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Entries by Rachel Sklar from 11/2008

McCain on SNL With Tina Fey, Ben Affleck, and "The View" (VIDEOS)

Posted 11.02.2008 | Comedy

Last night John McCain had a cameo on Saturday Night Live, appearing in the opening sketch with Tina Fey reprising her role as Sarah Palin in an infom...

Jon Stewart: Good For The Jews?

Posted 11.03.2008 | Media

The latest edition of Moment , the D.C.-based national Jewish current affairs mag, answers this question with a resounding yes in their cover story on...

SNL's Awkward Goodbyes

Posted 11.03.2008 | Media

If you watched this weekend's SNL — featuring Democrat host Ben Affleck and GOP presidential candidate John McCain — all the way to the en...

Rachel Maddow Decries "The New Poll Tax," Long Lines

Posted 11.03.2008 | Media

MSNBC broke with tradition and had live Sunday-night programming last night, including a special edition of Rachel Maddow's show. Maddow has gotten a ...

Ben Affleck, Now With Double Meat

Posted 11.03.2008 | Media

So! By now you all know that Ben Affleck impersonated Keith Olbermann on SNL this weekend — and you even know what he thought of it, and what th...

SNL's Presidential Bash: More McCain, Fey & Poehler, And A Surprise Palin Cameo

Posted 11.04.2008 | Media

How do you know it's finally the election? Because the last SNL special aired last night — after starting the season early with just one week of...

SNL's Chris Matthews And Obama (VIDEO)

Posted 11.04.2008 | Media

Darrell Hammond was back on last night's SNL Presidential Bash not only as John McCain but in a welcome return as Chris Matthews, getting reeeeeaaaall...

Wherein My Friend Russ Live-Haikus His Vote

Posted 11.04.2008 | Media

My friend Russ is Canadian, like me, but he likes to taunt me with the fact that he is also American — one of those elusive dual citizens that m...

The Kids Stay In The Picture: Why The Youth Vote Will Come Out

Posted 11.04.2008 | Media

Will the Youth Vote come out this time? In this make-or-break election where every group has gotten its say — Older white women! African-America...

Election Night, With One Thing Missing

Posted 11.04.2008 | Media

It wasn't long ago where the election-night tool of choice was a simple whiteboard, emblazoned with the words, "Florida! Florida! Florida!"

Liveblog! Election 2008

Posted 11.04.2008 | Media

For us, and for everyone, it all comes down to tonight. We know you have many options for your election-night media consumption, and we thank you for any time you might spend here with us, on this Night of Nights. Our liveblog is below. It's been our pleasure to share this incredible campaign with you.

Election Night Vlog: Farewell, Sweet (And Crazy) Campaign

Posted 11.04.2008 | Media

It's been twenty-odd months of a campaign — and how odd they've been! — but for two Canadian girls chronicling it via liveblog, vlog, and ...

OBAMA!

Posted 11.04.2008 | Media

This long, crazy road has finally come to this incredible point: Not only the first African-American President of the United States, but this Preside...

OBAMA!

| Posted 11.04.2008 | Politics

This long, crazy road has finally come to this incredible point: Not only the first African-American President of the United States, but this President, after this campaign. It is an amazing moment, and may just portend an amazing next four years.

The Next First Family Of The United States

Posted 11.05.2008 | Media

"I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to ...

Connecting Some Dots

Posted 11.05.2008 | Media

I can't help but see a sutble connection between this: "To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote, but I hear...

Raaaaaaaaahm!

Posted 11.05.2008 | Media

If Obama has a mandate, how better to shepherd it through? Rahm Emanuel means business -- he keeps his goals in sight and he gets things done. That's the kind of guy needed to handle the fierce urgency of now. I'm sure he does fiercely urgent reeeaaaally well.

Time Flies

Posted 11.05.2008 | Media

Last December, I received a rather useful piece of holiday swag: A super-special desk clock from "The Page," Mark Halperin's election site at Time.com...

For NBC's Whitaker, This Election Was Personal

Posted 11.06.2008 | Media

NBC Washington Bureau Chief and former editor of Newsweek Mark Whitaker would have been following this election passionately anyway, by dint of his jo...

Colbert: "Rachel Maddow, Queen of Cable!"

Posted 11.07.2008 | Media

Last night Stephen Colbert hosted MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on his show...and cemented her status as the hottest new host on television by immediately bei...

Scene @ The Grill

Posted 11.07.2008 | Media

Back during the conventions, I spent a lot of time at the "CNN Grill" — CNN's on-site diner and gathering spot, bathing both Denver and St. Paul...

Going Rogue

Posted 11.07.2008 | Media

It seems somehow fitting to be posting this at the very last minute on yet another hectic newsday where there was too much other stuff happening to focus on mere housekeeping.