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$1.8M 'American Sniper' Award Yanked From Ventura

Federal appeals court overturns judgment for ex-Minn. governor in Chris Kyle case

(Newser) - Ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was set to collect $1.8 million from the estate of Chris Kyle, claiming the late Navy SEAL defamed him in his 2012 book American Sniper, but a federal appeals court nixed that 2014 judgment on Monday, the AP reports. In a 2-1 decision, the 8th... More »

Jesse Ventura: I'll Run Against Hillary

He'll come 'riding in on a white stallion to save the country'

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg could have competition : Jesse Ventura, the former independent governor of Minnesota, tells the Daily Beast he'll enter the 2016 race as an independent by June if Hillary Clinton prevails as the Democratic nominee. Ventura—who agrees with Bernie Sanders on campaign finance reform and the War on... More »

Jesse Ventura's Suit Against Dead Navy SEAL Begins

'American Sniper' author said he punched out the ex-governor

(Newser) - A truly strange court proceeding kicked off in Minnesota this week, as former governor/professional wrestler Jesse Ventura brought his defamation suit against murdered American Sniper author Chris Kyle. The Washington Post has a great recap of the dispute, which stems from Kyle's 2012 book. In it, Kyle writes that... More »

10 Stars Who Went Into Politics

They left glitz and glamor for lawmaking and the like

(Newser) - What to do after you tire of walking red carpets and posing for magazine covers? Shake hands and kiss babies, at least for these 19 stars-turned-politicians rounded up by Fox News . Click through the gallery for a sampling or check out the full list here . More »

Jesse Ventura Might Run for President

It's 'an opportune time' for an independent, says former governor

(Newser) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is back from his part-time home in Mexico and eagerly spreading the idea he could run for the US presidency in 2016. Ventura volunteered the possibility while at Minnesota's Capitol today, and he pushed back against skepticism that he would re-enter the fray after... More »

12 Stars-Turned-Politicians

Oddly, most of them are Republican

(Newser) - Despite the fact that celebrities almost always seem to lean left, Celebuzz reports that most stars who become politicians are actually Republican. A dozen Hollywood VIPs who ended up with DC connections:
  • George Murphy: The 1930s and ‘40s star was the first big actor to transition to politics, serving
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Jesse Ventura: I'm Done Standing for National Anthem

He's ticked that a court tossed his case on airport searches

(Newser) - Jesse Ventura says he's so angry that his airport security lawsuit got tossed out of court that he might become a Mexican citizen—or even run for president in this country, reports the AP . The former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler launched a suit against the TSA in January,... More »

Jesse Ventura Sues Over Body Scans

Ex-governor argues they constitute unreasonable search and seizure

(Newser) - Jesse Ventura doesn’t want the TSA getting too intimate with “the Body.” The wrestler-turned-governor-turned-conspiracy-peddler has filed a lawsuit complaining that the full-body scanners and pat-downs passengers are subjected to at airports constitute unreasonable search and seizure, the AP reports. The searches are “warrantless and suspicionless,”... More »

The Year's 10 Best Quotes

Health care inspires top pick; iPhone slogan makes the list

(Newser) - Efforts at health care reform have produced some of the most memorable quotes of the year. The Yale Book of Quotations runs down the year's best, via AP :
  1. "Keep your government hands off my Medicare." Speaker at town hall meeting.
  2. "We're going to be in the Hudson.
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Ventura Won't Jump Into Senate Ring

Cites media scrutiny for staying out of race

(Newser) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wrestled with the idea of running for the US Senate as an independent candidate, but has decided he won't join the race against Republican pro-war incumbent Norm Coleman and satirist Al Franken. His uncomfortable experience facing intense media scrutiny as governor and concerns about his... More »

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