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  • Watch Stewart and Colbert Hammer the Debt Deal

    Watch Stewart and Colbert Hammer the Debt Deal | BLOG ENTRY

    Last night, Stephen Colbert introduced an apt metaphor for explaining the recent history of the debt deal: the story of Billy Goat's Gruff. Obama is the troll guarding the bridge. Three goats approach. The first, smallest goat...

    August 2, 2011 12:18 PM ET
  • Report: One-Third of Our Food Goes To Waste

    Report: One-Third of Our Food Goes To Waste | BLOG ENTRY

    Worldwide, about one-third of food we produce is lost or wasted, according to the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization. Fruits, vegetables and roots were the most frequently squandered, says the report. But other foods...

    August 1, 2011 4:55 PM ET
  • Why the 2012 Election ... Could Go Either Way

    Why the 2012 Election ... Could Go Either Way | BLOG ENTRY

    The best of today's campaign 2012 coverage. According to a mathematical model that links the economy and voting patterns ... nothing is certain when it comes to the upcoming election: "A gauge that links the economy...

    August 1, 2011 3:21 PM ET
  • Low Support in States Spells Trouble for Obama

    Low Support in States Spells Trouble for Obama | BLOG ENTRY

    The best of today's campaign 2012 coverage. While Obama's national job approval ratings are flagging, says the National Journal, his state-by-state numbers are the ones to look at – and those are even worse: "The race...

    July 27, 2011 3:01 PM ET
  • Gay Marriage and States Rights: GOP Split

    Gay Marriage and States Rights: GOP Split | BLOG ENTRY

    A roundup of today's top campaign 2012 stories Some Republican candidates are taking a "states' rights" stance on the issue of gay marriage ... and it's worrying party insiders: "Two of the most prominent social conservatives looking...

    July 26, 2011 1:19 PM ET
  • Swedish House Mafia Take London With Powerhouse Performance

    Swedish House Mafia Take London With Powerhouse Performance | ARTICLE

    As Swedish House Mafia closed out an epic hour-and-a-half-long set at London’s Roundhouse Theater last night, Axwell – one of the group's three DJ/producers – took to the mic. "Know this," he shouted. "The Swedish House Mafia...

    July 22, 2011 12:45 PM ET
  • Campaign Roundup: Pawlenty's Nice Pastor Emerges As Liability

    Campaign Roundup: Pawlenty's Nice Pastor Emerges As Liability | BLOG ENTRY

    The best of today's 2012 coverage. Tim Pawlenty's nice pastor could sink his presidential hopes, reports The Daily Beast's McKay Coppins: "The political perils of Pawlenty’s niceness have been well-documented. But through all the punditry and...

    July 12, 2011 4:00 PM ET
  • Must Read: Why the Debt-Ceiling Deadlock is the GOP's Fault

    Must Read: Why the Debt-Ceiling Deadlock is the GOP's Fault | BLOG ENTRY

    At a press conference on Monday, President Obama chastized "each side" for taking a "maximalist position" on the debt ceiling and budget debate; the news media has gone along with the notion that both parties are at...

    July 12, 2011 1:30 PM ET
  • Must Read: Minnesota Government Shutdown is a Grim Lesson for Washington

    Must Read: Minnesota Government Shutdown is a Grim Lesson for Washington | BLOG ENTRY

    The state government shutdown in Minnesota is entering its eleventh day, with leaders from both parties deadlocked over the state budget. The standoff is emblematic of how "the irrational has, alas, become commonplace in America in 2011,"...

    July 12, 2011 12:33 PM ET
  • Must Read: Is Jon Huntsman's Presidential Campaign Finished?

    Must Read: Is Jon Huntsman's Presidential Campaign Finished? | BLOG ENTRY

    Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman officially announced his presidential campaign to much fanfare three weeks ago, positioning himself as a competent, reasonable,  not-insane Republican. However, as Talking Points Memo notes, Huntsman hasn't made many waves since. Obama's...

    July 12, 2011 12:31 PM ET
  • Campaign Roundup: Michele Bachmann, IRS Tax Collector

    Campaign Roundup: Michele Bachmann, IRS Tax Collector | BLOG ENTRY

    The best of today's 2012 coverage. Tax-hating Michele Bachmann used to work for the IRS  While presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann often touts her "federal tax litigation attorney" past, the WSJ digs a bit deeper: "Ms. Bachmann spent...

    July 11, 2011 5:30 PM ET
  • Watch Jon Stewart Call Out Fox News' Bias

    Watch Jon Stewart Call Out Fox News' Bias | BLOG ENTRY

    Jon Stewart's Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace mostly made headlines for Stewart calling the host insane. But, according to Stewart, the on-air edited version misses the "takeaway moment" of the interview. In the unaired...

    June 21, 2011 1:51 PM ET
  • Watch Jon Stewart's Terrifying Campaign '12 Trailer

    Watch Jon Stewart's Terrifying Campaign '12 Trailer | BLOG ENTRY

    Jon Stewart sent The Daily Show's Senior British Correspondent John Oliver to New Hampshire to cover this week's GOP debate... and it was worse than he ever could have imagined. Oliver stars in the mock trailer for...

    June 15, 2011 1:34 PM ET
  • The Palin Emails: Nine of the Best

    The Palin Emails: Nine of the Best | BLOG ENTRY

    After the highly anticipated release of Sarah Palin's emails by the Alaskan government on Friday, news outlets scrambled over the weekend to find juicy stories and shocking revelations. As it turned out, the emails were far from...

    June 13, 2011 1:46 PM ET
  • The Sarah Palin Email Drop: By the Numbers

    The Sarah Palin Email Drop: By the Numbers | BLOG ENTRY

    This morning in Juneau, Alaska, the state government released a massive trove of emails from the government and personal accounts of former governor Sarah Palin. The release was the fruit of a three-year effort by Mother Jones...

    June 10, 2011 3:11 PM ET
  • Watch the Week's Funniest Political Clips

    Watch the Week's Funniest Political Clips | BLOG ENTRY

    This week the late-night laughs were (again) mostly Weiner-driven. Conan O'Brien presented a giant joke dispenser in the bulging form of (what else?) "Congressman Weiner's underwear," , while Jon Stewart debuted a new tool (so to speak)...

    June 10, 2011 12:09 PM ET
  • Watch Jon Stewart Bleed for Weiner

    Watch Jon Stewart Bleed for Weiner | BLOG ENTRY

    Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart held a press conference to discuss his much-panned coverage of college buddy and beleaguered sexter Anthony Weiner. "We did over 59 jokes, 9 penis...

    June 8, 2011 11:41 AM ET
  • Pot Superstore Opens in Arizona

    Pot Superstore Opens in Arizona | BLOG ENTRY

    In our Daily Threat Assessment slideshow, we bring you striking, shocking, funny, sad or just plain weird news stories. Some are good news ("with us"); others, not so much ("against us")....

    June 6, 2011 1:12 PM ET
  • Circus Elephants Join Joplin Clean-up Effort

    Circus Elephants Join Joplin Clean-up Effort | BLOG ENTRY

    In our Daily Threat Assessment slideshow, we bring you stories that are (mostly) a big deal in some way but also striking, shocking, funny, or just plain strange, and divvy them up into two types: With Us...

    June 1, 2011 3:29 PM ET
  • Video: Tim Dickinson on Roger Ailes and the 'Fox News Party'

    Video: Tim Dickinson on Roger Ailes and the 'Fox News Party' | BLOG ENTRY

    Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Tim Dickinson appeared on MSNBC's The Ed Show to discuss his recent profile of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes. Dickinson says that "we can get distracted by some of these...

    June 1, 2011 12:45 PM ET
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