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The Top 20 Craziest Quotes by Tea Party Candidates

(11) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 6:15 PM

Regardless of the outcome of the 2010 elections, the Tea Party has already made history by spawning the craziest crop of political candidates America has ever seen. Judge for yourself by reading this assemblage of Tea Party wisdom on everything from Nazi reenactments and violent revolutions to masturbation, witchcraft, and...

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Apple Still Rejecting Political Satire Apps, Despite Outcry

(5) Comments | Posted April 17, 2010 | 8:40 PM

If you've ever been in the middle of a heated political argument and wish you had a witty retort to hurl at your partisan adversaries, sorry, Apple won't let you have an app for that.

In the latest example of Apple's selective censorship of political satire on the iPhone, Apple...

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Surviving the Obama Comedy Crisis: A Report From the Front Lines

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2009 | 4:52 PM

For those in the business of political mockery, the last 16 years have been a glorious golden age. If Bill Clinton was a full-employment act for political comedians, then George W. Bush was a welfare program.

But when Barack Obama takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, the era...

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2008's Most Laughable Political Antics

(34) Comments | Posted December 27, 2008 | 8:39 PM

In a year when everyone was looking for a bailout, politicians did more for political comedy than any other industry. We had governors gone rogue, reverends gone wild, shoe-throwers, imaginary snipers and, of course, everyone's favorite mavericky, Prada-wearing hockey mom. As a salute to those who made this the funniest...

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McCain and Palin In Their Own Words: 25 Laughable Quotes

(2) Comments | Posted October 15, 2008 | 12:28 PM

1. "Our economy, I think, is still ― the fundamentals of our economy are strong." ―John McCain, Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 15, 2008 (Source)

2. "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book." ―McCain, as quoted in the Boston Globe,...

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Sarah Palin, by the Numbers

(14) Comments | Posted September 18, 2008 | 4:31 AM

Sarah Palin may lie, but numbers don't. Her record speaks for itself:

2007: the year in which Sarah Palin first obtained a passport (Source)

312: the number of nights during her first 19 months in office that Palin charged taxpayers a "per diem" totaling $16,951 for staying in her...

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The Other Math: How the Democratic Race Was Really Won

(2) Comments | Posted June 9, 2008 | 5:33 PM

This year's Democratic nominating process was so convoluted and arcane, who could possibly make sense of it? Here's how the outcome could have been determined with just as much accuracy and without the affliction of 21 election nights:

"Obama Girl" makes the case for Obama in her hit video, "

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The Year's Most Laughable Political Antics

(9) Comments | Posted December 22, 2007 | 5:54 PM

The late-night comedians may have made an early exit from the scene, but fortunately there was no shortage of political punch lines in 2007. From tapping toes and UFO encounters to prostitution scandals and $400 haircuts, it was a year in which politicians did their best to satirize themselves. As...

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