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On paper, FreedomWorks for America and the Tea Party Express look like natural allies. Both groups advocate for modern economic conservatism, emphasizing small government, spending cuts and lower taxes while skirting thorny social issues. They also aligned themselves with the first batch of tea party protests in 2009, gaining national exposure for their logistical and electoral support of the nascent movement.
But in Missouri, FreedomWorks, the Express, and other influential conservative players find themselves on opposite sides of tomorrow's contested Senate primary. FreedomWorks for America, the super PAC arm of conservative nonprofit FreedomWorks, has endorsed businessman John Brunner. The Tea Party Express, however, has thrown its support and $76,000 in outside spending behind former state treasurer Sarah Steelman, who recently claimed Sarah Palin's endorsement. Meanwhile, a third candidate, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has been endorsed by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who heads the Congressional Tea Party Caucus.
This year's primaries have already shaken up the balance of power between tea party candidates and the Republican establishment -- Ted Cruz knocked off Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in Texas with strong national support from conservative groups, and Richard Mourdock made waves when he took the Indiana GOP nomination from longtime Sen. Richard Lugar. In Missouri, however, the lines between populist and beltway conservatism are not so clear cut -- each candidate can point to support from influential tea party figures eager to claim grassroots legitimacy.
Both FreedomWorks and the Tea Party Express were founded by seasoned Republicans who adopted the cause of the new tea party movement -- FreedomWorks, started in 2004 by former Rep. Dick Armey (R-Texas) and conservative policy wonk Matt Kibbe, aligned itself with the tea party protests of 2009, and the Tea Party Express was founded that summer by former state representative Howard Kaloogian (R-Calif.) and Republican political consultant Sal Russo.
FreedomWorks for America's support of Brunner has placed it on the same side as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a powerful business advocacy group that typically supports conservative candidates yet has clashed with the tea party -- most notably over its support for raising the federal debt limit in 2011. The Chamber has spent $346,000 opposing Steelman and has campaigned with Brunner. Earlier this year, the two groups were on opposite sides of the Indiana GOP senate primary; the Chamber supported Lugar, while FreedomWorks spent about $615,000 helping Mourdock end Lugar's Senate career.
FreedomWorks for America Executive Director Max Pappas told OpenSecrets Blog that his group looked at Brunner's seriousness as a candidate and his policy positions, and surveyed FreedomWorks members in Missouri, before it made an endorsement.
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2012/08/tea-party-feud-in-missouri-primary.htmlOn paper, FreedomWorks for America and the Tea Party Express look like natural allies.... more
Two women were arrested for igniting a brawl at a kindergarten graduation ceremony after a Facebook feud turned physical.
According to reports, Queiona Burt, 31, and Marina Ruth Vargas, 29, began arguing at a graduation ceremony at Puesta del Sol Elementary School in Victorville, Calif. But things between the women turned physical, prompting 20 men to jump–escalating it into a full-blown brawl.
Police say the incident started over a comment about the Lakers one of the women made on the other’s Facebook page.
The women were charged with interference with peaceful conduct on campus and unlawful acts committed at school grounds, and could face up to six months in jail on the first count and 90 days in jail for the latter.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=17748Two women were arrested for igniting a brawl at a kindergarten graduation ceremony... more
This week Sergio looks at the most popular pop videos on YouTube . On the list: Michael Jackson, Lilly Allen, Shakira, Cascada, and Mariah Carey.
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This week on infoMania the news wants you to know they're hip to Woodstock's 40th anniversary, two shows that celebrate the strange joy of child beauty pageants, Bryan discovers that lesbian kisses equal TV ratings gold, Sergio looks at the hottest pop videos on YouTube, and Brett explores the free health care option that is the world wide web.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.This week on infoMania the news wants you to know they're hip to Woodstock's... more
Letterman fired the first volley Monday when he suggested in a monologue that baseball pistol Alex Rodriguez had an intimate moment with a Palin daughter during the seventh-inning stretch during a Sunday Yankees game the Alaska governor attended.Letterman fired the first volley Monday when he suggested in a monologue that baseball... more
A man fed his wife water spiked with meth to give her more energy. She was breast-feeding their child at the time and was unaware of the water's contents.A man fed his wife water spiked with meth to give her more energy. She was... more
Nadya Suleman has fired her free nannies. Suleman and the nurses from Angels in Waiting got off to a rocky start because their attorney filed a complaint against the Octo-mom with the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services.Nadya Suleman has fired her free nannies. Suleman and the nurses from Angels in... more
The children of Coretta Scott King and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. faced off in an Atlanta courtroom Tuesday in a dispute over their mother's personal papers that could derail a lucrative book deal.
The Rev. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King have looked more like adversaries than siblings in recent months. The surviving three King children are involved in three lawsuits.
Dexter King, as the head of his father's estate, is seeking his mother's papers, which are currently in his sister's possession. Bernice King is refusing to turn them over, claiming her mother did not want to participate in the $1.4 million book deal.
New York-based Penguin Group is threatening to pull the deal Friday without the documents.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville delayed making a decision Tuesday, instead appointing a special master to determine what documents were at issue. He said it would be impossible for him to weigh in without an accurate inventory.
"Am I putting this thing off? No," Glanville said. "I have to find out what is in contention to begin with."
He said he is aware of Penguin Group's deadline and will resolve the issue as soon as possible.
Dexter King's attorneys said they were concerned his siblings may try to stall in an effort to purposely miss the deadline. Both parties began meeting with the special master after the hearing.
Earlier Tuesday, Dexter King told reporters outside the Fulton County Courthouse that he was saddened by the family feud.
"This is not in the spirit of our parents," he said. "It's not the way we were raised. It's just very disheartening."
He called the legal action between him and his siblings unfortunate, but said he was not the instigator.
"This is really about a power struggle between siblings," he said. "I've included them, but they've excluded me. They're the ones who are trying to change or rewrite history. This is not something I asked for. This is not something I started."
Communication between the siblings is limited now to messages between attorneys, Dexter King said. When asked if his feelings were hurt, he said he was "beyond that" and "numb" to the situation. Still, he said he held out hope for reconciliation.
"You can always rebuild," he said. "Healing takes time. We do love each other. We were raised in a loving family. I think that will prevail."
Bernice King and Martin Luther King III did not speak to reporters Tuesday, but did issue a written statement Monday through their attorney, Jock Smith.
"We are saddened that we are forced to make public statements about family matters that should be handled privately," the statement read. "However, as our father taught us, we must respond to unjust criticism ... Our stand against the publication of the memoirs of our mother ... is not merely a family feud but rather our ongoing attempt to protect and maintain the integrity of our mother's legacy. Although she is no longer here to speak for herself, it is important that the integrity and validity of her voice be reflected."
The children of Coretta Scott King and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. faced off in an... more
We've been following this Alec Baldwin versus My Name Is Earl feud with some interest, but now the mud is being flung so quickly we can barely keep up—so bear with us as we recap Hollywood's most fascinating catfight:
The 30 Rock star started it all in a New Yorker profile by saying NBC head honchos pay more attention to Earl than to his series.
My Name Is Earl's creator, Greg Garcia, responded via Defamer by calling Alec a psychotic narcissist.
Alec shot back on the Huffington Post site: "For Earl's creator, Greg Garcia, who referred to me as a 'psychotic,' I have only one question. Why are you Scientologists always rendering these medical opinions you aren't qualified to give?"
Now Garcia's taking no prisoners—firing back at Baldwin, bald people and Yes, Dear. We are not making this up:
"Alec, I can't tell you how happy I am to once again point out that you are an idiot. I'm unable to answer your question about Scientologists because, although I respect anyone's right to their own beliefs, I am not currently nor have I ever been a Scientologist. Maybe you should have done some research that extended past the comments section of Defamer before you crafted your insult.
"If you choose to attack me again may I suggest something witty about me creating the show Yes, Dear or just simply a joke about the fact that I'm bald. Both true."
Forget about Jennie Garth versus Shannen Doherty or Miley Cyrus versus Selena Gomez. Two grown men publicly trading barbs is just brilliant. All we can hope for now is that Scientologists, bald people and the stars of Yes, Dear decide to join in on the fray and blast both men away.
I add this because Greg Garcia has a great comeback that I don't think will be replied to anytime soon.
Also the picture is just to remind people of a show that I couldn't even remember......
This is just fluff, but it's funny that the feud was We've been following this Alec Baldwin versus My Name Is Earl feud with some... more