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Looks like Katy Perry is all in, and in to win in 2016 ... if Hillary's in.

The singer wants to help Hillary Clinton roar if she launches a second presidential campaign, or so it would appear after she posted this photo on Instagram:

Katy Perry and Hillary Clinton

Perry has been an outspoken Barack Obama supporter through the years, though he won't be on the ballot come 2016. Will Hillary? It remains to be seen.

The 29-year-old and the 66-year-old former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State might seem an unlikely team, but we may see a lot more of it.

“I told Hillary Clinton that I would write her a ‘theme’ song if she needs it,” Perry said in an Instagram photo of the two at Clinton’s Hard Choices book signing.

Looks like it's mutual as far as Hill (or her staff) is concerned.

Clinton, who might be contemplating taking Perry on, tweeted, “@KatyPerry Well that’s not a Hard Choice. You already did! Keep letting us hear you Roar.”

Love-fest / possible Vice Presidential pick alert?

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Jon Stewart isn't even a real news broadcaster, but the Comedy Central figure is more trusted to deliver news than MSNBC, a new study found.

According to a new survey by the Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute, the public trusts him more than a 24/7 news channel.

The organizations did a study about immigration and the media that contained within it a broader question about which news outlet the public trusts most.

Fox News came in first, as per usual; the network has been consistently named both the most and the least trusted name in news. Let's hear it for polarization!

Unfortunately for MSNBC, it was dead last, with just 5 percent of Americans saying they trusted it most ... 8 percent, by comparison, chose The Daily Show.

Another study showed that Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert did a better job at informing people about campaign finance issues than traditional outlets.

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Move over, Rahm Emanuel. And make room for... Mayor Yeezus?

With Emanuel's approval rating hovering around 29 percent, and with under a year to go until the next Mayoral election in Chicago, local artist/writer Ben Shepard has thrown his support around someone not quite in the race:

Mr. Kim Kardashian himself.

Shepard has created Kanye4mayor.org, a website that states how and why “Mayor West could lead a movement to make [Chicago] the best city in the world.

Why, you might wonder, would a resident want someone in charge who thinks Kardashian is the ideal celebrity?

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Yes, we know there are actual political issues to discuss, but this GIF of U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) picking his ear and eating its contents on C-SPAN is a classic.

The play-by-play ... eh, just watch the action on endless loop. It's great.

Congressman Picks Ear

Had to be a good find. He put that finger in his mouth, multiple times.

The unforgettable moment was captured live on C-SPAN during a House Judiciary Committee meeting last week on government surveillance programs.

Those hearings can get pretty boring after multiple hours, or at least reach the point where you want a snack but can't exactly hit up the vending machine.

In such a situation, a little ear wax really comes through in the clutch.

Video of Congressman Garcia's tasty discovery after the jump:

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Keith Crisco, the Democratic candidate running against Clay Aiken in North Carolina's Second Congressional District, died at his home in Asheboro on Monday.

He was 71 years old.

Keith Crisco Image

Initial reports indicate Crisco suffered injuries from a fall at his house around 1 p.m. today. He was announced dead at the scene.

At the time of Crisco's passing, the District 2 race was considered “too close to call," though Aiken lead Crisco by 369 votes at last count.

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A North Korean state-run news agency launched an insanely racist diatribe against U.S. President Barack Obama this month, unleashing one vile insult after another.

The rogue state called the U.S.'s first African-American head of state a "crossbreed with unclear blood" and a "wicked black monkey," among other terms.

The agency also said that Obama "still has the figure of monkey while the human race has evolved through millions of years," and went on to denounce him:

"It would be perfect for Obama to live with a group of monkeys in the world’s largest African natural zoo and lick the bread crumbs thrown by spectators."

  • Kim Jong Un on a Horse!
  • President Obama in Rome

The diatribe was recently brought to light by Josh Stanton, who blogs often about North Korea, following Obama's recent invitation to South Korea.

The issue of race has real resonance in North Korea, where the Stalinist regime has gone to great lengths to instill a sense of racial purity in its citizens.

Some background from The Washington Post: "When North Korea talks about race, it's almost always important, and telling about the state ideology."

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Singer Clay Aiken is clinging to a slim lead early Wednesday in his bid to become the Democratic nominee for his U.S. House district in North Carolina.

The American Idol runner-up is leading former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco by 369 votes with more than 99 percent of the vote counted.

(UPDATE: Crisco has died and Aiken has suspended his campaign, though he's expected to move on and face Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers for the seat in Congress.)

Both candidates are hovering around the 40 percent mark, results show, while Toni Morris, a licensed professional counselor, was a distant third place.

An official winner may not be announced for days as recounts and challenges are all but certain in a race this close, but Aiken is currently out in front.

The winner of North Carolina's Democratic congressional primary race will face incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers in November's selection.

Republican Mitt Romney easily carried North Carolina's 2nd District in the 2012 presidential election with 58 percent of the vote, but Ellmers' popularity is suspect.

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Monica Lewinsky.

There. Do have your attention now?

The 40-year old former mistress of President Bill Clinton is featured in the new issue of Vanity Fair, addressing the 1998 dalliance that led to an impeachment and one of the biggest scandals to ever hit the White House.

Monica Lewinsky Vanity Fair Photo

"It's time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress," Lewinsky writes in the magazine, emphasizing a theme of looking forward.

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President Barack Obama took at his critics and also himself during a self-deprecating speech last night at the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

The Commander-in-Chief noted his waning popularity on multiple occasions, while also mocking CNN for its coverage of the lost Malaysian airplane and Fox News for its insistence that he's really from Kenya.

Check out Obama's best quotes, zingers and one-liners below:

Yes we can?

We rolled out HealthCare.gov. That could've gone better. In 2008 my slogan was 'Yes, We Can.' In 2013, my slogan was 'Control, Alt, Delete.

President Obama
We rolled out HealthCare.gov. That could've gone better. In 2008 my slogan was 'Yes, We Can.' In 2013, my slogan was 'Control, Alt, Delete.

Along with Obama, Joel McHale was featured at this annual, humor-based press event.

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No one and nothing was off limits for Joel McHale at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last night.

Emceeing at event previously hosted by such comedians as Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, the Community star took aim at Obamacare, George Clooney, Jessica Simpson, Paul Ryan and many others in a truly hilarious speech.

Click through below to relive the best quotes and one-liners.

Paul Ryan burn!

Joel McHale: Good evening, Mr. President. Or as Paul Ryan refers to you: another inner-city minority relying on the federal government to feed and house your family.

Joel McHale: Good evening, Mr. President. Or as Paul Ryan refers to you: another inner-city minority relying on the federal government to...

Pretty great stuff, huh?

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