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Joe Wurzelbacher

Shots Fired. Madness in Progress.

Michael Winship | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

You've no doubt heard that this doesn't happen in countries like Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada where the gun rules are strict and lives are saved. But here the cycle of death, denial, resistance and madness goes on.

'Joe The Plumber' Gets A Union Job

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber," who gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential election, announced Sunday on his personal...

Joe The Plumber Makes Shocking 'Racist' Remark

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article attributed authorship of the essay to Joe Wurzelbacher. A portion of the essay was posted to Wurzelbach...

Joe The Plumber Tells Bullied Kids To 'Punch The Bully In The Face'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, widely known as "Joe the Plumber," released a PSA on Monday telling kids who are bullied in school to "punch the bully in the fac...

Unlikely Figure May Be The Next Joe The Plumber

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

By JOCELYN NOVECK, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- Is Big Bird the new Joe the Plumber? The "Sesame Street" character, its bright yellow fluffiness...

Allen West Gets Behind Joe The Plumber

Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as "Joe The Plumber" for his role in the 2008 presidential campaign, won the endorsement of Rep. Allen...

Joe The Plumber Likely To Win Republican Nomination In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

Joe the Plumber is back, possibly as a congressman. America's most famous (former) plumber, whose real name is Joe Wurzelbacher, is running on Tues...

Joe The Plumber Picks Up Endorsement In House Run

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Early voting in Ohio's primary election began Tuesday with news that Joseph Wurzelbacher, also known as Joe the Plumber, had received an endorsement i...

Amanda Terkel

Dennis Kucinich Makes Big 2012 Decision | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two longtime Ohio House Democrats will face off against each other in 2012, victims of a redistricting process that combined their congr...

WATCH: O'Donnell Clashes With Joe The Plumber

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.14.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell took a trip back to 2008 on his Thursday show, clashing with the man famously known as Joe the Plumber. The man also known by h...

Joe the Plumber Strangely Silent About Leak

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

While Mr. Wurzelbacher was known for being outspoken about tax policy and other matters during the 2008 campaign, he has been surprisingly tight-lipped about the leak, supposedly his area of professional expertise.

Joe The Plumber: McCain 'Screwed Up My Life'

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe the Plumber is no longer a fan of either Sarah Palin or John McCain, it seems. Joe, also known as Sam Wurzelbacher, told an audience in Pennsylva...

Joe The Plumber Comes Out Against Palin Running In 2012 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Forever a part of American electoral history, Joe Wurzelbacher--better known as "Joe the Plumber"--is hitting back at the media for its coverage of hi...

Jason Linkins and Alex Leo

A Year In The Spotlight: A Slideshow Salute To Joe The Plumber's Greatest Achievements (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins and Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama met many of his fellow countrymen, as he made his case for the presidency hither and yon. But only one of the ...

Joe The Failed Comedian: Wurzelbacher Performs Painful Routine At Stand-Up Contest (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The annual Funniest Celebrity in DC contest happened this week and while most of the people involved are not celebrities or funny, one contestant hit ...

Joe The Plumber On Running For Office: "God ... Was Like, 'No.'"

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe the Plumber is planning a Tea Party tour for the Fourth of July holiday, World Net Daily reports. Samuel Wurzelbacher first gained notoriety dur...

Joe The Plumber Suggests Lynching Chris Dodd

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," has had his fifteen minutes of fame during the 2008 election and was widely expected to ...

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Disowns "Ignoramus" Joe The Plumber Over "Queers" Comment (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Elisabeth Hasselbeck disowned "Joe The Plumber" Thursday morning on "The View." Hasselbeck, who campaigned on the trail with Sarah Palin in October, ...

"Joe The Plumber" Book Deal Details Emerge

CJR/Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a somewhat predictable move, Joe The Plumber, aka Samuel Wurzelbacher, has signed a book deal. Joe told Fox News that he was "broke," but still to...

Jason Linkins

Fox's Shepard Smith Forced To Offer Disclaimer After Joe The Plumber Interview | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe The Plumber was out on the trail with John McCain today, apparently giving the thumbs up to someone in the crowd who felt that an Obama Presidency would bring about the end of Israel.

McCain: They Don't Like Him, They Really Don't Like Him

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The expectations McCain brought to the race were impossibly high to fulfill, thanks to decades of media cheerleading and his ability to believe in his own hype.

Reading The Pictures: Plumbing The Truth

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-10-16-joe.jpg The angle the media is mostly avoiding is that Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher's intent to "corner" the celebrity tap dancer was motivated by racism.

Joe The Plumber: Obama Tap Dances Like "Sammy Davis Jr."

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a phone interview with CBS' Katie Couric, Joe Wurzelbacher said Barack Obama "tap dance[d] ... almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr." in their conversa...

Jason Linkins

Reporters Confront Joe The Plumber Outside His House | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It seems that Sarah Palin is going to have to cede some of the light of her celebrity to someone. We speak, of course, of Joe The Plumber. He's bald and middle class and dreamy!

Joe the Plumber: And a Slice of Warhol Pie

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Joe the Plumber's gone big-time -- a video on YouTube, an interview on Fox, his name in every conversation. And all because he asked Obama a question. With the cameras rolling.