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Is This Really the End of Stephen Colbert and His Beloved ‘Colbert Report’?

“Who would’ve thought that a means of communication limited to 140 characters would ever create misunderstanding?” the comedian jokes about Twitter, the social media network that recently spelled out his demise.

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Stephen Colbert’s Back From Spring Break Just in Time to Comment on Media’s MH370 Obsession

The “Colbert Report” host slams his “colleagues in the 24-hour news game” for “yanking theories out of their ass-star.”

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Where’s CNN?

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Malaysia Airlines: Into the Twilight Zone

Let me go out on a limb: The Malaysian airliner did not get sucked into a black hole, vanish over the Indian Ocean equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle or crash-land on the spooky island from “Lost.”

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Atlanta’s Demise

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International Media (Finally) Zoom In on Violence in Venezuela

“Tonight, Venezuela is seeing a spasm of violence that’s unlike anything the country has experienced since 1989,” blogger Audrey M. Dacosta wrote from Caracas on Wednesday.

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Uganda’s President Blocks Controversial Anti-Homosexual Bill but Insists Gays Are ‘Abnormal’

President Yoweri Museveni hasn’t allowed a homophobic bill to go into effect while maintaining gay acts are “disgusting”; more and more Americans are buying e-reading devices as well as e-books; meanwhile, did a CNN journalist get high while on the job? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Sen. Rand Paul on Obama’s NSA Speech: ‘A for Effort ... C for Content’

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul sharply criticized President Obama’s speech on the future of bulk surveillance, saying: “The NSA cannot oversee themselves. … Really, [Obama’s] not gonna fundamentally change any of this.”

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Dick Cheney Can’t Talk About NSA Spying, but He Loves It

The former vice president and world champion chicken hawk tells CNN he cannot discuss classified programs, like the one that reportedly involves the U.S. spying on its closest allies, but “[w]ithout speaking about any particular target or group of targets,” he’s a huge fan.

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Would Members of Congress Forgo Their Salaries? (Video)

Ashleigh Banfield, a CNN reporter irritated by the “muckity muck” the GOP has created, asked two Republican members of Congress on Monday a simple yes or no question.

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Why I Changed My Mind on Weed: Dr. Sanjay Gupta

After years of knocking the merits of medicinal marijuana, CNN’s prominent chief medical correspondent announces, “I am here to apologize.”

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RNC Threatens to Boycott Networks That Air Hillary Clinton Documentaries

With NBC and CNN both planning to devote special coverage to the potential 2016 presidential candidate, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (pictured) says his group will freeze out networks that put a “thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election.”

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Greenwald Blasts Critics, Dodd-Frank Under Attack, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some major new developments in the IRS targeting scandal and President Obama’s take on whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

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IRS Conspiracy Theory Debunked, Rand Paul Answers Cheney Criticism, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Sen. John McCain’s hypocrisy on “secret emails” and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s revelation about the scary way a GOP-controlled Senate would act.

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Ellsberg on NSA Leaker Snowden: ‘He’s Done an Enormous Service’ (Video)

“It can’t be overestimated to this democracy,” Daniel Ellsberg told CNN on Sunday night. “It gives us a chance, I think, from drawing back from the total surveillance state that we could say we’re in process of becoming, I’m afraid we have become. That’s what he’s revealed.”

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Rep. Issa Accuses White House of Lying Over IRS Scandal

Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday morning that interviews with workers from the IRS’ Cincinnati office revealed that the order to target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status likely came from Washington.

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Anderson Cooper Slams Michele Bachmann Over Lies

In the wake of the congresswoman’s announcement that she would not seek re-election in 2014, the CNN host took her to task on his program Wednesday night for making “factually incorrect statements” (that’s putting it mildly) over the years, including some that she made on his show.

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Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Gun Vote, Stewart Mocks ‘Human Centipede’ CNN, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a setback for privacy rights advocates and the bizarre connection between the alleged sender of ricin-laced letters and one of the targets.

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CNN Fail: Imaginary ‘Dark Males,’ ‘Accents’ and ‘Arrests’

Between about 1 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, the CNN news team was at the worst I’ve ever seen it.

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Warren Rips Bank Regulators, McConnell Secretly Recorded, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why Dick Cheney says the U.S. is in “deep do do” and Bernie Sanders and Grover Norquist spar over President Obama’s awful budget.

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Veterans Turn on Obama, Fox News Reporter May Be Jailed, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest Senate Democrat to “evolve” on the issue of gay marriage and a California billionaire looking to become the left’s answer to the Koch brothers.

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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Like ‘Clown at Circus,’ Connecticut Governor Says

Fresh off the heels of signing some of the nation’s toughest gun regulations into law last week, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy had some harsh words for the National Rifle Association’s “out of whack” executive vice president on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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Chris Kluwe to NFL Players Worried About an Openly Gay Player: ‘Grow the F*** Up’

The Minnesota Vikings punter and staunch gay rights advocate also has plenty of advice for coaches, fans and anyone in the media who think an openly gay player in the NFL would be a “distraction.”

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How the Media’s Experts Became Better Than You

The job of corporate news pundits is to appear to say true and important things without attaching those views to themselves or their employers, writes Thomas Frank in the April issue of Harper’s Magazine.

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CNN’s Poppy Harlow Said to Be ‘Outraged’ by Steubenville Coverage Criticism

In the aftermath of its slanted coverage of the Steubenville rape trial verdict Sunday, CNN has faced enormous criticism for focusing on the convicted rapists rather than the 16-year-old victim.

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Bush Officials Should Be Prosecuted for Iraq War, Michael Moore Says

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is a war criminal, the liberal filmmaker and activist contends.

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CNN’s Awful Steubenville Rape Coverage Compared to ‘Onion’ Satire

The cable news channel’s controversial reporting was eerily similar to a segment that aired two years ago on The Onion’s short-lived Comedy Central sports news satire program “Sportsdome.”

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Does Sanjay Gupta Fit the Bill at MedPage Today? (Video)

The medical news service has a reputation for getting facts about American health care right, but its newest contributor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, does not.

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Activist Zach Wahls Slams Boy Scouts’ Decision Delay on Gay Members

The noted LGBT rights supporter and Eagle Scout’s latest comments come just days after he eviscerated the homophobic arguments presented by the father of a Boy Scout.

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The Second Amendment vs. the First Amendment

After more than a week of residual buzz from radio host Alex Jones’ now-famous meltdown during a CNN discussion of gun control, it is worth taking a deep breath and considering the spectacle’s two big lessons, especially now that the White House is pushing Congress to debate firearm legislation.

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Anderson Cooper Rips Newtown Shooting Conspiracy Theorists

In case you missed it, a smattering of conspiracy theories about last month’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., has been making the rounds on the Internet. One claims the massacre never happened, while another states it was a plot by the government and the media in order to take people’s guns away.

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Pastor’s Anti-Gay Remarks Stir Inauguration Controversy, Taibbi Blasts Government Lies, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including CNN interrupting Joe Biden’s gun control presentation to report on another school shooting and a heated on-air argument between MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts.

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Everybody Hates John Boehner, Piers Morgan and Alex Jones Face Off, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Gabrielle Giffords’ new PAC, Elizabeth Warren admonishing AIG and Nate Silver talking politics and data analysis on Reddit.

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Republicans Angry About Tax Hike, Krugman on the Fiscal Deal, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the House vote on the fiscal cliff deal Tuesday night and President Obama marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most famous presidential proclamations. (UPDATED)

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Ron Paul Denounces NRA Gun Plan, the Top 10 Media Stories of 2012, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the late Sen. Daniel Inouye’s last political wish and the worst pundit predictions of this year.

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Petition Seeks Piers Morgan’s Deportation Over Anti-Gun Comments

A petition seeking to deport the CNN host for speaking out in favor of gun control has garnered enough signatures to elicit an official response from the Obama administration.

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School Shooting Vultures

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Kate and William Having a Baby

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WikiLeaks Founder Dodges CNN Subterfuge

By Alexander Reed Kelly

During a televised interview Thursday, CNN host Erin Burnett—one of the network’s star establishment bootlickers—tried to get Julian Assange to incriminate Bradley Manning, the accused WikiLeaks source whose detention conditions were investigated in court this week.

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Obama Threatens NDAA Veto, Colbert Mocks ‘War on Men,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on George H.W. Bush’s condition after his hospitalization and why Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is being sued.

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Most White People Vote for Romney, CNN Exit Polls Find

According to CNN’s interviews, 59 percent of white voters chose Mitt Romney to be their next president. Obama won 93 percent of the African-American vote, along with large majorities of Latino and Asian voters, according to CNN.

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Indie Media Guns for the Top Spot in Apple’s App Store

In a media world dominated by mammoth corporations, a progressive, independent news organization has beaten out Fox News on Apple’s ranking of top 10 news apps.

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Romney Unedited, GOP Lawmaker Loses It on TV, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a former president’s connection to the leaked video footage of Mitt Romney and an update on the controversial voter ID law in Pennsylvania.

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U.S. Puts Drones in Yemen in Overdrive

Ten civilians were slain in Yemen over the weekend by the Obama administration’s unmanned drones, weapons that have killed 29 people in a little over a week and nearly 200 this year. But you won’t hear about them or the government’s unofficial war in Yemen at the Democratic National Convention this week.

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Racist Taunt Gets Attendees Evicted at Convention

Two attendees at the Republican National Convention were removed from the grounds after tossing nuts at a black camera operator for CNN and saying, “This is how we feed animals,” the network said.

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Lawmaker Reiterates Akin Remarks, Romney Feels the Power of the Press, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the GOP’s staunch anti-abortion platform and a CNN appearance by Todd Akin’s, er, chair.

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Zakaria Suspended After Acknowledging Plagiarism

Fareed Zakaria, a CNN host and editor-at-large for Time magazine, has been suspended by both news organizations after he admitted to plagiarizing parts of a story from The New Yorker. Zakaria apologized once the allegations came to light.

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