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Politicking like a presidential rockstar

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By LaShawnda

It’s safe to say Obama is the most popular politician since John F. Kennedy. And that’s being rather generous to Kennedy, since he certainly didn’t draw crowds like Obama (at least I haven’t come across a record). And that’s not a snub to Bill Clinton either, who during his time, was also the most popular politician since Kennedy. However, former president...

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As seen as on the 'Internets'

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By Kim

Obama's private stolen prayer seen"> here.

King David Hotel stationary confirms it’s really his (or at least a good fake).

Light in his loafers: McCain trots around the country in his $520 Ferragamos. OK, this story is as lame and irrelevant as the John Edwards $400 haircut whack job, but we can kind of agree it did its damage, therefore I have rationalized the relevancy...

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Media: 'I've got a crush on Obama'

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By Dontre

It isn't hard, really, to understand how Senator Obama, no matter what he’s doing, makes for better television than Senator McCain. In the age where political campaigns are run much like Hollywood soap operas, and the appearance of a candidate matters just as much (if not more) as what they’re saying, the Illinois senator has the perfect combination of a silver screen...

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New T-shirt tell-all

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By Meg

After sequestering myself for an extended vacation on a sleepy little island where the only headline news concerned a gang of attack turkeys (oh but I’m not kidding), I definitely owe the Politirazzi readership a bigger, grander blog entry than what I’m about to reveal. But I just have to show you all my favorite new T-shirt.

It’s true. We can’t hide it any...

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Obamania

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Australian street names representing the future and the past, via Jeff

By Jeff

Republicans are wringing their hands at how the press has been fawning over Barack Obama. He can do no wrong. John McCain even had a recent clever campaign ad about how effusive the press has been even quoting NBC’s Lee Cowan saying that “It’s almost hard to remain objective, because it’s...

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Bike Lanes Not Bombs

By Lynne

The NY Daily News began referring to Queens Blvd as the “Boulevard of Death” several years ago. It is still an apt description — approximately 100 pedestrians and cyclists are hit by cars or trucks on that main artery each year.

Just last month, a 76-year-old woman was killed along a stretch in Sunnyside.

Back in February, 22-year-old Queens resident Asif...

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The Media Sings Obama's Praises

By Lynne

Barack Obama bores me.

Perhaps because I am planning on ‘making history’ by voting for a different Black candidate: Cynthia McKinney, the six-term congresswoman from Georgia who is running on the Green Party ticket. Or perhaps because it sometimes feels like Obama is starring in a political version of Grease the Musical, with the media singing his praises:

We...

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As seen on the 'Internets'

By Kimberly

* McCain: 894th Out Of 899 in School. A C-student at Yale doesn’t seem so bad comparatively!

* Bush: “Wall Street got Drunk." This is probably the most insightful thing Bush has ever said considering how many people got screwed ...

* Gawker comments on what the presumptive presidential nominees would look like in four years. I agree with the guy who...

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Not so fast..

The left blogosphere is a-twitter over how successful Obama's world tour has been and are arguing that central rationale for the McCain candidacy has basically collapsed.

They have some good reasons to be pleased. Obama looked very presidental while he dominated the news coverage, downplayed one of the central McCain talking points merely by visiting (and ending the Obama-Iraq clock at some...

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Borderline boo-boos and professional sports

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By Lynne

On Monday, John McCain described "the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border" while doing an interview with ABC, somehow forgetting that Iraq and Pakistan don’t share a border.

Pakistan shares a border with Afghanistan.

This wasn’t his first screw-up. According to Politico:

“Just in the past three weeks, McCain has also mistaken...

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