Charges Dropped Against Edwards

Federal prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against John Edwards. He is now free to return to his life as a scumbag.

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Louisiana Primary Results

The candidate who opposes sex beat the candidate who opposes facts in the Louisiana primary.

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Cheney Recovering From Surgery

Dick Cheney had surgery today to give him a heart. Next will Sarah Palin undergo surgery to get a brain?

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Jenna-Louise Coleman To Play Next Companion On Doctor Who

Jenna-Louise Coleman has been chosen to play the next companion on Doctor Who after Karen Gillan leaves the TARDIS during the upcoming season. The BBC confirmed the story this morning after British tabloids ran stories on the choice. There are unconfirmed rumors that her character will not be from earth.

Coleman will make her first appearance in the 2012 Christmas episode.

“I want to get started already,” says Jenna. “I’m a huge fan of the show”.

“Matt Smith did my audition with me. It was fun and I felt like we were in it together.”

Steven Moffat said: “We saw a lot of brilliant actresses. But Jenna was the only person going faster than Matt – he had to keep up!”

On her favourite companion: “Between Billie Piper and Karen Gillan”

Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England on April 27, 1986. She played the role of  lesbian Jasmine Thomas on an  ITV soap, Emmerdale in 2005. She joined the cast of the BBC’s Waterloo Road in 2009. Coleman had a small role in Captain America: The First Avenger and appears in an upcoming ITV mini-series Titanic (picture below). Coleman has been nominated twice for ‘Sexiest Female’ at the British Soap Awards

Steven Moffat had been tweeting about Sophia Myles, who previously appeared in the Doctor Who episode The Girl in the Fireplace, creating speculation that she would play the next companion. Perhaps she will have another role in the upcoming season. While her character did die, others (including Karen Gillan who appeared in The Fires of Pompeii prior to playing Amy Pond) have returned to the show in different roles.

Update: More news on the upcoming season

The BBC has confirmed rumours that Doctor Who Series 7 will be split over two years. They will only air six episodes in 2012.

“There will be 6 episodes this year, including the Xmas Special. Then 8 next year,” says the BBC.

Amy and Rory will leave after five episodes. Steven Moffat revealed: “Amy and Rory will leave in a final encounter with the Weeping Angels in episode 5.”

Adding: “Not everyone gets out alive. And I mean it this time!”

The Daleks have also been confirmed to appear in the Autumn run.

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The Doctor’s Next Companion To Be Announced Tomorrow

The BBC plans to announce tomorrow the identity of the actress who will play the Doctor’s next companion after Karen Gillan leaves Doctor Who.

It is hard to believe that it was less than three years ago that we first had the announcement of Karen Gillan getting the role of Amy Pond (pictured above from before she got the role).

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Andrew Breitbart 1969-2012

Andrew Breitbart has died at age 43. Big Journalism reports, “Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.”

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Romney Projected To Win In Florida

The polls just closed in Florida and the media is already projecting that Mitt Romney will be the winner. This comes as no surprise today as the polls showed Romney with a lead, but immediately after the South Carolina primary this outcome was briefly in doubt. Since then Republican leaders have gone nuclear against Gingrich and Romney benefited from better debate performances.

Florida has violated the Republican Party rule that winner take all contests cannot occur until April, and Romney will take all fifty delegates, pending the inevitable challenge should Gingrich remain competitive. Gingrich does say he will remain in the race until the end, and he appears angry enough with Romney to possibly do so.

It now appears increasingly unlikely that Romney can be stopped despite the opposition of many conservatives. There just is not a viable candidate in the race to oppose him. It is too late for another candidate to enter the race and win as many filing deadlines have passed, but theoretically another candidate could enter and pick up enough delegates to keep anyone from winning a majority, leaving the decision to the convention. It is difficult, but not impossible, to envision scenarios which could still deny Romney the honor of losing to Barack Obama this fall.

Romney leading but having Gingrich remain in the race might be the best possible outcome following the Florida primary. As it is theoretically possible for the nominee of any major political party to wind up winning, we certainly do not want Gingrich to be the nominee. Gingrich is welcome to spend the next several months exposing all of Romney’s faults and continue to damage his image.

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John Edwards Reportedly Has Life-Threatening Heart Condition

Just in from CNN:

A federal judge disclosed that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source tells CNN.

Edwards had sought a delay in his criminal corruption trial, scheduled to begin later this month.

Update: More information here.

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Cain Suspends Campaign

Breaking News: Herman Cain has suspended his campaign, but insists he is the candidate who is most qualified to take a 3 a.m. booty call.

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Republican Ideas Repudiated In Tuesday’s Voting

Voters across the country rejected Republican views, hopefully foreshadowing the 2012 election results. This includes the defeat of an amendment on the Mississippi ballot to place the state in control of every woman’s uterus. If this measure couldn’t pass in Mississippi it is unlikely to pass anywhere, but I would love to see the Republicans try to nationalize this issue next year. The anti-union law in Ohio and the attempt to restrict voting in Maine were also defeated. A recall effort against a Republican state representative in Michigan was also successful, giving  hope that Michigan will once again go blue. If only voters had paid more attention to what the Republicans stood for before voting for them in 2010.

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