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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 »

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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Wisc. GOP Tries to Yank Duffy's '$174K' Video

Polk County Republicans tell TPM to take it down

(Newser) - When Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy started taking heat for complaining that he was struggling to get by on his $174,000 salary, the Polk County GOP yanked the video of the townhall meeting from its website; now it's trying to eradicate the video from the Internet, reports Talking Points Memo.... More »

Rep. Sean Duffy: I'm Struggling on $174K a Year

Duffy complains about benefits when asked if he'd take a pay cut

(Newser) - Wisconsin Republican Sean Duffy is taking some heat from liberal blogs like Think Progress over an exchange at a town hall meeting last week, in which he assured constituents that his $174,000 salary wasn't all that great. A constituent told Duffy that his wife, a teacher, was being asked... More »

Obey's Retirement More Bad News for Dems

When the House Appropriations chief bails, it can't be good

(Newser) - The decision by powerful congressman David Obey to retire rather than seek re-election—the 71-year-old says he's "bone tired," reports AP —has pundits predicting more bad news for Democrats:
  • Ed Morrissey, Hot Air : This "may be the biggest sign of Democratic despair in this midterm cycle,
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