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Bob Cesca
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Bob Cesca has been a featured contributor/columnist for the Huffington Post since August, 2005. His posts appear on the front page above-the-fold every Wednesday (sometimes Thursday). Bob's Huffington Post entries are among the most popular on the site, averaging between 50,000-250,000 views each. He's also contributed to Manhattan Magazine, OP/ED News, AOL's Walletpop and The Daily Banter.

Bob is the editor of and The Daily Banter.

Network and radio appearances: BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Current TV, SkyTV, The Rachel Maddow Show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Ed Schultz Show, MSNBC Live with Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks, The John Phillips Show - KABC Los Angeles, The Shannyn Moore Show, The Nicole Sandler Show, The Stephanie Miller Show, The Jeff Farias Show.

In March 2012, Bob made news when he published an exclusive about Rush (the band) pulling their music from the Rush Limbaugh Show. The story was picked up by Reuters, Billboard, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, TMZ, MSNBC and Politico, among others.

Since 2009, Bob has been the co-host of The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, a weekly political podcast. And in 2012, he launched the the subscription only podcast The After Party, also with Chez Pazienza.

Bob grew up in Northern Virginia, just outside the Beltway. He graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a concentration on the media and the American Presidency. Bob is a self-educated historian and expert on the American Civil War, with a focus on both the battles as well as the racial and political backdrop of the war itself.

Bob's first book, a collection of essays examining the politics of fear during the "dark ride" of the Bush years, titled One Nation Under Fear, was published by Sterling & Ross in 2009.

When he's not writing about politics, Bob is also a screenwriter, director and producer, and the founder of Snark Rocket, a digital media production studio (formerly Camp Chaos). Bob has written and produced hundreds of animated shorts as well as music videos for Iron Maiden, Meat Loaf, Everclear, Yes and Motley Crue. He's also the creator of the politically charged animated sketch show ILL-ustrated which aired for two seasons on VH1 and MTV2.

Shortly after 9/11, Bob directed the award-winning independent feature film, The War Effort, a satirical documentary about the nation's post-9/11 knee-jerk patriotism. The movie won Best Picture and the Audience Award at the Delta Film Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area. It also won the Audience Award at the Nodance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and was an official selection at the Philadelphia Film Festival, where it ran as the closing night movie.

During Bob's career in media, he's also served as a talk radio host, radio news reporter and freelance print journalist.

He's also a pro cycling fan and a very serious rider.

Entries by Bob Cesca

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Trump's Butler Sounds Like Trump, Plus Stephen Colbert Interviews Trump's 'Name-calling Adviser'

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 5:13 PM

Today's topics include: Trump's Butler Posts Insane Facebook Message; Paul Ryan Meets with Trump; Republicans Kiss Trump's Orange Butt; Trump's Name is Mentioned Thousands of Times in the Panama Papers; Trump's Nickname for Bernie Sanders; Stephen Colbert Interviews Trump's Insult Adviser; John Boehner Calls Freedom Caucus Knuckleheads; and more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Trump Has the Best Words, Plus a New Poll Shows Trump Less Popular Than Lice

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 2:57 PM

Today's topics include: Trump has the Best Words; We Attempt to Shame and Ridicule Trump Supporters; Rush Limbaugh Agrees that Trump is an Internet Troll; Trump Appoints Chris Christie to Run His Transition Team; The Results of a Disturbing PPP Poll; Trump is Less Popular Than Lice; Small Government Conservatives...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Hillary Clinton Is the Democratic Nominee, Plus Ted Cruz Announces His Running Mate

(26) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 9:25 PM

Today's topics include: We Have a Democratic Nominee; Cenk Uygur and HA Goodman Hoping for the FBI to Make Bernie the Winner; Donald Trump is Close to the Nomination; The Woman Card; Nate Silver's Electoral Vote Tally; Ted Cruz Announces His Running Mate; Fiorina Sings; John Boehner Hates Ted Cruz;...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Bernie Math, Plus Alex Jones Thinks Obama Hates Black People

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 5:31 PM

Today's topics include: Pennsylvania and Rhode Island Primaries; Bernie Math; Alex Jones and His Black Friend Agree that Beyonce is Eating Baby Brains; Literally; Alex Jones is Gullible; Ted Cruz Lying About Transgender People; Ted Cruz and History; Trump Has Another Twitter Meltdown; Second Amendment Solutions; and more.


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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: We Remember Prince and His Legacy, Plus the GOP Versus Harriet Tubman

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 12:41 PM

Today's topics include: We Remember Prince and His Legacy; The Music of Generation X; Obama's Statement on Prince; Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the Twenty; Conservatives Respond; Fox and Friends Asks New Yorkers About Tubman; Wolf Blitzer and Purple Haze; and more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Bernie vs Superdelegates, Plus Cenk Uygur Gets Himself Kicked Off Airline Flight

(7) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 8:32 AM

Today's topics include: Bernie v Superdelegates; The North Carolina LGBT Law; The GOP's Obsession with Bathrooms; Tennessee Republican Accused of Sexual Harassment; Missouri Republican Wants a List of Women Who Had Abortions; Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks Makes an Ass of Himself at the Airport; and more.


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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Facebook and Social Media Echo-Chambers, Plus Trump on Abortion

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 1:10 PM

Today's topics include: Breitbart Reporter Stalked by Trump Supporters; How Facebook is Creating Mini-Echochambers; Trump on Punishing Women Who Have Abortions; Trump Speaking the Truth; Fox News Channel Doofus Blames Hillary for Trump Abortion Remarks; Missouri Republican in Solidarity with Embryos; The Devil; Teen Protester Groped and Attacked with Pepper...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Terror Attacks in Brussels, Plus Trump's Ridiculous WaPo Editorial Board Transcript

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 4:56 PM

Today's topics include: Terror Attacks in Brussels; Donald Trump Bungles Response to Brussels; The Trump WaPo Transcript; Tim Russert's White Board; The Cruelty of All Religions, Including Islam; Alex Jones Says Brussels is a False Flag; Gaffes and the Clintons; and more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Trump and Palin Don't Understand the Constitution, Plus Bernie v Hillary

(3) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 1:20 PM

Today's topics include: Super Tuesday 2: Electric Boogaloo; Democrats Denying Reality; Palin and Trump Don't Understand the Constitution; Mark Halperin Praises Trump; Here Comes the Trump Army; The Trump Loyalty Oath; Trump Broke the Law for Ben Carson's Endorsement; and more.

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Trump and Hillary Aside, Don't Forget the Key Down-Ballot Races, Such as the Ohio US Senate Race

(62) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 6:12 PM

This is quite an election year. Trump, Cruz, Scalia, Bernie, Jeb, Hillary and way too many discussions about Republican penises. It's like we have a whole new verse to "We Didn't Start the Fire." So it's easy to lose site of all the important non-presidential races taking place right now....

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Super Tuesday Winners and Losers, Plus Trump vs Penis Jokes

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 4:57 PM

Today's topics include: Super Tuesday is Super; We Kind of Know the Outcome; John Oliver's Mole Joke; Samantha Bee Should Host the Daily Show; Marco Rubio Attacks Trump's Penis; Trump Lies About His Hands and the KKK; Jesse Ventura Torn Between Trump and Bernie; Sick of the Clintons; and much...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Ben Carson Proposes Truth Serum Instead of Waterboarding, Plus Obama's Gitmo Plan

(2) Comments | Posted February 24, 2016 | 2:45 PM

Today's topics include: Trump Wins the Nevada Caucus; Senate GOP Pledges to Not Hold Hearings on Obama SCOTUS Nominee; Obama's New Plan to Close Gitmo; Trump Attacks NBC Reporter; Jeb is Out of the Race; Are the Dems Prepared to Run Against Trump?; Ben Carson Proposes Truth Serum Instead of...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Selfie-Seekers Kill Rare Species of Dolphin, Plus We Wonder if Bernie Has a Legislative Road Map

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 7:23 AM

Today's topics include: Rare Species of Dolphin Killed by Selfie Seekers; Humans Suck; Trump Gets into a Pissing Match with the Pope; Mika Brzezinski Nails Trump; Facebook Controls the Election and the Internet; Bernie's Legislative Road Map; New Polls Showing Hillary Victories in March Primaries; Hillary Barked Like a Dog;...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Death of Antonin Scalia, Plus the GOP Candidates Are Acting Like Children

(2) Comments | Posted February 17, 2016 | 7:37 AM

Today's topics include: Antonin Scalia is Dead; This Changes Everything; The Republican Obstructionist Reaction; Ted Cruz Vows to Filibuster; Obama on a Moderate Nominee; Ted Cruz Baffled by Reality; Alex Jones, Michael Savage and Donald Trump Think Scalia was Murdered; Everything Fake is Real, and Everything Real is Fake; The...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Oregon Standoff Is Over, Plus Bernie Activists Planning to Disrupt the Dem Convention

(5) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 7:19 AM

Today's topics include: The Oregon Standoff is Over; Cliven Bundy and Other Militiamen Arrested; The Brainwashing of My Dad; The Intersection of the Far Left and Far Right; Activist Bernie Supporters Planning to Disrupt the Dem Convention; Superdelegates; The Underpants Gnome Business Model; Bernie Criticizes Obama's Leadership; and much more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The GOP Debate Train Wreck, Plus the New Hampshire Primary and Beyond

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 6:45 AM

Today's topics include: Big Announcement from Bob; The Hilariously Ridiculous GOP Debate; Marco Rubio Crashes and Burns; The New Hampshire Primary; Trump Calls Cruz the P word; Hillary Scolding Millennials; Alex Jones Attacks Bernie Supporters; Best SNL Episode in a Long Time; and much more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Jeb Bush is an Endangered Species, Plus Bernie's Gamble with the Youth Vote

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 8:29 AM

Today's topics include: Jeb Bush's Droopy Campaign; Old School Republicans vs The Reality Show Era; Rand Paul and Rick Santorum Pull Out; Last Night's CNN Town Hall; Previewing the Maddow MSNBC Debate; The Real Progressive Purity Test; 100 percent Establishment Guy; Newspaper Calls for Audit of Iowa Results; Bernie's Youth...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Our Iowa Caucus Recap, Plus Why Millennials Won't Accept the Results

(40) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 11:11 PM

Today's topics include: Our Complete Recap of the Iowa Caucus; Hillary Narrowly Defeats Bernie; Ted Cruz's Insane Victory Speech; Cruz Is Going to Be an Ever Bigger Jerk Now; Trump Is Absolutely Still Alive; Coin Toss Truthers; Millennials and Trophies for Everyone; Undecided Caucusgoer Says the F Word on MSNBC;...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Donald Trump vs Fox News, Plus We Say Goodbye to Tarp Man

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 10:37 PM

Today's topics include: Farewell to the Tarp Man; The Oregon Militia Takes Its First Casualties; Oregon Militia Doofus Screams About the Cops; Trump vs Fox News Channel; Trump Fans Tweet Sexist Slurs at Megyn Kelly; Sarah Palin Defends Trump Against Fox News; Robert Reich's Bernie Sanders Video; and much more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Planned Parenthood Exonerated in Texas, Plus Ted Cruz Lied About His Healthcare

(3) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 7:35 AM

Today's topics include: The Most Hilariously Ridiculous Fox and Friends Clip Ever; Anti-Choice Planned Parenthood Video Producers Indicted; The Irony of the Charges; The GOP Won't Stop Pretending the Videos Are Real; The States That Have Exonerated Planned Parenthood; Ted Cruz Lied About His Healthcare; Ted Cruz Spanks His Daughters...

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