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Texas Republican Rick Perry, the nation's longest-serving governor, is running for President and will announce his bid in the coming days, according to reports. 

In a crushing blow to Stephen Colbert-backed Rick Parry, Perry's people are putting out the word that he will declare his candidacy in a speech on Saturday.

Saturday is the day of the Iowa straw poll, featuring GOP candidates such as Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. Perry will speak from South Carolina.

Rick Perry

CNN, citing an unnamed Republican familiar with Perry's plans, noted that "previous reports had indicated that Perry would use a speech at the conservative RedState Gathering in Charleston to make his intentions clear."

That language is somewhat vague, but the Republican source went on to add that Rick Perry, 61, "will be in the Republican presidential race on Saturday."

President Barack Obama is also running for re-election.

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Jon Stewart is not going to be voting for Presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann anytime soon. That's a fairly safe assumption.

Still, he said last night that this week's Michele Bachmann Newsweek cover and its obvious implications should make the magazine ashamed.

Why? Said Stewart:

Stewart on Bachmann

"You gotta go pretty far out of your way to find a crappy photo of Michele Bachmann - and you did," Stewart said. "Be honest, Newsweek. You used that photo in a petty attempt to make Michele Bachmann look crazy."

Pretty much.

Of course, Stewart did get in a dig at the Tea Party favorite, adding, "You want a photo that makes her seem a bit off? Make it out of her words."

There are certainly many Michele Bachmann quotes from which to choose.

Your thoughts? Are people up in arms for good reason because of a subtle smear? Or is it just a photo that people read into because it's ... Bachmann?

Tell us: Is the Michelle Bachmann cover biased?

 

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Just a few days prior to the August 13 straw poll in Iowa, Stephen Colbert - the self-appointed President and Assistant Equipment Manager for Colbert SuperPAC - has released his first political ad.

Who does the talk show host endorse? Rick Parry. No, not Rick Perry, governor of Texas. Rick Parry, a fictional write-in candidate described by Colbert in the following statement:

"I recognized that he's got the tough talk, the cowboy boots, and the history-of-shooting-coyotes-during-morning-jogs that our country needs. So if anybody is going to be taking unlimited donations and then not be coordinating with his campaign, it's going to be not us. So to prove we're truly uncoordinated, we're asking voters to write in Parry with an A - as in America, IowA, or PresidAnt. You can feel confident he's not asking us to do that."

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SpongeBob is joining the green movement.

The Nickelodeon star and his undersea pals are partnering with the U.S. Department of Education on new books and videos discussing global warming.

Among other items, the materials offer advice on how to cut CO2 emissions, a leading cause of climate change, according to many science academies.

This news was met with disappointment by - who else - Fox News. Gretchen Carlson, Fox & Friends co-anchor, criticized the initiative yesterday.

SpongeBob vs. Fox

Carlson lamented that the Department of Education "blames man for global warming, but they did not tell kids that is actually a disputed fact."

We sense another Al Gore rant coming REAL fast.

Steve Doocy, another "Fox and Friends" co-host, added to Carlson's comments, stating that "Nickelodeon is pushing a global warming agenda."

Even if you dispute humankind's role in climate change, why is a lovable sponge talking to kids about reducing pollution a bad thing? Just curious.

What do you think? Is global warming real?

 

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Newsweek's latest issue features Michele Bachmann on the cover, and as usual, controversy is accompanying the fiery Republican presidential candidate.

The cover shows the 55-year-old standing against a stark blue background, looking directly into the camera with a wide-eyed, borderline INSANE expression.

The headline advertising the cover story: "THE QUEEN OF RAGE."

Michelle Bachmann Newsweek Cover

Crazy and biased or not ... they could've picked a better photo.

The word "Rage" is not actually used in the article on the Congresswoman, though it does criticize the "radical" nature of the Tea Party Bachmann champions.

Newsweek is already facing conservative backlash for the portrayal - as it has for a recent Mitt Romney cover and its infamous Sarah Palin covers in 2008-09.

Conservatives are slamming Newsweek for making Michele look "crazy" and citing this as proof that the mainstream media is biased against conservatives.

What do you think? Is the above cover biased?

 

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Al Gore does not mince words when it comes to climate.

Speaking in Aspen, Colo., last week, the former Vice President warned of the impacts of global warming and absolutely tore into its persistent skeptics.

Gore told the Aspen Institute's "Networks and Citizenship" panel not to believe those that dismiss global warming. Or as he put it, the "bull$#!t" of those "washing back at you the same crap over and over and over again."

"There's no longer a shared reality," Gore lamented. "It's no longer acceptable in mixed company - bipartisan company - to use the goddamn word 'climate.'"

"Some of the exact same people - I can go down a list of their names - are involved in this. And so what do they do? They pay pseudo scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate thing, it’s nonsense.'"

"'Man-made CO2 doesn’t trap heat. It may be volcanoes.’ Bullshit! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bullshit! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bullshit!"

Clearly, something lit a fire under Gore - and it wasn't CO2.

Global warming: Real, humanity-caused problem?

 

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It's the one thing on which voters and politicians from both sides of the aisle can agree: few events this year were more moving than the return of Gabrielle Giffords to Congress last week.

Now, the owners of the Arizona grocery store in front of which Giffords and voters gathered prior to the tragic shooting that left multiple people dead and the Congresswoman hospitalized say they plan on honoring the victims with a monument.

Gabrielle Giffords Facebook Photo

Sources tell TMZ the folks behind the Safeway in Casas Adobes hope to plant a trio of flagpoles at the spot of the January 8 shooting: one displaying the U.S. flag, one adorned with the congressional seal and the third being the state flag of Arizona.

There will also likely be a plaque hung in testament to the spirit Giffords has shown in returning to work.

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Levi Johnston has fallen off the radar a bit lately.

Not that we're up in arms about it, just observing. In any event, it looks like his sister, Mercede Johnston, is picking up the Sarah Palin-bashing slack.

In an interview with Playboy, which will feature Mercede Johnston nude next month, choice comments about Levi's almost in-laws are abundant

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Asked what kind of president Sarah Palin would be, she responded: "I think she'd have had a mental breakdown ... As governor she quit on us." Burn.

"What does that say about her?" Mercede asked, noting that a majority of residents of Wasilla, Alaska "can't stand Palin ... I would say 70 percent."

Mercede claims the Palins are so polarizing in the town - where Sarah was once mayor, and where Levi is running for mayor - that she can't work.

"It's hard to get a job because of the Palins ... People say, 'Oh, Mercede Johnston, I don't know if people are going to come in if she works here.'"

Regarding Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston, Mercede claims Bristol sent a brutal text to her boyfriend after she found out she was pregnant ...

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Move over, Kelsey Grammer. You aren't the only celebrity with an eye on The White House.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show yesterday, Roseanne Barr announced that she's running for President of the United States in 2012.

“I’m totally serious,” Barr said, citing Sarah Palin as proof that pretty much anyone can run. "I want to be part of the debates because I want to represent the tax payer. In fact, I’m choosing the tax payers as my vice president.”

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Under which banner does Roseanne fall? Neither, she says: “I’m not for either party because they both suck and they’re both a bunch of criminals. So I made up my own party. It’s the Green Tea Party.”

Like a certain egomaniac who teased a Presidential run this spring in order to make headlines, Roseanne has a reality show to push. Lifetime cameras follow her around on a Hawaiian nut farm for Rosanne’s Nuts.

Would you vote for Barr?

 

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Doug Lamborn is really sorry. When he referred to President Barack Obama's economic policy as a "tar baby" this week, he meant to use the word "quagmire." Hey, we've all been there, right?

In a radio show interview over the weekend, the Colorado Congressman said:

“Even if some people say, ‘Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,’ they will hold the President responsible. Now, I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching a tar baby and you get it, you’re stuck, and you’re a part of the problem now and you can’t get away.”

Lamborn has since sent a letter of apology to the President and his office released the following statement:

The congressman was “attempting to tell a radio audience last week that the president's policies have created an economic quagmire for the nation and are responsible for the dismal economic conditions our country faces. He regrets that he chose the phrase 'tar baby,' rather than the word 'quagmire.'

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