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Jon Stewart Shows C-SPAN How To Handle Racist Callers (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"The Daily Show" did an enjoyable segment about the recent on-air incident on C-SPAN, in which a caller from North Carolina went on a racist diatribe ...

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C-SPAN Caller Assails Network For Taking Black Callers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This video's been making the rounds and it's worth watching, just for the bare flicker of recognition in Bill Scanlan's eyes when the C-SPAN host realizes that this is going to be one of "those calls."

Newt Gingrich Tells May Run for President in 2012

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker and perennial big thinker in the Republican party, said this morning that he will likely run for president in ...

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Profiles In Twittering: C-SPAN Builds An Online Bridge | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, with Twitter somewhere betwtixt the "So Hot Right Now" and "Backlash To The Whole Premise Of Whether It Is Now Or Has Ever Been Hot" stages, it's ...

Will Afghanistan be Obama's Tragic Folly?

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Solomon

Reminiscent of 1965, the tenet that we must send additional troops to Afghanistan is axiomatic in U.S. news media, on Capitol Hill and -- as far as can be discerned -- at the top of the incoming administration.

Kit Bond Tries To Backpedal From Waterboarding Comments

Crooks and Liars | Nicolle Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obviously, the Republican leadership has gotten to Sen. Kit Bond with the message: You're. Not. Helping. Our. Cause. by likening waterboarding to swim...