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Ahiza Garcia

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at ahiza@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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It's rare for Sarah Palin to admit embarrassment, but she said on Thursday her family's drunken brawl in Alaska was downright humiliating.

The former GOP vice presidential nominee took to Facebook to finally address her family's involvement in a bloody, booze-fueled brawl that took place last month in Anchorage.

"What happened on the night in question wasn’t funny. It was humiliating and frightening," Palin wrote in her post. "My kids aren’t proud of what happened, nor are they seeking sympathy by playing the victim card – that’s why they haven’t commented on this for all these weeks."

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said during an interview on Wednesday following a shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada that the U.S. needs to forget about political correctness and "go all out with surveillance" of Muslims.

“With ISIS making a concerted effort to bring about these domestic attacks we have to go all out with surveillance,” King said during an interview with NewsmaxTV's "America's Forum." “We have to monitor what’s happening in those communities and we have to be quick to call it terrorism.”

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Bristol Palin: feminist hero?

The eldest daughter of former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin broke her silence on Wednesday with a blog post about the role she played in a booze-fueled brawl last month at a house party in Alaska.

Bristol Palin had been accused by multiple eyewitnesses of repeatedly punching the homeowner, Korey Klingenmeyer, in the face. In the blog post, she said he had it coming, and that almost anyone else in her situation would be deemed a "feminist hero."

Published two days after police released photos and audio recordings from the incident, her blog post explained that she hit Klingenmeyer only after being attacked by a man who she said towered over her.

The Palin family had largely remained silent as eyewitnesses came forward, with Sarah Palin making only one oblique reference to the allegations. Even after the Anchorage Police Department released its official report, there was no word from the family.

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