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Note explains why Current sold to Al Jazeera: Shared values.

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The big question behind the sale of San Francisco-based Current TV is “Why would owners Al Gore and Joel Hyatt sell to Al Jazeera?” OK, besides the estimated $500 miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillion sale price — $100 mill to be pocketed by Gore. But besides the Benjamins, why Al Jazeera? Fox News is preparing to feast on this [...] [Read More]

Mitt Romney Wins!….Lie of the Year award

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Mitt Romney may have lost the election, but he did win something Wednesday: Politifact’s annual Lie of the Year…uh…award. Mitt took home the hardware for his statement that Barack Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China” at the cost of American jobs, say the nonpartisan factcheckers at Politifact. They [...] [Read More]

Karl Rove, Dick Morris to disappear from Fox. For a while. (VIDEO)

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You won’t be seeing any more Karl Rove meltdowns or Dick Morris flat-out-wrong predictions on Fox News. For a while. Sez New York Magazine:Fox News chief Roger “Ailes’s deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has sent out orders mandating that producers must get permission before booking Rove or Morris.” Seems that, as a Fox [...] [Read More]

Fox’s chair Roger Ailes told Petraeus he’d quit to manage his prez campaign (AUDIO)

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Fox News likes to call itself “fair and balanced.” Key words: “call itself.” The latest blunder for the cable news ratings leader is rooted in the new revelation that founder and chair Roger Ailes sent an emissary — Fox’s national security analyst K.T. McFarland — to offer General David Petraeus political advice and tell The [...] [Read More]

Confused about the Petraeus scandal? Here is a flowchart from Gawker that explains all

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On Friday, CIA Director David Petraeus announced that he is resigned from the agency due to having engaged in an extramarital affair. [Read More]

The Tweetelection: Obama had more than just the ground game in his favor

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President Barack Obama might have won yesterday’s election thanks to his ground game, but the 44th president also dominated the race on social media. [Read More]

From the polls to the president: which presidential polls were the most accurate

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Even as votes started rolling in from the polls it was a tight presidential race to call. And with an election this close, major national polls varied by five percent or less.

Some were closer than others, though. Here’s a breakdown of which polls were dead on and which ones were duds.

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Six key takeaways from Tuesday’s election results

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There truly is a demographic tidal wave sweeping over the nation, and Republicans ignore it at their own peril. [Read More]

NBC, Fox News call election for Obama

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NBC News has called the 2012 presidential election for President Obama. So has Fox News. After both networks called Ohio for Obama, they brought the gavel down on 2012. Virginia, Nevada and Florida were still to be called, according to Fox, but Mitt Romney’s last path to 270 electoral votes was gone. Lead Fox anchor [...] [Read More]

A viewer’s guide to Election Night 2012

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Key races in states with early poll closing times will offer us some important clues as to whether the American people are delivering a clear verdict – or if the final results won’t be know until Wednesday morning or later. A rule of thumb: The later we go before knowing the winner, the better it is for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. [Read More]