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January 05, 2015
The image of Chris Christie bear-hugging Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at the NFC Wild Card game has become a viral sensation. Matt Lewis explains why the New Jersey governor's embrace of Jones could actually come back to haunt him if he runs for president.

A member of the grand jury that decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the death of Michael Brown is suing St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch for the right to speak out on the case. "Grand Juror Doe" claims that McCulloch failed to accurately portray the case by placing "a stronger focus on the victim [Brown] than in other cases presented to the grand jury," according to the suit filed in federal court Monday. The suit also alleges that McCulloch conveyed the legal standards for the case in a "muddled" and "untimely" manner. Members of grand juries are not allowed to talk about their cases, but the lawsuit argues that "any interests furthered by maintaining grand jury secrecy are outweighed by the interests secured by the First Amendment." The plaintiff argues in the brief that speaking publicly would educate the public about the grand jury process and "contribute to the current public dialogue concerning race relations."

Their first attempt to unseat the House speaker failed miserably, so why not try again? The group of conservatives, including Louie Gohmert and Ted Yoho, are still doomed, reports Ben Jacobs.
One hundred ultra-wealthy liberal and conservative donors have taken over the political system. Mark McKinnon writes we've reached the point where mega donors rule instead of voters. Do we have the guts to take back our own country?

After more than 20 years without one, Los Angeles may get a football team. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke just bought 60 acres in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium. The stadium proposal is one of dozens that have been suggested to bring the Rams back to Los Angeles after the team left the city in 1994. However, Kroenke's proposal marks the first one where the owner controlled enough land to build both a stadium and a parking lot. Kroenke has also made it clear he doesn't like the St. Louis stadium. The proposal could pave the way for a move back to Los Angeles or put pressure on St. Louis to improve the Edward Jones Dome.

Subzero Temps Coming for Midwest, East
Even Atlanta is expecting frost.
ESPN Without Cable Coming for $20
Thanks to Dish's Sling TV.
Putin Critic Cuts Tracking Bracelet
Violating house arrest.
Oil Falls to Lowest Price Since 2009
Less than $50 a barrel.
London's Population Reaches Record High
Returns to pre-World War II levels.

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Donald Trump Fires Rudy Huxtable for Not Calling Bill Cosby

The billionaire blowhard dismisses Celebrity Apprentice contestant Keisha Knight Pulliam for a seemingly solid life decision.

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