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Donald Trump will not make a bid for the White House in 2012, telling reporters Monday that "I will not be running for president as much as I'd like to."

In typical Trump fashion, he added that, "This decision does not come easily or without regret. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary, and ultimately, the general election."

Sure thing, Don.

Trump concludes that as tempting as it would be to run, "Ultimately business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector."

It was a hard decision, "especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking among the top [GOP] contenders across the country."

Well, sort of.

Testing the wasters this spring, Trump polled well at first, but miscalculated big time by not focusing on his (perceived) strength: Business acumen.

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Amidst controversy from conservatives, Common performed a spoken word piece at the White House in celebration of American poetry and prose last night.

Among other critics, Sarah Palin ripped Common and the Obamas for inviting the rapper/actor, given his former harsh words against former President Bush.

In any event, Common brought Chi-town to the White House as Barack and Michelle Obama hosted a poetry night in the "People's House." Watch him here:

Did he just anoint Barack some kind of king at the end there?

It's unclear, but that was pretty cool. After all of the controversy of the last few days, Common responded by doing what he was invited there for, delivering a beautiful poem. He also addressed the criticism of his visit on Facebook.

“Politics is politics and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I respect that,” he said. “The one thing that shouldn’t be questioned is my support for the police officers and troops that protect us every day. Peace yall!”

Well put. Read the full text of his poem after the jump:

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Hey, it worked for Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not as well for Mary Carey.

But Luther Campbell, a former member of rap group 2 Live Crew, claims to be serious about his bid to become the next Mayor of Miami-Dade. Earlier this week, the celebrity penned a commentary that outlined key aspects of his political platform.

Luther Campbell Picture

Luther Campbell will do whatever it takes to get to know the citizens of Miami.

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Former half-term governor and current famous person Sarah Palin slammed Michelle Obama on Twitter today for inviting Common to the White House.

Her beef? Palin and some others aren't thrilled that the rapper and actor promotes healthy diets once rhymed about burning President George W. Bush.

"Oh lovely, White House," tweeted the ex-veep hopeful, making sarcastic reference to a story on Common and Michelle Obama in the Daily Caller.

Palin Common

The conservative website resurrected a Common aimed at Dubya by transcribing lyrics from a 2007 YouTube video of a past performance of "Letter to the Law."

"Seeing a fiend being hung/With that happening, why they messing with Saddam?/Burn a Bush 'cause for peace he no push no button," goes the song.

Common continues: "Killing over oil and grease/no weapons of destruction/How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one."

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Saturday Night Live alum Tina Fey returned to reprise her role as Sarah Palin in a debate sketch of potential Republican presidential candidates this weekend.

Introduced as "current famous person Sarah Palin," Fey wasted no time launching into her pitch-perfect impression of the '08 GOP vice presidential nominee.

"It's so nice to be back on FOX News, a network that both pays me and shows me the questions ahead of time," Fey gushed as Palin. "I just hope tonight the lamestream media won't twist my words by repeating them verbatim."

Tina Fey and Darrell Hammond

These two make an unbeatable political team. The actors, that is.

"First, I want to acknowledge that we have finally vanquished one of the world's great villains. I for one am thrilled to say good riddance to Katie Couric!" she added.

SNL may fall flat much of the time, but political sketches like this have always been - and remain - must-watch material. Having Tina as host doesn't hurt.

While Fey was terrific, Bill Hader (as Fox News' Shepard Smith) and Darrell Hammond (reprising his role as Donald Trump) really stole the show here.

Watch it after the jump ...

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U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois is showcasing why many consider him to be the best-looking member of Congress in the new issue of Men's Health.

The Republican isn't just showing off his shirtless abs to show off, however. He's flaunting the bod to promote the "Fit for Life Summer Challenge." 

That's an initiative focused on losing weight to reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, which you can learn about in detail at Men's Health.

We're sensing a bipartisan collaboration with Michelle Obama and her Let's Move campaign. Maybe? Anyway, check out the Aaron Schock pics below ...

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SCHOCK & AWE: Wonder how many times Aaron has heard that play on words in regards to his washboard stomach? Probably at least six. Maybe 12.

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Now we've seen it all.

Donald Trump not only praised President Barack Obama on Twitter, he's called for a moratorium on partisan politics. Meaning he may actually shut up briefly!

“I want to personally congratulate President Obama and the men and women of the Armed Forces for a job very well done,” the business mogul Tweeted.

In response to the death of Osama bin Laden, he added: “I am so proud to see Americans standing shoulder to shoulder, waving the flag in celebration.”

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  • The President of the United States of America

Donald then called for a verbal cease-fire of sorts, adding:

“We should spend the next few days not debating party politics, but in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those fighting for freedom.”

“God Bless America.”

Indeed. Not only is it a time to stand together, but after Obama blasted Trump at the White House Correspondents dinner, maybe he realized he took some of his earlier criticisms of the President's grades and birth certificate too far.

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Fallout from the death of Osama bin Laden has dominated news today. Not surprising, as he was one of Earth's most famous people (for better or worse).

Despite hundreds of news reports and President Obama's address, some people have still expressed doubt that the Al Qaeda leader is actually deceased.

There are also many other questions and angles to this story.

Does this change your opinion of Obama? Is it okay to cheer a man dying, no matter how awful he was? Is everyone at Fox News and its affiliates a moron?

You know what that means, readers: It's poll time! Vote below:

Is Osama bin Laden really dead?

 

Got Him!

These New York newspaper headlines are  ...

 

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Does bin Laden's demise improve your opinion of Obama?

 

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Think this headline mixup was intentional?

 

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President Barack Obama took the stage at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last night and took on both Donald Trump and the "birther" nonsense.

Entering to Hulk Hogan's old WWE anthem "Real American" as Obama's birth certificate flashed on screen, he then treated the crowd to his "birth video."

After poking fun at himself and various Republicans, Obama seemed to delight in laying into the Donald (who was there) for what felt like an eternity.

Regardless of your political leanings, you gotta admit he killed it:

Following our 44th President, host Seth Meyers took to the podium and went off on all things cable news, birth certificates, and of course, Donald Trump.

Watch Seth's effort - and read Trump's response to being the butt of so many jokes (spoiler alert: he was not exactly pleased) - after the jump:

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Bob Schieffer of CBS' Face the Nation and that network's Evening News made headlines last night when he flat-out called Donald Trump a racist.

At issue? Trump's questioning of President Obama's birth certificate and later his academic record, criticisms Schieffer says have racist undertones.

The Donald was far from pleased with Bob's assessment.

Moments ago, he told TMZ: "That is a terrible statement for a newscaster to make. I am the last person that such a thing should be said about."

Bob's scathing statement against Trump came last night in response to Trump's insinuation that Obama may not have had the grades to get into Harvard.

Schieffer said, "That's code for saying he got into law school because he's black. This is an ugly strain of racism that's running through this whole thing."

Asked if he was implying Obama got into Harvard via affirmative action, Trump said: "Affirmative action is out there. It's a program that is available."

"I have no idea whether it applies in this case. I'm not suggesting anything. Grades are the least important aspect of being president. It's not a big subject."

Trump insists he's not racist and wouldn't say if he supports or opposes affirmative action. But he's clearly trying to douse some of the flames he ignited.

What do you think? Is Trump racist?

 

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