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  • Stephen Colbert: Ten Years After 9/11, Homeland Security Going Soft

    Stephen Colbert: Ten Years After 9/11, Homeland Security Going Soft | BLOG ENTRY

    Since the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government has done whatever it can to protect the homeland, said Stephen Colbert on last night's Colbert Report, from deploying enhanced interrogation techniques to inventing the phrase "the homeland." Until Barack...

    September 8, 2011 1:11 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Romney Vs. Perry

    Jon Stewart on Romney Vs. Perry | BLOG ENTRY

    Ahead of last night's GOP presidential debate, on last night's Daily Show Jon Stewart took a look at the battle for the Republican nomination, now essentially a contest between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Perry has the...

    September 8, 2011 12:16 PM ET
  • GOP Debate: Five Takeaways

    GOP Debate: Five Takeaways | BLOG ENTRY

    The battle for the Republican nomination came into sharper focus last night, as eight candidates took the stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Moderators Brian Williams of NBC and Politico's John Harris...

    September 8, 2011 10:54 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the Political Rally Weapon of the Future

    Jon Stewart on the Political Rally Weapon of the Future | BLOG ENTRY

    When Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr., introducing President Obama at a Labor Day rally, called on Democrats to "take these [Tea Party] sons of bitches out and ... [get] back to an America...

    September 7, 2011 2:26 PM ET
  • Tim Pawlenty Kicks Back on the Colbert Report

    Tim Pawlenty Kicks Back on the Colbert Report | BLOG ENTRY

    Tim Pawlenty appeared on last night's Colbert Report to talk about his third-place finish at the Ames straw poll and subsequent exit from the GOP presidential race. "I came in third place after Michele Bachmann and Ron...

    September 7, 2011 11:19 AM ET
  • What's Worse: Quake or Cantor? Funniest Political Tweets

    What's Worse: Quake or Cantor? Funniest Political Tweets | BLOG ENTRY

    The earthquake that shook Washington, D.C. this week produced aftershocks of political humor on Twitter. Between the quake, Rick Perry's idiocies, and Qaddafi's last days, there's been plenty to laugh (darkly) about. Here, some of our favorite...

    August 24, 2011 12:06 PM ET
  • Kaskade, Avicii Bliss Out at Identity Festival

    Kaskade, Avicii Bliss Out at Identity Festival | ARTICLE

    DJ and producer Steve Aoki had decided to go big on his label Dim Mak's stage at yesterday's Identity Festival at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York, performing on an elevated stage installed above outrageous, oversized LED...

    August 22, 2011 1:50 PM ET
  • Why Obama's Reelection Road Is Getting Harder

    Why Obama's Reelection Road Is Getting Harder | BLOG ENTRY

    Roundup: Today's best 2012 coverage Obama’s approval ratings are down in all demographic groups, including many that will be critical to his re-election efforts, writes Nate Silver: "This should not be surprising: the unhappiness with Mr. Obama is...

    August 19, 2011 2:58 PM ET
  • Most Americans Like Obama, Not His Policies

    Most Americans Like Obama, Not His Policies | BLOG ENTRY

    Campaign roundup: the day's best election 2012 coverage. Despite his lousy approval numbers and an economy that shows no sign of picking up, President Obama still has one big thing going for him: Americans still like the guy:...

    August 18, 2011 2:37 PM ET
  • The GOP Presidential Race Gets (Texas) Ugly

    The GOP Presidential Race Gets (Texas) Ugly | BLOG ENTRY

    Campaign roundup: today's best 2012 coverage. The latest Rasmussen poll has Rick Perry already heading the GOP presidential field, just three days after jumping into the race: "Texas Governor Rick Perry, the new face in the race for...

    August 16, 2011 3:45 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Break Down Iowa

    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Break Down Iowa | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart ran down the results of the Ames Straw Poll where, with Rep. Michele Bachmann's victory, "the crazy eyes [had] it." Meanwhile, Tim Pawlenty puts the host to sleep with the...

    August 16, 2011 11:32 AM ET
  • Rick Perry Reshapes the 2012 Race

    Rick Perry Reshapes the 2012 Race | BLOG ENTRY

    2012 roundup: the day's best campaign coverage. Rick Perry is a big threatRomney and Bachmann – as well as to Barack Obama, writes Josh Kraushaar at the National Journal: "The money line from [Perry's] kickoff speech:...

    August 15, 2011 2:36 PM ET
  • Iowa GOP Debate: What to Look For

    Iowa GOP Debate: What to Look For | BLOG ENTRY

    With two days to go before the all-important or (depending on who's talking) not-very-important Ames Straw Poll, GOP presidential hopefuls face off in Iowa tonight for a two-hour debate starting at 9 p.m. Here are some points...

    August 11, 2011 2:59 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore on the 'Obama Downgrade'

    Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore on the 'Obama Downgrade' | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart brought in "senior black correspondent" Larry Wilmore to discuss what Republicans are calling the "Obama downgrade." "America finally gets our first black president," Wilmore laments, "and our credit goes...

    August 11, 2011 12:43 PM ET
  • Republicans Confident They Can Beat Obama

    Republicans Confident They Can Beat Obama | BLOG ENTRY

    Campaign roundup: the best of today's 2012 coverage. Republicans fancy their chances against Obama, according to a recent Washington Post/Pew Research Center poll: "The number of Republicans hoping President Obama faces a primary challenge in 2012...

    August 10, 2011 2:46 PM ET
  • Obama Campaign To Target 'Weird' Romney

    Obama Campaign To Target 'Weird' Romney | BLOG ENTRY

    Campaign roundup: the best of the day's 2012 coverage Obama's reelection campaign plans to zero in on Mitt Romney, pegging him as a flip-flopper and playing up a sense that he's, you know, "weird": "Barack Obama's aides and...

    August 9, 2011 2:36 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart Downgrades Standard & Poor's

    Jon Stewart Downgrades Standard & Poor's | BLOG ENTRY

    In the wake of the debt-ceiling drama, rating agency Standard & Poor's dropped the United States' credit rating to AA+ from a perfect AAA. But America shouldn't worry, said Jon Stewart on last night's Daily Show, because...

    August 9, 2011 11:42 AM ET
  • Michele Bachmann Is Out There

    Michele Bachmann Is Out There | BLOG ENTRY

    A roundup of the day's best campaign 2012 coverage. The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, in a lengthy profile of GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, finds that the Minnesota congresswoman "belongs to a generation...

    August 8, 2011 3:57 PM ET
  • Mormon Church Wants "Nothing to Do With" 2012 Election

    Mormon Church Wants "Nothing to Do With" 2012 Election | BLOG ENTRY

    Roundup: the best of today's campaign 2012 coverage.  The GOP presidential race features two Mormons – Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman – but/so the church is keeping its distance: "The Mormon Church is preparing for the 2012 elections...

    August 3, 2011 2:50 PM ET
  • Nearly All Newt Gingrich's Twitter Followers Are Fake

    Nearly All Newt Gingrich's Twitter Followers Are Fake | BLOG ENTRY

    Roundup: the day's top election 2012 stories Not all of Newt Gingrich's 1.3 million Twitter followers are fake, only 92 percent: "We just started running the 2012 candidates' numbers three weeks ago," said Josh Mackey, [search firm] PeekYou's...

    August 2, 2011 1:54 PM ET
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