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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman received an unlikely endorsement on Monday night from Michael Moore, the firebrand liberal documentary filmmaker. Appearing on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Moore called Huntsman the only Republican candidate “that has sanity operating inside of him.”

The president’s appearance at the UN General Assembly last week seems to have bolstered support for him both at home and abroad. Coming on the heels of former NYC Mayor Ed Koch’s endorsement, a new Jerusalem Post Poll finds that 54% of Israelis feel that Obama is more pro-Israel, while only 19% feel he is more pro-Palestinian.

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) will be the latest politician to try his hand at comedy on Nov. 30, as he and other bigwigs gather to participate in DC Improv’s “Funniest Celebrity in Washington” event. Brown is expected to headline the competition, despite it being his first time.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney dished details on his recent meeting with Donald Trump Wednesday. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Romney called Trump “colorful” and claimed the two saw “pretty much eye to eye on China.” On air, Romney also claimed that his bid for the White House was “not the next step in my career. I don’t have a political career.”

Florida is expected to hold its presidential primary at the end of January, CNN reports, a month earlier than some partly leaders had hoped.

Amazon is expected to release its long-awaited tablet computer Wednesday, and many think its lower price compared to the iPad will give Apple some serious competition.

Is he or isn't he? That seems to have been the only question on cable news over the past few days, and has - of course - referred to a possible Presidential run by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The right's punditocracy is practically salivating at the thought of Christie making a last-minute entry, while those of a left-leaning bent seem to be quivering. On MSNBC Tuesday morning, Cory Booker, the Democratic Mayor of Newark, called Christie "the most competitive candidate against Barack Obama that's out there."

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Remember Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)? The former Real World star and freshman representative landed in some hot water earlier this year when he grumbled that his family of seven is struggling on his $174,000 Congressional salary.

It's a story he has tried to sweep under the rug but keeps coming back to haunt him as he prepares to run for a second term. And now it's back again.

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