide to making a campaign ad using Rick Perry's recent "Strong" video as its principal case study.

If you recall, Perry started running this 30 second piece of art to prove that he's the real conservative of the Republican party. And Obama hates Christmas.

It's a pretty great political satire of political commercial. Check out the breakdown and the original ad spot run by the Texas Governor in Iowa below ...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama offered a special tribute to those who serve our nation and the families who support them unconditionally, while encouraging all Americans to give in their own way in his weekly address.

"Giving of ourselves; service to others – that’s what this season is all about. For my family and millions of Americans, that’s what Christmas is all about," he said.

"It reminds us that part of what it means to love God is to love one another ... to be our brother’s keeper and our sister’s keeper. But that belief is not just at the center of our Christian faith, it’s shared by Americans of all faiths and backgrounds."

"So whatever you believe, wherever you’re from, let’s remember the spirit of service that connects us all this season – as Americans. Each of us can do our part to serve our communities and our country, not just today, but every day."

Here's Barack and Michelle's address to the nation:

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GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul appeared on Fox News Friday and was asked about a possible third-party Donald Trump run, now that he's become an independent.

Paul is not concerned.

“To each his own, he may do it. I doubt he’ll do it," he said. "If he really wanted to be president, why walk away? Why is he concerned he couldn’t do it as a Republican?”

“I have no idea what he is going to do,” Paul said.

“I don’t think he will be calling me for advice. I don’t think he will ask for an appointment to come see me to get advice or an endorsement. I’m not expecting that.”

Your World host Neil Cavuto asked the Republican hopeful why he never "kissed Trump’s ring" like many of the other candidates had over the past year. His reply:

“I didn’t think it was necessary or appropriate ... How could he endorse what I’m doing? My positions are pretty much opposite of what he talks about."

"He doesn’t believe in free market. He likes the Federal Reserve. He is not a free trader. He likes tariffs. So there is not a lot we have in common.”

That about sums it up from Paul's perspective.

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After years as a registered Republican, blowhard Donald Trump is breaking ranks with the party to become an unaffiliated, independent voter in New York State.

Trump made the change late last week, a move prompted by his stated interest in getting as much publicity as possible mounting a third-party presidential run.

"Mr. Trump has said for almost a year that if he is not satisfied with the Republican candidate, he may run as an independent," spokesman Michael Cohen said.

"This change in party affiliation certainly preserves his right to do so," he added, hilariously, but only "after the finale of The Apprentice in May."

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Trump's Fox News rants have become a great sideshow this year.

Asked if any developments in the GOP race, or nearly all the candidates eschewing his big debate prompted Trump to make the change, Cohen insisted no.

Cohen did say Trump is "very disappointed" with how the Republican Party has handled the payroll tax extension, handing President Obama a political victory.

Trump has said he plans to endorse one of the Republicans running, and insists that is still his primary objective. However, he is no longer a Republican.

He will still be able to vote in the New York State GOP presidential primary in April, and will do so. It's just unclear right now who he'll be supporting.

Trump for President in '12?

 

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Barack and Michelle Obama will appear on ABC's 20/20 tonight.

Barbara Walters, who says she may retire in 2012, conducted the interview with the First Couple and aired a preview of it yesterday on The View (below).

In the sit-down, Michelle Obama talked about the importance of prioritizing herself, even while married to the U.S. President, and sending the right message to the couple's two young daughters. Clearly, the family dynamic works for them:

This great exchange also happens at another juncture:

Walters: "What is your biggest peeve of each other?"
President Obama: "I don't have one."
Walters: "Aww."
Michelle Obama: "My list is too long."

Hey, at least the payroll tax cut extension passed.

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The South Carolina Republican Party rebuffed a $500,000 donation from Stephen Colbert Thursday because it came with a catch: naming rights to its presidential primary.

Colbert, the host of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, and a native South Carolinan, writes in Columbia's State newspaper that he was serious - and they agreed.

After learning that the cash-strapped South Carolina GOP and local officials were at odds over who would pay for the January 21 Republican primary, Colbert offered a plan.

He would subsidize the cost, through his "Colbert Super PAC," to the tune of $500K. In return, it would become "The Colbert Super PAC South Carolina Republican Primary."

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"I said, 'I can cover that. No strings attached,'" Colbert writes. "Of course, I can't offer that kind of no-strings-attached-money without getting something in return."

Colbert also wanted to add a non-binding referendum question on the ballot - referring to a controversial remark by Mitt Romney - asking whether "Corporations are people."

Apparently there was some confusion over how seriously this plan was taken, because "The GOP agreed to everything," according to Colbert ... but not the GOP.

Executive director Matt Moore says "Stephen Colbert, the private citizen, called out of the clear blue and made an unsolicited offer to help his home state."

"We were intrigued and met with him, but also wary ... ultimately we determined it was not in the state party's best interests to accept Mr. Colbert's offers."

"Everything was not 'agreed to.' We did not sign his contract. Despite our repeatedly saying 'no,' Stephen Colbert, the comedian, seems intent on being involved."

Thank goodness for that.

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House Republican leaders agreed Thursday to accept a temporary extension of the existing payroll tax cut, bowing to political pressure after a lengthy standoff.

Under a deal reached between House and Senate leaders, the House will now approve as early as Friday the two-month extension of a payroll tax holiday.

The extension, which also includes unemployment benefits, was approved by the Senate Saturday. A committee will work on legislation to extend both through 2012.

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House Republicans - who rejected an almost identical deal on Tuesday - collapsed under the political rubble that has accumulated, much of it from their own party.

With the bill set to keep the payroll tax at 4.2% instead of rising to 6.2%, the GOP, who abhors tax hikes, was dead set on killing the bill because ... who knows honestly.

Worried that the blockade would do serious damage to their appeal to voters, House Speaker John Boehner was determined to put the issue behind Republicans.

After his conversation with lawmakers, the speaker conceded it might not have been “politically the smartest thing in the world” for House Republicans. The reason?

Putting themselves between a tax cut and the 160 million American workers who would benefit from it, and to allowing President Obama to seize momentum.

Makes sense. Might as well actually govern.

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