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  • Week's Funniest Political Tweets: Bill Maher, Seth Myers and More

    Week's Funniest Political Tweets: Bill Maher, Seth Myers and More | BLOG ENTRY

    Twitter may or may not be a mighty tool for political change, but it's definitely been a boon to political humor. Below, some of the funniest tweets from the past week. @BorowitzReport: "There's one way Obama won't be reelected,...

    May 26, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • 'Elizabeth Warren for Senate' Movement Taking Off

    'Elizabeth Warren for Senate' Movement Taking Off | BLOG ENTRY

    Democratic Party insiders are pushing to draft Elizabeth Warren to run for the Senate against the Massachusetts Republican Scott P. Brown, the New York Times reports. The 61-year-old Harvard law professor is a liberal favorite for her...

    May 24, 2011 11:24 AM ET
  • Environmentalists Target Democrats; Harry Reid Flips

    Environmentalists Target Democrats; Harry Reid Flips | BLOG ENTRY

    Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid and colleagues met with the leaders of big environmental groups last night, and while the famously hard-ass Nevadan left the meeting vowing to work with greens to protect the Clean Air Act...

    May 19, 2011 3:15 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Newt Gingrich's Worst Week Ever

    Jon Stewart on Newt Gingrich's Worst Week Ever | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart dinged the presidential campaign of "Lego figurine head model" Newt Gingrich. To recap: Newt launched his bid last week and almost immediately self-destructed, courtesy of a baffling turn on...

    May 19, 2011 12:24 PM ET
  • Better Late Than Never: Obama Pushes Immigration Fix

    Better Late Than Never: Obama Pushes Immigration Fix | BLOG ENTRY

    When he ran for office in 2008, President Obama told Spanish-language channel Univision, 'What I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support.' Now,...

    May 10, 2011 12:24 PM ET
  • Japan Nixes New Nuke Plants

    Japan Nixes New Nuke Plants | BLOG ENTRY

    Japan is understandably having second thoughts on nuclear energy. Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday that his country would put plans on hold to build new nuclear reactors in the wake of March's Fukushima Daiichi disaster.  Though...

    May 10, 2011 10:33 AM ET
  • Payback Time: Pakistan Outs (Another) CIA Agent

    Payback Time: Pakistan Outs (Another) CIA Agent | BLOG ENTRY

    Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency may not have a sterling record on locating famous terrorists, but they've proven adept at revealing the names of CIA agents. Back in December, the agency's Islamabad station chief was forced to leave...

    May 9, 2011 3:07 PM ET
  • Gays Ready to 'Work Their Asses Off' For Obama

    Gays Ready to 'Work Their Asses Off' For Obama | BLOG ENTRY

    For a while there, the LGBT community was pretty down on Obama, who made all the right pro-gay (though not quite pro-gay marriage) noises as a candidate, but seemed to lose interest once in office. Two things...

    May 9, 2011 11:14 AM ET
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