by Hilton Hater at

Give Trey Radel credit.

As much credit as you can give a congressman who was caught purchasing cocaine from an undercover police officer, that is.

A day after news of Radel's drug possession arrest went public, the Florida politician accepted full responsibility for his actions and announced in a press conference that he is taking a leave of absence.

"I have no excuse for what I've done," Radel told reporters Wednesday. "And I'm not gonna sit here trying to make any excuses for what I've done. I let down our country, I've let down our constituents, I've let down my family, including my wife and even though he doesn't know it, I've let down my 2-year-old son."

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by Hilton Hater at

Move over, Rob Ford.

Trey Radel is coming after your drug-based political headlines.

The Florida congressman was arrested yesterday and charged with cocaine possession after federal law enforcement officers caught Radel allegedly purchasing drugs from an undercover agent on October 29.

The congressman was informed that evening that the charge would be forthcoming.

In a statement, Radel did not mention whether or not he would resign, but did acknowledge an "extremely irresponsible choice" and added that he will seek treatment for substance abuse.

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by Hilton Hater at

Give Rob Ford a break, folks.

Yes, the Toronto Mayor has admitted to smoking crack at some point in the fairly recent past, but he's just as curious as everyone else to see the video that depicts this event.

Because he was too wasted to remember it!

"I was very, very inebriated" at the time, Ford told Matt Lauer this morning on Today, adding that he's "very fortunate" his city was not hit with a terrorist attack during one of his substance abuse binges.

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by Free Britney at

Virginia state senator and former gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in the head and torso inside his home today.

Deeds, 55, was flown from his home in Bath County and is being treated at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville. The hospital says Deeds is in critical condition.

Officials also found his 24-year-old son, Gus, suffering injuries from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He later died at the scene, according to reports.

Virginia and national Democratic sources cited Virginia law enforcement authorities as alleging that Gus Deeds stabbed his father and shot himself.

That has not been officially confirmed by police, who say they are still searching for a motive, but they are not looking for any suspects at this point.

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by Free Britney at

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, one of the most famous speeches of all time.

On the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania, Lincoln's speech symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Civil War historian James McPherson, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and others spoke to mark the 150th anniversary.

“Lincoln’s timeless words embodied and galvanized us as a nation," Congressman Scott Perry, R-Pa., said at the event held on the same hallowed ground.

"Everything we’ve achieved since that time was born out of the sacrifice of the soldiers that fought here and the patriots that followed in their footsteps."

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was first delivered nearly five months after the major battle that left tens of thousands of men wounded, dead or missing.

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by Hilton Hater at

Last week, Sarah Palin compared the national debt to slavery, saying both are examples of one being "beholden to a foreign master."

It wasn't the ex-governor's finest hour.

But this controversial statement was quickly overshadowed by Martin Bashir's critique of Palin, as the MSNBC analyst referred to the former Vice Presidential candidate as a "world class idiot" and added that someone should shove feces in her mouth.

On air, Bashir recounted an excerpt from an 18th century plantation owner that mentioned how the man used to deal with unruly slaves, specifically one named Hector who the owner "flogged and "pickled" and then put "shit in his mouth."

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by Hilton Hater at

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live ran a skit that parodied Rob Ford.

But, really, there's no greater parody of the Toronto Mayor than the man himself.

During a city council meeting on Monday, the politician - who has admitted to smoking crack during a drunken stupor - knocked over a councilwoman on the way to helping his brother, who had entered into a verbal confrontation with a spectator.

Watch the bizarre incident take place now:

Ford immediately apologized for his action, but then sat by as the council voted to strip the embattled mayor of many of his powers, while cutting the budget of his office by 60%.

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by Tattle Taylor at

Saturday Night Live, which always has its finger on the pulse of pop culture and current events, has the cure for Barack Obama's recent political depression.

Paxil: Second Term Strength.

With the health care woes seemingly worsening by the day, more than a few people might sign up for this drug ... provided it has a website that works.

Here's Jay Pharoah in the SNL spoof of an anti-depressant for Obama:

Other must-sees from Saturday Night Live this weekend:

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by Free Britney at

The Hawaii State Senate has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, making it all but official that the island paradise will now be a same-sex wedding destination.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the bill and has supported gay marriage, has said he would sign the measure.

It will allow thousands of gay couples living in Hawaii, and even more tourists to marry in the Pacific Ocean state starting on Monday, December 2.

Senators passed the bill 19-4 with two lawmakers excused.

More than half the chamber's lawmakers spoke in support of the bill, with many urging the public to come together to heal divisions within the community.

It will also benefit the state economically. An estimate from a University of Hawaii researcher it could boost tourism by $217 million over the next three years.

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by Free Britney at

CMA Awards hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood tore into ObamaCare during their comedic and musical intro on Wednesday night's telecast.

The duo poked fun at Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan, and Dolly Parton, but their best jabs may have come at the faulty Affordable Care Act website's expense.

After the country crooner “injured” himself Twerking, Paisley said he might enroll. “I started signing up last Thursday and I’m almost done,” quipped Carrie.

The duo then went on to try getting Paisley signed up for health insurance, launching into a parody song spoofing the ACA's infamously problematic roll-out.

It was pretty funny. Check out the routine below:

Other highlights from the 2013 CMA Awards:

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