Ann Romney went on Fox News today to set the record straight about her husband's commitment to women and her own hard work as a mother, rebutting Hilary Rosen's CNN comments that she never worked a day in her life.
What seems like progress from the top-down may reveal the problem with Boy Scouts from the inside-out: its first official coming out party is still a microcosm of discord on gay acceptance, especially in Christian America, no matter what polls say today or the Supreme Court declares in a few weeks. Here's a survey of the reaction so far.
Sorry, Kanye. The president would like you better if you weren't a jackass.
No, Roger Ailes, Gawker is not a pornographic website. It's that site which, you know, broke the story about how your network's biggest star, Bill O'Reilly, "tried to get his wife's boyfriend investigated by the cops," or more recently, ran that failed mole experiment at Fox.
concession suspension speech on Monday, Rick Santorum said he "was winning in a different way," which was right in Jon Stewart's wheelhouse.
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the politicization of the Supreme Court.
Syria has "promised" the United Nations that it will stop fighting tomorrow, and we'd believe them if, oh yeah, they weren't Syria.
The National Organization for Marriage sounded like a group of cogent human beings ashamed of their stance on gay marriage and playing on fear mongering and racial divide to get their point across this morning. They can thank their hacker for that.
Part of the schtick of MSNBC's Morning Joe -- along with lots of literal coffee references -- is the bristly chemistry between Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, but in Andrew Goldman's New York Times Magazine's Q&A this week, Brzezinski added a new wrinkle.
Want a troubling sign of how great the economy is doing? Banks are feeling confident enough to lend money to people with bad credit again. What could possibly go wrong?
It's less than a week to Tax Day, but we're not judging you for putting off that filing until the last minute. In fact, it's quite the opposite--we're here to help you gather your last-minute deductions.
Just how bad of an offense was Ozzie Guillen's interview with Time magazine in which he said he "loved" Fidel Castro? Well, the Miami Marlins have slapped Guillen with a five-game suspension, the same type of punishment the MLB would dole out for a pitcher intentionally throwing at someone.
Rick Santorum's daughter Bella was released from the hospital Monday night, triggering Santorum's return to the campaign trail in Pennsyvania today. That also may mean that Mitt Romney will finally get to use that attack ad he's been holding.
Cartoonist Tom Toles on the Supreme Court.
For the amount that Facebook just spent on Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg could've paid for the cure to Lou Gehrig's disease, ramped up New York City's 911 system, or ... purchased the Solo Cup company
Devin Smith, who lived in the Virginia Beach apartment complex which was totaled by a fighter jet crash, told Reddit that she's only getting $89 per day for lodging.
Going by way of Kleenexes and Band-Aids, the iPad has become the word people use when what they really want to say is "tablet."
In a move that will fuel her current meme-mentum, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that she will be skipping the 2012 Democratic National Convention
Psssst. Fox's new movie, Neighborhood Watch is actually about aliens--and the only reason we know that is because the studio is making sure that audiences know the movie has nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin case.
On the heels of Yahoo's announcement that it would cut 14 percent of its workforce, reports are coming out today that Sony, over the next year, will eliminate 10,000 jobs.
George Zimmerman is not an infant. But that glaring fact did not stop his newly-hired defense lawyer from using "Shaken Baby Syndrome" defense on CBS' This Morning.
M.E.K. might be the most infuriating thing you will read about the global war on terrror today: The New Yorker's Sy Hersh reports that during the Bush years, the U.S. military trained the Iranian opposition group even though it is and was on the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations.
Zeddie Little's photo has been viewed over 1.3 million times on Flickr and has inspired a meme based around his ridiculously photogenic smile amid the sweaty runners during a 10k Run in South Carolina.
With the threat to Alaska's marine life looming, United States Coast Guard brought an end to the eerie story of Japan's drifting ghost ship by unleashing cannon fire and sinking the vessel in what experts deemed the most environmentally-safe location on Thursday.
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the GSA party's pricetag.
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: Disney ruled the rankings while Intel figured out that you really, really liked talking about yourself.
For those who thought that Newt Gingrich was running to make money for his empire, that apparently didn't work as his think tank, The Center for Health Transformation, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Once KONY 2012 broke all kinds of internet video records, a sequel was inevitable. Now that it's arrived -- with Mad Max-ish title Kony 2012: Part II - Beyond Famous, little sticks out from its 19-minutes other than the basic idea: "KONY 2012 was a good thing" and maybe, "Joseph Kony is still pretty awful."
Golf is very important for some people. In Captain Jeff Donahue's case, it seems that shaving a few strokes off of his handicap was worth abusing his police power and busting out a professional golfer-turned-inmate for a few lessons.
The 25 member-states of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission have lifted a two-year ban on some of the world's prime tuna-mating waters.
The New York Times' video game is janky looking, not that intensive, and lacks payoff (you just blast pieces of text and images off the page)--but it is semi-addicting, and totally proves the point that writer Sam Anderson tries to make.
We're always interested in new business models for journalism, and it appears Chinese journalists found one: bribery.
Yes, Planned Parenthood turned down a half million dollar donation from fratire author Tucker Max, but the bigger question is why Forbes is allowing Max's PR lackey to write about it.
The Obama administration, along with Mitt Romney's Republican opponents have really tried to hammer home the idea that he's an out of touch elitist, and according to David Axelrod today, this means insinuating Romney totally lives in a Mad Men world.
Martha Johnson, chief of the General Services Administration, and two of her top executives resigned today. You probably would too if you spent over $800,000 of taxpayer dollars on an extravagant "conference" off of the Las Vegas Strip.
We totally understand that Whitney is dying a slow death and Are You There Chelsea? needs to be put out of its misery, but that doesn't make Two and a Half Men's co-creator Lee Aronsohn's sexist jokes about television's current crop of female comedies very funny.
They've done it. Say hello to the inaugural Atlantic Wire Bracket of Brackets Champion, Go Fug Yourself's Fug Madness.
Don't say we never did anything for you: AFA Foods, a ground beef processor (read: pink slime supplier), has filed for bankruptcy today and blamed media coverage of "pink slime" for the sudden lack of demand in their products.
For the past week, we've talked about Geraldo Rivera more than we ever thought possible thanks to the Fox Newser's blame-the-victim assertion that Trayvon Martin's hoodie killed the unarmed teenager followed by his dumber non-apology apology, but he finally figured out how to apologize.
Abake Assongba donated around $50,000 to President Obama's campaign and is one of his 400 volunteer fundraisers, the only problem is that she's being accused of fraud, impersonating a bank official, and dodging creditors to the tune of over $650,000.
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on health care reform.
Robert Wilkinson is an unemployed, 29-year-old Canuck who was charged with drunk driving last November, but you probably know him from his viral persona--that drunk guy who tried to prove his sobriety by singing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the back of a cop car.
And then there were two. You've decided that Muppet Madness and Fug Madness will battle it out for The Atlantic Wire's Inaugural Battle of the Brackets.
An eyewitness to Trayvon Martin's killing appeared on Anderson Cooper's AC360 on CNN last night and said that George Zimmerman appeared to walk away from the scuffle uninjured but, "very worried," casting more doubt on Zimmerman's self-defense claim.
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