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CNN(CNN) — Our galactic neighborhood just got a lot bigger. NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at once. By way of comparison, about 1,000 planets total had been identified in our …NASA Discovers 715 Planets Outside Our Solar SystemForbesNASA Kepler telescope discovers 715 new planetsSydney...

Capital New YorkBaldwin hit a disastrous patch with the New York media late last year, after a confrontation with a paparazzi in which he allegedly used an anti-gay slur and definitely used homophobic language. It all culminated in December when MSNBC canceled his …Alec Baldwin gives up: ‘I just can’t live in New York anymore’Washington TimesAlec...

Raw StoryWhile backing away from the idea of “breaking up with MSNBC,” Real Time host Bill Maher did press Rachel Maddow on her network’s coverage of the investigations into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) administration. “He’s not the president,” Maher …Bill Maher Confronts Maddow over MSNBC’s Christie Hysteria:...

New York Daily NewsChris Christie avoided talk of Bridgegate on Thursday at the first town hall meeting of his second term, focusing instead on the bureaucracy holding up reconstruction after Hurricane Sandy. “I still spend every week, about 40% of my personal time, on …Chris Christie hopes Bruce Springsteen will be his friend somedayThe Star-LedgerAt Chris...

New York Daily News“Medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York state voters, and they also would follow Colorado in legalizing marijuana for fun,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. While all demographic groups …Poll: 88 Percent Of New Yorkers Support Medical MarijuanaCBS LocalNew York Voters Support...

USA TODAYNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must drop the hammer by issuing lengthy suspensions in the wake of the independent investigative findings issued by Ted Wells on Friday. That was the conclusion Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe shared with USA …Greg Cote: Official report concludes Dolphins’ Bullygate saga for now, but …MiamiHerald.comHarbaugh...

MSNBCMonths into a scandal-plagued second term, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the state’s Republican Party are employing a time-tested damage-control strategy: Blame the media. In December, when reporters first raised questions about three days of …Doblin: Christie has traded his SUV for a PintoNorthJersey.com all 2 news articles …read more Source:...

CNNSweden’s Alexander Majorov performs during the men’s short program figure skating on Thursday, February 13. We know the Winter Olympics mostly through the power of television, as a spectacle in constant motion. Seeing the Games through still …American men sweep ski slopestyle medalsUSA TODAYSochi Olympics: Joss Christensen leads US sweep in slopestyle...

Basta, please, on Chris Christie chatterSan Francisco ChronicleCould MSNBC stop with Chris Christie already? Yes, it was a story for a few days, and MSNBC did some original reporting that brought new facts to light, but lately it’s been lawyers talking to other lawyers and people trying to make political hay. And … …read more Source: Chris...

The “#MyRightWingBiracialFamily social media effort was started by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, and where she used social media to start a campaign encouraging conservatives who are in biracial families to post pictures of them is commendable. Especially because her early anti-President Obama takes ventured into areas that were arguably quite racist. Oh,...

SI.comVladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights has become a lightning rod ahead of the Olympics. (ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images). Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of 2014 Winter Olympics host-city Sochi, said that there are no gay people in his city, according to …IOC president Bach backs Russia on security for Sochi OlympicsFOXSports.comWinter Olympics 2014:...

E! OnlineAnything Justin Bieber does—or doesn’t do—is huge national international news. And if there was any doubt about that, take a look at this MSNBC clip of foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell cutting off Jane Harman mid-NSA discussion, saying, …Bieber compares himself to Jacko post-jailNew York Daily NewsSource: Bieber’s...

Rachel Maddow Slaps Back Chris Christie Camp’s Attacks On HerHuffington PostRachel Maddow’s Monday response to the repeated attacks from Chris Christie’s camp on MSNBC’s coverage of the traffic scandal surrounding the New Jersey governor—and her coverage in particular—was this: “So far nobody on his side has offered any … ...

New York Daily NewsThe mayor of Hoboken, N.J., doubled down Sunday on her allegations against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying she got a “direct message from the governor” that he would hold up millions in Sandy aid unless she approved a development project.Chris Christie’s Office Goes Off On MSNBC: ‘A Partisan Network That Has Been …Huffington...

San Francisco ChronicleIn response to new bombshell allegations from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (D) aired on MSNBC Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) office blasted the network as overtly “partisan.” Zimmer alleged in an interview with MSNBC’s Steve …Chris Christie aide slams MSNBC’s hurricane-fund ‘assault’PoliticoHoboken,...

MSNBCAs the Vatican was being blistered by a U.N. committee this week for its decades-long mishandling and cover up of a global sex abuse scandal involving priests and children, new disclosures show the extraordinary steps that Pope Benedict XVI took to get rid …Pope Benedict defrocked 400 priests in 2 years, document revealsCBC.caVatican defrocked 400 priests...

Washington PostUNITED NATIONS — U.N. experts are warning that the level of global warming gases is rising rapidly, and delaying action will reduce options for dealing with the worst impacts of climate change. The findings were in the final draft of a report by the …Number of Americans who don’t believe in climate change risesNBCNews.comClimate change...

MSNBCNearly three years after Robert Gates stepped down as Obama’s defense secretary, he’s out with a new book that looks harshly at Washington, the Obama administration, and the president himself. It’s rare for a high-ranking public official to write so candidly …Obama didn’t believe his own war strategy: Robert GatesThe News InternationalWhite...

RollingStone.comSaturday Night Live has hired its first female African-American cast member since Maya Rudolph’s departure in 2007, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sasheer Zamata, who has performed at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York City, will …‘SNL’ Adds African-American Female Cast Member to Ring in New YearFilm...

Deutsche WelleLebanon is struggling to cope with the fallout from Syria’s civil war, which has divided the country along confessional lines and paralyzed the fragile state. With recent killings, violence is set to continue in 2014. Explosion in Beirut (photo: REUTERS/Steve …Death of Lebanese politician puts Hezbollah in spotlightABC OnlineA Letter to RouhaniWall...

Arapahoe High School was the focus of the latest shooting in America. An as-of-now unnamed student of this 2,200-student Centenial, Colorado high school, armed with a shot-gun, came to the school specifically looking for one teacher.  He asked for that teacher by name. According to CNN and MSNBC, that teacher managed to get out of the building once he was notified by...

New York Daily NewsSarah Palin said she is ready to move on after the personal, on air attack launched by MSNBC host Martin Bashir, when he suggested someone defecate in the mouth of the conservative talking head. Bashir resigned from the cable network on Wednesday …Martin Bashir quits at MSNBC over Palin slurFox NewsMartin Bashir leaves MSNBC over remarks on...

Martin Bashir resigned from MSNBC because he suggested that someone crap down Sarah Palin’s mouth. While some of you think that Sarah Palin had it coming to her, what bugs me about the whole deal about Martin Bashir resigning from MSNBC is that he really didn’t have to say a thing about her. I’m really sick and tired of hearing about Sarah Palin....

Anthony Weiner is behind Christine Quinn in the race to be the Democratic representative in the New York Mayor’s Race, and after the blog The Dirty released text messages and photos that Weiner sent to a young woman he’d befriended online. The Marist Poll, released today, reports that Christine Quinn is ahead of Anthony Weiner by nine points, or 25 percent...

Russell Brand went on MSNBC Morning Joe to talk about his comedy tour called ‘Messiah Complex,’ but was met with some unintentional disrespect by co-host Mika Brzezinski (Joe Scarborough was not there), and panelists Katty Kay and Brian Shactman. The resulting response by Mr. Brand was nothing short of classic. But it’s the result of MSNBC’s “celebrity...

Social Media is waging another war on mainstream media as of 3:07 AM Monday, April 22nd, where one of the Twitter trend terms is “How The Media Failed” and for a moment right below it, and in the eighth spot was “Boston Bombing Coverage.” The trend was caused by the webblog Mashable’s headline “How the Media Failed in Its Coverage...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev are officially the Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects. That headline is hard to find, so this blog post was made to help make that less of a problem. And with that, this blogger can now say that the end of my video was correct and that Mike Mulugeta and Suill Tripathy are not The Boston Marathon Bombers. Right guys, wrong names,...

There were either three separate crimes, or one giant interrelated set of crimes going on Thursday night, leading into Friday night in Massachusetts. Whatever the case, it was deadly. First, mainstream media must learn how to use social media, or just get out of the way. The media tool of the night wasn’t mainstream media, but this combination of an online police...

Here we go again with DIRECTV, which can’t resist hurting its customers. In this case, while away at CES, I pay the past due balance on my own. To DIRECTV’s credit they do have an automated system that calls you, but it only asks for the balance and the past due balance. It does not tell you about what the person on the phone explains is a “policy...

The reports were, via CNN and NBC, that 24 year old Ryan Lanza was the Sandy Hook Shooter. But now, within the last hour, it was revealed that Adam Lanza, the brother of Ryan Lanza, was the Sandy Hook School Shooter, and Ryan’s in police custody – that’s the term. I can’t find any reliable info on Adam Lanza, and the Facebook page of his brother...

Krystal Ball, the MSNBC Political Pundit, and former Congressional Candidate is in the news in a small way via The Huffington Post talking about the “sexy photo scandal” that got her little-noticed run for Congress, a ton of notice, and about how “devastating” it was to her. What happened was that photos, some of which are shown here (the “racy”...

If you want to see what pure joy looks like, post the San Francisco Giants winning The World Series, check out this video from last night’s Election 2012 Election Day moment when MSNBC announced that President Barack Obama was reelected 44th President Of The United States. The video was created at Luka’s Oakland, where I had the presence of mind to turn...

President Barack Obama has arrived at the Obama Campaign Office to help with efforts to get out the vote, today. According to MSNBC’s telecast, Obama said to the crowd that they’ve laid the groundwork, “now it’s time to get out the vote.” Stay tuned and follow Zennie62 on Twitter.com. ...

Ezra Klein, the designated policy wonk for the Washington Post, was just on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir’s show, where he openly called New York real estate mogul and television celebrity Donald Trump a “hilarious clown,” much to the delight of Bashir, who smiled in anticipation of the buzz-worthy blast. The context was Trump’s Twitter tweet saying...

New York Congresswoman Carolyn Mahoney, who this blogger met at the Democratic National Convention,and was kind enough to provide this interview.. …side-stepped MSNBC’s Martin Bashir’s question regarding the New York Marathon, preferring to praise the work of first responders. It’s evident that New York electeds don’t want to piss each other...

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