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California Fires

Hundreds Of California Wildfires Force Thousands To Evacuate

AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of wildfires sparked by lightning flared Sunday across the heart of wine country and remote forests in Northern Califor...

Wildfire Engulfs Homes Above Malibu

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A fast-moving wildfire pushed by Santa Ana winds raced through the canyons and mountains of this wealthy enclave for the second time in little more th...

Fake FEMA Reporters Promoted

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Oct. 23, the day of FEMA's now infamous phony news conference, the agency's former external affairs chief, Pat Philbin, announced plans to promote ...

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BeckWatch: Californication | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just in time for the holidays comes the gift that everyone needed: a book with a grown man fellating the state of California on its cover.

Could Fire Destruction Have Been Avoided?

AP | Aaron C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Several aircraft were able to fly in strong winds on the first full day of last month's Southern California firestorms, contradicting officials' earli...

White House Condemns FEMA's Fake News Conference

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House scolded the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday for staging a phony news conference about assistance to victims of wildfires...

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Perino Terms A Deliberate Attempt To Mislead The Press "An Error In Judgement" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino had to take up the issue of FEMA's decision to stage a Potemkin press conference on the agency's re...

BeckWatch: The Gleefully Inane 'Hate America' Rationale | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's unbelievable that anyone would stoop low enough to insult those caught in the clutches of nature's fury, yet that is precisely what Glenn Beck, of the most trusted name in news, did.

Marie Osmond Blames Fainting Spell On California Fires

Access Hollywood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Osmond said she now suspects that the fires may have contributed to her temporary loss of consciousness. "The air quality is really bad and I have al...

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BeckWatch: Pink-Eyed View of Code Pink | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we've already seen, whenever CNN's Glenn Beck finds himself straining to maintain the surfeit on inanity his employers ask him to dispense, it's ok...

Things We Lost In the Fire: 'Anti-Katrina' Efforts A Day Late and a Dollar Short | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While he's yet to offer his amply-demonstrated brush-clearing skills to Californians in need, President Bush is bound and determined to make the California Wildfires the 'anti-Katrina.' At least that's what the wee-bit-late-to-the-story New York Times will have you believe.

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Right On Cue, God Assigned Credit For Wildfires | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When we tuned in this morning, the thought occurred to me, "It's only a matter of time before one of our leading lights of religious extremism tells us that these wildfires are God's doing." And sure enough, Pat Robertson stepped up to deliver.

White House Now Says Bush Will Visit California After Saying It Would Be "Premature"

AP/Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House backtracked on an earlier statement made Tuesday that President Bush would not visit fire-ravaged southern California. According to ...

SoCal Fires Halt TV Filming Schedules

Hollywood Reporter | Nellie Andreeva, Kimberly Nordyke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The raging wildfires that forced the evacuations of a quarter-million people in Southern California are disrupting the production of several TV shows ...

US Airways Waives Fees For SoCal Travelers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

US Airways is waiving some fees for customers traveling to or from Southern California who need to change their flights because of the wildfires. The...

SoCal Fire: Today's Top Story, Tomorrow's Top Questions

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Perhaps the most important question facing us today is this: How long, exactly, will it take Anderson Cooper to fly to Malibu?