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Obama Jokes That “We’re building Iron Man”

CNN reports that last week President Obama gave a speech at a White House manufacturing innovation event and made a humorous superhero joke.  “Today I am joined by researchers who invent some of the most advanced metals, designers who are modeling prototypes in the digital cloud… basically I’m here to announce we’re building Ironman,” he joked. “I’m gonna blast…

The United States Debt Limit Explained Animation

The web’s favorite teacher of obscure history and political science, Mr. CGPGrey, has returned to deliver another enlightening lesson. In this episode, he discusses the political nightmare that seems to return to the headlines over and over. The United States Debt Limit.     Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/01/21/the-united-states-debt-limit-explained-animation/

The War On Drugs Is a Failure Auto Tune The News

In order to celebrate 4-20 in style, The Gregory Brothers, aka the Auto Tune The News guys, made this music video declaring The War On Drugs Is a Failure. In the video, Politicians from both sides of the aisle ‘sing’ how the war on drugs is unconstitutional, a waste of money, and a failure.    Read more:…

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

Herman Cain Political Ad Shoots Bunny Rabbit

Short time Republican nominee front runner Herman Cain is making another splash in the spot light after his latest ad has gone viral. The short advertisement features a little girl proclaiming the cute rabbit she is holding represents small business. Then she says this is what the current tax code does to small business, and…

Fake Michelle Obama Sends Out Mass Scam Email

A crudely written email that claims to come from the American first lady invites recipients to collect their supposed shares from a “scam victims’ compensation fund, ” but only if each one ponies up his email address, phone number and $260. “I am Mrs. Michelle Obama and I am here to inform you that your…

7 Marketing Strategies With a Flair for Politics

Election-Themed Marketing Campaigns 1. Duck 2012 The University of Oregon says its duck mascot is the ideal candidate this fall. The duck’s smooth website features a candidacy announcement embedded from YouTube, as well as a bunch of other links riffing off the premise. 2. A. Zombie for President AMC launched a presidential-themed protest campaign, featuring…

North Korea Says It’s Holding an American Tourist

In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds up parliament membership certificate during the Supreme People’s Assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea. Image: KRT via AP Video/Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime,…

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…

Astronauts Plant Trees in Russia That Tower Above Politics

Trees line the path of Cosmonaut Grove at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia. Image: Flickr, Eugene Kaspersky In their last days on Earth before launching to the International Space Station, astronauts sees the same thing: two rows of trees that punctuate the otherwise austere landscape outside the space launch facility in Baikonur, Russia. The trees…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson – We Stopped Dreaming

In this viral video created by Scrunchthethird, Internet nerd favorite and literal rocket scientist Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains why the space race of the 60′s was so important. It helped a generation of children look towards tomorrow and want to build a better future. Sadly, today, that sentiment is lost…    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/03/11/neil-degrasse-tyson-we-stopped-dreaming/

Obama Speech Tops Facebook Mentions

President Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention late last week not only set a politics record on Twitter, but it also topped the list of most mentioned moments on Facebook during the past two weeks. Mitt Romney’s speech, on the other hand, came in at number 10, while the Republican National Convention as…