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The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Tea Party

The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Tea Party

The Tea Party name comes from a fourth grader's understanding of history.

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The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Democratic Party

The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Democratic Party

The Democratic Party is in love with illegal gay Mexicans, Twitter porn and tree-hugging.

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The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Two-Party System

The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Two-Party System

The two-party system is all about choosing the candidate you're less in hate with -- unless somebody's wealthy grandpa ruins that.

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The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Socialist Party

The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Socialist Party

The Socialist Party was invented by parents to scare children into doing whatever they say.

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The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Republican Party

The Correspondents Explain - Political Parties - The Republican Party

The Republican Party is a big tent full of red meat and money earned through lineage.

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World of Class Warfare - Warren Buffett vs. Wealthy Conservatives

World of Class Warfare - Warren Buffett vs. Wealthy Conservatives

Warren Buffett's op-ed is a thoughtful treatise on the advantages the super-wealthy currently enjoy at the hands of the tax code, or to put it another way, "class warfare."

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World of Class Warfare - The Poor's Free Ride Is Over

World of Class Warfare - The Poor's Free Ride Is Over

The government could raise $700 billion by either taking half of everything earned by the bottom 50% or by raising the marginal tax rate on the top two percent.

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What Are You Friggin' Nuts Over There?

What Are You Friggin' Nuts Over There?

The Justice Department launches a probe into Standard & Poor's mortgage securities ratings, and Fitch downgrades New Jersey from AA to AA-.

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Indecision 2012 - Elephant Stampede to the White House - The Media Turns to Paul Ryan

Indecision 2012 - Elephant Stampede to the White House - The Media Turns to Paul Ryan

Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry excitement belongs to the ages once media talk turns to Paul Ryan, and Ed Schultz sees racism in Rick Perry's "black cloud."

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Indecision 2012 - Elephant Stampede to the White House - Racially Charged Language

Indecision 2012 - Elephant Stampede to the White House - Racially Charged Language

Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver interpret Ed Schultz's questionable use of "red herring," "white lie" and "yellow lobster" in his political discourse.

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DOMA Sweet DOMA

DOMA Sweet DOMA

Rick Santorum makes an analogy between paper towels and gay marriage, and the Obama administration enforces, rather than defends, the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Michael Steele

Michael Steele

MSNBC's Michael Steele discusses the GOP's movement toward institutionalization and wants establishment Republicans to stop trying to widen the presidential field.

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Indecision 2012 - Michele Bachmann Fever & Rick Perry's America

Indecision 2012 - Michele Bachmann Fever & Rick Perry's America

Americans can settle in for a lengthy media overfeeding at the trough of Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry is cowboy boot-deep in hay, hitting on America.

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Indecision 2012 - O, the Places He'll Go! - Obama in Minnesota

Indecision 2012 - O, the Places He'll Go! - Obama in Minnesota

The swing states' naturally occurring red-white-and-blue bunting fields are in full bloom, and Barack Obama has some frequent Greyhound miles to burn.

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Borders Goes Out of Business

Borders Goes Out of Business

John Hodgman suggests that bookstores replace their old-fashioned bookshelves with beautiful, well-appointed downloading pods.

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Matt Long

Veteran firefighter Matt Long survived being crushed by a bus and explains how he overcame the resulting physical and psychological damage.

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Indecision 2012 - Corn Polled Edition - Michele Bachmann Wins & Tim Pawlenty Drops Out

Indecision 2012 - Corn Polled Edition - Michele Bachmann Wins & Tim Pawlenty Drops Out

Michele Bachmann wins "loser" in the Iowa straw poll, and Tim Pawlenty drops out of the presidential race.

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Indecision 2012 - Corn Polled Edition - Rick Perry Announces His Candidacy

Indecision 2012 - Corn Polled Edition - Rick Perry Announces His Candidacy

Rick Perry is what happens if Lex Luthor distilled down George W. Bush essence and crossed it with gunpowder and semen from the finest thoroughbred in Lubbock.

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Indecision 2012 - Corn Polled Edition - Ron Paul & the Top Tier

Indecision 2012 - Corn Polled Edition - Ron Paul & the Top Tier

Even when the media does remember Ron Paul, it's only to reassure themselves that there's no need to remember Ron Paul.

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Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi

CNN correspondent Ali Velshi explores ways in which the American government can provide effective governance and reduce unemployment.

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