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Journalist Crashes Wall Street Secret Fraternity Party, Lives to Tell Bizarre Tale

As he recounts in New York magazine, journalist Kevin Roose was able to infiltrate a secret Wall Street fraternity party in January 2012 that was attended by many of the top financial moguls of our time.

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 READ MORE


Queen Comes Close to Apology in Ireland

Speaking at a historic dinner in the castle that once headquartered Ireland’s British overseers, Queen Elizabeth II expressed regret over the two islands’ violent history: “To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past, I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy.”

Posted on May 19, 2011 READ MORE


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Obama Expected to Address Gay Rights Group

This may not be one of his easiest speeches to deliver, considering his less than harmonious relationship with the audience, but President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to make some remarks during the Human Rights Campaign’s dinner Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Oct 5, 2009 READ MORE



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McCain, Palin Fume at Obama’s ‘Pet Newspaper’

While John McCain is still searching for a reason he should be president, he has a new reason Barack Obama shouldn’t be: The Illinois senator once had dinner with a Palestinian. Or, as McCain sees it, he attended a terrorist convention with a PLO spokesman and William Ayers.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008 READ MORE


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Did Media Miss Real Colbert Story?

Check out this fantastic review of Colbert’s performance, including this: “It was perhaps the first time in Bush’s tenure that the president was forced to sit and listen to any American cite the litany of criminal and corruption allegations that have piled up against his administration.”

Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


Blumenthal: Colbert Spoke Truth, not Truthiness, to Power

Sidney Blumenthal says Stephen Colbert delivered the “most scathing public critique of the Bush presidency and the complicity of a craven press corps,” so it’s not surprising his routine was met by silence by the journalists in the room.

Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


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A Tale of Two Bushes

Check out the gag routine that Bush and a presidential impersonator did during Sunday’s correspondents’ dinner. It’s funny, but a lot safer than the Stephen Colbert roast that followed it.

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Was ‘Ready to Blow’ During Colbert’s Roast

An aide to the president says that during Stephen Colbert’s “tribute” on Sunday night, Bush “got that look that he’s ready to blow.”

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


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"The Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert delivering the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner roast.

Bush Not Amused At Colbert’s Roast

The president and his wife, Laura, did not seem amused at the blistering “tribute” satirist Stephen Colbert gave them at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

  • Watch the video (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
  • Salon calls it Colbert’s “crowning moment.”
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    Posted on Apr 29, 2006 READ MORE


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