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Published: 03/6/11

Huckabee Narrowly Leads the GOP Presidential Pack Among Fox News Viewers

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
Huckabee Narrowly Leads the GOP Presidential Pack Among Fox News Viewers

The news last week that Fox News had suspended the contracts of two prospective GOP presidential candidates -- Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum -- left open the question of when and whether similar action would be taken on two other much-mentioned prospects, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. So, with so many possible Republican prospects in the Fox ranks, Gallup asked this question: Who runs best among Fox News listeners given that the network's critics say the political preferences of Fox and its audiences tilt pretty clearly to the GOP. The winner of the Fox "presidential primary" is Huckabee...

Published: 03/5/11

Sarah Palin's Triple Whammy: Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Bill O'Reilly

By  Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
Sarah Palin's Triple Whammy: Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Bill O'Reilly

In front of an Alaskan backdrop of mountains and a lake, Sarah Palin had a busy, busy night on television Friday. She found time to tweak a fellow Republican, dismiss the president, and scold a top-rated Fox News talk show host. Palin opened by questioning New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's toughness and attacking President Barack Obama for naivete. After that, she preached about cutting various government programs to Bill O'Reilly before advising him not to interrupt her. All in a night's work. On America's Nightly Scoreboard, host David Asman informed Palin that Christie had told Fox...

Published: 03/2/11

Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich Suspended by Fox News, Citing Possible White House Runs

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich Suspended by Fox News, Citing Possible White House Runs

Fox News announced it would suspend the contracts of contributors Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich because both are likely to run for president next year. Political anchor Bret Baier said on air Wednesday that the suspension would last for 60 days. "Then on May 1 their contracts will be terminated unless they notify Fox that they are not running for president," Baier said. He added that the suspensions were a result of "Fox policy." Related Stories Newt Gingrich Inching Toward Presidential Dance? Newt Gingrich for President? Don't Underestimate...

Published: 03/2/11

Newt Gingrich Inching Toward Presidential Dance?

By  Tom Diemer - Politics Daily
Newt Gingrich Inching Toward Presidential Dance?

Will he or won't he? Amid conflicting reports, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich planned to take at least a small step this week toward a Republican presidential candidacy in 2012. Gingrich is expected to announce his intent to form a presidential exploratory committee during a visit Thursday to his home state of Georgia, according to the Wall Street Journal. Other reports, quoting Gingrich aides Tuesday, suggested he would actually announce formation of such a committee. Then again, he may say very little about his national ambitions, Politico said, out of concern that any pointed talk of...

Published: 03/1/11

Fox News Talker Mike Huckabee Insists Obama Grew Up in Kenya

By  Tom Diemer - Politics Daily
Fox News Talker Mike Huckabee Insists Obama Grew Up in Kenya

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is flirting with another presidential campaign, asserted on a New York radio program Monday that President Obama grew up in the African country of Kenya, the homeland of his father. Obama's childhood was spent in Hawaii and Indonesia. There is no evidence that he spent any significant time in Kenya, although he wrote in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," that he visited there in 1988 after the senior Obama died in an automobile accident. Huckabee, who hosts a weekly show on Fox News, said on WOR's Steve Malzberg Show that Obama, "having grown up in...

Published: 02/25/11

Roger Ailes' Sex-and-Lies Tale: There Is Something Different About Fox

By  David Corn - Politics Daily
Roger Ailes' Sex-and-Lies Tale: There Is Something Different About Fox

If a television anchor were caught -- on tape! -- encouraging a colleague to lie to federal investigators in order to protect a high-profile friend, do you think he or she would still have a job? Probably not. But if you run a network and if it's Fox, well, then . . . On Thursday, The New York Times broke one of those deliciously dishy New York political-media exposés involving bold-face names. According to legal papers filed in a civil suit, in 2004 Roger Ailes, the pugilistic head of Fox News, encouraged Judith Regan, a flashy publisher, to lie to federal investigators about an affair she...

Published: 02/24/11

News Anchor Discusses Infertility in Hopes of Helping Others [VIDEO]

By  not in system - AOL News
News Anchor Discusses Infertility in Hopes of Helping Others [VIDEO]

Alisyn Camerota of "Fox and Friends" tried in vain for years to have a child. She tells the "Today" show that the experience made her determined to help other women struggling with the issue. The news anchor, now a mother of three, revealed that the only time she felt solace during her infertility battle were the times she spent with her support group. Research shows that women who take part in a support group have a 50 percent increased chance at conceiving. "Miracles do happen, and I'm living proof of that," Camerota said. "And maybe I can go and share my story with women who are at rock...

Published: 02/23/11

Victoria Jackson's CPAC Comments and 4 More Controversial Moments From the 'SNL' Star [VIDEOS]

By  Mary Phillips-Sandy - AOL News
Victoria Jackson's CPAC Comments and 4 More Controversial Moments From the 'SNL' Star [VIDEOS]

Victoria Jackson sure loves to talk about politics. The former "Saturday Night Live" star joined a panel called "Getting Started in Hollywood" at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. While some panel members, including Variety deputy editor Ted Johnson, doubted there was a widespread movement to suppress conservatives in Hollywood, Jackson disagreed: "They just don't dislike Christians, they hate God," said Jackson, who later added, "You don't know how liberal it is, even the Christians are communist. ... Do you see me on TV? No. Do you see me in movies?...

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