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Ten years ago, a charismatic young Senate hopeful named Barack Hussein Obama delivered one hell of a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention—and in doing so, propelled himself into the national spotlight.

At the time, Obama probably couldn't imagine that in just four short years he'd be elected president; or, that he'd be dogged by questions about his birthplace throughout his first term.

Luckily, Obama's grandparents had more foresight than him, and thought to plant some fraudulent birth announcements in Hawaiian newspapers.

Now in his second term, President Obama is being sued by House Republicans amid growing calls for his impeachment—an equally unexpected development (from his perspective), no doubt.

We can only hope that his grandparents were similarly prepared for this.

Morning lineup:

Meet The Press: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ); Sen. John Thune (R-SD); Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN); Palestinian Representative to the UN Riyad Mansour; CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden.

Face The Nation: Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA); White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett; Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I); Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency Pierre Krähenbühl; Nixon White House Counsel John Dean; Roundtable: David Ignatius (Washington Post), Former Middle East Negotiator Aaron David Miller and Margaret Brennan (CBS News).

This Week: White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden; Roundtable: Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), David Remnick (The New Yorker), Greta Van Susteren (Fox News) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX).

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Steve King (R-IA); Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY); Roundtable: Kimberly Strassel (Wall Street Journal), Ron Fournier (National Journal), Michael Needham (Heritage Action for America) and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Journalist Carl Bernstein; Journalist Dan Rather; Roundtable: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, Morehouse College Prof. Marc Lamont Hill and Former Congressional Staffer Erikka Knuti.

Evening lineup:
60 Minutes will feature: a report on China's real estate bubble (preview); an interview with convicted art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi (preview); and, a report on Tabasco, the company that launched the billion dollar hot sauce industry (preview).

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart weighed in on the latest troubling developments in the Middle East.

The Daily Show

Monday: Actress Elizabeth Moss

Tuesday: Author/Journalist Helen Thorpe

Wednesday: Band Wu-Tang Clan

Thursday: Director Tracy Droz Tragos

And Stephen Colbert examined the violence in Ibiza.

The Colbert Report

Monday: Racist Pat Buchanan & Nixon White House Counsel John W. Dean

Tuesday: Director/Producer James Cameron

Wednesday: Actor Michael Fassbender

Thursday: Airbnb Co-Founder Brain Chesky


ReaganBook, the latest in a long list of conservative alternatives to popular websites, was torn down like the Berlin Wall.

A half-cooked attempt to set up a conservative social network quickly collapsed into a heap of phony accounts, crude swearing, and pornographic GIFs.

Ohio Republican Janet Porter pre-launched ReaganBook – "Facebook for Patriots" – in April, after employees from the more well-known social media site took part in a LGBT rights demonstration in San Francisco. [...]

Many users posted profane criticisms of former President Ronald Reagan, while others posted pornographic images and GIFs.

The only discernibly sincere comments found on the site were the persistent complaints about slow load times and overall poor user experience.


Twitchy, Michelle Malkin's Twitter aggregation site, issued a rare apology.

[D]espite its huge staff of "writers" who write SNAP! and BURN! underneath embedded posts, Twitchy has, for the first time ever, made a terrible mistake, and it is very sorry:
Note from the managing editors: The original title of this post did not make clear that it was quoting David Horowitz and we apologize. Twitchy does not endorse that kind of language in politics, and in fact, the site has a long record of condemning it on both sides of the aisle.

We regret that this post was published when a managing editor was not available to review and correct it, and again, we apologize.

Here is the original offensive title, which Twitchy does NOT endorse, and it was a MISTAKE and Twitchy APOLOGIZES, and it only slipped through because the managing editor was busy snorting coke off Michelle Malkin's ass in the break room.
'Jew-hating bitch Pelosi' says Hamas is a humanitarian group
Here is the corrected, not-offensive, managing editor back on duty title:
Horowitz: Qataris tell 'Jew-hating b*tch Pelosi' Hamas is humanitarian [corrected]

And, last as well as least...

The former half-term governor of Alaska unveiled her newest money-making venture, (not to be confused with

Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters.

The Sarah Palin Channel, which costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription, will feature her commentary on "important issues facing the nation," as well as behind-the-scenes looks into her personal life as "mother, grandmother, wife and neighbor." Palin serves as executive editor, overseeing all content posted to the channel.

"I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms — and no need to please the powers that be," Palin, who is also a Fox News contributor, said in a video announcing the channel. "Together, we'll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter."

And that's one to grow on.

- Trix

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