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Stephen Colbert Keeping 'Late Show' In NYC According To CBS

AP | Carol Hartsell | July 23, 2014 | Comedy
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage. CBS said Wednesday that Colbert, who is replacing Letterman as the "Late Show" host next year, will keep the show in New York City's Ed Sullivan Theatre....

GOP Senate Candidate Looking To Reform Social Security Won't Name Single Reform Policy

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | July 23, 2014 | Politics
Minnesota businessman Mike McFadden (R), who's challenging Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) for his seat, wants to reform Social Security -- but won't name a single policy that he supports as part of that effort. In an interview published Wednesday with MinnPost, Eric Black repeatedly asked McFadden how he...

Here's What Would Happen If Celebrity Media Focused On Discussing Poverty Instead

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | July 23, 2014 | Impact
Move over, Kim Kardashian. Poverty is ready for its close-up. In a provocative campaign that pokes fun at our culture's obsession with celebrities, WoodGreen Community Services in Canada places struggling single mothers on the covers of glossy magazine mock-ups. The standard tabloid teases are replaced with headlines such...

Newspaper Editor Sues Paper After Being Fired For Deeply Homophobic Column

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | July 23, 2014 | Media
A newspaper editor who was fired after making homophobic statements is now suing the paper, claiming that he was a victim of religious discrimination. Former Newton Daily News editor Bob Eschliman dumped from his job aftera blog post he wrote which criticized what he called "the...

Radio Host Apologizes, Then Says If Erin Andrews Weighed More She'd Be A Waitress

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | July 23, 2014 | Sports
After calling Fox Sports' Erin Andrews a "gutless b**ch" last week, Boston sports radio host Kirk Minihane apologized for his language during his broadcast Wednesday morning -- then proceeded to berate Andrews one more time. "I used a word to reference Erin Andrews that I shouldn’t...

This NRA Commentator Wants You To Imagine A World Where Kids Must Learn To Use Guns

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | July 23, 2014 | Politics
A new video from a National Rifle Association site envisions an ideal world where kids are required to learn gun competency in order to advance to the next grade. The video, hosted by NRA News commentator Billy Johnson and posted on the NRA News website, imagines a...

Anderson Cooper Describes 'Extraordinary Outpouring' For MH17 Victims

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | July 23, 2014 | Media
Anderson Cooper took a moment on Wednesday to recognize the "extraordinary outpouring" of grief for the victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The plane -- believed to have been shot down -- crashed in eastern Ukraine last week, killing all 298 people aboard. One hundred ninety-three victims...

Michael Moore's Divorce From Wife Kathleen Glynn Is Final

AP | Brittany Wong | July 23, 2014 | Divorce
BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage. Moore filed a divorce complaint June 17, 2013, in Michigan's Antrim County, where the couple has a lakefront home.

Democratic Candidate Mike Ross Pushes Domestic Violence Plan Inspired By HuffPost Report

Melissa Jeltsen | July 23, 2014 | Politics
The Democratic nominee for governor of Arkansas, Mike Ross, spoke out about his plan to combat domestic violence on MSNBC Wednesday, highlighting the tragic death of 21-year-old Laura Aceves as a motivating factor. "I was inspired by Laura's story that appeared in The Huffington Post, and it played...

MSNBC Plunged Into New Controversy Over Its Israel-Palestine Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | July 23, 2014 | Media
The MSNBC contributor who tore into the channel's coverage of Israel and Palestine returned to the airwaves on Tuesday night, only to find herself in a new controversy about her status at the network. Rula Jebreal's contention that MSNBC was "disgustingly biased" towards Israel went viral on Monday...

Laverne Cox Talks Transgender Issues On 'The View'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | July 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
2014 has been quite the year for Laverne Cox -- and it seems to just keep getting better. The transgender activist and "Orange Is The New Black" star stopped by The View this week to talk about the hit Netflix series, as well her position as the most prominent voice...

Is Israel Losing The Media War?

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | July 23, 2014 | World
Israel's military capabilities are far superior to those of militants in the Gaza Strip, but it may be losing the war on a different front. HuffPost Live asks whether, and if so why, Israel may be losing the media war. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, contributing editor at New York Magazine, told...

Afghan Officer Charged With Killing AP Photographer Receives Death Sentence

AP | Catherine Taibi | July 23, 2014 | Media
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death. It was the first court hearing in the case and, under Afghan law, the...

Jenna Bush Hager Reveals What She's Learned From 'Gampy' George H.W. Bush

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | July 23, 2014 | Politics
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush and a "Today" contributing correspondent, opened up about the lessons she learned from her "Gampy," former President George H.W. Bush, in a piece for Today News. Hager tells intimate stories of her grandfather, who recently celebrated his 90th...

How Social Media Has Changed The Press Coverage Of Israel-Palestine

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | July 23, 2014 | Media
Every time a new round of violence breaks out in Palestine or Israel, a parallel dispute surfaces around whether or not the media is biased toward one side of the conflict or the other. There is usually little agreement to be found. Israel's latest invasion of Gaza, though, has brought...

Jenny McCarthy Suggests Hillary Clinton Might Be A Lesbian

Cavan Sieczkowski | July 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
Jenny McCarthy only has a short time left on "The View," but she is certainly making waves before her exit. On Tuesday's episode of "The View," McCarthy suggested Hillary Clinton might be a lesbian. The remark came up during a discussion about Ronald Kessler's new book, The...

Sherri Shepherd Wins Custody Battle Over Her Son

Katherine Fung | July 23, 2014 | Media
Sherri Shepherd will keep custody of her nine-year-old son Jeffrey, a Los Angeles court ruled Monday. The "View" co-host has been in a custody battle since her ex-husband Jeffrey Tarpley petitioned for temporary physical custody of their son, claiming that Shepherd's career takes priority over parenting. People...

CNN's Chris Cuomo Battles With Russia Today Anchor Over MH17

Catherine Taibi | July 23, 2014 | Media
CNN host Chris Cuomo's interview with Russia Today anchor Peter Lavelle turned into a fierce battle Wednesday morning over Russia's role in the investigation of Malaysian Plane MH17. The interview, which lasted nearly 11 minutes, began with Cuomo asking why Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet "condemned"...

AP Reminds Us Why Punctuation Really, Really Matters

Catherine Taibi | July 23, 2014 | Media
For the one zillionth time, punctuation matters. And not using it correctly, as the Associated Press showed Wednesday, can be the difference between reporting a news story and reporting a global tragedy. Here's what the AP meant to say: CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies...

This Is How Much More Your Health Insurance Could Cost If Two Republican Judges Get Their Way

Jeffrey Young | July 23, 2014 | Business
President Barack Obama suffered a setback Tuesday in a legal battle that threatens to unravel his health care reform law. A federal appeals court panel, led by two Republican-appointed judges and opposed by one Democratic appointee, voted that ambiguous wording in the the Affordable Care Act means residents...
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