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#Sarah Palin

From TheJournal.ie Pawlenty and Bachmann lead sparring in Republicans' Iowa debate Republican Party This post contains videos

Pawlenty and Bachmann lead sparring in Republicans' Iowa debate

Eight candidates, all vying to be the candidate who takes on Barack Obama in 2012, face off ahead of a key straw poll.

Man files lawsuit over 'GOPALIN' licence plate supporting Sarah Palin

The complainant has received his licence plate but claims his rights were violated.

Sarah Palin biopic takes just $75,000 on opening weekend

Meanwhile, Harry Potter was smashing box office records. Although the Palin biopic, The Undefeated, was only released in certain theatres.

Watch: Sarah 'The Undefeated' Palin documentary trailer released Sarah Palin This post contains videos

Watch: Sarah 'The Undefeated' Palin documentary trailer released

“Like a marine, she runs toward the danger.”

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In the Saturday news Fix: Nuns says they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry; Al Qaeda’s top man in East Africa is dead; the lowdown on The Palin Emails’; and meet Debbie, she really likes cats.

From TheJournal.ie Unflippinbelievable! Seven things we've learned so far from 'The Palin Emails' The Palin Emails

Unflippinbelievable! Seven things we've learned so far from 'The Palin Emails'

Over 24,000 pages of emails from Palin’s time as governor of Alaska have emerged with news outlets and ordinary folk combing through them for juicy details about the possible 2012 presidential candidate.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New ministers from north and south of the border meet for the first time today; more protests on the way in Syria, and the unthinkable…a Father Ted rip off.

From TheJournal.ie Mitt Romney declares bid for US presidency US Election

Mitt Romney declares bid for US presidency

Former Massachusetts Governor has announced his intention to run for president, but looks likely to be facing at least two other high-profile candidates for the nomination…

From TheJournal.ie Sarah Palin bus tour narrowly misses being hit by deadly tornado that kills four Palin

Sarah Palin bus tour narrowly misses being hit by deadly tornado that kills four

The tornado hit western Massachusetts on Wednesday as Palin continued her East Coast bus tour, gauging the mood ahead of a possible presidential run.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who should be the Republican candidate in next year's US presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be the Republican candidate in next year's US presidential election?

The race to be the next US president is already underway. Barack Obama has declared his intentions to run for re-election but who should be the Republican challenger next year?

From TheJournal.ie Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tops poll for Republican presidential candidacy US Election 2012

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tops poll for Republican presidential candidacy

The former New York Mayor, who became recognised worldwide following 9/11, has yet to declare his intentions but appears popular amongst Republican voters.

From TheJournal.ie 'Epic' Palin film may launch 2012 presidential bid Sarah Palin

'Epic' Palin film may launch 2012 presidential bid

US media jumps on house purchase in Arizona and new doc on Sarah Palin to suggest she will take a run at the White House

From TheJournal.ie Republican candidates for US presidential election hold first debate US Election 2012

Republican candidates for US presidential election hold first debate

The debate was largely notable for its lack of big names who declined to appear on the first debate of what is likely to be a lengthy nomination process ahead of the main election in late 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the bin Laden photos be released? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the bin Laden photos be released?

The US is split over whether the photos of a dead bin Laden should be released. What’s your view?

From TheJournal.ie Former Sarah Palin aide pens tell-all book Sarah Palin

Former Sarah Palin aide pens tell-all book

The long-anticipated memoir of aide’s time with Palin during her governorship of Alaska and race for the White House.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama announces 2012 re-election bid Obama

Barack Obama announces 2012 re-election bid

The US President announced his intention to run in an email, text and video message to supporters.

Palin Noir: New Palin biography gets slick design

Biography – or detective novel?

Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin in new HBO film

Game Change to tell the story of the 2008 presidential election – but can Oscar-winner Moore follow in the footsteps of Tina Fey?

From TheJournal.ie Bristol Palin to write the book of her life Bristol Book

Bristol Palin to write the book of her life

Sarah Palin’s daughter seals deal for memoir which will track her coming of age, being a single mom and coping with a relationship breakdown in public.

Sarah Palin branded a 'Froot Loop' by Jamie Oliver

The former US vice presidential candidate has come under fire from the celeb chef.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle Obama calls for removal of breastfeeding barriers at work US

Michelle Obama calls for removal of breastfeeding barriers at work

The lack of appropriate places for nursing women to express milk at work leads to fewer continuing with breastfeeding – which is linked to higher rates of obesity, says Obama.

From TheJournal.ie Palin defends claim of "blood libel" in Arizona aftermath Tuscon This post contains videos

Palin defends claim of "blood libel" in Arizona aftermath

The Republican frontrunner defends her choice of words, adamant she was “falsely accused of being an accessory to murder”.

From TheJournal.ie Fox News president urges left and right to tone down rhetoric (Photos, video) Media This post contains videos This post contains images

Fox News president urges left and right to tone down rhetoric (Photos, video)

Palin refutes alleged role of rhetoric in the Arizona shooting as right-aligned news organisation chief points out that the Democrats used a target map a few years ago.

From TheJournal.ie America's Enduring Strength: Sarah Palin's response to the Arizona shooting Sarah Palin

America's Enduring Strength: Sarah Palin's response to the Arizona shooting

Former governor of Alsaka and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has posted her reaction to Saturday’s attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Palin's presidential ambitions damaged by Arizona shooting Sarah Palin

Palin's presidential ambitions damaged by Arizona shooting

A backlash against Sarah Palin due to her “crosshairs map” – that identified congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords using a target sign – has damaged the former governor’s presidential hopes.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The latest on the Michaela Harte murder investigation, good new for swine flu sufferers, and David Drumm on The Fitzpatrick Tapes: “Bullshit”.

From TheJournal.ie Assange: Palin should be charged with incitement to murder Wikileaks

Assange: Palin should be charged with incitement to murder

The WikiLeaks founder isn’t happy with demands by Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee to have him killed.

From TheJournal.ie Cholera-ravaged Haiti 'so full of joy', says Palin Sarah Palin

Cholera-ravaged Haiti 'so full of joy', says Palin

The likely Republican candidate for president travels to Port-au-Prince as part of an evangelical humanitarian delegation.

West Wing creator accuses Palin of making a "snuff film"

Aaron Sorkin calls Palin “deranged” and a “witless bully” for reality TV show segment in which she shoots a deer.

From TheJournal.ie Supporters launch web attacks as corporate world puts squeeze on WikiLeaks Wikileaks

Supporters launch web attacks as corporate world puts squeeze on WikiLeaks

Who’s who in the WikiLeaks cyber war as Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and other major corporations hit by ‘hactivists’.

North Korea finds unlikely, accidental ally... in Sarah Palin

North Korea finds unlikely, accidental ally... in Sarah Palin

The likely Republican candidate for the US presidency misspeaks on radio and says the US should side with its Northern allies.

From TheJournal.ie 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

9 at 9: Thursday

The Four Year Plan comes to the Dáil, the state considers a second bad bank, and North Korea finds an unlikely ally.

Willow Palin defends her mother's TV show with homophobic slurs on Facebook

Willow Palin defends her mother's TV show with homophobic slurs on Facebook

Willow and Bristol Plain engage in a little trashtalk on Facebook… Bad idea.

At home with the Palins...

Have you always wanted to see Sarah Palin scramble up a mountain or fish for salmon in clear Alaskan waters? …No? Well tough.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the bailout’s on (or maybe it’s not); Sarah Palin’s new reality show airs in the US – and do the unemployed really earn more than the average industrial wage?

Bristol Palin's gorilla jive fails to impress (video) Bristol Palin This post contains videos

Bristol Palin's gorilla jive fails to impress (video)

Actually, the monkey suit was what judges were most impressed with.

From TheJournal.ie Palin fuels more presidential rumours with Iowa trip Sarah Palin

Palin fuels more presidential rumours with Iowa trip

The former VP candidate will be the main speaker at a fundraising dinner in the state that kicks off the primaries.

From TheJournal.ie Arnie takes a Twitter swipe at Palin (update: Palin responds) Alaska

Arnie takes a Twitter swipe at Palin (update: Palin responds)

California governor is in Alaska – so where’s Russia?

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE in New York took part in protests both for and against the construction of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” in Manhattan.

A heavy police presence kept the two groups apart, as one side chanted “No mosque, no way” and the other side shouted “Say no to racist fear”, according to BBC reports.

Proposed plans

The proposals to build an Islamic cultural centre two block from the site of the September 11th attacks in 2001 has inspired an emotional debate across the USA.

Critics complain that the plans are insensitive to the families of those killed in the Islamist attack, and the centre should not so close to where thousands of people were murdered. However, supporter point out that many Muslims also died in the terrorist attack and that religious tolerance is vital.

Cordoba House

It is a misnomer to refer to the proposed building as a mosque, it is in fact 13-storey Islamic community centre named Cordoba House that will contain two prayer rooms. Inside there would be a basketball court, restaurant, and swimming pool.

The centre would be open to people of all religions, having the expressed aim of improving interfaith dialogue. The building will not feature a dome or minaret.

Political agendas?

Some have criticised the behaviour of politicians over their behaviour on the issue. With elections coming up in November, some believe the sensitive issue is being exploited to curry favour with voters.

Critics have questioned Republican Sarah Palin’s assertion that the suggested project is to be built on “hallowed ground”, pointing out that other establishments in the area include bars, strip clubs and a McDonald’s.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama has entered the fray, stating that he believes the centre should get the go ahead. The move has been widely received in a negative light.

Last week, the Pew Research Centre released statistics that revealed 18% of Americans mistakenly believe that Obama is a Muslim.

THE TWO-TIME FORMER FIANCÉ of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol is planning to run for the mayorship of their home town of Wasilla as part of a reality TV show.

Levi Johnston, who fathered a child born to Bristol Palin during her mother’s vice-presidential campaign in 2008, is running for city office as part of his new show, “Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office”.

His manager, Tank Jones, confirmed that Johnston (20) would run either for the position of Mayor or for a seat on the city council.

But with the city clerk saying that the deadline for registering as a candidate in the latter election having already passed, and with Johnston’s name not being among the list of candidates, Johnston must thus be intending to run for the mayor’s job.

The very same position was held by his twice prospective mother-in-law, Sarah Palin, between 1996 and 2002. The position has been held by the Republican Party since Palin won it from incumbent Democrat John Stein in 1996.

“Let me put it to you like this,” Jones said. “If you live in a town and things are happening in that town, and you’re displeased with it, what do you do? You try to change those things.

The Huffington Post says that while Jonse did not offer much tangible policy aspects of Johnston’s prospective bid, he said: “This is not a spoof. This is not a joke.”

Johnston was engaged to Bristol Palin (19) twice, most recently when the couple reunited last month following a split in March 2009. Last week, however, Bristol ended the relationship again – just three weeks after they resumed their engagement. The couple have a 20-month-old son, Tripp.

Between his stints as Palin’s fiancé Johnston posed for Playgirl magazine.