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  • Electric Daisy Carnival Brings Over-the-Top Beats to Las Vegas

    Electric Daisy Carnival Brings Over-the-Top Beats to Las Vegas | ARTICLE

    Electric Daisy Carnival, Insomniac Events' three-day dusk-til-dawn dance music festival, touched down at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second year in a row this weekend. A staple of the Los Angeles rave scene for years,...

    June 11, 2012 6:05 PM ET
  • Cosmic Opera Brings Dance Music and Drama to Hammerstein Ballroom

    Cosmic Opera Brings Dance Music and Drama to Hammerstein Ballroom | ARTICLE

    There's no question that dance music is in high demand right now. Event promoters are scrambling to cash in on the newfound interest in artists like dubstep DJ Skrillex, who will play upwards of 300 gigs in...

    February 25, 2012 5:40 PM ET
  • Nancy Pelosi Vs. Stephen Colbert

    Nancy Pelosi Vs. Stephen Colbert | BLOG ENTRY

    Despite having vowed never to be a guest of Stephen, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared on the Colbert Report last night. "Do you often break your promises?" Colbert asked her. “This is part of my Lenten...

    February 23, 2012 11:40 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the GOP's Obamageddon Fantasies

    Jon Stewart on the GOP's Obamageddon Fantasies | BLOG ENTRY

    Republicans had some dire predictions in 2008 for the consequences of an Obama victory. In 2008, said Jon Stewart on last night's Daily Show, "there was nothing you could do to defend yourself from the socialist Islamic...

    February 23, 2012 11:25 AM ET
  • Stephen Colbert on Super PAC Mania

    Stephen Colbert on Super PAC Mania | BLOG ENTRY

    With more than 320 super PACs registered with the FEC at last count, Stephen Colbert can't help but feel as if "everyone's riding [his] wallet-tails." Case in point: Obama recently revised his stance on super PACs as...

    February 22, 2012 11:04 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart and Russ Feingold Talk Money in Politics

    Jon Stewart and Russ Feingold Talk Money in Politics | BLOG ENTRY

    Former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) was on last night's Daily Show to discuss his new book, While America Sleeps. Conversation quickly turned to money in politics – Feingold was co-author of the landmark campaign finance law eviscerated...

    February 22, 2012 10:39 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Congress's All-Male Contraception Panel

    Jon Stewart on Congress's All-Male Contraception Panel | BLOG ENTRY

    The Obama administration's recent decision to require that religious-affiliated organizations provide for contraception in their insurance plans set off "an old-fashioned liberty stand-off," said Jon Stewart on last night's Daily Show. "The sides are Catholics and women,"...

    February 21, 2012 11:55 AM ET
  • Tim Dickinson on Obama's 'Political' Playlist

    Tim Dickinson on Obama's 'Political' Playlist | BLOG ENTRY

    Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Tim Dickinson was on on Current TV's Countdown on Friday to discuss the Obama campaign's newly-released Spotify playlist. As much as the songs themselves, he says, the thing to notice is that the...

    February 13, 2012 11:06 AM ET
  • Bill Maher on the Right's 'Real America' Fantasy

    Bill Maher on the Right's 'Real America' Fantasy | BLOG ENTRY

    On Friday's Real Time, Bill Maher attacked the tiresome and moronic Republican tic of writing off great swaths of America – cities like Chicago and New York and states like Hawaii (a place "liberals made up so...

    February 13, 2012 10:42 AM ET
  • Obama on the Upswing

    Obama on the Upswing | BLOG ENTRY

    Good news for President Obama: A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has him leading presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, 51-45 percent, in a hypothetical general election matchup. What's more, 52 percent of Americans believe Obama understands the...

    February 6, 2012 3:17 PM ET
  • Mitt's Policies Worse Than His Gaffes, More

    Mitt's Policies Worse Than His Gaffes, More | BLOG ENTRY

    Mitt Romney's problem isn't so much that he's gaffe-prone. It's more that his verbal slips give real insight into how awful his policies would be. So write TNR's Jonathan Cohn and the Washington Post's Ezra Klein, in...

    February 2, 2012 3:15 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Mitt's 'Very Poor' Gaffe

    Jon Stewart on Mitt's 'Very Poor' Gaffe | BLOG ENTRY

    Daily Show host Jon Stewart was shocked – shocked! – by Mitt Romney's latest gaffe – saying, during an interview on CNN, that he's "not concerned about the very poor," because they can fall back on our nation's wonderful...

    February 2, 2012 11:03 AM ET
  • Mitt Can't Close the Sale with Conservatives

    Mitt Can't Close the Sale with Conservatives | BLOG ENTRY

    Mitt Romney scored an important win over Newt Gingrich in yesterday's Florida primary, and comes away with his erstwhile aura of inevitability restored. However, look at the exit poll numbers and you see a more mixed picture...

    February 1, 2012 3:37 PM ET
  • 'Game Change' Trailer: Julianne Moore Is Dead-On As Palin

    'Game Change' Trailer: Julianne Moore Is Dead-On As Palin | BLOG ENTRY

    HBO just released the full trailer for its film Game Change, which looks back at the 2008 presidential run of John McCain. Ed Harris plays a haggard, desperate McCain, while Julianne Moore's transformation into Sarah Palin is...

    February 1, 2012 11:43 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Mitt and Newt's 'Pander Express'

    Jon Stewart on Mitt and Newt's 'Pander Express' | BLOG ENTRY

    In advance of Florida's primary Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich tried to win over the state's Hispanic voters with his so-called "pigeon Spanish." But he was doing it all wrong, said Jon Stewart on last night's...

    February 1, 2012 11:04 AM ET
  • Newt Isn't Going Anywhere, Says Newt

    Newt Isn't Going Anywhere, Says Newt | BLOG ENTRY

    He may be forecasted to suffer a double-digit loss to Mitt Romney in today's Florida primary, but Newt Gingrich isn't going anywhere. At a Tampa campaign stop Monday, Gingrich reminded supporters that "he's been left for dead...

    January 31, 2012 3:15 PM ET
  • Romney 'Destroying' Gingrich in Florida, More

    Romney 'Destroying' Gingrich in Florida, More | BLOG ENTRY

    After losing to Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina and then briefly running behind him in Florida, Mitt Romney has opened up a 14-point lead in the Sunshine State ahead of tomorrow's primary vote. But the former...

    January 30, 2012 3:53 PM ET
  • Elizabeth Warren Drops by the Daily Show

    Elizabeth Warren Drops by the Daily Show | BLOG ENTRY

    Elizabeth Warren, former chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel that ran TARP, creator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and currently Democratic Senate candidate in Massachusetts, appeared on last night's Daily Show to make a case for...

    January 25, 2012 10:32 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the Gingrich Surge

    Jon Stewart on the Gingrich Surge | BLOG ENTRY

    Given Mitt Romney's seemingly inevitable path to the presidential nomination, the Daily Show crew were "already planning out all our Romney puns through the general election," said Jon Stewart last night. But that was before Newt Gingrich...

    January 24, 2012 10:49 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart Takes on SOPA

    Jon Stewart Takes on SOPA | BLOG ENTRY

    Jon Stewart was unhappy to learn that Wikipedia would be blacking out its site for 24 hours in protest of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act. "What do they expect us to do," he asked, "go to...

    January 19, 2012 10:42 AM ET
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