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Fired Up Obama Fundraising Tops Romney In August | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The reelection campaign of Barack Obama is back in the lead on the fundraising front after raising $114 million in August. The total, wh...

Tea Baggers are the Opposite of Robin Hood

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics
D. Sidney Potter

But in an era of ''low info" voters --- for the right and left and everything in between, this is easier said than done. For the moment, Darwinism is the central tenet of the super extreme right and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Cap'n Mitt and the Pirates of Cracker Bay

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"Special taxing districts" are a microcosm of the para-piratical dystopia Republicans would create for the entire country, where corporate rule is supreme and democracy is as faint a memory as oceangoing corsairs.

Michelle Obama, Moms and the Media

Karin Kamp | Posted 11.07.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

The tough part about this is pretty simple stuff. If the media isn't reporting a problem, it's much less likely to get solved.

Thoughts On Obama's DNC Speech?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2012 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

Convention Notebook: Who Cares About Suburban Public Schools?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In a rousing speech to the cheering New York Democratic delegation here Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called New York the "progressive capital of the nation."

Late Night's 19 Funniest Convention Bits

Matt Wilstein | Posted 11.07.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

Over the last two weeks, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions dominated the news cycle, so it's no surprise that they each got a lot of ...

Arthur Delaney

DNC Convention Janitors Better Paid Than RNC Convention Janitors | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Party officials did not determine the pay rates for workers at either event, but janitorial staffers at the Democratic National Con...

#16TrillionFail Heard 'Cross the World

Anna Hiatt | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Anna Hiatt

Twitter was ablaze Wednesday night with Clintonian quotes and quips. Suddenly, at the top of the worldwide trending list, #16TrillionFail popped up. But #16TrillionFail was notably different -- for more than one reason.

'Green News Report' - September 6, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Lucia Graves

Dems Outpace GOP With Praise For Nominee | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

One day into the Democratic National Convention, the party's speakers had already said more positive things about President Barack Obama than GOP supp...

Ann Romney, Do You Really Love Us Women?

Ali MacLean | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

You love us? Really? All of us? Even the poor, the unmarried, the homosexual, the oversexed, and the overworked?

A History of Barack Obama on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

The chronological mashup stretches all the way from 2008 to present, covering the top viral moments of Obama's time in the media spotlight.

The Career That's Booming At The Political Conventions | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact

The team behind a dozen parties, panels and lounges in Tampa and Charlotte are throwing some of the biggest events of the RNC and DNC. But they didn't...

Michelle vs. Ann: Contrasting Fashion Belies Contrasting (Family) Values

Andrew Miller | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Andrew Miller

Romney (whose chatter about hers and Mitt's basement apartment seemed like just another bright shining, er, unlikelihood) telegraphed her husband's interpretation of the "American Dream": work hard and you can become successful -- that is, rich and famous.

What We Can Teach Our Kids About the Conventions

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

I fell in love with politics as a kid when I first heard the soaring cadence of John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech when he was nominated for President in 1960. I became a political junkie right then and there.

Raising U.S. Hunger Awareness In 52 Weeks Across 48 States On 1 Bus (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Bus 52

No matter who wins in November, hunger is a defining issue. You don't need a focus group to see the problems, and you don't need a poll to find out what works.

Stop The Heterosexual Agenda!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Domenick Scudera

I would like to offer a deal to the GOP. Just stay quiet about your heterosexuality and live your lives, and we will keep mum about our little "gay issues." All you have to do is deny your spouses, your families, and your friends, plus ignore your interests, passions, and entertainments.

The GOP Platform's 12 Faultiest Claims

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business

Last week, the Republican Party released its 2012 platform, a document that proposes sweeping reforms designed to limit the size and role of governmen...

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Hey You Kids, Get Off of the Republican Party's Lawn

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Although it may not be what the convention organizers wanted, the image of an older white man rambling nonsensically about politics, President Obama, and, at times, nothing in particular, while recycling lines from movies from a generation ago, is pretty fitting for today's Republican Party.

No Convention Bounce For Romney

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney has left Tampa as the official Republican nominee, but without inspiring much change in voter preferences, according to the Gallup Daily t...

Inside the Minds of GOP Strategists (VIDEO)

Katie Halper | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Here's a sneak peak at what we can only imagine goes on behind the closed doors of Republican spin doctors. It turns out, they knew about Clint Eastwood and the empty chair!

Should Obama Do an Invisible Bush Act at the DNC?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media
Sreedhar Pillai

It is hard to see that Barack Obama and his political managers will let such an opportunity go untapped. A rebuttal to Clint Eastwood in some form or the other must be expected. It will certainly be one of the high points of the DNC.

Bishop Charles Blake Reveals Mega Churches Political Impact and Social Responsibilities

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanya Young Williams

The jury is still out as to whether mega churches are good for our society or not. As a culture, we have learned that bigger isn't always better. Either way, mega churches, with their vast outreach, do have responsibilities to their communities, state and nation.