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The Presidential Debate Started With Super-Awkward Minutes Of Silence

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

Americans watching the first 2016 presidential debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and real estate developer Donald Trump on C-SP...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton Feels Common Core Pain

Anthony Cody | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Anthony Cody

Hillary Clinton may need to school herself a bit more on "Leave No Child Behind," and the real story of the Common Core, if she wants to move teachers, students and parents off the sidelines. Those of us whose lives are being organized and sorted out for us have a different perspective on these tests.

Kings of the Hill: Man Accidentally Watches CSPAN 3, Proclaims "Perfect Enlightenment"

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. Steve Israel

Boars Head delivery driver Bobby McPhee held a press conference outside his Stutsville Ohio home to announce that he had mistakenly watched a few minutes of CSPAN 3 and now "totally gets democracy."

'Fresh Prince' Prank Called Into C-SPAN And It Was Amazing

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Add "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" impersonators to the growing list of bizarre C-SPAN callers. During a segment on the Iran nuclear negotiations on Wed...

Dear Senators: A Note to Five Who Lost

Toby Moffett | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Toby Moffett

It's time to start letting go of the senator, and reacquaint yourself with that person you really are.

Mom Scolds Pundit Sons On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Media

We've all been embarrassed by our mothers at one time or another. But chances are our moms never called in to scold us on live national television. ...

Igor Bobic

Democratic Congressman Hilariously Recommends 'Sexting' As An Organizing Tool | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) may have found the solution to Democrats' woes at the polls this November. In a Labor Day C-SPAN appearance that was fla...

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes be...

Ear-Picking Congressman Clears The Air

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) quickly gained Internet fame when C-SPAN footage of him picking at his ear, inspecting his finger, then nibbling at his finge...

Dem Rep Learns The Hard Way That C-SPAN Is Always Watching

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) is about to learn a valuable lesson: C-SPAN is always watching. During a House Judiciary Committee meeting last week, the ...

Dem Blasts Global Warming Skeptics As 'Blathering Idiots'

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) delivered a fiery speech Wednesday urging action to combat global warming and blasting Republicans for their climate chang...

Congressman Tim Murphy 'Gets' Serious Mental Illness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

As a lifelong Democrat, it pains me to say the best advocate for people with serious mental illness appears to be Representative Tim Murphy, the Republican Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

Two Thoughts on Navigating the "Fiscal Cliff"

Grover Norquist | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Grover Norquist

First, we can and should demand that the negotiations between Congress and the White House be done in front of C-SPAN cameras. Second, once a "deal" is agreed to, it should be written down in legislative language and put online for every American to read.

The Networks Owe Us More Convention Coverage

Scott Blakeman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Media
Scott Blakeman

Showing reruns in primetime is far more lucrative than convention coverage. But if the three major networks want to avoid rightful challenges to the licenses of its stations, they should accept their mandated responsibility to serve the public interest and not just their bottom line.

Architect Of Health Care Law On GOP Repeal: 'They Could Do It'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Supreme Court's landmark health care ruling in the books, a main Obamacare architect weighed in Sunday on the possibility of it...

C-SPAN's Big Ask Of The Supreme Court

Posted 11.16.2011 | Media

C-SPAN has asked the Supreme Court to let C-SPAN cameras into its courtroom. The Supreme Court agreed this week to hear oral arguments challenging ...

Jason Cherkis

Bank Of America To Perry: 'We Will Help You Out' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Bank of America executive offered more than just encouragement to Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a CSPAN clip uncovered by blog ZeroHedge. H...

Elise Foley

WATCH: Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Don't Think Any Of Us Have A Facebook Page Or A Tweet' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said this weekend that he encourages clerks not to tweet, adding that none of the nine justices...

A Viewer's Guide to C-SPAN (VIDEO)

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Crawford

Here are some tips for C-SPAN junkies who might find watching Congress a bit puzzling at times. Clunky opening ceremonies and endless roll calls? It's all here.

WATCH: C-SPAN Panelist Seeks Awkward Romantic Revenge On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An awesomely awkward incident graced the airwaves of C-SPAN 2 earlier this month, when a member of a book panel burned a fellow panelist over a past r...

Washington's Politics And Prose: Another Independent Bookseller Up For Sale

The Washington Post | Michael Rosenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Politics and Prose, the iconic independent bookstore on Connecticut Avenue NW that has held on against withering competition from Barnes & Noble, Amaz...

The F Word: Learning From Health Care Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So this is what I learned from the last weekend of the health care reform debate. First, lay a coffin at a White House fence and you're subject to arrest.

The DC Tickle Fight

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

It's a shame Eric Massa is leaving when he is. Never mind the definite impression he's a wacko, lying sleaze bag; just as Democrats are groping for some way to pass health care reform, he bails, just when his expertise would be useful.

HCR Summit Reax: Much Ado About Nothing?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

It was awesome, awe-inspiring, amazing, and... boring? In the 24 hours since President Obama sat down with Congress, we've all had time to reflect on ...