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Rally To Restore Sanity's Roots: Facing The Crossfire | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

For the next few days, we'll be celebrating the upcoming Rally To Restore Sanity/March To Keep Fear Alive by highlighting the ways in which "The Daily...

Jon Stewart's 'Million Moderate March'

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amarnath Amarasingam

For a purveyor of fake news, Jon Stewart has been recognized as one of the most trusted newsmen in the country. This may prove all the more true following his announcement of a Rally to Restore Sanity.

Amanda Terkel

Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Debate? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are few traditions more central to political campaigns than debates between the candidates. In the biggest races, they're nationally televised e...

Note to CNN: Hand Jon Stewart the Keys to Your Failing Network

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart is America's most trusted news anchor and if CNN wants to stay alive, they should put the Emmy winner in charge of their network for a month or so.

Shirley Sherrod Defended By Diverse Coalition Calling For USDA To Give Her Job Back

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Scroll down for videos, including a complete version of Shirley Sherrod's speech that started the controversy.*** Shirley Sherrod has accomplished...

Kanye West and Easing Political Tensions With Digital

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lauren DeLisa

The tension in our country after the passing of the health care bill seems to be at an all-time high. Harsh words, equally now with bullets, have flo...

Jason Linkins

Wolf Blitzer Celebrates 20 Years With CNN By Partying With Washington Wizards Mascot (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's video of CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who celebrated his twenty years of service at CNN in the company of Paul Begala and the Washington Wizards mascot: an anthropomorphic sack of blue WTF known as "Gee Whiz."

Begala Knocks Limbaugh: 'Don't Give Him Access To The Rams' Medicine Cabinet' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Paul Begala couldn't resist poking fun at Rush Limbaugh when the topic on CNN's The Situation Room turned to the conservative radio host potentially b...

Obama's Health Care Speech: Best and Worst Moments

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

Best and worst lines of the evening, wonkiest detail, most chilling line, best reference to a meme, worst moment and more.

Why I Loved Obama's Health Care Speech

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

Obama's speech rallied dispirited Democrats, reassured disenchanted independents and intimidated Republicans. He called out lies, and pledged to call out the right-wing thugs if they continue lying.

Even Camelot Needed Health Care

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Despite their grossest and most callow foibles and failings, among the three younger Kennedy brothers there was a deep, moral -- and literal -- concern for the nation's health.

Begala Rips Palin: She's "About Half A Whack Job" And A "Flaky Intellectual Lightweight" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paul Begala and Newt Gingrich have decidedly different views on whether former Governor Sarah Palin can make a political comback. Gingrich outlined h...

Jon Stewart: Still The Most Trusted Newscaster in America

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

Just last Friday we lost the most trusted man in America. This week we've anointed a fake journalist his replacement. Or so Time magazine would have us believe.

Mark Sanford is the Luckiest Politician on the Planet

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Rigby

It has been merely twelve days since Mark Sanford's disastrously-rambling press conference in which he admits to an on-going affair, not to mention le...

Sam Stein

Democrats Caution: Franken Won't Drastically Change Political Realities | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moments after former Sen. Norm Coleman conceded the drawn-out Minnesota Senate election to Al Franken, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said that that he would sign ...

MY Healthcare Problem

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Health insurance companies are not in the business of making healthcare easier for us; they are in business.

Paul Begala Schools Meghan McCain (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nick Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Meghan McCain got taken to task by Paul Begala during her appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday, leading her to tell Begala at one point "y...

Mr. Cheney, You Did Not Keep Us Safe

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

If 3,000 Americans had been killed on your watch, in an attack that could have been prevented, perhaps you'd be a little hesitant to accuse anyone else of endangering America.

Sam Stein

Ed Rollins Gives Obama An "A" For Keeping Country Safe | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As elected Republicans and former Bush administration officials whack the president for pursuing policies - from the closure of Gitmo to the release o...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

Mark it down. The bar has been set. We now have the test by which we judge all actions taken by the leaders of America: Is it worse than burning 120,000 people to death? Call it the Buchanan Hiroshima-Nagasaki Standard. Appearing on Hardball this week to defend the Bush administration's use of torture, Pat Buchanan tried to offer a little perspective: "Is waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a worse thing than dropping two atomic bombs on people and burning 120,000 people to death? Sending 40,000 more to death by radiation?" I guess he preferred that WWII reference to the one from Paul Begala about us executing Japanese soldiers who waterboarded American POWs. Elsewhere on the torture front, Sean Hannity offered to be waterboarded for charity. A little like one of those charity auctions where celebrities agree to have lunch with the highest bidder. Only with a suffocation appetizer.

A Tribute to Ron Silver

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Begala

As a fan of his movies and television roles, I will miss his acting. But as a political hyperbolist who sometimes goes too far, I will miss his civility even more.

James Carville To Conservative Bloggers: My Secret Strategy Sessions With White House Don't Exist

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative bloggers have managed to create a big stink over this Politico story reporting that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel privately tal...

Revealed: Rahm's Daily Calls To Begala, Carville, Stephanopolous

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So begins another morning in what may count as Washington's longest-running conversation -- a street-corner bull session between four old friends who ...

Bring Back the Stocks

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

As President Obama ushers in a new era of good feeling, allow me this potentially discordant note. As we finally stop torturing people, can we please start humiliating sleazeballs?

Sam Stein

Obama And Congress Learn To Dance | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As he prepares to take the oath of office, Barack Obama's biggest political roadblock may end up being institutional hurdles rather than a united Repu...