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Say Buh-Bye To The Reality-Based Community: Karl Rove, Armstrong Williams And The Crazy-Making Politico Breakfast

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Karl Rove told the story of how Cindy McCain visited Bangladesh with Mother Teresa and encountered two sick little girls and took them both home. It's a heartwarming story, no question -- but hearing it from Rove is just plain creepy.

Buck Up, Media. If You're The Enemy, You're Finally Doing Something Right

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sarah Palin, who has spent less than a week in the media spotlight and has thus far made herself completely unavailable for interviews, is blasting the media with both barrels, deriding them for daring to cover her.

Your Evening Vlog, Brought To You By Our Sponsor, The CNN Grill

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here is the latest installment of the Morning Vlog Except We Hate The Word Vlog, captured in the falling light of dusk before the glowing neon of the ...

Meghan McCain's New Book: "My Dad, John McCain" (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night we went to the launch party for Meghan McCain's new children's book, My Dad, John McCain, all about her dad's life story and rise to be the...

My First Convention: Joel Stein

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Time and LAT columnist Joel Stein, who is a God to people in their twenties and thirties, talks about his first convention, why he's shy around Tom Br...

My First Convention: Ana Marie Cox

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Time and CQ Politics contributor, original Wonkette and current vlog star Ana Marie Cox, talks about her first convention, learning to love political...

David Carr and Rex Sorgatz: Guide to Minneapolis

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NYT media columnist and Night Of The Gun author David Carr and Fimoculous lady-killing link-blogger Rex Sorgatz, both former denizens of Minneapolis, ...

HuffPo Luncheon All A-Twitter About New Media

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today we attended HuffPo Luncheon: RNC Edition, which was actually one of the most feisty and interesting panels we've witnessed (though this morning'...

My First Convention: Laura Ingraham

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conservative pundit and TV/radio host Laura Ingraham talks about her first convention, including what, exactly, comedian Chris Rock called her on "Po...

Vlogging For Gustav: How You Can Help

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Glynnis-Ana-Rachel early-morning vlog show is back, this time fully-clothed and well-fed after the Politico breakfast, which was well-tweeted here...

My First Convention: Karen Tumulty

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We caught up with Time's Karen Tumulty (pronounced TU-mult-y, not Tu-MUL-ty, but she assured me that everyone makes that mistake, even members of her ...

The Wisdom of Twitter

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

John Dickerson has quickly emerged as one of my favorite people on Twitter. Read more of him here. (Oh, and I guess at Slate, too.) ...

McCain Is Still Taking Weekends Off

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just a month out from election day, neither Barack Obama nor John McCain has undertaken the sort of grinding public schedule that until now had been t...

New Voter Scam: Students "Warned" Of Undercover Police At Polls

ABC | Avni Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Election officials and watchdog groups are bracing for the wave of sneaky or suspicious phone calls, leaflets and emails that typically hit battlegrou...

Lieberman: Palin Will Win "With God's Help"

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via CNN streaming video, I watched Sarah Palin's event in Clearwater, Florida, this morning. She was heartily introduced there by John McCain's pal Jo...

R.N.C., Following McCain's Lead, Surrenders Michigan

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The Republican National Committee, following the McCain-Palin campaign's decision earlier today to effectively surrender Michigan's 17 electoral votes...

An Interview with Ted Leo: Providing Post-RNC Rx

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Moss

When word of the RNC violence and arrests traveled east, Leo and the band decided to record two new songs. I chatted with him about life as a political songwriter, and of course, pigs in lipstick.

Nico Pitney

RNC Ad Tries To Tie Bailout Plan To Obama | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain "suspended" his presidential campaign last week to ensure passage of the Wall Street bailout package, claiming that if Congress didn't act...

Alaska Lawmakers: Campaign Moving To Stall Probe

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The McCain-Palin campaign is "moving on many fronts" to stall an investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused the powe...

Risky Business: McCain Plays Politics With Weather

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Ike revealed many things. Houstonians saw the city in a new light--or sometimes none at all. One afternoon we drove around our hot city, fully intact,...

"St. John McCain" Has A Nice Ring To It

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

He will stop thinking about being president to go to the Senate and save the day. The American day, not the Republican or Democratic day.

Republicans Admit to Being Party of Corruption

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

In a stunning announcement, Republicans acknowledged today that they were in fact the party of political corruption.

GOP Convention Violence Reviewed; Forum Attendees Struggle For Meaning

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

No clear definition of a journalist was reached. The deputy had no solid suggestions to take back to the city of St. Paul to help prevent a repeat of the RNC protests and the aftermath, and members of the general public had no idea whom they could count on for solid information in this critical election year.

Clearing Up Political Confusion

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Bendersky

Every so often an email chain letter comes my way that is actually interesting. This isn't about saving Sesame Street from NEA funding cuts, but this email I just received was too good to not share.

Nielsen: Uncommitted Voters More Engaged By RNC Telecasts

NielsenWire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Voters not yet committed to either candidate were 12% more engaged by TV coverage of the GOP convention than the Democratic convention, according to a...