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Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked her audience on Friday to write in with their tributes to professional athletes who also serve as good role models off the playing field. She didn't have to look far to provide her own examples.
Hillary Clinton may well coast to the Democratic nomination in 2016, but at this rate, it looks like she'll enter the contest wearing a label that probably won't endear her to her party's most liberal voters.
Since the night of the Benghazi terrorist attacks in 2012 until the formation of a House select committee to investigate the attacks this year, the liberal watchdog Media Matters for America has kept a close eye on Fox News Channel's coverage.
Bill Maher made a hefty donation to bolster President Obama's re-election bid in 2012, but the liberal comedian says he's open to going the other way the next time around. And there's one Republican in particular who intrigues him.