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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...

Charges Dropped Against Reporters Arrested During RNC

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MINNEAPOLIS — Charges will be dropped against journalists who were arrested during protests at the Republican National Convention and cited for ...

TRNN Journalists Charged With Unlawful Assembly

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
The Real News

818 people were arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota in the days leading up to and during the RNC last week, several dozens were members of the media, covering the various protests.

Community Organizing on Skid Row Isn't So Easy

Samantha Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Samantha Page

According to Palin, being "a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities." But when asked about his day-to-day, L.A. community organizer "General Jeff" quipped back: "There isn't enough paper in the world to list everything I do."

W&W: Joe vs Sarah the (Unlicensed) Barracuda? And Yes, Ted Got Arrested...

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

So, um, lipstick? Yes, lipstick is the main story of the day; but why? Is it sexist? Is it a diversion? Is it just... lipstick?

Barack vs. the Bully Brigade, Part 1: Playground Politics at its Worst

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

If you were subjected to the whims of a bully or two in your youth, and especially if you're a parent today who frets for your kid's emotional safety,...

McCain And My Captive Cadets

David Haven Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Haven Blake

For my Air Force Academy students, the central moment of their imagined military lives was being a prisoner of war. They imagined captivity transformed soldiers into celebrities, as if POWs possessed a special currency that allowed them to exchange life as a retired officer for life as a presidential candidate.

McCain's Misogyny & Fear Keep Palin On Tight Leash!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

I've seen rampant militarism bankrupt every sector of this nation - from its tangible infrastructure to its intangible soul.

Is Team Obama Finally Ready to Fight?

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

Will Team Obama find its groove and come out swinging? Will a progressive 527 appear with memorable ads to save the day? It's hard to know --but this ad is a start.