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Steve Israel: GOP Base Is Unfortunately “Animated by Racism”

Steve Israel, Democratic congressman of New York and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that “to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate.” Israel has not been the only high ranking Democrat to call out the Republican Party on racism. “I think race …

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This Autotuned Video Game-Inspired Mashup Is the Best Breakdown of the Political Conventions You’re Likely to See

When you boil it down, American politics kind of resemble an 8-bit video game, right? And whoever can mention Neil Armstrong the most receives space man power-ups, which can pave the way to victory. And don’t forget about spousal elitist deflections. That doesn’t really make sense, I know that. But if you watch this amazing musical wrap up of the …

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President Obama’s Speech Dominated Facebook, Too

Today, the folks over at Twitter gave us some big news concerning President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the closing night of the Democratic National Convention: he broke a record. In terms of politically-themed tweets, Obama set a tweets per minute record at 52,756 as his speech came to a close. Overall, the DNC saw over 9.5 million tweets over …

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Caroline Kennedy: Obama And JFK Are A Lot Alike

Caroline Kennedy spoke up on behalf of President Obama on Thursday at the DNC, following up on her support of his campaign four years ago by saying he has something her own father admired: courage. Kennedy made it clear that one of the things she appreciates most about Obama is his stance on women’s rights, not just economically, but health-wise. …

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Natalie Portman: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Natalie Portman is one of those actresses you might have a love/hate relationship with. She’s talented, gorgeous, funny, and she has an affinity for nerds, which has won her favor in the past few years. It’s hard to like someone who seems to have everything, but you can’t help but like her. She’s charming, she’s witty, she conveys a sweet …

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Sandra Fluke: Future Under Romney Humiliating To Women

Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown Law student who found herself in the national spotlight when Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” for her stance on birth control coverage under health care laws, took the stage last night at the Democratic National Convention to support President Obama. Fluke made it clear that she thinks a future under Mitt Romney’s reign would …

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Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC]

At the bottom of the 10 o’clock hour last night, former president Bill Clinton began what was supposed to be around a half-hour speech. What he ended up giving was a 48 minute masterclass in politicking, a speech that was heavy on the policy yet still engaging. Say what you want about his politics, but it’s hard to deny the …

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Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman To Follow Foo Fighters At DNC?

Despite a whole lot of people clamoring for Betty White to make an appearance at the Democratic National Convention, rumor has it that three very different actresses will be taking the job instead. According to CNN, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Kerry Washington have been “secretly scheduled” to speak tonight at the DNC, to appear before a performance by The …

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Michelle Obama’s Speech Nearly Doubles Mitt Romney’s in Terms of Twitter Buzz

Ever since the kickoff of the Republican National Convention last week, Twitter’s @Gov team has been hard at work monitoring tweet buzz – mostly in the form of total tweets and spikes in tweets per minute. For instance, last week they told us that there were over 4 million RNC-related tweets over the course of the week – 2 million …

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DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Videos from the convention are appearing on the DNC’s official channel. YouTube says that there was no copyright violation and that it was simply an incorrect error message that users saw on Tuesday night. Here’s their statement: “After Tuesday’s live stream ended, YouTube briefly showed an incorrect error message on the page hosting the completed live stream instead of …

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Democratic National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube

Last week, the Republicans had their chance to showcase what they have to offer the American voters. Some of the highlights included Ann Romney’s well-received speech, Paul Ryan’s controversial speech, Clint Eastwood’s much-discussed speech, and finally Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. Those interested in the 2012 election were able to watch all of those speeches live, streaming on YouTube. And YouTube …

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Betty White Going Up Against Eastwood At DNC?

Betty White is one of the most beloved actors people of our generation; she’s funny, she’s brash, she’s graced our televisions since before most of us were born, and, at 90-years old, she’s a part of our history, yet she manages to never take anything too seriously. Also, she has friends in high places. White hasn’t made it a secret …

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