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A Short History of Pop Songs in Presidential Campaigns

Hillary Clinton-Katy Perry in 2016? A Short History of Pop Songs in Presidential Campaigns

Originally posted 07/06/2014 09:30AM

"Hey, Hillz! Nice meeting you. Lemme write you a song when you run for president!"

That's basically how Katy Perry followed up her meeting with Hillary Clinton at a book signing last Friday. And Clinton seemed down with it, oddly enough.

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Arizona Governor Weighs Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Arizona Governor Weighs Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Originally posted 02/26/2014 08:05AM

Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights.

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PHOTOS: John McCain Celebrates the Wedding of Son Jack

UpdatePosted 06/03/2013 11:10AM

John McCain Celebrates the Wedding of Son Jack

Originally posted 06/03/2013 08:20AM

U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and his wife Cindy shared in a happy occasion Saturday night – the wedding of their son Jack McCain to Renee Swift, the senator's rep confirms.

The younger McCain, 27, serves as a lieutenant in the Navy, stationed in Guam where he is a helicopter pilot. Swift, 29, a Bay area native, is a captain in the USAF reserve. The couple met in Guam.

The wedding ceremony was held at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, with a reception following at the California Academy of Sciences, said the rep.

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Why Was Snooki Hanging with Mitt Romney in Vegas? | Nicole Polizzi

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi & Mitt Romney Attend Las Vegas Boxing Match

Originally posted 12/10/2012 06:30PM

Where would a former presidential candidate and a pint-sized reality star cross paths?

Vegas, baby!

With the campaign behind him, Mitt Romney has traded his focus on the ballot box for boxing. The former presidential hopeful sat ringside on Saturday night as Manny Pacquiao took on Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Twitter Users Wonder: What Was Wrong with Diane Sawyer on Election Night? | Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer's Election Coverage Gets Noticed on Social Media

Originally posted 11/07/2012 10:00AM

Barack Obama supporters had plenty to toast to Tuesday night when the President claimed victory over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Also saying cheers to the end of a tight election season: Diane Sawyer?

Amid the nail-biting unveiling of the presidential election results, some viewers of ABC's news coverage were just as focused on host Sawyer, 66, wondering on social media if her political celebrating got the best of her. Her seemingly odd conduct was even chronicled by the Associated Press, which noted her slow speech and the way she seemed to hold out her arms to prop herself up as the election night results trickled in.

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President Barack Obama Wins Re-Election | Barack Obama

UpdatePosted 11/07/2012 01:40AM

President Barack Obama Wins Re-Election

Originally posted 11/07/2012 12:00PM

Barack Obama, who swept to historic victory in the U.S. presidential race four years ago, held on to his job Tuesday.

His victory came in a much more tightly contested election against Mitt Romney – earning four more years in the White House and vowing to usher in a brighter future for the country and its people, many of whom struggled mightily in his first term.

Addressing a crowd of supporters in Chicago, Obama said, "We know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come."

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Celebrities Are Getting Out the Vote (with YouTube and Humor, Of Course)

Originally posted 11/06/2012 12:10PM



Have you voted? Leonardo DiCaprio wants to know.

With Election Day upon us, stars are flooding the Internet in an effort to get out the vote – urging all U.S. citizens to make their voices heard, regardless of whom or what they support.

Chief among the appeals is a new video from Vote4Stuff, a nonpartisan campaign led by DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire – who are joined by Jonah Hill, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zac Efron, Benicio Del Toro and Selena Gomez, among others, in an amusing montage of civic pride (with a few amusing insults thrown in for good measure).

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What to Drink on Election Night: Two Winning Cocktail Recipes

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Presidential Election Cocktail Recipes That Will Win the Race

Originally posted 11/06/2012 11:00AM

It's Election Day!

As the race between incumbent President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney approaches the finish line, many voters will host election night parties ... or at least eat dinner in front of the TV.

Whether you're partying for your candidate or just in need of a cocktail as you await the results, we found two fun drinks concocted just for Tuesday night.

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30 Rock Pokes Fun at Obama-Romney Race

Originally posted 10/30/2012 09:00AM



The stars of 30 Rock are getting political – at least in character.

In a new clip from the NBC hit, scheduled to air Wednesday, Tina Fey's Liz Lemon and Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy try to sway one undecided voter – Jane Krakowski's character, Jenna Maroney – to cast her vote for their candidate.

"Just one Tweet from you to your fans and [Mitt] Romney wins. It'll be historic. The first really, really rich president," says Baldwin, whose character is a staunch conservative.

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Final Debate: Celebs Break Out Big Guns (and Horses and Bayonets) on Twitter | Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Final Presidential Debate: Celebs Break Out Big Guns (and Horses and Bayonets) on Twitter

Originally posted 10/23/2012 11:00AM

To say Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama walked into Monday night's final showdown guns blazing may be up for debate.

Their weapon-of-choice, however, was a nod to simpler times (and we're not talking about words alone): Break out the horses and bayonets!

This 20th-century imagery is a stark contrast to the battlefield that is the Twittersphere, which lit up with 6.5 million Tweets about the debate, according to Twitter data. Among those firing up their opinions in 140 characters or less: troops and troops of celebs.

Relive the foreign policy-themed debate through their (fighting) words.

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