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Jon Stewart’s Jokes on Politics’ Biggest Scandals and Moments Then and Now
Late night TV will miss its greatest and most trusted phony newsman. Jon Stewart became a must-see for political interviews over his 16-year career as host of Comedy Central’s " The Daily Show ." Every night, he poked fun at politicians and media pundits and the latest headlines, offering his
Richard Nixon and 5 Other Deceitful Politicians
Before President Nixon officially resigned 40 years ago tomorrow, he had assured Americans that they deserved to know whether their president was a crook. "Well," he told a Nov. 17, 1973, news conference, "I'm not a crook." With that, the beleaguered commander-in-chief painted himself into a corner
Reconstruction and Beyond: The 8 African-American Senators
The United States Senate has a long history of producing historic leaders, but has featured only eight African-American members. The following eight senators set a number of political and social milestones spanning the Reconstruction and beyond. Continue reading to learn more about their many
One Less Illinois Gov. in Prison
The state of Illinois will see one less governor behind bars today. Former governor George Ryan, 78, was released from federal prison after serving over five years for corruption. Ryan, a Republican, left a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., five months early qualifying the...
Apply Online to Work With Rahm Emanuel
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Is Urging Chicago Citizens to Apply Online to Be an Alderman
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from the House could cost Illinois taxpayers more than $5.1 million, according to the state elections board. Jackson, Jr. offered his resignation today to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Jackson has been absent from the Capitol for months while undergoing ...
The Cliff, The Negotiations And The Deadline (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: FOR YOUR READING LIST: ‘THE OUTPOST: AN UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN VALOR’ ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper’s new book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor” comes out on Tuesday. In it, Tapper...
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Talks for Plea Deal
WASHINGTON (ABC NEWS) -- Attorneys for the Justice Department and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. are in talks about a possible deal regarding allegations of campaign finance violations, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Negotiations have been under way for some time. It is
Out of Reach? 25 House Races to Watch on Election Night
There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and here is a look at 25 of the top match-ups worth watching on Election Day. Most are highly competitive and expensive races, while others are notable simply for the political characters on the ticket, including a migrant worker-turned-astronaut