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Barack is dealing with a lot these days.

Trying to manage two wars, revive a stagnant economy, provide health care, reach a compromise over the federal debt ceiling and keep various factious of constituents happy regarding social issues is a balancing act, to be sure.

One he seems a bit overwhelmed by in this College Humor video, which uses a Fourth of July BBQ as a metaphor for President Obama's life ...

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The Fox News Politics Twitter account reported this morning that President Obama had been shot twice in Iowa and killed. Not the case. Obama is fine.

The account was hacked shortly after midnight and the messages about the president were left around 3:00 a.m. The Tweets have since been deleted.

Mr. President

In total there were six Tweets that reported the death of the president, going so far as to wish Vice President Joe Biden luck in his assumed new role.

Unlike Rep. Anthony Weiner, who used the hacking defense after sending photos of his junk to women everywhere, it appears to be true in this case.

The account was hacked by "The Script Kiddies" (a slang term for beginner hackers), who vaguely aligned themselves with another hacking ring, Anonymous and changed the picture for the Fox account to their logo.

The "Script Kiddies" account has also been taken down.

According to Gawker, one of the members of "The Script Kiddies" says they are quite sophisticated despite the name, and chose to target Fox, "because we figured their security would be just as much of a joke as their reporting."

While hacking someone's Twitter - especially to report the president is dead - is reprehensible, we have to give them credit for that little dig.

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Stephen Colbert will not be our next President. But he may have a say who gets the job.

The comedian/talk show host won approval today from the Federal Election Committee to form a SuperPAC, meaning Colbert can raise money and produce/buy television time for political advertisements.

"Moments ago the Federal Election Committee made their ruling," Colbert said ta crown below outside the FEC headquarters. "And ladies and gentlemen I'm sorry to say, we won!"

How did this come about? Former FEC Chairman Robert Lenhard said the ruling "means people can use their network's resources to fund their own PAC ads without needing to report it on their network, on their show."

As for the host of The Colbert Report? Added Lenhard:

"I think he's going to have fun. But until he gets at least a million dollars he's not going to run many ads outside of his show."

Colbert is already working on that, however. He solicited donations from fans during his speech, telling supporters: "I don't know about you but I do not accept limits on my free speech, I don't know about you but I do not accept the status quo. But I do accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express."

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Mark Halperin must be watching too much Tracy Morgan stand-up.

During a live appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe today, the political analyst was asked about President Obama's behavior yesterday during a meeting with Republicans, inquired about whether or not the show was on a seven-second delay and then said:

The President "acted like a dick." Watch the host's stunned reaction to the insult now:

Halperin, who co-authored the book "Game Change," has been suspended indefinitely by the network and said in a statement:

"I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the president, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it."

Should he have been punished?

 

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Announcing her bid for the presidency Monday, Michele Bachmann noted that she shares her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa, with acting legend John Wayne.

"Just like John Wayne is from Waterloo, Iowa, that's the kind of spirit I have too. It's embracing America. It's sacrificing for America," Bachmann said.

The problem? The Duke is from Winterset, Iowa, about 150 miles away. John Wayne Gacy, the notorious rapist and serial killer, hails from Waterloo.

While an honest mistake, and no big deal in the grand scheme, such gaffes and other ridiculous Michele Bachmann quotes pop up with surprising frequency.

As Bachmann, who now represents a Minnesota district in the U.S. House, gears up for her presidential run, we pulled together a greatest hits list.

Much like Sarah Palin's greatest hits, some of these Bachmann lines seem straight out of The Onion, classic "did this really happen?" moments ...

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who resigned after attempting to sell or barter President Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate, has been convicted of a VAST range of corruption, bribery and extortion charges.

A jury deemed him guilty on 17 of 20 counts.

His attorneys insisted that FBI wiretap recordings in which he discussed many illegal activities were just the ramblings of a politician who liked to think aloud.

But Blagojevich, who spent 2 1/2 years becoming a punchline, yet professing his innocence on reality shows and on the witness stand, went down hard.

Blagojevich

The guilty verdict caps an incredible story in which Rod Blagojevich infamously said, on a tapped phone, that the chance to appoint the Senate successor to Obama after he was elected president was "f---ing golden."

Not something to give away "for f---ing nothing," in other words.

He faces up to 300 years in prison, though sentencing guidelines are sure to reduce his time. Still, prosecutors will likely push to have him incarcerated.

Rod may not have a leg to stand on. The Feds had been investigating him for years before the senate seat incident (hence the number of charges).

A status hearing for sentencing was set for August 1.

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New York has become the latest state to permit gay marriage, passing a bill yesterday that has resulted in a celebration across Hollywood. A sample of excited Tweets from stars follows.

Sorry, David Tyree...

Lady Gaga, celebrating the news with fans below: “The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice+equality. Rejoice NY, and propose. We did it!!!"

Neil Patrick Harris: “It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!”

Eliiza Dushku: “Welcome to the present NY ;) #equality”

Lady Gaga and Fans

Kathy Griffin: “tonight we’re all New Yorkers! Straight & gay alike, let’s all celebrate marriage #equality. The right side of history!

Kerry Washington: "I’m proud of NY right now. Justice. Equality. Respect. Civil Rights for all.” WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO”

Lance Bass: “BIG BIG DAY FOR OUR FAMLIES 33-29 it passed!!!! Now lets educate people and make sure we make them feel comfortable with why this happened!”

Russel Brand: It is now legal to do a gay marriage in NYC @AlecBaldwin, carpe diem.

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Just weeks before he was indicted for alleged federal campaign law violations, the disgraced John Edwards reportedly asked for millions from a former donor.

In the past, reclusive heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon had given Edwards major financial support - support now central to the criminal case against him.

Edwards reportedly hit her up again this spring with a request for "millions of dollars," ABC reports, though we don't know why he asked or if she obliged.

Smilin' John

A lawyer for Mellon, who is expected to a key witness at John Edwards' criminal trial, declined to comment, as did a member of Edwards' legal team.

The disclosure comes weeks after Edwards was indicted on charges he broke myriad campaign finance laws to cover up an affair with Rielle Hunter.

A former staffer to his presidential bid, Hunter infamously gave birth to his love child, which was exposed after Edwards lost the 2008 primary.

The indictment claims Bunny Mellon allegedly gave Edwards at least $725,000, which later went toward hiding the pregnant Rielle Hunter.

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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann was “glittered” by a gay rights activist as she left the stage at a conservative conference in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday.

Get Equal, a California gay rights group, did the honors, citing Bachmann's support for a same-sex marriage ban and her “history of anti-gay rhetoric.”

“You can run, but you cannot hide! Keep your hate out of our Constitution!” shouted Rachel E. B. Lang, who threw glitter at the GOP presidential candidate.

Lang actually did a lackluster job with the glitter (which is really more like confetti), largely missing Bachmann before security hauled her off REALLY fast:

Get Equal said that Lang's words were a reference to to the conservative “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide” ministry for which Bachmann raised money.

Bachmann is not the first GOP presidential candidate to be glittered.

On Thursday, representatives from the groups Reproductive Rights and CODEPINK showered former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty with pink confetti.

Newt Gingrich was similarly hit with glitter at a book signing back in May. Basically, no Republican is safe. Well, except N.Y. State Sen. Roy McDonald.

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Republican State Sen. Roy McDonald is one of the few members of his party currently backing an initiative to legalize gay marriage in N.Y. State.

Today, in response to pressure from some conservatives opposed to the measure, McDonald gave a tremendous statement in his own defense.

According to the The N.Y. Daily News, the 64-year-old said THIS:

Sen. Roy McDonald

"You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn't black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing."

"You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, f--k it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing."

"I'm tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can all take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background."

"I'm trying to do the right thing. That's where I'm going with this."

Somewhere, former Super Bowl hero David Tyree is very upset.

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