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Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser David Plouffe to Fight 'Big Taxi' Things just got political

Uber, a mobile app that gives consumers an alternative to taxis, has hired President Barack Obama's former senior adviser David Plouffe to help the company wage political and legal battles…

August 19, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

This Danish 'Get Out the Vote' PSA Is So Full of Sex and Violence, It Was Pulled Immediately Orgy scene dooms Voteman

If you thought the U.S. had weird political ads, check out this bit of insanity from Denmark: a 90-second cartoon that stars a character called Voteman, who isn't apathetic about…

May 13, 2014, 10:14 PM EDT

Germans Fight Neo-Nazis by Liking Their Facebook Page and Flooding It With Love This didn't go over very well

Sadly, there's still a Nazi presence in Germany. Recently, an organization named Laut Gegen Nazis, or Loud Against Nazis, decided to combat the hate with lots of love—or rather, lots…

May 7, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

Mitch McConnell Celebrates Duke Instead of Kentucky Basketball in Latest Ad Fail Senator's opponent is a fan of the gaffe

Mitch McConnell can’t catch a break. First, the Republican senator from Kentucky becomes the meme of the moment after releasing a baffling long-form ad with no words where he mostly just…

March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

Q&A: Sarah Silverman on the Joys and Terrors of Politically Charged Advertising 'This couldn't be worse for my career'

Sarah Silverman is no stranger to controversy stemming from her politically charged PSAs. In her latest polarizing video, released last week, she bonds with Jesus Christ while they watch an…

January 29, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

Newt Gingrich Leads a Totally Digital Lifestyle But his staff won’t let him play Grand Theft Auto

Specs Who Newt Gingrich Age 70 Accomplishments Co-host on CNN’s Crossfire (weeknights at 6:30); author; co-founder of Gingrich Productions; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Base Arlington, Va. What’s the first information you…

November 27, 2013, 7:09 AM EST

A Look at Some of the Key Media Bills Being Introduced Testing the waters for support in an upcoming election year

Congress is winding down for the year, making it highly unlikely that any new laws will get passed; even nominations are having a tough time. There is still a question…

November 25, 2013, 9:59 PM EST

SNL Helps Obama Through Presidential Depression With Paxil Second Term Strength Three more years of meds

Most presidents go through a second-term depression, but Obama's has been particularly dismal. To help out, Saturday Night Live has introduced Paxil Second Term Strength, a depression medication for the…

November 19, 2013, 11:17 AM EST

Centuries Later, George Washington Is a Candidate Again in Mount Vernon's Spoof Campaign Ad 'One man stands out'

A deadpan spoof of a typical political ad might be the only thing getting votes in Washington these days. The ad below for Mount Vernon, George Washington's plantation home outside of…

October 30, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

Scandal’s Tony Goldwyn Is a Real-Life Political Junkie Now hooked on Twitter, thanks to Kerry Washington

Specs Who Tony Goldwyn Age 53 Accomplishments Plays President Fitz Grant on ABC's Scandal; co-creator and executive producer of upcoming WE TV series The Divide; appears in the film adaptation of Divergent, in…

October 24, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT

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