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Romney-Obama Debate: Your Night In GIFs

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 9:34 PM

If you're watching the debate tonight, well, we're all in this together. Here are some animated GIFs of the event, updated as we make 'em:

There was some kind of hand competition going on here:

Talk to the finger (?)

My stack of gold...

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Paul Ryan Frat Photo Shows VP Candidate Has Changed Little Since 1992

(23) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 3:22 PM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan developed his political philosophy as an undergrad in the late '80s and early '90s at Miami University in Ohio. The New Yorker notes that the university is where he deepened his knowledge of conservative economic theory and Ayn Rand. Indeed, Rand's work

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'Free Franklin' Protesters Get Arrested During Demonstration

(7) Comments | Posted November 20, 2011 | 8:18 PM

WASHINGTON -- Eleven protesters who call their group "Free Franklin" were arrested Saturday night inside the vacant Franklin School building in downtown D.C.

The demonstrators had entered the school during the afternoon to protest the closure by then-Mayor Adrian Fenty of Franklin Shelter, which provided services for the...

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Syrian Ministry Of Defense Website Hacked By 'Anonymous'

(274) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 2:42 AM

The activist hacker group known as Anonymous appears to have vandalized the website of the Syrian Ministry of Defense. Visitors to the website early Monday morning were greeted with the green, white and black stripes and red stars of the Syrian flag. After a few moments, the Anonymous logo appears...

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Nerd News Roundup: Paying Attention So You Don't Have To

(3) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 5:20 PM

Nerd News Roundup is culled from tech and science blogs, with special attention given to trends in media, politics, and journalism. It is designed for those who do not have the time or inclination to search for this stuff on their own.

I sort the...

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Nerd News Roundup: Best of the Week

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 10:17 AM


Nerd News Roundup is culled from tech and science blogs, with special attention given to items related to trends in media, politics, and journalism. It is designed for writers who do not have the time or inclination to search for this stuff on their own.


From all corners...

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Nerd News Roundup: Useful Stuff You Probably Missed

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 10:36 PM

Most people are too busy using their technology to think about how they could use it better. Let me help you with that.

Nerd News Roundup is culled from tech and science blogs, with special attention given to items related to trends in media, politics, and journalism. It is designed...

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No Clear Mandate for Health Care Bill Repeal

(19) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 3:09 PM

WASHINGTON -- While most polls show that Americans' main concern at the moment is the economy, a considerable chunk of the political discourse remains focused on the health care bill Congress passed in March. Many Republicans have spoken out in favor of repealing the bill. Democrats seem less concerned about...

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Graph O'Lantern 'Outliers'

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2010 | 12:35 PM

Nate Silver and Dick Bennett assess 2010 pollster accuracy.

Pew Research examines the roles of Latinos and religious voters on Tuesday.

Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin discuss trends that cost Democrats in 2010.

Jon Ralston examines the Nevada...

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