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Wounded Vet Duckworth: 'I Didn't Lose My Legs in a Bar Fight'

She and others say women already are in combat; critics still hate move

(Newser) - Here's a look at some of the yays and nays regarding the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women in combat:
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth: The Illinois congresswoman who lost both her legs as a helicopter pilot in Iraq praises the move as "long overdue" because it
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'07 Video Shows Obama Praising Rev. Wright

But left is unimpressed by Tucker Carlson's 'bombshell'

(Newser) - It wouldn't be debate night without a media attempt to drum up some eleventh-hour controversy. Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller yesterday released what it termed a "racially charged" video of a speech then-Sen. Barack Obama gave to an audience of black ministers. In it, Obama gives a "... More »

Munro: Obama 'Just Turns His Back'

Daily Caller reporter admits he mistimed question, but says Obama ducks and runs

(Newser) - To hear Neil Munro tell it, he was simply a victim of bad timing in his rush to question a wily president: The Daily Caller reporter took to the semi-sympathetic airwaves of Sean Hannity's Fox show last night to rehash his interruption of the president , reports Mediaite . "The... More »

Media Matters Boss Drives the News

David Brock is manic, systematically influences liberal media: Tucker Carlson

(Newser) - The right-leaning Daily Caller last night published the first in an investigative series about Media Matters for America, alleging that the liberal media watchdog is in bed with the Obama administration, as well as a number of media organizations and bigwigs, and that founder David Brock systematically attempts to influence... More »

Tucker Carlson: Palin's Winning in 'Milfistan'

Michelle Malkin calls it misogynistic

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is in deep doodoo with conservative women after an ill-advised tweet referencing Sarah Palin that he posted, then removed, Monday night. "Palin's popularity falling in Iowa, but maintains lead to become supreme commander of Milfistan," he tweeted—and we probably don't need to tell you where... More »

Tucker Carlson: Vick Should Have Been Executed

Pundit, president don't exactly see eye-to-eye

(Newser) - Safe to say Tucker Carlson doesn’t agree with President Obama’s controversial support of Michael Vick . While filling in for Sean Hannity last night, Carlson said that while he’s a Christian and "all for forgiveness," Michael Vick killed dogs—and Carlson believes “he should have... More »

Conservative Site 'Buys' Olbermann

Sets up shop at KeithOlbermann.com

(Newser) - The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson’s right-wing answer to the Huffington Post, has taken its feud with Keith Olbermann to another level, by buying KeithOlbermann.com. The site celebrated its acquisition with a massive home page banner reading, “We Own You,” and an article in which Carlson crows,... More »

Meet SE Cupp, Rising Star of the Right

She's young, smart, funny and 'equally interesting and irritating'

(Newser) - Get ready to hear the name SE Cupp a lot, writes Kate Harding. She's "one of the latest young, white conservative women to make a career of saying inflammatory things while looking really pretty." Cupp, though, who has a diary on Tucker Carlson's new Daily Caller, seems to... More »

Meet Carlos Allen, 3rd Gatecrasher

Sketchy guy hooked up with Indian posse after trip to men's room

(Newser) - What lapse allowed Carlos Allen, the third party crasher, to sneak into the Obamas' first state dinner remains a mystery. What is known is that Allen—who has done everything from designing clothes to selling mortgages to running a questionable charity that existed mainly to throw parties—dressed even more... More »

Huffington Post Helps Left Dominate Right Online

(Newser) - In the battle for the blogosphere, left-leaning sites are clobbering their conservative counterparts, thanks mostly to the Huffington Post, David Kaplan writes for paidContent. Liberal sites attracted 6.4 million unique visitors in April, to 4.8 million for conservative sites. Of those, 5.6 million were Huffington Post hits,... More »

Tucker Carlson Plans Rightie News Site

HuffPo-like site will try to 'tell the truth, and be accurate,' pundit says

(Newser) - Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson plans to launch a news website to serve as a right-leaning alternative to the Huffington Post, reports The Hill. The focus of TheDailyCaller.com will be "adding facts to the conversation" and driving the news cycle. "It will not be a forum for discussing... More »

Condi Commands Same Speaking Fee as Ex-Boss

$150,000 price tag shows Bush may not be biggest star of his own administration

(Newser) - Condoleezza Rice isn't playing second fiddle to George W. Bush any longer: The former secretary of state charges a $150,000 speaking fee—the same as her old boss, The Hill reports. Rice will even get a jump on the former president later this month when she addresses the Economic... More »

Only Dems Fear Obama Loss

Despite polls, "pessimistic" party can't shake that sinking feeling

(Newser) - Despite all evidence to the contrary, lots of Democrats "have convinced themselves that John McCain is going to be the next president,” writes Tucker Carlson in the Daily Beast. Having “snatched defeat from the jaws of victory” so many times, Democrats remain superstitious. Or just shell-shocked. “... More »

She Shouldn't Stand by Him

Spitzer takes backlash for taking wife along; reactions run along gender lines

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is going up in flames, but Americans are wondering why his wife has to go with him:
  • The Los Angeles Times talks to angry people on the street, including one divorcee who insists, “She should’ve said, ‘This is your fight. ... You stand there and get
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MSNBC Cans 'Tucker' for Rising Star

David Gregory will helm new evening political show

(Newser) - MSNBC today picked rising star David Gregory to helm a new political show in place of Tucker Carlson's low-rated "Tucker", TVNewser reports. Gregory's "Race for the White House" will air at 6 p.m. weekdays while he continues to report on the White House for NBC News and... More »

Candidate Paul: Awkward But Authentic

Carlson takes the measure of the Libertarian Republican

(Newser) - Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul speaks tonelessly about such drab subjects as the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve, but people like him anyway, writes Tucker Carlson in the New Republic, perhaps because they see “authenticity.” The no-longer-bow-tied pundit returns from the campaign trail sure about one thing: "... More »

Brothel Owner Backs Paul

GOP hopeful gets some X-rated support

(Newser) - Ron Paul found himself on the respectable side of a brothel last week, when the Republican presidential hopeful earned the endorsement of the owner of Reno's Moonlite BunnyRanch. MSNBC anchor Tucker Carlson surprised Paul by engineering the nod, arriving in a limousine with Dennis Hof and two “celebrity prostitutes,... More »

Tucker Carlson Claims Gay Bashed Him

Bow-tied talking head in row after laughing off attack on cruiser

(Newser) - After bragging on the air that he hit a gay man who “bothered” him in a mall bathroom, Tucker Carlson is angrily denying he’s a hate criminal. “It infuriates me to be called a gay-basher, since he was the predator, not me,” the conservative MSNBC host... More »

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