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Could Ann Romney Shield Her Husband From Character Attacks?

View this image › JESSICA RINALDI / Reuters With presidential campaign rhetoric almost exclusively concerned at the moment with issues of character — as corruption, secrecy, and honesty become major themes in both sides’ talking points — the Romney campaign could begin using the candidate’s sympathetic wife as a shield. In an interview with BuzzFeed…

Obama Fundraises With “Ruthless” Outsourcer

View this image › Obama in Austin today. SAUL LOEB / Getty Images After giving a speech in Austin, Texas in which he decried Mitt Romney for overseeing companies that outsourced jobs, President Obama attended a fundraiser hosted by Tom Meredith, a former Dell executive who once oversaw outsourcing at his own company — and…

I Used To Kill Ants With A Magnifying Glass. This Guy Does The Same Thing, But Much Worse.

Here’s everything you need to know about drone strikes, from the guy who pulls the trigger. If you want to understand how frequently drone strikes happen, follow @dronestream on Twitter, where they have and continue to live-tweet every strike on record. Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-used-to-kill-ants-with-a-magnifying-glass-this-guy-does-the-same-thing-but-much-worse-4

Kim Jong-Un Has A New Theme Song

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZwFtqaM1LpM. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who recently succeeded his deceased father Kim Jong-il as the head of the country, has a new theme song entitled “Onwards Toward the Final Victory.” According to state news agency KCNA, “The song hardens the will of the Korean army and people to devote their all…

Nancy Pelosi Sings “Hail To The Redskins”

http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/11/20/pelosisings-502×376.mp4Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/11/20/pelosisings-502×376.mp4. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sang a few bars of “Hail to the Redskins,” the fight song of the Washington Redskins, responding Tuesday to a question about the controversy over the team’s name. She said the song was the first song she learned outside of church. Pelosi has said previously she…

Margaret Thatcher’s 19 Most Badass Moments

19. When she rode on a tank near Communist-controlled East Germany. View this image › Via giffingthenews.tumblr.com 18. When she was elected to Parliament in 1959. The body was only 4% women at the time. View this image › Via ukpolitical.info 17. When she declared that she would not budge on her political convictions. View…

Conservatives React To Romney USA Today Op-Ed

Andrew McCarthy of National Review This seems very significant. A number of us have expressed concerns that Romney cannot effectively confront Obama on Obamacare, the wrongheadedness and unpopularity of which make it the Republicans’ most crucial issue in the campaign. In response, Romney posits that he is a Tenth Amendment guy who saw what he…

He’ll Eat Lunch In This Town Again

View this image › Mark Leibovich Ralph Alswang Photography There are certain books that destroy the author’s relationship with his community. Stevie Smith began her Novel on Yellow Paper with the words, “Good-bye to all my friends, my beautiful and lovely friends.” Julia Phillips made permanent enemies in Hollywood with You’ll Never Eat Lunch in…

Rand Paul Caught On Hot Mic Discussing Republicans’ Shutdown Talking Points

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=eziI4h3J0Eg. In a conversation picked up by a hot mic Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were heard discussing the talking points Republicans have employed during the government shutdown standoff. “I just did CNN and I just go over and over again, ‘We’re willing to compromise. We’re willing…

This Is An Actual Slide Shown To New Members Of Congress. Prepare To Be Disappointed.

In an ideal world, becoming a member of Congress means you can FINALLY start making changes and helping your constituents. As this slide from an actual presentation by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee shows, we are not living in an ideal world. Call Time means calling potential campaign donors. Constituent Visits can often include visiting with…

Cory Booker Speaks Out On Lautenberg’s Retirement

View this image › Cory Booker Brad Barket / Getty Images In response to Senator Frank Lautenberg’s retirement, announced Thursday afternoon, Mayor Cory Booker praised New Jersey’s senior senator “on a personal note” for setting a “strong model of leadership.” “Senator Frank Lautenberg has been a champion for the people of New Jersey for decades…

17 Signs You Grew Up With A Government

1. Your government worked like this: View this image › Via fanpop.com Instead of like this: View this image › Via gifrific.com 2. Your World War II veterans… telegraph.co.uk telegraph.co.uk   …were able to see the memorial built in their honor. View this image › Via wwiimemorial.com The way it was meant to be seen.…