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Ted Cruz’s Presidential Buzz, Mark Sanford’s Special Election Chances, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Bill Maher suggests a new rule for those who want to strip away constitutional rights to ensure “justice” and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gets a well-deserved honor. 

Posted on May 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Trump Reportedly Wants to Buy The New York Times

Could The New York Times soon become The New York Trump? Maybe, if Donald Trump—who has slapped his name on high-rise apartment buildings, golf courses, hotels and bottled water—has his way.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 READ MORE



Obama’s Historic Inaugural Speech, Powell Slams GOP Idiocy, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s promise on climate change and Paul Ryan gets a less than favorable response on Inauguration Day.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Birther Joke in Macy’s Ad Leads to ‘Dump Donald Trump’ Campaign

Nearly 400,000 people have signed a petition asking Macy’s to end its association with the conservative loudmouth and billionaire business mogul after he made a birther joke in one of the retailer’s holiday ads.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 READ MORE


Trump’s October Surprise: More Birther Nonsense

Remember that “very big,” potentially game-changing announcement the billionaire business mogul has been touting regarding the presidential race? Well, it’s basically more of his Obama birther madness.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 READ MORE


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Limbaugh’s ‘Ringing’ Endorsement, Another Bad GOP Rape Analogy, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Todd Akin back on the campaign trail and news on a birtherism convention.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 READ MORE



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Anti-Obama Documentary Scores at Box Office

The conservative anti-Obama documentary “2016: Obama’s America” performed well in its opening weekend, taking in $2.2 million to make it the top-grossing documentary film of the year and putting it in the eighth spot for the weekend.

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 READ MORE



GOP Plans Ron Paul Tribute, Romney Goes Birther, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Bill Maher’s advice to Todd Akin on rape and abortion, and Bill Nye’s advice to parents about creationism.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 READ MORE



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‘Game of Thrones’ Gets the Super PAC Treatment

The popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” is often considered nerd porn, and yet it is more than just about war, sex, dragons and other mythical creatures. At its core, the game alluded to is entirely based on politics and, in some ways, mimics our modern political system. So what would happen in the Seven Kingdoms if super PACs existed?

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 READ MORE



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Ron Paul’s Social Security Hypocrisy, Jon Stewart Catches Another Fox News Distortion and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a top Obama administration official facing a contempt vote, a new birther conspiracy and “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart takes on Fox News (yet again).

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Romney Predicts Wisconsin Victory, GOP Birthers Mock Obama and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney’s latest campaign stop, Rick Santorum on whether he wants to serve in a Romney administration and a lawmaker performing in the “The Vagina Monologues.”

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 READ MORE


Obama Highlights Romney’s Failure to Repudiate Trump

President Obama’s campaign is taking advantage of the fact that Mitt Romney seems unwilling to condemn Donald Trump for his take on the controversial birther conspiracy, releasing a new video highlighting the differences between how Romney and 2008 GOP presidential candidate John McCain handled personal attacks against Obama.

Posted on May 29, 2012 READ MORE



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Trump Returns Will’s Barb

Donald Trump, who has probably never shied away from a media-driven confrontation, took to Twitter to respond to George Will’s criticism that he was a “bloviating ignoramus.” The billionaire businessman blasted Will on Sunday, tweeting that he “may be the dumbest (and most overrated) political commentator of all time.”

Posted on May 28, 2012 READ MORE


Erase Obama From the Ballot? Arizona Official Says Maybe

Despite claiming he does not believe in the birther conspiracy theory, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has threatened to keep Obama off the state’s general election ballot if he can’t verify the president was born in Hawaii.

Posted on May 18, 2012 READ MORE


GOP Lawmaker Doubts Obama’s Birth Certificate Is Real

Despite the fact that all evidence points to President Obama being a U.S.-born citizen (including his birth certificate, which shows he was born in Hawaii), there are still some Republicans who doubt he is an American.

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Barack Obama: He’s Got the T-Shirt to Prove It

After winning laughs joking about the birth certificate controversy at the White House correspondents’ dinner earlier this month, President Obama has found a new way to profit from birtherism: comedic T-shirts. (more)

Posted on May 18, 2011 READ MORE



White House

Bad News for Birthers: The Long Form

President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate in an attempt to end “birtherism” once and for all. (more)

Posted on Apr 27, 2011 READ MORE


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