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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...

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Daily Caller Has 'Exclusive' Report On Old News

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media

The Daily Caller has an "exclusive" report Tuesday that sounds an awful lot like an "exclusive" report from many, many years ago, but here goes: Presi...

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College Student Doesn't Get A Bad Example

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.14.2011 | Media

Attention is being paid to a story out of Toronto on Wednesday involving a York University professor who's having to fend off accusations of anti-Semi...

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American Jobs Act Starts The News Corp. War On Office Supplies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2011 | Media

Did anyone think, in their wildest imaginings that the fastener used to clip the actual pages of the American Jobs Act together would become the flashpoint for criticism in the media?

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How 'Tin Cup' Can Save America, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.25.2011 | Media

At a time when millions of Americans lack employment and the economy appears to be heading back into a period of prolonged dry-heaving, one of Thomas Friedman's prescriptives for America is for President Barack Obama to watch a 1996 Kevin Costner movie.

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George Pataki May Do Something 2012ish This Weekend, So Gird Your Loins, America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

Everyone who is anyone can tell you that the GOP base doesn't care for the current slate of candidates on offer. Or, at the very least, they can tell ...

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Are The American People Secretly To Blame For Congressional Gridlock? (No, That's Actually Crazy)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.18.2011 | Media

Our system of governance is broken. And as I remark almost as often, the way this broken system is covered by the media is also broken, and so our understanding of the reasons for the breakage suffers.

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Thomas Friedman Dreams Of A 'Grand Bargain,' In Which Sentimentality Saves America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2011 | Media

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has returned from another of his periodic sojourns into the cloudcuckooland of his own imagination, and brings us word of this dream he had, which he hopes to implant. The basic plot is this: In an alternate universe, our American lawmakers buck their traditional bases to come up with a plan -- it's a revision of an old plan, actually -- that singlehandedly eliminates the need for the Sad Guys On Trading Floors blog forever.

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Lindsay Lohan Will Let You Pay Her To Have Opinions On Monetary Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

Things got a little weird this week for enthusiasts of monetary policy when Hollywood ankle monitoring bracelet model and sometime actress Lindsay Lohan got all up in the Federal Reserve's grill on Twitter.

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An Online Poll For People Who Like To Stare At Crotches

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.31.2011 | Media

I don't know if you all are up to speed on "Weinergate," but over the weekend, Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) twitter account direct-messaged some crotch-shot to some unwitting woman in Seattle, and the ensuing pseudo-event caused a minor scandal.

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Here Are The Electoral Implications Of The Rapture, In Case You Were Wondering

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

Obviously, Harold Camping is a bad man who convinced hundreds of people to give him all their money and upend their livelihoods on a fraudulent apocalyptic notion, but none of that matters! Not when there are "electoral implications" to consider!

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Rand Uses Rand To Fight Lightbulbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

"Admit it," says Dave Weigel, "you were waiting for this." What, pray tell, is he referring to? He's talking about Rand Paul, quoting Ayn Rand at le...

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Iowa Family Receives 3 a.m. Visit From Drunk Pawlenty Campaign Worker

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

GOP presidential-hopeful Tim Pawlenty's Iowa operation is up and running. And apparently testing voter attitudes by "trespassing" in people's homes and "vomiting" in public after getting "wasted." Everyone who said that Pawlenty wasn't going to run an edgy campaign had better apologize now.

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Florida Lawmaker Reprimanded For Saying 'Uterus'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

Apparently, a lawmaker in the Florida House of Representatives ran afoul of that august body's rules of politesse today after he used an inappropriate word on the House floor today. That word: uterus. Wait, what?

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Polls Show That Many People Apparently Believe Health Care Reform Has Been Repealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Do you remember that time that the House passed a symbolic repeal of the Affordable Care Act, that didn't go anywhere, because Harry Reid is still the Senate Majority Leader and Barack Obama is still the President of the United States? Now, if you are aware of that vote, riddle me this: Are you left with the impression that the Affordable Care Act was actually repealed? If you answered "No," congratulations -- you are apparently in the smarter four-fifths of Americans.

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Obama Urged To Pardon Tom DeLay ... I Think Because Of Tucson? It's Really Confusing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) is well-known for tightly controlling rank-and-file Republicans with his "hammer," and "Dancing" with...

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Virginia Delegate Wants To Bring Back Confederate Money, Or Something

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As longtime Eat The Press readers may know, I have lived most of my life in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I schlepped around this state for many years...

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SHOCK: Daily Caller Reporter Figures Out Food Stamps Can Actually Buy Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For reasons beyond my understanding, the Daily Caller has a post up today that purports to investigate what a person can buy with food stamps. Well, ...

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Bristol Palin Is Ruining 'Dancing With The Stars' For Sally Quinn

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

God bless the slow week that is the Thanksgiving Holiday, because it's the best possible time to learn what Washington Post etiquette doyenne and prof...

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CNN's Election Night Will Be Full Of Mindbending Technological Overkill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What's CNN got planned for the upcoming election? Well, like last time, when they summoned animated "holograms" of Jessica Yellin and Will.I.Am, the network will dazzle us with crazy technology until we bleed from the brain.

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Washington Post Will Doggedly Pursue Both Sides Of 'Should Gay Teenagers Commit Suicide?' Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Post is just diligently exploring both sides of the issue! You did know that there are two completely rational sides to the debate over teens committing suicide because of homophobic bullying, didn't you?

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Elderly Men Now Just Beating Each Other Up Over Political Yard Signs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We're in the homestretch of the 2010 campaign season, so you know what that means: thousands of you are planting thousands of yard signs, all over the...

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The Washington Post Invites Anti-Gay Editorial On 'Coming Out' Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday was National Coming Out Day - a day devoted to supporting the members of the LGBT community who are our family, friends, and loved ones. It...

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Washington Post Reporter Says He Was Elated To Learn Of Homeless Man's Death [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week, we made note of St. Petersburg Times reporter Andrew Meacham who, when confronted by callous reader comments on the death notice of Neil Al...

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Oliver Stone Is Apparently Not Clear On The Concept Of 'Blogging'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Of the reasons why one should avoid Oliver Stone's new movie, Wall Street 2: Long Day's Journey Into A Night Of Money Not Sleeping Or Something, I find Stone's treatment of the world of blogging to be the most hilarious.