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Bill Maher Talks About Karl Rove’s ‘Murdered Gay Lover’ On ‘The View’: VIDEO

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On ABC’s morning talk show The View, comedian and activist Bill Maher addressed the allegation thrown out last month by Republican strategist and mastermind Karl Rove that Hillary Clinton suffered brain damage during a hospital visit in 2012. On the topic of Hillary, Maher first said that he believes Clinton is definitely running for President in 2016 — “she wants to run like a tick wants blood” — and then turned to Rove’s incendiary statement and his quasi recantation: 

I mean look what Karl Rove did to her a couple weeks ago, bringing up brain damage and just saying, ‘well, I’m not saying she does, I’m just putting it out there.’ I wonder if Karl Rove’s gay lover that he murdered,” Maher said. “Oh, I’m not saying that’s definitely true, I’m just putting it out there.”

Watch the interview (which turns towards Hillary and Rove around the 2:27 mark), AFTER THE JUMP…

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Karl Rove Says Hillary Clinton Has Brain Damage, Then Denies It: VIDEO

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Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a bid for the presidency in 2016, so naturally Republicans are getting nasty. Karl Rove throws his two cents in by recalling Clinton's trip to the hospital in 2012 after she suffered a blood clot in her head after falling and all but outright saying that she's suffering from brain damage. According to New York Post's Page Six, Rove allegedly said at a conference last Thursday: 

Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she's wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what's up with that.

Tuesday on Fox News, Rove clarified his statements:

No, no. I didn't say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode and my point was that I think it was from the 7th of December in 2012 through the 7th of January of 2013, she underwent, first she had apparently a serious virus.

He didn't say she had brain damage, he just wants to know "what's up with" why she was wearing glasses that are for victims of brain trauma, which is not at all a flaccid attempt to transitively imply that Clinton is indeed actually suffering from brain damage. Rove is just reminding Clinton and her supporters that her health records would be a concern if she decides to run, that's all.

You can watch Rove's denial and CNN's coverage of Rove's statements AFTER THE JUMP...

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Feds Now Investigating Chris Christie's Possible Misuse of Sandy Relief Funds: VIDEO

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has some fresh issues to deal with this morning, CNN reports:

ChristieCNN has learned that federal officials are investigating whether Christie improperly used those relief funds to produce tourism ads that starred him and his family.

The news couldn't come at a worse time for the scandal-plagued Republican, who is facing two probes into whether his staff tied up traffic near the country's busiest bridge to punish a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse his successful re-election bid.

If the Sandy inquiry finds any wrongdoing, it could prove even more damaging to Christie's national ambitions. His performance during and after the superstorm has been widely praised and is a fundamental part of his straight-shooting political brand.

In the new probe, federal auditors will examine New Jersey's use of $25 million in Sandy relief funds for a marketing campaign to promote tourism at the Jersey Shore after Sandy decimated the state's coastline in late 2012, New Jersey Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone told CNN

Meanwhile, on FOX News Sunday, Karl Rove told a panel that he believes the way Christie handled #BridgeGate gives the governor some "street cred" with Tea Party folks.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Karl Rove: 'I Could' Imagine a 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Saying 'I am For Gay Marriage - VIDEO

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Mediaite clipped this moment from a discussion on ABC News' This Week this morning.

“Karl Rove, can you imagine the next presidential campaign a Republican candidate saying flat out ‘I am for gay marriage,’” asked Stephanopoulos.

“I could,” said Rove, before turning the discussion back to the Supreme Court’s hearing on the issue.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Rove of course, was key to making same-sex marriage a wedge issue in the 2004 election by placing several measures to ban it on the ballot in key swing states.

More on this roundtable, if and when it becomes available.

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Towleroad Guide To The Tube #1244

"SUPPRESSION": Karl Rove is desperately claiming Obama suppressed the vote.

GRAPHIC EXAMPLE: This is what homophobia looks and sounds like. Warning, it's graphic.

RAVENOUS: Fifty Shades of Chicken.

OH, FOX: Fox Channel offers distressed voters very detailed directions to Canada.

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News: Conservative Tears, Rihanna, Rove Out, Penguin Daddies

1NewsIcon Brazil loves small dogs.

PenguinChick1NewsIcon A pair of male King penguins at a Danish zoo are currently over the moon (well, they would be if they could fly) about the recent birth of their first little chick. According to zoo keepers, the same-sex partners are "natural parents."

1NewsIcon Right Wing Watch has a great compilation of conservatives griping about Tuesday night's election results. "We wrestle with these political issues but at the core our problems as a nation are not political, they are spiritual. These are symptoms of a deeper moral and spiritual problem that we are facing in our nation," said Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council.

1NewsIcon A big congratulations to Stacie Laughton, the first transgender public figure elected to the New Hampshire state legislature. "I believe that at this point, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community will hopefully be inspired," Laughton told The Telegraph. "My hope is that now maybe we’ll see more people in the community running, maybe for alderman. Maybe in the next election, we’ll have a senator."

1NewsIcon Laughton and about 110 other LGBT candidates who won Tuesday have helped establish LGBT presence in 40 out of 50 state legislatures.

Gandy1NewsIcon There is no such thing as too much David Gandy - period.

1NewsIcon The same could be said about Kate Moss, but for different reasons.

1NewsIcon Just in time for the holidays, a new David Beckham H&M ad campaign.

1NewsIcon Ellen DeGeneres generously gave guest Miley Cyrus two lap-dancing men to celebrate the singer's upcoming marriage to Liam Hemsworth.

1NewsIcon Have a listen to Rihanna and former boyfriend Chris Brown's aural collaboration.

1NewsIcon President Obama will soon fly off to Southeast Asia for a historic trip to Cambodia.

1NewsIcon Charles Blow says the GOP needs to look at the numbers and face the facts, their political vision no longer fits in contemporary America. "If your idea of America’s power structure is rooted in a 1950s or even a 1920s sensibility, here’s an update: that America is no more," he writes in an article called "Picket Fence Apocalypse". "Republicans are trying to hold back a storm surge of demographic change with a white picket fence. Good luck with that."

1NewsIcon Gruesome news from UK's Guardian: "A teenager has admitted killing a gay barman and then setting his body alight after he flew into a rage when they discussed his confused sexuality. Ryan Esquierdo, 19, attacked Stuart Walker, 28, and choked him to death after the pair had met one night while they were separately walking home in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, in October last year."

1NewsIcon Presenting: Kenny Loggins' "Playing with the Boys."

1NewsIcon It's about time: "Conservatives turn on Karl Rove."

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1NewsIcon TIME looks at how marriage equality organizers finally changed the game: "Evan Wolfson, 55, the Harvard-educated founder of the group Freedom to Marry, helped convince others in the gay-rights movement to use ads that featured loving couples and the importance of commitment. 'We made a real connection on emotion,' he says."

1NewsIcon New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offers a grim meteorological outlook for the Empire State.

1NewsIcon The top 5 candidates backed by NOM leader Brian Brown's right wing fundraising machine all lost.


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