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.

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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.

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In desperate need of a bump in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman might consider making this a regular part of his campaign stops.

The former Utah Governor may trail frontrunners Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul where it counts - name recognition - but are any of them in a band?!

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Julianne Moore’s transformation into Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change, set to premiere in March, is striking. Guess that's how you earn four Oscar nominations.

The 51-year-old actress stars opposite Ed Harris (as John McCain) and Woody Harrelson (adviser Steve Schmidt) in the film based on the 2010 book of the same name.

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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is doing well in the polls these days, but it's talk of potential third-party bid that really worries the GOP establishment.

In a campaign stop in Plaistow, N.H., the first primary state (the Iowa caucuses are Jan. 3, followed by New Hampshire's election 10), the topic came up again.

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