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Celebs gin up youth votes for midterm push

THE HILL – With young voters more apathetic about voting and government than ever, several organizations are trying to woo the “selfie generation” to the polls this fall. “About half of those who vote in presidential elections do not vote in midterms,” explained Andy Bernstein, executive director of HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that partners with musicians […]

Bill Maher challenges Dick Cheney to light himself on fire for a good cause

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As Hunter S. Thompson despised Richard Nixon with every drug-influenced fiber of his being, so Bill Maher carries on the torch for media provocateurs.

Colbert announces Reagan’s return as part of unique strategy to defeat ISIS

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President Barack Obama might not have a strategy for defeating ISIS in Syria, but never fear,  comedian Stephen Colbert has him covered. Colbert announced a unique plan Thursday night that involves raising Ronald Reagan from the grave, a captive radio audience and Monty Python-esque horse sound effects. “Remember in 1938 the radio broadcast of ‘War […]

Actor Russell Brand attacks conservatives, says ISIS is ‘not as frightening as the people already in power’

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Actor Russell Brand took to Youtube Wednesday to compare terrorist group ISIS to conservatives, eventually coming to the conclusion that conservatives in power were worse than ISIS. Brand was recording yet another video aimed at attacking Fox News when he made the statements about ISIS. He was responding to Fox host Greg Gutfeld’s comments about Brand’s […]

Joe Biden congratulates Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Emmy win for fictional vice president role

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From one Vice President to another… Vice President Joe Biden took to Twitter Tuesday to congratulate actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her Emmy win. Louis-Dreyfus snagged her third consecutive Outstanding Actress in a Comedy series win Monday for her portrayal of a fictional vice president on HBO’s “Veep.” Last year, the VP picked up the phone […]

Political television shows largely snubbed at Emmys

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Most of the 66th  annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday felt like a repeat of 2013′s awards show. “Modern Family,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons all dominated the night, leaving most of the politically-themed and Washington D.C.-set shows out in the cold. Though “House of Cards”, “Scandal”, “Homeland”, “The Good Wife”, “The […]

Attention, viewers of political dramas and comedies: It’s time to play Emmy bingo

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Play Emmy Bingo (specially created for lovers of political entertainment!) along with us as the winners are awarded during NBC’s live broadcast Monday night.

Rick Perry’s mugshot has been turned into a marketing asset

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Lesson: No matter how hard you try to make Rick Perry look bad, it just ain’t gonna work.

Mitt Romney’s reaction in the Ice Bucket Challenge could not be more suitable

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“Mitt does the most Mitt thing ever.”

U.S. Treasury Department finds Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Cuba trip did not violate law, apparently fears the wrath of the Beygency

U.S. singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, right, tours Old Havana as a body guard, left, and tour guide, right, accompany them in Cuba in early April.
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The U.S. Treasury Department apparently fears the wrath of the Beygency as much as the rest of the world. A U.S. Treasury investigation has found Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s 2013 Cuba trip did not violate sanctions law. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, close friends of the Obamas,  had obtained permission to visit the blacklisted country from the Treasury’s Office […]

Professor defends research on Harry Potter’s influence over political beliefs, also finds ‘GoT’ and ‘House of Cards’ make people believe world is unjust

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Millennials grew up in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Deciding who was the Hermione, Harry and Ron in your friend group, wishing for the end of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and  knowing that the correct way to say the “leviosa” spell is “levi-OH-sa” was built into the fabric of  our collective childhood. Apparently Harry and friends are […]

‘SNL’ stars dish on sketch Obama vetoed, why Lorne Michaels finds Hillary ‘entitled’ and other political skit secrets in new book

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Presidents, first ladies and all types of political candidates have been both frequent guests and the butt of jokes on “Saturday Night Live.” The Hollywood Reporter published an excerpt Wednesday of the updated edition of the Saturday Night Live oral history, “Live From New York,” written by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales and it featured a lot of juicy details about […]

Chris Christie really doesn’t want people putting words in Bruce Springsteen’s mouth

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Chris Christie saw The Boss just a week ago, and there’s no beef about the guv using his tunes, thank you very much.

Jimmy Fallon wishes former President Bill Clinton a Happy Birthday

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Jimmy Fallon took a second to wish former President Bill Clinton a happy 68th birthday during his episode of   “The Tonight Show” Tuesday. The comedian honored Clinton appropriately by poking fun at him.

Letterman ‘Top Ten:’ Suggested names for Anthony Weiner’s new restaurant

Letterman ‘Top Ten:’ Suggested names for Anthony Weiner’s new restaurant

“Anthony’s Big Boy,” “DcDonald’s” …

Pussy Riot members to be featured in season three of Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’

Russian political activists Nadya Tolokonnikova, and Maria Alyokhina,of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, join Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the chairman of the Helsinki Commission in seeking action to stop violations of human rights by pro-Russian militants in the Ukraine region, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Is this another sign Frank Underwood might be taking on Vladimir Putin in season three of Netflix’s “House of Cards?” The Baltimore City Paper reported that Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, of the anti-Putinist Russian performance art and punk protest group Pussy Riot, filmed scenes for the next season in early August. Pussy Riot gained international […]

Willie Nelson, Neil Young to headline an anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert

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Musicians Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline an anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert in September. The concert, called “Harvest the Hope,” will take place Sept. 27 in a field on a farm owned by the Tanderup family who are part of a strong collective of Nebraska landowners refusing to sell their land to TransCanada for the Keystone […]

Chris Christie, John McCain dance on stage with Jamie Foxx at Hamptons bash

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie dances onstage with Jamie Foxx at Apollo in the Hamptons at The Creeks on August 16, 2014 in East Hampton, New York.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

We’re thinking Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx said it best. “Republicans love to dance – in the Hamptons,” Foxx told Page Six. Foxx’s fundraiser in the Hamptons Saturday night saw both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hop on stage and dance it out in front of an audience that included the likes […]

Jimmy Fallon spotlights the many facial expressions of President Obama on ‘The Tonight Show’

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During a recent episode of “The Tonight Show, Fallon unveiled a segment that showcased Obama’s best and lesser known facial expressions.

Paul Ryan can’t stomach ‘House of Cards’ because Frank Underwood is an adulterating sleaze

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Guilt by association is a valid concern in Frank Underwood’s world, and it’s part of the reason why Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) can’t stand the guy and his show.