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It's amazing to think that when Rick Perry entered the GOP presidential race last summer, he did so as the frontrunner, only to sink like a stone in the ensuing months.

On second thought, maybe it's not that amazing.

The Texas Governor defended the Marines urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan, while accusing Barack Obama's administration of "disdain for the military."

"Obviously, 18 and 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often. And that's what's occurred here," the Republican candidate told CNN's State of the Union.

Saying the Marines should be reprimanded but not prosecuted, Perry railed against the "over-the-top rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military."

A military criminal investigation is ongoing after the video, which purportedly shows four Marines urinating on corpses of slain Taliban soldiers, went viral last week.

Perry's comments put him at odds with ... well, pretty much every other political leader, including those in his own party such as Sen. John McCain, who said:

"The Marine Corps prides itself that we don't lower ourselves to the level of the enemy. So it makes me sad more than anything else, because ... I can't tell you how wonderful these people (Marines) are. And it hurts their reputation and their image."

"We're trying to win the hearts and minds" of the Afghan population, McCain added. "And when something like that comes up, it obviously harms that ability."

Well put ... and pretty much what Obama has said as well.

No one has been charged in the case, but U.S. and foreign officials have called for swift punishment of the four Marines for their actions in the video (above).

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Stephen Colbert does not want to disturb you, but the leading candidate for the Republication Presidential nomination might be a serial killer.

The Comedy Central host, who is actually running in the upcoming South Carolina Primary, makes this startling accusation in a new ad from his Super PAC, one in which narrator John Lithgow follows Mitt Romney's own line of reasoning to its logical conclusion.

Colbert/Romney

If corporations are people, as Romney famously said at a campaign event last year, and if Romney gutted a number of businesses during his days in the private sector, well... what other conclusion can be draw?

On ABC’s This Week today, Colbert was asked by George Stephanopoulos whether he truly believes Romney is a serial killer and replied: “That’s a question he has to answer."

Watch the commercial below and decide: Does it cross a line? Or is it a perfect form of satire?

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Newt Gingrich is just throwing $h!t at the wall at this point.

During his college years in the '60s, Mitt Romney spent two years as a Mormon missionary in France. Now, Newt is trying to use that time against his rival as part of his desperate, scorched-earth campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Here's his new ad, titled "The French Connection" ...

The crux of the ad - that Mitt Romney isn't too different politically from failed Democratic Massachusetts presidential hopefuls Michael Dukakis and Sen. John Kerry - might've been effective, but Newt is clearly just bitter at this point.

In a parting shot, the voiceover explains: "Just like John Kerry," the voice in the ad says, "he speaks French too!" Mitt Romney: He's ... multilingual!

Guess he and Jon Huntsman are automatically DQ'd in Newt's mind.

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John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, sources confirm to CNN.

The National Enquirer reported New Year's Day that Edwards had sought to delay his trial for criminal corruption, scheduled to begin later this month, due to the condition.

Looks like that was true. Lawyers and a federal judge met in a North Carolina courtroom Friday for a status hearing regarding the pending trial of the former U.S. senator.

Edwards appeared in person at Friday's hearing. The motion for a delay was made under seal, but some details were publicly revealed by the judge in the open hearing.

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The criminal trial has been delayed until at least March 26, according to reports.

Judge Catherine Eagles said she's contacted Edwards' cardiologist, who recommended a postponement, saying John is scheduled to undergo surgery next month.

Edwards is charged with six felony and misdemeanor counts related to donations to and payments he allegedly made from his failed 2008 presidential campaign.

He's accused of conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws by funneling money to now-infamous mistress Rielle Hunter.

He denies wrongdoing. In a criminal sense. Even he says he's a jerk.

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In the aftermath of the New Hampshire primary this week, in which Mitt Romney placed first and Ron Paul second, plenty of serious political analysis occurred.

Just not here.

The true hazards of running live broadcasts including viewer participation were on full display on C-SPAN, when a Granite State resident called to offer his two cents.

Really, he just wanted to know one thing ...

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The U.S. Marines Corps has reportedly identified all four of the men in the now-infamous video in which they appear to be urinating on dead Taliban bodies.

All are reportedly part of a sniper team based in North Carolina.

The four belong to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, which returned to the U.S.A. last fall after a tour in Afghanistan. Of the 1,000-person battalion, seven were killed in action.

So far, the names of the men have not been released.

CBS News reports that the Marines urinating in the video had been showing off the video as a "war trophy" at their home base in Camp Lejeune in N.C.

At least two of the Marines have been interviewed by USMC officials, but are not being detained as of right now. It is unclear what disciplinary action they may face.

A rep for the White House said this morning that President Barack Obama is aware of the video, but would not say if he has actually seen it yet.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among many, many others in the past 24 hours, has condemned the video, calling the action "deplorable behavior."

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Boosted by a poll showing him leading Jon Huntsman in South Carolina, Stephen Colbert kicked off his Comedy Central show Thursday by bringing out his lawyer, Trevor Potter, to discuss the logistics of a possible presidential run.

The first order of business: Colbert's Super PAC. A candidate can't run a political action committee, even if said committee supports said candidate and raise unlimited funds.

“Can I run for president and keep my Super PAC?” Colbert asked. Potter replied, “No... A candidate cannot run a Super PAC. That would be coordinating with yourself.”

Colbert: “But... I love my Super PAC. And I love money.”

Trevor explained that someone else could take over the Super PAC, as long as it that person and Colbert do not coordinate strategy. Seriously, this is the law.

Who better to do the job than Jon Stewart!

“I’m honored,” he said, signing documents and holding hands for a “super activation.” With Stewart at the helm of Colbert’s Super PAC, what's Steve's plan?

“I am proud to announce I am forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for the President of the United States of South Carolina!”

Colbert, a native of the Palmetto State, previously offered to fund the upcoming January 21 Republican primary in exchange for its naming rights.

He's got our vote. Colbert/Stewart 2012?

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Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai condemned a video depicting what appears to be four U.S. Marines urinating on the dead corpses of Taliban fighters.

A presidential statement described the video as "completely inhumane" and called on the U.S. military to punish the Marines involved in the despicable act.

The U.S. Marine Corps said Wednesday it is investigating the video, which went viral earlier this week, but has not yet verified its origin or authenticity.

The case has been referred to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Navy's worldwide law enforcement organization (which inspired the show NCIS).

The Afghan Ministry of Defense also condemned the actions as "shocking." The NATO-led security force in Afghanistan said the following in a statement:

"This disrespectful act is inexplicable and not in keeping with the high moral standards we expect of all coalition forces."

The International Security Assistance Force said the acts "appear to have been conducted by a small group of U.S. individuals apparently no longer serving in Afghanistan."

None of the statements have identified the personnel or explained why the ISAF thought they had left the country. More as the story develops ...

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Angelina Jolie has spent plenty of time in Washington, D.C., as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, but yesterday, she visited the White House with Brad Pitt.

There, they enjoyed a private meeting with President Barack Obama!

The leader of the free world and Hollywood's most famous couple dissected the New Hampshire primary. Kidding. They discussed a cause dear to Angelina's heart ...

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The plight of women caught up in war zones - such as the one depicted in her film The Land of Blood and Honey - and how the U.S. can get involved combating mass violence against civilians in troubled areas was Brangelina's reason for visiting.

Pitt, who has consulted with Obama regarding his plans for the redevelopment of New Orleans' hurricane-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward, talked about that as well.

You have to respect the couple's commitment to these causes. No word on whether Secret Service confiscated Brad Pitt's cane before he met with Obama.

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Looks like Kelly Clarkson has company.

Two weeks after the inaugural winner came out in support of Texas Congressman Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential race, the candidate nabbed another star endorsement:

The X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger!

@NicoleScherzy wrote on Twitter: “For the first time ever a politician isn’t lying to us. WAKE UP AMERICA! Ron Paul 2012 I Love this Guy #RonPaulRevolution!”

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Hopefully Nicole won't experience anything like the backlash against Kelly Clarkson for weighing in on a heated political campaign, but it's always a possibility.

Kelly was criticized by some of her fans, but also lauded for the move by many Paul supporters - a particularly vocal lot - so there was also an upside for her.

Ron Paul finished second in this week's New Hampshire Republican primary and a strong third in the previous week's Iowa caucus, both won by Mitt Romney.

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