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O’Reilly and Stewart ‘Rumble,’ Vie for Laughs in Mock Debate (Video)

The much-hyped political debate between cable personality heavyweights Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart turned out to be a very spirited—not to mention popular—affair. The Fox News and Comedy Central hosts squared off over the weekend in a 90-minute “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” at George Washington University that was streamed live online.

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Advanced Alien Civilization

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Most Wanted

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Historic Podium

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Clear Loser

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Elections

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Election 2012

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Big Bird

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Romney Beats Obama

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Arab Spring

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Dark Money Group Told IRS It Wouldn’t Be Political—Then Spent $1 Million on Campaign Ads

The Government Integrity Fund, which has spent money on ads attacking Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), told the IRS last year it did not plan to spend any money to influence elections when it applied for recognition of its tax-exempt status.

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The Politics of the Jobs Report

We’re still crawling out of the deep crater we fell into in 2008 and 2009. The percent of the working-age population now working or actively looking for work is higher than it was, but still near a 30-year low. But at least we’re crawling out.

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Jobs Report ‘Truthers,’ Romney Cheating Allegations, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney apologizing to nearly half of America, Justice Scalia weighing in on abortion and gay rights, and the horrendous thing Rick Santorum wants to do to Big Bird.

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Secession in Spain

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Undecided Voter

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Debate Spin

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The Debate

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Sigh No More: Obama, Romney Leave No Room to Argue

The presidential debate this week was much ado about nothing, and Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama because he was more energetic in distorting the significance of their miniscule differences.

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Debating Social Security: If Not Now, When?

If we can’t have a debate about Social Security before we make a presidential choice, at what point can we ever have such a debate in a way that honors our democratic ideals?

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Giving Romney an Opening

I would be careful about declaring the presidential contest “a whole new race” following Wednesday’s debate.

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Romney Fires Big Bird, Stewart Prepares for O’Reilly, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Romney tax double-speak, a shift in strategy for the Obama campaign and Al Gore’s latest “theory.” 

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Expand the Debate: This Is What Democracy Sounds Like

A few miles south of the campus arena in the Mile High City where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met in their first debate, “Democracy Now!” news hour broke the sound barrier by expanding their gated debate to include two third-party presidential candidates.

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The First Presidential Debate: Style vs. Substance

In Wednesday night’s debate, Romney won on style while Obama won on substance. Romney sounded as if he had conviction, which means he’s either convinced himself that the lies he tells are true or he’s a fabulous actor.

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Mitt Romney: Third Party Candidate

Massachusetts Mitt is back. The right-winger of the Republican primaries is gone. And the mainstream media couldn’t be happier.

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The Debate

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Oct. 3, 2012

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Romney Brings ‘A’ Game to First Presidential Debate

Mitt Romney came prepared, Barack Obama looked like he didn’t want to be there and Jim Lehrer probably wishes he hadn’t agreed to moderate Wednesday night’s debate.

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Salesman

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The Wrath of GOP

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Obama’s Electoral College Ph.D.

Although the Electoral College usually gives Republicans an advantage, the system is working in President Obama’s favor in 2012.

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Mouth-Breather

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The Title Bout

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Wanna Get Away From Romney or Obama’s America? JetBlue Will Evacuate You

The airline is raffling off 1,000 free tickets to foreign destinations for sore losers who can’t stand the idea of living under the other guy’s rule.

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Documentary Claims Obama’s Mother Was a ‘Porn Star’

Just when you thought you had heard the craziest Obama conspiracy theory out there, another one magically springs up and challenges to take its place.

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Democrats, Especially, Struggle to Register New Voters

A Guardian survey of six swing states finds new voter registration markedly down from 2008 levels, particularly among Democrats. A lack of enthusiasm could be to blame, as could the nationwide effort by Republican-controlled state legislatures to make it more difficult to vote.

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First Presidential Debate: Questions That are Unlikely to Be Asked

A sampling of questions you should not expect debate moderator Jim Lehrer to ask during Wednesday’s night highly anticipated showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Romney’s Sense of Humor

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Brown vs. Warren, Koch Brothers vs. Justices, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including how Paul Ryan’s 30 percent compares with Mitt Romney’s 47 percent and a Pennsylvania judge decides the fate of the state’s voter ID law for the 2012 election.

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Mitt’s Nightmare

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Boxing and Watching the Clock

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Cuts to Medicare

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Bibi vs Mahmoud

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Zinger

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Which Mitt Will Show Up to Debate?

It promises to be an epic clash: Mitt Romney vs. Mitt Romney. Oh, and President Obama will be there, too.

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Romney Ryan Calendar

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Romney’s Arrest Record, Akin’s Discrimination Endorsement, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Ryan offers a reason why he would not give details of Mitt Romney’s tax plan in a TV interview over the weekend, the GOP tries to explain why its presidential candidate is probably winning and the 2012 election gets the video game treatment.

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The Week Ahead: Wednesday’s Presidential Debate and Friday’s Jobs Report

The biggest election news this week won’t be who wins the presidential debate Wednesday night. It will be how many new jobs were created in September, announced Friday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Amputating the Wrong Limb, and Other Reasons Hospitals Need Accountability

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Dr. Martin Makary blows the whistle on hospital horror stories, Paul Ryan’s “secret” tape, women hand it to Obama and Nato Green says the left will never be happy.

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Amputating the Wrong Limb, and Other Reasons Hospitals Need Accountability

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Dr. Martin Makary blows the whistle on hospital horror stories, Paul Ryan’s “secret” tape, women hand it to Obama and Nato Green says the left will never be happy.

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Romney Debates

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