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  • Campaign Roundup: Obama Winning Money Primary, Losing Media One

    Campaign Roundup: Obama Winning Money Primary, Losing Media One | BLOG ENTRY

    Money, media, momentum – today's campaign 2012 roundup has it all. • President Obama hit the road to talk up his jobs plan in the must-win battleground states of Virginia and North Carolina, where tough economic times have...

    October 17, 2011 3:11 PM ET
  • Wingnut Watch: Perry-Backing Pastor Says Gays Use 'Brainwashing Techniques'

    Wingnut Watch: Perry-Backing Pastor Says Gays Use 'Brainwashing Techniques' | BLOG ENTRY

    Via RightWingWatch: Evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress emerged from obscurity the other day when, soon after introducing presidential candidate Rick Perry at the conservative Values Voters Summit, he trashed the Mormon religion as...

    October 12, 2011 12:17 PM ET
  • Why the Herman Cain Train Won't Stay on Track

    Why the Herman Cain Train Won't Stay on Track | BLOG ENTRY

    Quirky hard-right GOP presidential contender Herman Cain is suddenly riding high in the polls, having leapfrogged Texas Gov. Rick Perry into to the top tier of candidates. The former Godfather's Pizza CEO pulled off a surprise victory...

    October 6, 2011 3:45 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's Biggest Problem

    Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's Biggest Problem | BLOG ENTRY

    With New Jersey governor Chris Christie absolutely, definitively out of contention, Republicans continue to "look under every flag pin and Bible," as Jon Stewart put it on last night's Daily Show, for a viable presidential candidate. Meanwhile,...

    October 5, 2011 10:47 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on 'Niggerhead'

    Jon Stewart on 'Niggerhead' | BLOG ENTRY

    GOP presidential contender Rick Perry shouldn't worry about his lackluster debate performances, Jon Stewart said last night, since his words aren't written in stone – unlike the sign outside his West Texas hunting cabin "N*ggerhead." Political correspondent Wyatt...

    October 4, 2011 3:18 PM ET
  • Occupy Wall Street Protest Spreads

    Occupy Wall Street Protest Spreads | BLOG ENTRY

    Progressive groups like Campaign for America's Future and MoveOn.org are throwing their considerable weight behind the Occupy Wall Street protests, and even organizing similar events in Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reports. Campaign for...

    October 3, 2011 5:25 PM ET
  • Taibbi on the 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests

    Taibbi on the 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests | BLOG ENTRY

    Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi appeared on Current TV's Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the "Occupy Wall Street" protests. "The movement is growing organically," Taibbi says, "because people know there's something to protest now." He...

    October 3, 2011 11:22 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Palin's Presidential Intentions

    Jon Stewart on Palin's Presidential Intentions | BLOG ENTRY

    Mere minutes after Chris Christie gave a televised speech that did little to quell rumors of a presidential run, Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News to discuss her own intentions – "like an alarm went off that...

    September 29, 2011 11:48 AM ET
  • Stephen Colbert Solves America's Financial Problems

    Stephen Colbert Solves America's Financial Problems | BLOG ENTRY

    Europe's financial woes are actually an opportunity for America, according to Stephen Colbert: "World War II is what got America out of the Great Depression," he said on last night's Colbert Report, ...

    September 22, 2011 1:30 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the Shrinking, Exploited Rich

    Jon Stewart on the Shrinking, Exploited Rich | BLOG ENTRY

    Who has the most to lose from Obama's new debt plan? Multi-millionaires, of course, says Jon Stewart. Republican Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana appeared on MSNBC to explain how hard things are as a small business owner,...

    September 22, 2011 1:09 PM ET
  • Stephen Colbert on FEMA's 'Waffle House Index'

    Stephen Colbert on FEMA's 'Waffle House Index' | BLOG ENTRY

    This year has been rife with natural disasters, from "Hurricane Irene to Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign," jokes Stephen Colbert. But, for FEMA, 2011's natural disasters have been anything but funny: they've had to develop a "Waffle House...

    September 16, 2011 12:34 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Solyndra: "Merry Christmas," GOP!

    Jon Stewart on Solyndra: "Merry Christmas," GOP! | BLOG ENTRY

    For Obama-haters looking for ways to take the President down, look no further, Jon Stewart noted on last night's Daily Show: "That custom-tailored Obama scandal you ordered is finally here," in the form of solar company Solyndra's...

    September 16, 2011 12:25 PM ET
  • The End of Weinergate: Jon Stewart on the NY-9 Special Election

    The End of Weinergate: Jon Stewart on the NY-9 Special Election | BLOG ENTRY

    A Republican won Tuesday's special election to replace disgraced junk-tweeting congressman Anthony Weiner in New York's Democrat-leaning 9th District. This is really something. "The last time the 9th District had a Republican congressman," quipped Jon Stewart on...

    September 15, 2011 4:24 PM ET
  • Stephen Colbert's Farewell to the Post Office

    Stephen Colbert's Farewell to the Post Office | BLOG ENTRY

    The future of the U.S. Postal Service is at stake; its survival now "depends on swift congressional action" – and Stephen Colbert couldn't be happier. Fedex and BlackBerrys are far superior, he says, especially since "you can't...

    September 15, 2011 4:22 PM ET
  • Palin, Rice and the Return of Weiner Jokes: Funniest Political Tweets

    Palin, Rice and the Return of Weiner Jokes: Funniest Political Tweets | BLOG ENTRY

    This week in politics, GOP candidates took turns at beating on Rick Perry in Monday's Tea Party debate, Democrats lost Anthony Weiner's congressional seat, Michele Bachmann reinvented herself as the anti-vaccine candidate, and a...

    September 15, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • Stewart and Colbert on the Ideal Republican Candidate

    Stewart and Colbert on the Ideal Republican Candidate | BLOG ENTRY

    After hard-right conservative Rick Perry was booed by the Tea Party-heavy audience during Monday night's debate for being insufficiently extreme on immigration, Jon Stewart and Daily Show political correspondent Al Madrigal get to wondering if "the Tea...

    September 14, 2011 12:57 PM ET
  • Republican Hair, Pizza-Based Economy, More: Best GOP Debate Tweets

    Republican Hair, Pizza-Based Economy, More: Best GOP Debate Tweets | BLOG ENTRY

    While the eight Republican candidates fought it out in Tampa, pretty much everyone else took to Twitter to crack wise about the night's events. Below, a few of the night's funniest debate-related tweets.  @DavidCornDC: "Huntsman is...

    September 13, 2011 12:56 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the 9/11 Anniversary

    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the 9/11 Anniversary | BLOG ENTRY

    September 13 "marks another milestone for us as a nation," said Jon Stewart on last night's Daily Show. He aired a clip from just two days after the terrorist attacks, for which Jerry Falwell blamed "the pagans...

    September 13, 2011 11:41 AM ET
  • GOP Tea Party Debate: Highlights and Lowlights

    GOP Tea Party Debate: Highlights and Lowlights | BLOG ENTRY

    The nuttily over-the-top setup to last night's the CNN/Tea Party Express Republican Debate heralded the candidates like prize fighters: Mitt Romney as the Early Front-Runner; Rick Perry as the Newcomer, Michele Bachmann as the Firebrand, etc. True...

    September 13, 2011 11:11 AM ET
  • 9/11 Tweets: Bush, Boehner and Bathrobes

    9/11 Tweets: Bush, Boehner and Bathrobes | BLOG ENTRY

    The tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks generated a staggering amount of commentary, much of it moving and thoughtful. It also brought forth some pretty sharp tweets. Here, a selection: @BorowitzReport: "Boehner: 'On Sept 11 we...

    September 12, 2011 1:51 PM ET
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