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Edwards and 'Kenneth': Separated at birth?

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Sen. John Edwards circa 2000 bears a striking resemblance to our favorite southern dimbulb -- '30 Rock's' Kenneth.

We were startled, in fact, we gasped at this resemblance! Are "Kenneth" (Jack McBrayer) and John Edwards long lost twins?

While surfing through shots of Sen. John Edwards (looking for a good one to add to our political "Faces of Shame" photo gallery), we suddenly came across...

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The Boyles talk Edwards

By Meg

The Edwards affair seems to have struck a nerve with a lot of people I know. I’ll be honest with you, Politirazzi readership: I couldn’t care less about political affairs of the heart unless, of course, the scandal involves outright abuse of power.

I might be interested in reading about an affair where the politician in question — and this is just a hypothetical...

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How should the media have treated the Edwards affair?

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By Emily

Now that it's all out in the open (although NYC media will continue to pursue "baby daddy" details), the new question about the John Edwards/Rielle Hunter affair has become: How was the mainstream media supposed to treat it?

Were we right to sidestep it? Were we too liberal to out Edwards? Is the National Enquirer too trashy to be a trusted in the least? Is it just plain...

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What's up with our president in Beijing?!

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We pulled together photos from the Associated Press (top) and Getty Images (bottom) to create what we think is the sequence of events when President Bush visited some women's beach volleyball players at the Olympics this weekend.

Still not sure what's going on here — maybe he's getting a tutorial on the hand signals players use to communicate with each other?

Or perhaps there's...

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Obama to text VP choice

Watch your digital inboxes to find out who Barack taps as his VP. Seriously....

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As seen on the 'Internets'

By Kimberly

* Is Obama the anti-Christ? That seems to be the alternative interpretation of the latest McCain Internet ad “The One.” Detailed analysis comparing the ad’s seemingly innocuous verbiage to that of the 1990 apocalyptic "Left Behind" series hints that the subtext of the ad to Evangelicals has a very charged meaning. Here is a thorough analysis from a Democratic consulting...

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Narrative Interrupted

By David

From The Trail:

The Democratic National Committee may be trying to get some mileage out of recent news about oil industry contributions to Republican Sen. John McCain, launching a web site spoofing the idea of McCain sharing his presidential ticket with Exxon. But they may have found an unwelcome surprise in a just-released analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics.


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For whom the poll tolls

By Lynne

The Associated Press has Obama with a slim national lead over McCain. Who cares?

Now, I don’t mean the kind of who-cares-yawn-o-rama-Obama fatigue that is affecting 48 percent of voters (and 51 percent of Independents); I mean, who cares because — duh — did we not learn a single thing about the Electoral College after the 2000 election?

It’s not completely...

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"W.: The Movie" by Oliver Stone

This looks all kinds of awesome, or all kinds of awful. I'm going to go with the latter but bet I love it anyway.


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Debate schedules are out!

And the debate moderators have been tapped!

Presidential: Friday, Sept. 26

University of Mississippi, Oxford

Moderated by: Jim Lehrer

Vice-presidential: Thursday, Oct. 2

Washington University in St. Louis

Moderated by: Gwen Ifill

Presidential (town hall): Tuesday, Oct. 7

Belmont University, Nashville

Moderated by: Tom Brokaw


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