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Obama’s ‘Worst Day’ as President, Bachmann’s Surprising Honor, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the company that would rather pay a daily $1.3 million fine than fund contraceptive coverage and a news magazine’s accidental posting of an obituary of an ex-president who is still alive.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Fear of a Black C-SPANet

After a “casually racist” caller made the helpful suggestion that C-SPAN change its name to “Black-SPAN” the other day, that network’s host missed a valuable opportunity to respond properly, according to Jon Stewart, who provides a dramatic re-enactment of the scene in this “Daily Show” clip.

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


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Credit Card Debt for the Tween Set

On Monday, Sen. Byron Dorgan took the chamber floor with visual aids to warn of the dangers of luring small children into bad spending habits with colorful credit cards. While we applaud his efforts, he does seem a bit fixated on Hello Kitty.

Posted on May 18, 2009 READ MORE


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Survey Says: Lincoln’s Tops

It’s either a grand testimonial to the staying power of Abraham Lincoln’s legacy or a subtle put-down of his many successors, but, regardless, a survey of 65 historians conducted by C-SPAN found that Honest Abe still prevails when it comes to perception of his presidential prowess.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009 READ MORE


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C-SPAN Pulls Colbert Clips From Internet Sites

The nonprofit TV network demanded that popular video hosting sites Youtube and iFilm remove clips of Stephen Colbert’s roast of President Bush—because of alleged copyright infringement.
(Google Video made a deal with C-SPAN to host the video.)

Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


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