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Critics Claim President Lincoln Guilty of Political Pandering in Emancipation Proclamation

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Today President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing 3 million slaves. Critics of the President were quick to condemn his action. The town crier shouted that that this was further evidence of the President's war on families.

Four Myths About Politics and Comedy

Mary Phillips-Sandy | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Mary Phillips-Sandy

Writing a 3,000-word feature on campaign spending is hard. Writing ten funny jokes about campaign spending is also hard. Some people are good at the former, some people are good at the latter and some people are good at both, but those people are unicorns.

Changing the World From the Comfort of Your Own Home

Lee Camp | Posted 06.24.2012 | Comedy
Lee Camp

As you've probably heard, the Occupy movement is promoting a general strike on May 1st -- a day when we, the 99%, don't work, shop, go to school, or d...

Burma -- Or Is it Myanmar? -- Goes to See Its Shrink

MP Nunan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Comedy
MP Nunan

"I had a really bad weekend," Burma says. "Or a really good one," says the shrink. "The first reasonably free-and-fair election since 1990?"

Limbaugh's New Sponsors

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.21.2012 | Comedy
Sam Greenfield

Rush Limbaugh has lost a lot of advertisers as a result of calling a young female law student a slut and a prostitute. However, I have some ideas for filling the gap of lost revenue.

Baratunde Thurston's Epic SXSW Keynote Address

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 03.10.2012 | Comedy

Comedian and author of "How to Be Black"  delivered his SXSW keynote titled "How to Read the World" today to a packed room of hundreds. His thrus...

R.I.P. Steve Bridges

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Bridges was a funny man who died too young. He was a living reminder that whatever our differences, our shared humanity and our ability to laugh at and with each other, binds us together. He and his work will be missed.

Aaron Sankin

Our Favorite Political Comedian Talks Being Taboo In The Big City | Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.09.2012 | San Francisco

W. Kamau Bell doesn't seem like the type of comedian who explicitly set out to be a "political comedian." Like every good stand-up comic, Bell's jo...

Top 20 David Brooks False Equivalencies of 2011

Jonathan Bines | Posted 02.29.2012 | Media
Jonathan Bines

Although we may not yet know what troubles the nation will face in the coming year, thanks to David Brooks, we do know that whatever they are, both sides will be equally to blame.

How to Speak Republican

Jonathan Bines | Posted 12.24.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Bines

I have compiled what I believe to be the first comprehensive Republican-to-English dictionary, featuring words commonly used by the GOP, and their English translations, alphabetized for your convenience

Thank You, Rick Santorum

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Sen. Daylin Leach

What made me want to thank Rick yesterday was his most honest, righteous and true statement on Governor Corbett's scheme to rig future presidential elections by apportioning electoral votes by congressional district.

18 Political Satirists You Should Follow On Twitter

Posted 09.21.2011 | Comedy

If you're like us, you have all kinds of funny people in your Twitter stream. One type that is a continuing source of both laughs and information are ...

"Yes We Can" to "Yeah... We Will"

Henry Melcher | Posted 09.06.2011 | Comedy
Henry Melcher

In 2012, I will proudly cast my ballot for President Obama. With young support like this, Obama can win, ideally making him The Godfather: Part II of presidents. Don't worry, most people my age haven't seen it, me included. My parents said it's good.

WATCH: Brian Williams For President Campaign Announced

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.21.2011 | Comedy

What's better than Brian Williams slow-jamming the news? Brian Williams making the news by running for president. Of course, the NBC Nightly News hos...

We Are Friends

Martin Marks | Posted 08.08.2011 | Comedy
Martin Marks

An Open Letter from Colonel Gaddafi to the American People. To the Good Citizens of the United States, Over the past several days, I've taken time ...

WATCH: 'Daily Show' Correspondent Clip Of The Week

Posted 08.10.2011 | Comedy

In the wake of Weinergate, we here at HuffPost Comedy weren't the only ones who reflected on the historical crotch shots that have brought our nation ...

WATCH: Hilarious Opposites Attract Video Has Carville & Matalin Cameo

Posted 08.08.2011 | Comedy

Paula Abdul was right: opposites do attract. In addition to being an adorable send-up the notion of strange bedfellows, the newest video from count...

WATCH: Think You Know Jimmy McMillan? Think Again

Posted 08.06.2011 | Comedy

If you thought presidential hopeful Jimmy McMillan was only about rent and it's propensity for being "too damn high," then we've got some news for you...

WATCH: National Dating Standards Lowered?

Posted 08.05.2011 | Comedy

In order to stimulate the flagging dating sector, the Federal Dating Agency has temporarily lowered the national dating standard. Did those words m...

WATCH: The True Pledge Of Allegiance

Posted 07.30.2011 | Comedy

When you're a kid, you do lots of things without really understanding why: Wear a helmet, take a vitamin, don't say "suck" in front of your grandmothe...

NSFW: Who F*cked It Up & Who Is Going To Unf*ck It Up?

Posted 07.17.2011 | Comedy

Finally, someone said what we were thinking. Take a look at this video of Katie Goodman, of the nationally-touring Broad Comedy collective, perform...

WATCH: What Bin Laden Was Working On Before He Was Killed

Posted 07.13.2011 | Comedy

We all know that Osama bin Laden loved making videos, but did you know that he had taken his passion to the next level and was working on his first re...

Bin Laden's Diary Found (Exclusive Excerpts)

Jack Helmuth | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
Jack Helmuth

Included among the "treasure trove" of documents discovered during last week's daring raid was Osama bin Laden's personal diary. Here now, for the first time, is an exclusive look at some of the entries.

WATCH: Colbert Throws His Long-Awaited Bin Laden Party

Posted 07.03.2011 | Comedy

It's never too late for a good, old-fashioned "We Got 'Em" party, even if the balloons have deflated and the cake has gone bad. Colbert rang in the...

WATCH: Bush Reacts To Osama Bin Laden News

Posted 07.02.2011 | Comedy

You have to give comedian Phillip Wilburn props for turning this around overnight. Here, he gives us a glimpse at what former president George W. Bush...