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Topic: Politics

Inspired by the City's Ex-Con Mayoral Candidate, Providence Agency Turns to a Life of Crime

Adding muscle to your work with 'mobvertising'

Buddy Cianci served as the mayor of Providence, R.I., for two decades and is running again this fall, despite having been convicted of two felonies over the years—for assault and…

Fox News' ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism

And why politics tends to focus on women

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs New gig Co-host of Fox News’ Outnumbered and anchor of Fox Report Weekend on Sundays Old gig Anchor of Fox Report Weekend and breaking news anchor for Happening Now Twitter @HarrisFaulkner Age…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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