Hugo Chavez, the firebrand President of Venezuela, has died at the age of 58.

Unlike last week's erroneous reports of his demise, this time it's the real deal.

Posted in: Politics

In his first extensive interview since losing the Presidential election to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney told Chris Matthews this morning that he only has himself to blame for not taking the White House.

“I lost my election because of my campaign," Romney said on Fox News Sunday. "Not because of what anyone else did."

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Venezuela's V.P. denied rumors Thursday that Hugo Chavez has died, but didn't paint a pretty picture of the nation's president's health, either.

Quite specifically, Nicolas Maduro said Chavez, who is currently in Cuba, "is battling for his health, for his life, and we're accompanying him."

Posted in: News

Michelle Obama's Oscars dress (by Naeem Khan) wasn't particularly risque by U.S. standards ... but in Iran, well, that sort of thing is JUST NOT OKAY!

Fars News, a TV network in Iran, edited the First Lady's dress in a story about her Academy Awards appearance posted on their website (see below).

Posted in: Academy Awards

Ashley Judd met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last week, fueling rumors that the 44-year-old actress may actually run for political office.

The DSCC helps support Democratic candidates running for Senate, and very much wants Judd to run against Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate Minority Leader, in 2014.

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You've done it now, Democrats. You've made Rush Limbaugh officially "ashamed" to be an American.

That's how the conservative radio host described himself yesterday when ranting about the budget sequestration, an issue President Obama says could cripple the economy if Congress can't strike a deal before next month.

Posted in: Rush Limbaugh