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John Stephens
John Stephens is a content strategist at NerdWallet, a consumer finance site. He previously served as deputy managing editor of HuffPost Live and as a web producer for Bravo, where he witnessed more televised dog funerals than any man should. He spends his spare time gardening, building the occasional computer, and collecting pudding labels to accrue airline miles.

Entries by John Stephens

Rich Eisen: Johnny Manziel Should Make Money From Signing Autographs (VIDEO)

(71) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 6:10 PM

Rich Eisen, the face of the NFL Network, sat down with HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski Monday to discuss the controversy surrounding Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and the allegations that he signed autographs in exchange for money from brokers.

The Associated Press recently reported...

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Jacob Soboroff, HuffPost Live Host, Offers Terrible Denim Jacket For Highest City Year Donation (VIDEO)

(16) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 8:29 PM

In 2012 a record number of Americans applied to serve their country, but 500,000 applicants to AmeriCorps were turned away because funding for the Serve America Act hasn't kept pace with demand.

HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff -- who is also a member of the City Year...

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Eric Garcetti, LA Mayor, Opposes Koch Brothers Purchase Of LA Times, Suggests Huffington Post Buy Newspaper (VIDEO)

(126) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 5:10 PM

Eric Garcetti, the newly elected 42nd mayor of Los Angeles, joined HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff in studio for an interview just two weeks after being sworn in as LA's chief executive.

Asked for his opinion on the controversial possibility of the Koch brothers purchasing the...

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George Lopez To Louie Gohmert: 'You Are F***ing Crazy' (VIDEO)

(1561) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 4:16 PM

Actor, comedian and author George Lopez joined HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff in studio Wednesday to share his thoughts on a number of topics, including Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), who recently suggested that terrorists are trained to “act Hispanic” in order to gain entry into the...

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Deranged Sorority Girl Parody: Becky's Book Club Is Officially On Notice (VIDEO)

(18) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 6:11 PM

If you thought the Delta Gamma sorority's University of Maryland chapter members got it bad, just be glad you're not a member of Becky's book club. And if you are, you better make sure you've read "The Great Gatsby," you lazy punk.

WARNING: The video above contains NSFW...

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Mike Miller, Maryland State Senate President, 'Wouldn't Mind A Toke' Of Marijuana (VIDEO)

(144) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 9:35 PM

A mayor called "Sugardaddie," a $200,000 cheese heist, and a lawnmower DUI? Thats just the beginning of this week's local news roundup.

Check out each story using the links below:

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Alan Grayson, Florida Congressman: Replace Sequester Cuts With Ending Afghanistan War (VIDEO)

(811) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 6:01 PM

Democratic Florida Congressman Alan Grayson told HuffPost Live on Friday that he believes the automatic spending cuts triggered by sequestration should be replaced with a bill to immediately end the war in Afghanistan.

"Listen, we're facing a nine percent cut in the food stamps program, a nine percent...

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Dr. Oz: The Penis Is A Dipstick For The Male Health (VIDEO)

(316) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 7:14 PM

Television personality and health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz told HuffPost Live Monday that libido -- or lack thereof -- can provide a glimpse into the overall state of a man's health.

"The penis is a dipstick for the male health," Oz told HuffPost Live host Jacob...

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LA Car Chase: Car Explodes Into Flames In Boyle Heights On 10 Freeway (VIDEO)

(99) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 10:32 PM

A DUI suspect who fled Los Angeles police late Wednesday night crashed on the 10 freeway east of Crenshaw Blvd. after losing control of his vehicle.

As shown on a live broadcast of the chase on KTLA 5, the car spun out, hit a sidewall and exploded into flames.

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Crystal Hefner, Hugh Hefner's Wife, On Couple's Sex Life: 'No Comment' (VIDEO)

(300) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 5:44 PM

Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner's wife Crystal Hefner told HuffPost Live Wednesday that she had "no comment" on the couple's sex life.

Asked about intimacy in their relationship, Hefner said that "since Heff is older now and has had the phase of his life -- the phases of...

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Puppy Bowl IX: 2013 Puppy Bowl Referee Talks Benefits Of Adoption (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Canine members of the 2013 Puppy Bowl starting lineup, along with Puppy Bowl referee Dan Schachner joined HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri in studio on Wednesday to preview the upcoming Puppy Bowl IX, set to air on Animal Planet this Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. Eastern...

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Jim McGovern's Constitutional Amendments To Repeal Citizens United Gain Steam On Reddit (VIDEO)

(1603) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 4:06 PM

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern last Tuesday proposed two Constitutional amendments on the House floor that would overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which lifted limits on political spending and unleashed a flood of funding into political organizations starting in 2010.

Speaking with HuffPost Live...

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Dominic Monaghan On 'Lost' Series Finale: 'I Didn't See The End' (VIDEO)

(472) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 5:29 PM

Actor Dominic Monaghan discussed the series finale of 'Lost' Monday, telling HuffPost Live that he never actually watched the final episode.

"I didn't see the end, I was working at the time," Monaghan told HuffPost Live. "I was doing a film called 'I Sell The Dead,' which...

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Michael Moore: 'The NRA Is Doomed' (VIDEO)

(3122) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 11:43 AM

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore told HuffPost Live Friday that he believes the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., was a "tipping point" in the gun control debate and that the National Rifle Association is "doomed" as a result.

"People did not forget about...

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Guards At U.S. Embassy In Kabul Told To Lie About Long Hours, Lawsuit Alleges (VIDEO)

(70) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 6:14 PM

The security company contracted to protect the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, is being implicated in a federal lawsuit alleging security guards it employs were encouraged to lie about the number of hours they worked "to avoid revealing that they have been on the job up to 18...

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PBS Frontline's 'The Untouchables' Investigates Lack Of Wall Street Prosecutions After Mortgage Crisis (VIDEO)

(193) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 3:54 PM

Martin Smith, producer of the new PBS Frontline episode, "The Untouchables," joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his investigation into the lack of prosecutions of Wall Street executives in the wake of the mortgage-backed securities fueled financial crisis.

Commenting on clips from the episode showing...

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Michael Hastings: Benghazi Victims' Arrival Contributed To Obama's Failure In First Debate (VIDEO)

(698) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 4:33 PM

Journalist Michael Hastings, perhaps best known for his Rolling Stone article that led Gen. Stanley McChrystal to resign, told HuffPost Live Tuesday about a thus far unreported reason President Barack Obama had such a poor performance in his first debate with former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.


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LA Car Chase Video: Televised Inglewood Police Chase Gets Real For One Viewer (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 6:55 PM

Plenty of people around Los Angeles were watching a car chase in Inglewood last night safely on their televisions, but for one viewer, things got up close and personal in a hurry.

YouTube user Jason Lee posted a video of his television screen carrying live coverage of...

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Jon Huntsman On Chuck Hagel Confirmation: 'I Think He'll Have The Numbers' (VIDEO)

(137) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 1:19 PM

Former Republican presidential candidate Gov. Jon Huntsman discussed the controversial nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense Monday, saying he believed Hagel would eventually be confirmed by the Senate.

"The confirmation process is a constitutional responsibility of the Senate and they take it very, very seriously and they're...

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Big Boi, Of Outkast, Explains Voting For Gary Johnson Over Obama (VIDEO)

(1010) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 7:03 PM

Musician, producer and former member of Outkast, Big Boi, told HuffPost Live Friday that he voted for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson in the 2012 election instead of President Barack Obama.

HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski referenced a radio interview Big Boi had done previously, leading him to...

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