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LOOK: Which Celebrities Will Help Celebrate The Inauguration?

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 01.18.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital is about to welcome hundreds of thousands of people for President Obama's second inauguration. A few hundred of tho...

George Clooney Fundraiser Brings In Huge Haul For Obama Campaign

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

While Republicans mocked President Barack Obama for holding fundraiser at the home of George Clooney, he may be the one getting the last laugh. The...

Romney Attacks Obama For 'Slow-Jamming The News'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Super PACs and presidential campaigns are legally prohibited from coordinating with one another. But it's not hard to echo and amplify one another's m...

WATCH: Karl Rove-Linked Super PAC Slams Obama As 'Celebrity President'

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

The Karl Rove-linked, pro-GOP super PAC American Crossroads is out with a new ad attacking President Barack Obama as a "celebrity president." The 4...

Disappointed Hollywood Giving Obama Cold Shoulder

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 11.16.2011 | Entertainment

At this point in the previous presidential election cycle, Barack Obama was a Hollywood heartthrob. The entertainment industry's ardent Democratic act...

Access Hollywood: "We're Going To Treat The Obamas Like A Hollywood Family"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Obama family has helped sell magazines and newspapers, as well as deliver record ratings to politically-themed program this election season. Now,...

It's the Democracy, Stupid: Campaigns of McCain and Palin Show How They Would Govern

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The disconnect between McCain's words and his actions, all in an effort to distort his record, is the central approach to his campaign. And it smells a lot like the last eight years of Bush.

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama Confronts Himself | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was mile-high Democratic euphoria in Denver last night as Barack Obama promised to restore the prosperity and national honor which have so grave...

Predicting Obama's Invesco Memes

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Weinberger

This might be one: "John McCain will use images of this event against us. When he sees tens of thousands of Americans eager to participate, he sees celebrity. As I look out tonight, I see democracy."

Black Magic

Nicholas Stephanopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicholas Stephanopoulos

If the race continues to tighten, Obama may have to select between victory and honor, black magic and white. McCain has already made his choice. Obama's moment of decision is nigh.

Reading The Pictures: Looking Into McCain's And Obama's Soles

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-08-19-mccain_plane_ferragamo.jpgJust like Cheney wearing those beat up loafers on a diplomatic trip to the Middle East, the focus here is not fashion -- it's character.

Seth Colter Walls

Laughable: How McCain Abuses The Humor Card | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The comedy stylings of John McCain can fall awkwardly on the ear. From rape jokes to casual ditties about bombing Iran, the Arizonan's affinity for of...

The Unbearable Lightness Of Obama's Alleged Elitism

Ken Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ken Allen

He is too educated and yet not deep enough? An answer to the paradoxical arguments used against Obama may lie in our inability to fit him into the stereotypes we use to make sense of the world.

McCain's "Celebrity" Ads Succeed -- In Distracting

Shawn M. Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shawn M. Henderson

Talking about Paris and Britney is not talking about healthcare and Iraq. There were 85 million potential voters who didn't vote in the last election. Obama needs to let them know what he can do for them.

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: Hot White Women Like Obama (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just when you thought the real world concerns coming out of Eastern Europe might send the Presidential campaign winging back in a more adult direction...

Seth Colter Walls

Obama's Celeb Ad Adopts McCain Line Of Attack | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For good or for ill, the "celebrity" meme is here to stay in the presidential race. After John McCain's campaign attacked Barack Obama on the grounds...

The Dumb Politics of "Celebrity"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sounds like "celebrity" applies to both these men who happen to be running for president, spending millions to reach out to voters who see them every day on TV, in the papers, and staring up from magazine covers. But otherwise, totally anonymous.

Sam Stein

McCain Ad: Celebrity Obama Will Take Away Your Life Savings | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain camp released a harsh new ad Friday that, playing off of the idea that Obama is an out-of-touch celebrity, suggests -- through the very cad...

Sam Stein

Attack Ad Redux: McCain Hits Obama On Celebrity, Taxes | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not dissuaded by Paris Hilton's humorous rebuke of his first attack ad, John McCain returned to the celebrity theme on Wednesday when he released a sp...

Sam Stein

Obama Continues His Energy, Anti-McCain Offensive | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming off a week in which he was compared to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and saw his standing in the polls drop, Democrats' chief concern when as...

McCain's Mad Mockery

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sara Haile-Mariam

I can attest to the effectiveness of Obama's message because my political involvement is a product of his candidacy. Republican mockery is not an equal response. Citizen involvement is a victory for the country.

Barack Obama Just Loves Young White Women

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In watching "Celeb" about 25 times over, the thought never once struck us that Obama was being defamed with the insinuation that he likes to dabble in "young white women." What made us even go there?

Sam Stein

RNC Launches 'Obama Is A Celeb' Website | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's "Celeb" ad, which he portrayed Barack Obama as an intellectually vacant pop star, made several members of the GOP recoil. Most notably, ...

Jason Linkins

Andrea Mitchell Confronts McCain's Campaign Manager On 'Celebrity' Ad | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

My, it's funny how things change. Just scant months ago, the crowds Obama was drawing on the stump were being dismissed as something for which the ca...

Jason Linkins

McCain's Paris Hilton-Britney Spears Ad (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's a fine line between smart and clever, and a similar border between clever and stupid, and John McCain's campaign ads keep on standing on all the wrong sides.