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Video: Coping With Arizona Tragedy; The End of 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'?

Daily Show Senior Correspondent John Oliver turns to the comfort of his panda pajamas to cope with the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona.

Jimmy Kimmel finds a new ring tone on the season finale of Sarah Palin's Alaska.

Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 2:10 to hear Kimmel's new ring tone.

Take today's Late Night Poll after the jump.

Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 8:03am

Updating Hotline's RNC Chairman's Race Whip Count

Members of the Republican National Committee are already starting to arrive in Washington ahead of Friday's vote. As each candidate for chairman scrambles for last-minute endorsements, they're finding fewer uncommitted targets.

Candidates have until Thursday at 10 a.m. to file papers informing the RNC's general counsel's office which states will be nominating them. Each candidate has to win backing from two members from each of three states in order to be formally nominated for chairman.

Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 7:50am

Bachmann Ponies Up For Iowa Candidates

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) grabbed headlines and plenty of attention earlier this month when news broke that she will be speaking at a fundraiser in Iowa at the end of January.

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 4:31pm

Rubio Not Interested in V.P.

Newly elected Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, whose meteoric rise has made him a star in Republican circles, said Monday that he isn't interested in being the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee.

"Are you at least open to the possibility?" Panama City Radio host Burnie Thompson asked Rubio Monday, referring to a vice presidential run.

"No, I'm not," Rubio responded, after laughing at the question.

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 2:40pm

Dems Lay Raising Debt Ceiling On Republicans

As Congress prepares for a likely March vote on raising the national debt ceiling, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Pres. Obama will have to figure out how to muster up the Republican votes necessary to pass such a bill as House Democrats are hesitating to support the effort like they did when they had the majority in 2010.

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:38pm

Rep. King Blasts Boehner

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an immigration hardliner, is wounded after being denied the chairmanship of a subcommittee that handles immigration issues. And in an interview with National Journal, King made it clear who he blames: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

NJ's Fawn Johnson reports:

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 12:48pm

RNC Race Focusing On Finances

The voting members of the Republican National Committee are spending the final week before electing a chairman on Friday debating each candidate's fundraising prowess, a recognition that the next national party chairman will have to spend most of his or her time dialing for dollars and rebuilding a cash-poor committee.

And the conversation is turning nasty. Each candidate's supporters are delving into rivals' fundraising performance in hopes of dredging up material that would raise doubts in voters' minds.

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 10:00am

Video: Pelosi Makes Boehner Cry -- Again; Is John Edwards Engaged?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) proves it doesn't take much to make new Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) cry and new Tea Party members make themselves comfortable in the House.

John Edwards denies reports in the National Enquirer that he's engaged to his former mistress Rielle Hunter but Jay Leno isn't sure who to believe, "Who are you going to believe? A sleazy purveyor of lies or the National Enquirer?"

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:33am

Starting Lineup: After Tragedy

Good Monday morning and welcome back to the Starting Lineup.

After Tragedy: Lawmakers on Monday will try to move forward from the tragic shooting on Saturday in Tucson. The latest:

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:28am

What We Learned: Tragedy Strikes In Arizona

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

-- Tragedy struck in Arizona on Saturday, when a gunman opened fire on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) and others in a Tucson supermarket. At the time of this writing, Giffords -- who was shot in the head -- remains in an induced coma. At least six people were killed in the rampage, including federal judge John M. Roll and a nine-year-old girl. The alleged gunman, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, has been taken into custody and authorities are searching for a possible accomplice.

Posted: Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 2:47pm