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Sarah Palin gloated Tuesday that she had once turned down a cameo on HBO's "True Blood," the vampire drama that recently angered Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by airing an episode that featured a fictional, blood-soaked GOP fundraiser.
If that "date-rapist of media barons" Rupert Murdoch has his way with Time Warner, as Jon Stewart put it, the communications company would have to sell off Fox News' competitor CNN. And Stewart wants to be ready to pounce when the network comes up for sale at a cool $10 billion.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday night that he planned to fly the Israeli airline El Al into Tel Aviv, after the FAA prohibited all US airlines from flying into that city's Ben Gurion International Airport because a Hamas rocket had landed nearby.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday said a federal appeals court decision that banned Obamacare subsidies for residents of the 36 states served by the federal exchange proves the health care law is "completely unworkable."