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    Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut is up for reelection this fall, which means residents of that state are already being treated to campaign ads. Let the mudslinging begin! Malloy's campaign just dropped their second 30-second ad this week, and it's already receiving some pretty harsh criticism from his opponents. 

    The instantly controversial ad features Nicole Hockley, praising the gov for having "the courage and conviction to stand up and do the right thing." Hockley is likely referring to stricter gun control laws passed in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown -- her son Dylan was one of 20 kids killed by Adam Lanza that day.

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    The woman who became semi-famous after Rush Limbaugh asked if she was a slut for demanding government-sponsored birth control looks to be very seriously considering a run for Congress.

    Sandra Fluke has filed and paid the fee to obtain the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, although she has not officially entered the race to replace the retiring Henry Waxman in his west L.A. district.

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    Oh Wendy Davis, the gift that keeps on giving. Was it really just last summer when she was being touted as the epitome of feminism? Remember when she filibustered for hours on the Texas statehouse floor to ban a bill that would’ve limited abortion to the first five months of a pregnancy, and demanded that doctors give their patients a phone number to follow up with if there were any complications? Hero!

    Anyway, Davis capitalized on her insta-fame by tossing her hat in the ring for Texas governor. She’s likely to square off with state Attorney General Greg Abbott next November, as Governor Rick Perry finally steps down after eleventy-jillion terms (OK, it was three and a half … but still, that’s a lot. An entire generation of Texans has never known a non-Rick Perry Texas).

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    According to a new tell-all book, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama thinks he’s “really good at killing people.” Double Down: Game Change 2012, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is full of juicy gossip out of the 2012 election, including that little gem, which was supposedly said while discussing drone strikes last year.

    The White House had no official comment on the claim, other than senior Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer saying, “The president is always frustrated about leaks ... he hates leaks.” I bet! I wouldn’t like my off-handed lame attempts at humor to be broadcast to world either.

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    Oh for the love of God, not again! Anthony Weiner ... sigh. Man. You know what I'm going to say. You know what's coming. We were hoping to never hear this news, and yet, deep inside we all kind of knew it was going to happen. Again. Okay, here goes. A woman claims famously married NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was sexting her as recently as last summer.

    You guys, he relapsed. He went in for seconds. How much do you want to know? It's like we're at the dentist's office waiting to hear how effed our teeth are. Is it just a few cavities or a root canal? Folks, I think we're looking at a root canal. Gather 'round the campfire for a rousing tale of What Weiner Did!

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    The State of the Union Address 2013 was on tonight, but if you missed it, have no fear -- I’m here to recap it for you. It can be hard to keep everything the president says straight, especially when he says things that directly contradict with other things he’s said or done in the past. So just for fun, let’s take some of his best lines of the night and match them up against his record, shall we?

    There were too many shady statements to mention them all here or I’d bore you as silly as if you had actually watched the speech. For the sake of brevity, let’s just go over the top 13 things he said that made me snicker, guffaw, or face-palm.

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    Ashley Judd once again finds herself the center of mockery from Republicans. She just makes it so easy sometimes. The starlet is currently considering a run for Senate in Kentucky next year to unseat current Minority Leader Mitch McConnell -- even though she currently lives in Tennessee.

    Although the actress was raised in Kentucky, it’s unlikely that her self-proclaimed radically leftist political leanings offer even the slightest bit of electability in the solidly red state. Cue the GOP super PAC Crossroads, who put out an ad Wednesday poking fun at her Senate dreams.

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    Kat Cammack is the 24-year-old girl wonder in House freshman Ted Yoho’s congressional office. The former pageant girl and head cheerleader is the unlikely congressman’s chief of staff, and she’s hoping to shake things up on the Hill.

    Ted Yoho isn’t exactly what you’d expect to find roaming the halls of the Capitol, so it makes sense that his chief of staff isn’t either. He doesn’t come from the typical background of a lifelong career in politics or law -- he comes from the farm. Literally. Prior to challenging 12-term Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns in the primary last August, Yoho spent 30 years as a large animal veterinarian.

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    Since the presidential campaign ended last fall, many people have been wondering what the Romney’s plans for the future are. Whatever they are, they apparently don’t include a turn on the dance floor for season 16 of Dancing with the Stars.

    Ann Romney, the wife of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was in talks with DWTS executives about an appearance on the show, sources say. She was “very interested,” but ultimately decided against it.

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    Ben Affleck announced Wednesday that he will not be running for Senate in Massachusetts, finally putting to rest the speculation swirling around the actor and his potential foray into politics. Rumor had it that Ben (raised just outside of Boston) was considering running for the seat that will be left vacant if Senator John Kerry is confirmed as Hillary Clinton’s replacement for Secretary of State.

    Although I’m a fan of much of Ben Affleck’s work, I’m glad he decided to sit this one out. Partly it’s because I am a fan. If he were busy performing his legislative duties, we might not have Argo, which he directed and starred in. That movie was great! But mostly, I’m glad he’s not running because, with few exceptions, I think actors should stick to acting and leave the politics for the politicians.

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