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Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Amanda Terkel

Clay Aiken: Congress Could Learn A Thing Or 2 From 'American Idol' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Singer Clay Aiken launched his bid for Congress Wednesday, saying he was confident it was possible to win as a Democrat running in a con...

IT'S OFFICIAL: Clay Aiken Running For Congress

AP | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina. Aiken said Wednesday he'll seek the Dem...

GOP Rep: Clay Aiken Couldn't Even Win 'American Idol,' Let Alone Congressional Seat

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) says she isn't too impressed by her potential new congressional challenger, former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken. ...

Stephen Calabria

Don't Expect The Words 'Congressman Clay Aiken' Any Time Soon | Stephen Calabria | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

Singer Clay Aiken has been exploring a bid for Congress, but history suggests he may face an uphill battle if he runs. Recent reports say the form...

Clay Aiken Makes Moves Toward Congressional Bid: Report

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Following earlier claims that Clay Aiken was considering a congressional run in North Carolina, a local report says the former "American Idol" contest...

Look Inside Clay Aiken's $2.7 Million Mansion

Celebuzz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Maybe Clay Aiken will have better luck in the political game, because somehow we're thinking his future as a real estate tycoon may not quite work out...

Clay Aiken Reportedly Considering Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Clay Aiken, best known for being the runner-up in the second season of American Idol, is considering a run for Congress, the Washington Blade reports....

'Law and Order: SVU' Season 15, Episode 7 Recap: Almost Like 'American Idol,' But With Terrible Crimes

Anna Taberski | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Anna Taberski

While last week we got fake Weinergate, this week we get fake "American Idol."

This Photo Of Clay Aiken Is EVERYTHING | Posted 10.07.2013 | Celebrity

Just in case you didn't know, Clay Aiken is a beautiful ray of sunshine and happiness in an otherwise cold, cruel world. Everything can be made better...

WATCH: Aaron Rodgers On 'The Office'

Posted 05.10.2013 | Sports

Before Thursday night, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had little in common with former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken. That changed when the Super...

Clay Aiken On What's Wrong With 'Idol'

Posted 12.17.2012 | TV

Clay Aiken has noticed a shift in "American Idol." Aiken, was the runner up in Season 2 of the Fox singing competition series said the show has shifte...

Country Singer Calls Clay Aiken A Racist For RNC Tweet

Posted 08.30.2012 | Entertainment

Country singer John Rich blasted Clay Aiken as "racist" and "idiotic" for a tweet the "American Idol" alum sent out about the Republican National Conv...

What If One Of The One Direction Boys Were Gay?

Ben Harvey | Posted 10.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Ben Harvey

While it may be none of anyone's business, the One Direction members' sexuality matters a lot to their fanbase. One Direction as a business entity has made a crapload of money simply for the fact that they're heartthrobs, so there's a lot on the line.

Arsenio Hall Basks In 'Celebrity Apprentice' Win

Posted 05.21.2012 | TV

Three months and eighteen contestants later, Donald Trump crowned Arsenio Hall the latest “Celebrity Apprentice” winner Sunday night, as the forme...

'Celebrity Apprentice' Finale: Who Got Hired?

Posted 05.21.2012 | TV

Aubrey O'Day was still bitter about not making the final two on "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on NBC). In the season finale, the third p...

Michelangelo Signorile

LISTEN: Clay Aiken Discusses 'Celebrity Apprentice' Finale, North Carolina's Amendment One, And More | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.19.2012 | Gay Voices

A few days before his face-off with Arsenio Hall on the finale of Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” (Sunday night on NBC), Clay Aiken wa...

Chris Harnick

Who's The Man Donald Trump Says He Could Never Fire? | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.18.2012 | TV

On "The Celebrity Apprentice," Donald Trump has no problem firing Academy Award winners, Olympians and reality stars, but there's one man who he could...

Clay Aiken On Gay Marriage: 'We're Going To Be Ashamed We Were Against This' In 20 Years

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

"American Idol" alum Clay Aiken took to CBS's "Face the Nation" over the weekend to talk North Carolina's Amendment One as well as President Obama's e...

'Celebrity Apprentice': Who Made It To The Final Two?

Posted 05.14.2012 | TV

The penultimate episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sun., 9 pm. ET on NBC) offered up perhaps the most shocking elimination yet. For much of the se...

Clay Aiken's Mom: 'My Life Became A Roller Coaster'

Pat Gallagher | Posted 07.12.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Not all of us know what it is like to have a celebrity son or daughter, but it's interesting to pick the brain of a mother who has shared the "stage" with a famous offspring. And who better to talk to than Faye Parker, better known as Clay Aiken's mother?

'Celebrity Apprentice' Fires Two, But Who Went Home?

Posted 05.07.2012 | TV

It was a double elimination on "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on NBC) as the Final Five quickly became the Final Three. After flopping on...

'Celebrity Apprentice': Clay Aiken vs. Dayana Mendoza

Posted 04.30.2012 | TV

On "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on NBC) Clay Aiken was teamed up with Lisa Lampanelli and Dayana Mendoza for a challenge in which they ...

Lisa Lampanelli And Clay Aiken Partake In Adult Improv Puppet Show | Posted 06.15.2012 | TV

Oh, that Lisa Lampanelli. She's a randy one! Whether she's roasting celebrities, yelling at Venezuelan models, performing puppetry, doing stand-up com...

Vissa D'arte Even on The Celebrity Apprentice

Penn Jillette | Posted 06.01.2012 | TV
Penn Jillette

It was this week's episode of Celebrity Apprentice where Donald Trump and Clay Aiken understood that they didn't understand me, and feeling misunderstood by Donald Trump and Clay Aiken is its own kind of joy. Passion and art can be more important than money.