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I Liked This Richard Cohen Column A Lot Better When It Was A 'Seinfeld' Episode

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

"What's the deal with intimacy?" is the short version of the premise of today's piece from celebrated Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, who say...

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CNN Not Sure If Marco Rubio's Thirst Will Doom His Political Career, But Will Totally Get To The Bottom Of It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

CNN host Wolf Blitzer asks the question that everyone else has too much self-respect to ask: "Can a drink of water make or break a political career?" ...

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Free Beacon Claim That New Republic Purged Jewish Contributors Doesn't Hold Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

The New Republic, over the weekend, unveiled a brand spanking-new website -- the most outward-facing symbol of the magazine's semi-relaunch under the ...

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Dick Armey Has A Pretty Weird Explanation For Why He Gave An Interview To Media Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Last week, the ousted (but supremely well golden-parachuted) chairman of FreedomWorks, Dick Armey, gave an exclusive interview to the left-of-center M...

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Not Everyone Is Clear On The Relative Danger Posed By Ping-Pong Balls, Somehow

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

Courtesy of The Eagle, let's smash cut to the state of Texas, and the continuing struggle to have a national conversation about guns and kids and viol...

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Here Is The Dumbest Possible Article About The Petraeus Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Folks, if you had the ambition to pen the dumbest possible story on the ongoing and unfolding sex scandal that has taken Gen. David Petraeus from his ...

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Niall Ferguson Has Some Lu-Lu October Surprise Suggestions For Newsweek Readers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Over at Foreign Policy, Daniel Drezner has gotten a look-see at the latest Niall Ferguson column in Newsweek, and finds that the "Civilization" author...

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Politico Wimps Out On Response To Romney's Fraudulent Jeep Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

In case you missed me banging on about this on Twitter, here's an example of how not even Hurricane Sandy's fury can completely blow away "the stupid....

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CNN Reports That Women Voters Are Apparently Incapable Of Cognition, According To LOL Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

'Sup, girl. You feelin' sexy today? Do you feel like your womb is a verdant, flowering pasture of fertility? Are all those fuzzy little chemicals burn...

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Now There Is A Whole Article About Mitt Romney's Spray-Tan Regimen, For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

If you only have the time to read one article about the 2012 campaign today, you've got some real perilous choices to make. On the one hand, you could...

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Here Is The Most Unnecessary Story About The Aurora Movie Theater Shooter That Can Possibly Be Written

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.19.2012 | Media

This is a bit of a late pass, but Mediaite's Tommy Christopher has flagged one of the most gobsmackingly bizarre examples of a story that mixes a blan...

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Women Should Vote For Mitt Romney Because Of His Superior Bodily Fluids, According To National Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

I'm sort of gratified that someone has finally had the courage to argue for Mitt Romney's election based on theories culled from "Doctor Strangelove" ...

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Romney Spox Andrea Saul Gets Pilloried For Mentioning Candidate's Most Important Achievement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

So, it's come to this. Today, a spokeswoman for Mitt Romney responded to an attack ad disseminated by a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama. T...

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Rep. Steve King Defends Sadistic Dog-Fighting Enthusiasts From State Governments And Their Dumb Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Lord knows there aren't a whole lot of debates that we can say, in terms of broad nationwide consensus, are settled. For crying out loud, whether ...

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Democrats Trying To Make 'Panthers Stadium' Happen

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Maggie Haberman reports that for the second time, the host committee responsible for spreading the good cheer about the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina has referred to the venue for Thursday night's speech from President Barack Obama as "Panthers Stadium." "Panthers Stadium," if I recall correctly, is where the Dillon Panthers of the "Friday Night Lights" teevee series play. Certainly this would be a bold and transcendental move, to have the last night of the convention take place in a fictional town in Texas. But that's not actually happening. Rather, the folks behind the convention would just prefer to play down the actual name of the Carolina Panthers' home field -- Bank Of America stadium.

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NYT's Awkward Timing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Remember how last week, Politico wrote this mammoth indictment about how The New York Times and the Washington Post were engaged in a seedy practice o...

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Things That Are Better Than Having Dinner With Donald Trump And Mitt Romney, According To Twitter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

As you no doubt know, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has inexplicably decided that a continuing association with birther looney-tune Donald Trum...

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Conservative Website Freaks Out Over Obama Fundraiser Who Made Striptease Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

The Washington Free Beacon -- which, if you don't happen to be playing the home game version of Washington's blog soap opera, was conceived of as a co...

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CNN Is Terrible. Here's Why.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.04.2012 | Media

CNN is terrible. A God-awful, wall-to-wall, epic mess. And now, they have, in their hands, the clearest sign yet of how bad things have actually gotten.

10 Things That Mean Less Than A Trump Endorsement

Posted 02.02.2012 | Comedy

It was the endorsement heard round the world... but outside of Trump's head, how much does his endorsement of Mitt Romney really matter? We used al...

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Donald Trump Manufactures Another Pseudo-Event For Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

One of the things you learn from watching political coverage, especially during an election season, is how important it is for the Big-Time Political ...

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Surely President Obama Is Joking About This Whole 'Let's Have Larry Summers Run The World Bank' Thing!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

The hot scoop of the day, where emeritus members of the Committee To Save The World are concerned, is that President Barack Obama is mulling naming fo...

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Looks Like Someone At CNN Accidentally Published Wolf Blitzer's Most Insipid Thoughts About Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media

Wolf Blitzer thinks that politics and the people who do politics are, like, really super neat, for reals! That is what I've divined from these several...

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Politifact Has Decided That A Totally True Thing Is The "Lie Of The Year," For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2011 | Media

Paul Krugman wakes up this morning, mourning the death of Politifact. He has good cause! In announcing its 2011 "Lie Of The Year," the truth-squadding...

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Mitt Romney Needs To Turn Down The Trump Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

UPDATE, 4:17pm: Mitt Romney has evidently taken my advice. Donald Trump, through a spokesman, sent over a response to Romney's decision not to atte...