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.

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Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin took to Facebook on Friday to make what appeared to be her first veiled comments about the bloody brawl her family was allegedly involved in earlier this month at a house party in Alaska.

The post focused on how proud she was of her eldest daughter, Bristol Palin, who witnesses have said was seen repeatedly punching the owner of the house during the Sept. 6 melee in Anchorage. One witness who spoke to TPM described Bristol's actions as "quite violent."

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Stephen Colbert made a juicy revelation during his show on Thursday night: the safe word he uses while being spanked by Fox News host Sean Hannity.

"The Colbert Report" host played video from Hannity's own show earlier in the week in which the Fox News host took off his belt on live television and began beating his desk. Hannity was defending the use of corporal punishment on children, but Colbert saw something else in it.

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