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Classic Horror Film Monsters Of Congress

1. Rep. Henry Waxman as The Phantom. en.wikipedia.org politico.com   View this image › Via lonchaneysrmanofathousandfaces.tumblr.com “Someday I will find love.” 2. Sen. Pat Leahy as The Creature from the Black Lagoon. tvweek.com politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com   View this image › Via farzelgaart.deviantart.com “WHEN IS THE NEXT BATMAN MOVIE?” 3. Harry Reid as Count Dracula. en.wikipedia.org AP […]

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Chappaqua Is Ready For President Hillary Clinton

View this image › Mandel Ngan / Getty Images CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — While the world waits for Hillary Clinton to clear up the most asked and least pressing question in politics — will she or won’t she in 2016? — the answer in this small hamlet, where the former First Family keeps their adopted home, […]

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White House Plays Down LGBT Rights Message Of Sochi Delegation Picks

View this image › Jonathan Ernst / Reuters WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday downplayed the intended effect of sending one of the first out LGBT athletes in the U.S. to Russia, which implemented anti-LGBT laws over the past year, as part of the presidential delegation to the Winter Olympics. Asked […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why Capitalism Sucks

Now that it’s Christmas season again, it seems like a good opportunity to respond to the list 10 Greatest Benefits of Capitalism with which I believe there were a number of problems. Firstly, it was not clear which form of capitalism was being described, so I would like to begin this list by defining the […]

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Group Defending Proposition 8 Holding “9 Weeks Of Prayer For Marriage”

View this image › Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=_X0-X9tYvyA. WASHINGTON — As the clock ticks down to when the Supreme Court will be considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 on March 26 and 27, the organization working to keep Proposition 8 on the books is organizing a weekly prayer […]

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In The Georgetown Health Care Plan, Space For Exceptions

View this image › In this image made from Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 video provided by C-SPAN, Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown University law student, testifies to Congress in Washington. cache.daylife.com As the public battle over contraception rages on, Rush Limbaugh and his allies are also fighting over a footnote: The Georgetown University health care […]

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The 15 Most Absurd Ways The Pentagon Is Spending Money

Editors’ note This post has been corrected to properly quote and attribute phrasing that was copied from a report produced by Sen. Tom Coburn’s office. BuzzFeed takes its responsibility to readers very seriously, and plagiarism is a major breach of that responsibility. Please read our apology to readers here. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_article_correction_time_3472009”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘2014-07-25 […]

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Ahead Of Possible 2016 Bid, Andrew Cuomo Gets A Book Deal

View this image › Mike Groll, File / AP Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York and a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2016, is writing a book that will offer a “full and frank look at his public and private life,” his publisher, HarperCollins, announced Tuesday morning. Cuomo, thought to be an all […]

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Ralph Reed: Forget The Birthers

View this image › WASHINGTON, D.C. — Conservative activist Ralph Reed, who runs the Faith and Freedom Coalition, said on Friday that “it isn’t enough to be anti-Obama,” and dismissed the fringe elements of his party, despite answering a birther question during a breakout session. A Faith and Freedom Conference attendee named Robert Dickstein asked […]

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10 Ways The Private Sector Owned The Government

It might not be entirely surprising that government can be incompetent at times, but at least they have rules set in place that force them to help people. Corporations, on the other hand, are only in it for themselves. They don’t have the time of day to stop and help anyone out. Except sometimes corporations […]

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Marco Rubio Still A Favorite Among Social Conservatives

View this image › Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) addresses the Faith & Freedom Coalition Road to Majority Conference Kickoff Luncheon in Washington June 13, 2013. Gary Cameron / Reuters WASHINGTON— At the kickoff of a three-day conference for social conservatives, Marco Rubio was clearly among friends. Rubio, the Florida Republican who has taken a significant […]

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Who Said It: Ted Cruz Or Kramer?

1. “I’ve never once seen a Hispanic panhandler.” nytimes.com Cruz. seinfeld.tumblr.com Kramer. ✓ X Ted Cruz! “I’ll tell you, in my life I’ve never once have seen a Hispanic panhandler, because in our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging. Those are all conservative values – faith, family, […]

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The 3 Types Of South Carolina 1st District Voters

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the Democratic candidate in the special election for Congress in South Carolina’s first district, greeted voters on Saturday morning . Voters here think she’s personable and friendly, but everyone’s mind was pretty much made up as to how they were going to vote on Tuesday. Colbert Busch is running […]

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Meet The Beat-Mixing, Gangsta Rap-Loving Tea Party Congressman

View this image › Trey Radel on Capitol Hill. Via Instagram: @treyradel WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Radel checks most of the boxes of a standard-issue tea party conservative: hates Obamacare, rails against out-of-control spending, thinks liberal policies are hurting the country, makes national headlines for criticizing the president. But the 37-year-old journalist-turned-congressman differs from his […]

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Team Romney To Obama: You Started The War Over Women

View this image › Romney speaks against a backdrop of women supporters. Spencer Platt / Getty Images After spending 24 hours on the losing end of a toxic battle over which party’s policies are more detrimental to women, Mitt Romney has suddenly found his fortunes improving — and his allies couldn’t resist a little gloating. […]

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Dreams From Their Fathers

View this image › Jack Bohrer’s astounding addition to the historical understanding of Mitt Romney this morning — and the revelation that an oft-repeated family legend is a myth — is just the latest reminder of the degree to which writers telling the stories of both candidates, and of many other politicians, are trapped in […]

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Ben Affleck Is Persona Non Grata In Iran

View this image › Cliff Owen, File / AP WASHINGTON — Iranian state news agency Press TV published a conspiracy theory by a 9/11 truther on Wednesday positing that Ben Affleck is a covert government operative and could be hanged for war crimes because of his movie Argo, which recently won Best Picture at the […]

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Departing Environmental Chief Suggests Obama Has Failed On Climate

View this image › Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Administration announced Thursday that she would step down in a statement that implied inaction on climate change during President Obama’s first term. Jackson mentions climate change just once in her statement, saying that at the time of her nomination, she […]

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How Twitter Ruined Twitter For Chuck Grassley

View this image › Senator Chuck Grassley talks to supporter Allan Frandson before the Republican Party of Iowa’s Regan Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Brian C. Brian C. Frank / Reuters WASHINGTON — Everybody’s favorite senatorial tweeter, Chuck Grassley, is giving up his signature mix of personal observations, misadventures, and politics for […]

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The @CoryBooker Guide To Twitter

View this image › Politicians’ Twitter accounts come in three varieties: There are the plain-vanilla feeds run by a staffer terrified of doing anything interesting; the one-way, sometimes compelling, streams of consciousness maintained by Senator Chuck Grassley and a few others. And then there’s Cory Booker’s Twitter feed, a singular glimpse at the future of […]

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Bill De Blasio Won’t Be Distracted By Anthony Weiner

View this image › Keith Bedford / Reuters As New York City’s mayoral race shuffles around the entrance of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is hanging on to his position at the left end of the Democratic primary field. Though Weiner was, for a national moment, an MSNBC darling and a […]

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American Jihadi In Somalia Is Still Alive

View this image › Farah Abdi Warsameh, File / AP WASHINGTON — Omar Hammami, the Alabama-born jihadi in Somalia who achieved Internet fame through his raps, appears to be safe for now after a series of increasingly desperate tweets yesterday about his standoff with Somali militants. Hammami, also known as Abu Mansour al-Amriki, began tweeting […]

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People Who Look Like Paul Ryan

1. Matthew Morrison View this image › Via feelny.net Or, Mr. Schuster from Glee. 2. Zach Woods View this image › Via oprahforthewinfrey.tumblr.com Or, Gabe from The Office. 3. BJ Novak View this image › Via the-buttalo.tumblr.com Or, Ryan from The Office. 4. All of Mitt Romney’s sons combined View this image › Via abcnews.go.com […]

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16 Moving Images From President Obama’s Visit To Nelson Mandela’s Jail Cell

1. President Obama and the first family visited the apartheid-era prison on Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday where Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid leaders were jailed as political prisoners. View this image › SAUL LOEB / Getty Images 2. The trip was Obama’s second and the first with his family. He previously toured the prison […]

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Activist Gives Speech Inside Mitch McConnell’s Office About Unemployment Benefits

WASHINGTON — Activists weaved through the basement of the Capitol, marched up stairs and squeezed through hallways to deliver more than 100,000 petitions to extend unemployment benefits to the offices of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner. After a press conference with House and Senate Democrats, more than a dozen activists, […]

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10 Reasons Lincoln Was Secretly A Terrible President

We’ll go out on a limb here and guess you’ve probably heard of Abraham Lincoln. Hero, martyr, vampire hunter—Honest Abe is the president all other presidents want to grow up to be. In his single term, he freed the slaves, held the Union together, and generally showed the world how to run a country like […]

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The Idea For A March On Washington Began In December 1940

View this image › A. Philip Randolph Francis Miller/Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images WASHINGTON — When President Obama takes to the National Mall on Wednesday, he will likely invoke the moment made into history by Martin Luther King Jr. on Aug. 28, 1963. King, however, had taken cues from the example set by […]

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Top 10 Pretenders to the Thrones of Europe

Revolution filled the air at the end of the 1800s and beginning of the 1900s, destroying many ancient monarchies. The majority of the revolting nations replaced their thrones with communist governments. You may be surprised to know that while democracy (now the main political system of most of the nations below) plods on from day […]

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10 Countries With Bizarrely Specific Downsides

Most of us are aware that our home country isn’t perfect; even smug teacher’s pets like Canada and Denmark have areas where they could improve. But it’s one thing to be living in a country suffering everyday problems like a spiraling murder rate or myriad human rights abuses, and quite another to be living in […]

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