Sunday, August 19, 2012

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT: The Obamas Praise George Clooney

President Obama praises George Clooney's work on Darfur and Michelle Obama calls him "cute," twice. This is what the national political media has been up in arms about all week.

Julian Assange Makes Plea to Obama in London

From his window at Ecuador's London Embassy, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange breaks his silence and asks President Obama to drop the U.S. case against him.

GIFs From Last Week: Paul Ryan Edition | August 13 - August 19, 2012

Look back at the week in politics through animated GIFs, courtesy of GIFs From Last Night.
America meets Rep. Paul Ryan (and his goofy laugh) on 60 Minutes.
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Al Sharpton uncovers the conspiracy behind Paul Ryan's P90X workout routine.
Jon Stewart gets lost in Paul Ryan's eyes.
Stephen Colbert notices Paul Ryan's striking resemblance to Tina Fey.
Bill Maher compares Paul Ryan to Sarah Palin.

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Rep. Todd Akin Explains 'Legitimate Rape'

According to the doctors Todd Akin has been talking to, in cases of "legitimate rape... the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." So now if this guy beats Claire McCaskill in their Senate race there's something seriously wrong going on in Missouri.
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CHRIS HAYES: Paul Ryan's Pro-Stimulus 2002 Speech

It only took ten years for Rep. Paul Ryan to make his full transition from loving stimulus to hating stimulus.

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