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30 Rock star Alec Baldwin has long mused about running for political office, but some of his recent Tweets have stoked more speculation than ever.

Earlier this week, Baldwin wrote that it's still "a long way till November of 2013" and then posted a link to the iconic song "New York, New York."

Interestingly, Baldwin just wrote an essay for The Huffington Post that was sympathetic to the plight of embattled U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Alec Baldwin For Mayor!

Weiner represents Brooklyn and Queens in the U.S. House, but has openly coveted the NYC mayoral post and was all but certain to run in 2013.

His rampant crotch-shot texting likely slammed the door on that lifelong political aspiration - but did it open one for Alec Baldwin in the process?

It certainly could happen. The actor owns an apartment on Central Park West, though his primary residence is in the Hamptons on Long Island.

He has flirted with running for Congress from his Suffolk County district, but this is the first time his name has been tied to the mayor's office.

Baldwin is a registered Democrat whose political views are the polar opposite of his 30 Rock character Jack Donaghy, a Reagan-loving elitist.

What do you think? Should Alec run for mayor?

 

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Sarah Palin has given us so many memorable moments over the years.

Undeniably, her every move is scrutinized and picked apart like no other politician in history. But just as undeniably, she brings these things upon herself.

With Alaska releasing thousands of emails from Sarah Palin's brief stint as governor, we can only imagine what revelations lie in store in those reams of paper, and where they will rank on the list of Sarah Palin's greatest hits.

Sarah Palin uses crib notes on her hand in February 2010.

From her 2008 campaign interview with Katie Couric to her pardoning a turkey, then preening for the cameras as others are slaughtered in the background, you just never know what you're going to get with Palin.

Recently, her rendition of Paul Revere's ride added another historic chapter to her resume. An inaccurate one, it turned out, but we laughed a lot.

What was your favorite moment since she burst on the scene? Take a look back at some epic Sarah Palin videos from the last three years and decide:

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The state of Alaska will release thousands of Sarah Palin's emails from her half term as governor, a disclosure that has taken on national prominence due to the media's obsession with her and Palin's potential presidential run.

More than 24,000 pages of Palin emails will be made public in paper form only in Alaska's capital city, Juneau, which is accessible by only air or water.

Yes, Alaska is a real state.

Sarah Palin Shaking Hands

Reporters from several news organizations have already begun arriving and are making various plans to disseminate the emails to the public.

Palin told Fox News Sunday that "every rock" that could have possibly been kicked over to uncover things in her family already has been.

However, "a lot of those emails obviously weren't meant for public consumption" and that people might seek to take some "out of context."

Like the coverup to hide the pregnancy of Bristol Palin and claim the baby was Sarah's own? Just kidding. That was a great rumor, though.

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Rapper Lupe Fiasco is, clearly, aptly named.

In an interview for a segment of CBS' online show What's Trending, Lupe made quite a controversial comment about the president, stating, "To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, in the United States of America."

His reasoning for that claim?

Lupe Fiasco Picture

In "Word I Never Said," he calls out Obama specifically, rapping, "Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say s--t/ Thats why I ain't vote for him, next one either/ I'mma part of the problem, my problem is I'm peaceful."

He says he finds political causes "meaningless."

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NYC real estate mogul Donald Trump posted his thoughts on the Anthony Weiner photo scandal on YouTube today. Let's just say he does not mince words.

The embattled Congressman, who made no secret of aspiring to run for New York City Mayor, is a "psycho" and a "bad guy," according to The Donald.

Laying into Weiner for sending lewd pics to Ginger Lee and others, Trump says he had a "death wish" and should never be allowed to run for office. Ever.

The silver lining, according to Trump? You gotta watch and see:

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You gotta hand it to Tina Fey. Her impression of former politician and current celebrity Sarah Palin is so good, Fox News can't even tell them apart.

Reporting on Palin's heavily hyped One Nation bus tour, the channel actually used a photo of the 30 Rock star impersonating her in a faux debate.

Maybe they just prefer to look at Tina? Doubtful. Way to go, guys. As if this weren't absurd enough, Palin herself is a contributor to the network!

We haven't seen a move this boneheaded on camera since somebody claimed Paul Revere warned the British instead of the colonists ...

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Sarah Palin may need to bone up on American history.

The professional celebrity and potential 2012 presidential hopeful stopped by Boston, Mass., on her East Coast bus trip, and there, in the cradle of the Revolutionary War, discussed one of its most notable figures with some locals.

With her unique, folksy charm, Palin said that on Paul Revere's famous ride, he "warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms."

Revere, of course, warned the colonists, not their British occupiers. But Palin told Fox News Sunday that she was in fact correct, as there were British soldiers in the area for years before Revere's legendary ride.

He was warning them, as well as his fellow colonists, Sarah Palin says:

"Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there that 'hey, you're not going to take American arms, you're not going to beat our own well-armed persons individual private militia that we have.'"

She blamed her first answer on the "gotcha" media. Obviously.

UPDATE: You almost have to admire the dedication of Palin’s fans ... and you most definitely have to take what you read on Wikipedia with a grain of salt.

They’re apparently trying to edit Paul Revere's Wikipedia page to make it match her botched version of history. Pretty funny/scary stuff right there.

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If you knock up Rielle Hunter (and make a sex tape) while your wife's terminally ill, then use her cancer to win sympathy from voters while seeking your party's nomination for President of the United States, you are a pretty bad person.

Still, John Edwards says, he didn't do anything illegal.

With daughter Cate Edwards standing behind him, he pleaded not guilty to using campaign money to cover up his affair and love child with Hunter.

"There is no question that I’ve done wrong," the two-time former presidential hopeful said outside the federal courthouse in Winston-Salem, N.C.

"I take full responsibility for having done wrong. I will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that I’ve caused to others. But I did not break the law, and I never, ever thought I was breaking the law."

A federal grand jury indicted John Edwards for breaking federal campaign finance laws while he was running for president back in 2008.

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A North Carolina grand jury has formally indicted former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards on criminal campaign finance violations.

The charges stem from the Rielle Hunter sex and love child scandal that ended his political career when the National Enquirer exposed him in 2007-08.

The Democratic V.P. nominee in 2004 and candidate for president in 2004 and 2008 was charged with four counts of illegal campaign contributions, plus one count of conspiracy and one count of false statements.

John Edwards Indicted

The federal indictment comes after a probe into whether John Edwards used money from two supporters to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter.

The former campaign videographer with whom he had a child also dumped him recently, according to reports that have not been confirmed.

Prosecutors say the money from John's supporters to Hunter constituted campaign donations because it furthered his political career.

Edwards attorneys say that interpretation of campaign finance law is bogus.

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, announcing his second White House bid with a direct shot at President Barack Obama's economic leadership.

"Barack Obama has failed America," Romney declared in Stratham, N.H. "It breaks my heart to see what's happening in this country."

"What's [the president's] answer? He says this: 'I'm just getting started.' No, Mr. President, you've had your chance."

Mitt Romney for President

Mitt's run comes at an uncertain time for the U.S. economy, which he claims his business acumen makes him uniquely qualified to take the reins of.

He lost to John McCain back in 2008. Will he prevail in 2012?

He has strong GOP institutional support, but must overcome a lack of enthusiasm among many Republicans and outright opposition among others.

Romney's championing of universal health care in Massachusetts is one point of contention among Tea Party members who prefer ... someone else.

Talk to THG: If the election were today, I'd vote for ...

 

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