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February 26, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Dan Patrick most certainly does not think same-sex marriage should be legal in Texas.  So in response to a federal judge's ruling Wednesday that the state's ban was unconstitutional, the Republican state senator and candidate for lieutenant governor took to Twitter to announce his position on the momentous ruling. "MARRIAGE= ONE MAN & ONE MAN," said the tweet from Patrick's account. "Enough of these activist judges. FAVORITE if you agree. I know the silent majority out there is with us!"
February 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Steve Elkington must be feeling pretty good about himself right about now. The 51-year-old former PGA Championship winner appears to be the first famous athlete to make inappropriate comments on Twitter about Michael Sam, the NFL prospect who came out publicly as gay two weeks ago. ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing ..... - Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine....
February 25, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
For about three years, investment cognoscenti have been deviled by snarky comments on Twitter purporting to come from inside the elevator at Goldman Sachs, the investment banking firm that has long been a paragon of capitalism. The disdainful, pointed comments often portrayed the modern economic elite as wildly out of touch and full of contempt for the masses. Now, the New York Times has done the world a service by uncovering the author of the tweets, and it turns out the person doesn't even work at Goldman Sachs and never did. He even lives in Texas and not Manhattan.
February 25, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Piers Morgan out, Ronan Farrow in. On Sunday, CNN confirmed that "Piers Morgan Live" will be ending next month, proving that a large Twitter following and pedigree of minor non-journalistic celebrity (though a former editor, Morgan, 48, was mostly known as a judge on "Britain's" and then "America's Got Talent") does not necessarily a successful news host make. Then on Monday, MSNBC debuted the first hour of "Ronan Farrow Daily," proving that a large Twitter following and a pedigree of minor non-journalistic celebrity (though a contributor to many news organizations including this one, Farrow, 26, is mostly known as the super-smart son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen)
February 24, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Danica Patrick has passed the 1-million mark in Twitter followers, something no other NASCAR driver has even come close to doing. I will now pause for you hard-core NASCAR fans to make your snide comments about Patrick never even coming close to winning a race in the sport. All right, got that out of your system? Patrick passed the mark in the days leading up to the Daytona 500 on Sunday. “It just shows what incredible and loyal fans I have,” she told the Associated Press before the race.
February 24, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Even though it was approaching 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was happily answering reporters' post-race questions at a now empty Daytona International Speedway. After a 6 1/2-hour rain delay, Earnhardt had just won late Sunday night his second Daytona 500, and one could almost feel the burden lifted off the shoulders of the enormously popular NASCAR driver. It was only the second Sprint Cup Series win in the last five years for the 39-year-old son of the late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt.
February 24, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Ask and ye shall receive. At least when it comes to authors and Amtrak. Amtrak has launched a still-unstructured writers residency program thanks to an offhanded remark by Alexander Chee and some impassioned pleas on Twitter. In a PEN Ten interview that posted Dec. 23, Chee, author of the forthcoming novel "The Queen of the Night," said that trains are his favorite place to write. He then commented, "I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers. " Not two months later and Amtrak does.
February 14, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEW YORK -- Sometimes, Al Roker gets all hot and bothered about the weather. Thursday, for instance, when New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that more snow fell in the city than had been predicted, weatherman  Roker took to Twitter to contradict the mayor and criticize the city's decision to keep schools open in the inclement weather. For that, he's sorry. Appearing on the "Today" show in Sochi this morning, Roker apologized for a comment that he said was a little “below the line.” He had written that his “long range DiBlasio forecast” was one term.
February 13, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEW YORK -- He's been in charge for only about a month, but New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio has already angered one famous city resident: Al Roker, weatherman of NBC and Weather Channel fame, who took off on the mayor on Twitter.  Despite 5 to 8 inches of snow falling during the morning commute, De Blasio and his schools chancellor, Carmen Farina, decided to keep the city's public schools open, a decision that angered many parents, including Roker....
February 13, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Comcast's deal to buy Time Warner Cable is not fantastic, it's “#ComCrapstic,” according to some Twitter users. The proposed $45-billion transaction has sparked social media solidarity among those who hate Comcast, Time Warner Cable or both. Many users took to Twitter to complain about the potential merger, using hashtags such as “#Comcastsucks” “#Ihatecomcast” and “#monopoly.”  However, Comcast backlash is not new - websites have popped up over the last few years denouncing the company.  One such site,, has a simple message: “This site is dedicated to letting Comcast know what they need to do to (hopefully)
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