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Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

Reid's Nuclear Disarmament Meeting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An extraordinary meeting is taking place today, which all 100 senators have been invited to attend. This should really not be an extraordinary thing -- you'd think that all senators meeting together would just be an actual floor session in the Senate -- but it is because it's actually a political meeting, with the doors closed.

They Deserve an Up-or-Down Vote

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

DREAM Act kids? They deserve a vote. Judicial nominees? They deserve a vote. As long as the "they" being referenced are sympathetic to the vast majority of the American public, then the logic works.

YouTube Stars Take To MTV To Premiere Music Videos (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

As a bonafide YouTube star, DeStorm is still cranking out roughly nine videos a week, including his daily vlogs, video on his second channel, and a big music video on his main channel.

Romany Malco Recreates Oscar-Nominated Best Actor Performances (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

To round out our Academy Awards-themed week, actor Romany Malco ("Weeds", "40 Year-Old Virgin," "Think Like A Man") performs monologues from this ye...

YouTube's Best Parodies of Oscars 2013 Best Picture Nominees (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

For your pre-Oscars 2013 enjoyment, What's Trending gathered YouTube's most popular parodies of the films nominated for Best Picture at this Year's Academy Awards.

65 Latino Stars Nominated For ALMA Awards: Meet The Class Of 2012 (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 09.16.2012 | Latino Voices

Nominations for the 2012 ALMA Awards—which honor the positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field—have been announced, and this year'...

On the Republican Menu? Indigestion.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.29.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

George Orlando Pickemright -- "G.O.P." to his friends, and he has millions of friends -- has a menu in his hands, and a hole in his soul. Where there ought to be passion -- the white heat of unbridled appetite -- he feels only vague stirrings.

Obama Interviews Elena Kagan For Supreme Court Nominee

Newsweek | By Daniel Klaidman and Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEWSWEEK has learned that President Obama interviewed Solicitor General Elena Kagan at the White House on Friday for the open seat on the Supreme Cour...

Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Case For Selecting A Sitting Politician

Politico | William Yeomans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But the president has an option that could minimize the filibuster threat, speed confirmation, avoid turning the court farther right, increase the cou...

Dawn Johnsen Nomination Sent Back To White House For 'Reconsideration'

The Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If passing health-care reform was the Senate's Christmas present to President Obama, then the confirmation of more than 30 of his nominees might as we...

Obama Nominees Still Being Stalled By Republicans

The New York Times | Helene Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost every day, the news releases go up on the White House Web site and go out to reporters: "President Obama announces more key administration post...

Sam Stein

Ben Nelson Tougher On Obama's Nominees Than Bush's

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson's opposition to President Obama's choice to head the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel appears to be the key obstacle to her ...

Q & A: Sean Penn and Gus Van Sant Pour Out Their Hearts about Milk

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

A diffident, and at times, defiant, hour-long press conference took place with cast members of Milk recently, but it didn't yield much of a sustained discussion on the film's talking points.