13 Stars Named After Animals: Tigers, Fleas and Newts... Oh My!

13 Stars Named After Animals: Tigers, Fleas and Newts... Oh My!

Yesterday, in very troubling news, Japanese company Sanrio confirmed that Hello Kitty is NOT, in fact, a cat.

The maker of this iconic cartoon character released a statement in which it says Kitty "is a girl,” which comes as quite a surprise, even though her official bio has stated this fact for years.

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Newt Gingrich Cell Phone Video: Real or Fake?

Newt Gingrich Cell Phone Video: Real or Fake?

A gem of a YouTube video, featuring former Republican House leader and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, is making the online rounds today.

In it, Newt muses about cell phones and the lack of a term for one that's also Internet-enabled, apparently unaware that this is what "smart phone" means.

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Gingrich: Gay Marriage Inevitable ... and All Good!

Gingrich: Gay Marriage Inevitable ... and All Good!

Former House Speaker and White House hopeful Newt Gingrich made a surprising admission, saying gay marriage is both inevitable and okay by him.

Legalization of same-sex marriage in three states in 2012's election changed the landscape, and conservatives have to come to terms with it, he said.

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Newt Gingrich Drops Out of Presidential Race

Newt Gingrich Drops Out of Presidential Race

Republican Newt Gingrich dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, ending what was a turbulent, roller coaster bid for the White House.

With millions of dollars in campaign debt and just two GOP primary victories under his belt, the former House Speaker finally bowed out.

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Louisiana Primary Results: Rick Santorum in Rout

Louisiana Primary Results: Rick Santorum in Rout

Rick Santorum posted another convincing win in yesterday's Louisiana's GOP primary, but still faces doubts over whether he can broaden his appeal to win the race.

The Republican presidential candidate said the race was far from over, recalling the naysayers who said Ronald Reagan was too conservative to win the nomination.

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Newt Gingrich Demonstrates Etch-A-Sketch, Mocks Mitt Romney on Campaign Trail

Newt Gingrich Demonstrates Etch-A-Sketch, Mocks Mitt Romney on Campaign Trail

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was loving life as he seized upon Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom likening Romney to an Etch-A-Sketch, busting out the popular toy as a prop to lambaste the GOP frontrunner during a speech.

Gingrich, along with many conservatives, could not help but roll their eyes at the remark, given Romney's long-held reputation as a middle-of-the-road technocratic flip-flopper lacking core beliefs or any sort of political consistency.

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Illinois Primary Results: Mitt Romney Routs Rick Santorum, Regains Momentum

Illinois Primary Results: Mitt Romney Routs Rick Santorum, Regains Momentum

Mitt Romney rolled to victory in the Illinois Republican primary Tuesday, regaining some momentum in a race in which he has been unable to put away his opponents.

The presidential hopeful made the case that he has the best chance of beating President Obama as he sought to overcome doubts from more conservative voters.

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Newt Gingrich on GCB: Anti-Christian Bigotry!

Newt Gingrich on GCB: Anti-Christian Bigotry!

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is slamming the new ABC series GCB, arguing it is an example of “anti-Christian bigotry” in show business.

The show, which is based on the 2008 novel Good Christian Bitches, but is called simply GCB (for Good Christian Belles) on TV, has sparked debate of late.

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Mitt Romney Wins GOP Wyoming Caucus

Mitt Romney Wins GOP Wyoming Caucus

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won Wyoming's presidential caucus vote, a series of county straw polls that took place over the last three weeks.

At 39 percent, Romney bested Rick Santorum (32 percent), Ron Paul (21 percent) and Newt Gingrich (8 percent). The Wyoming GOP released the results Wednesday.

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Sorry Newt: Donald Trump Endorses Mitt Romney

Sorry Newt: Donald Trump Endorses Mitt Romney

Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney today in Las Vegas, Nev., contrary to earlier reports that he would get behind Newt Gingrich for the GOP nomination.

"Mitt is tough. He is smart," Trump said, Romney at his side at a Las Vegas hotel bearing his name. "It is my honor, and privilege to endorse Mitt Romney."

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