February 28th, 2014
03:26 PM ET
7 months ago

Political Circus: Rogen gets the last word

Actor Seth Rogen was on Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Alzheimer's research. He got a laugh with the requisite "House of Cards" reference.

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Political Circus: Seinfeld snubs 'The Donald'
April 21st, 2011
01:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Seinfeld snubs 'The Donald'

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time

"No soup for you," Donald

Donald Trump, a possible GOP contender for president, lashed out at comedian Jerry Seinfeld after the former sitcom star pulled out of a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation, CNN's Marquee Blog reports.

At issue: Seinfeld was not happy with Trump's recent "birther" claims about President Obama's citizenship, the comedian's reps said.
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Political Circus: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish'
April 19th, 2011
02:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish'

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

Will there be a next time?

President Barack Obama got into a somewhat tense exchange with a Dallas TV reporter during an interview Monday at the White House.

After the interview was over, Obama advised WFAA-TV's Brad Watson to "let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?"
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Political Circus: Congressman no fan of the iPad
April 18th, 2011
12:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Congressman no fan of the iPad

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

Wonder what Steve Jobs thinks ...

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is taking on Apple's popular tablet, the iPad, saying it's "killing jobs."

"A few short weeks ago I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad and said that I happened to believe, Mr. Speaker, ... this new device ... is now probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs," the Illinois Democrat said Friday on the House floor (here in a video posted on RealClearPolitics).
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Political Circus: Barney Frank in Playboy
April 15th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Barney Frank in Playboy

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

He's baring it all - in interview

Rep. Barney Frank, the openly gay Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, is featured in the May edition of Playboy.
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Political Circus: SNL and Fox: Not 'Friends'
April 11th, 2011
12:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: SNL and Fox: Not 'Friends'

Washington (CNN) – Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

You knew this was coming ...

"Saturday Night Live" took on Fox's morning show "Fox and Friends" this past weekend for its coverage of the possible government shutdown.

The skit began, "You're watching Fox and Friends. Coffee, smiles, fear and terror."
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Filed under: Budget • Fox News • Political Circus
Political Circus: Young voters in a 'Bad Romance' with Obama?
April 4th, 2011
01:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Young voters in a 'Bad Romance' with Obama?

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

Talking to the young'uns

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, widely believed to be a 2012 Republican presidential contender, is making the rounds in key early voting states like Iowa - and trying his hand at pop culture 101 to win over a growing voting bloc, the Des Moines Register reports.
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Filed under: Political Circus • President Obama • Tim Pawlenty
Political Circus: Tea Partying at NASCAR
March 29th, 2011
11:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Tea Partying at NASCAR

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business, but not all the time.

Start your engines

TheTeaParty.net says it plans to sponsor a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing truck, The Hill's Christina Wilkie reports.

The site announced it will sponsor the "red No. 89 truck currently driven by Chris Lafferty," which "will be re-dubbed the 'We the People's' truck, in order to tear up the racetrack for the next two seasons."
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Political Circus: Bloomberg is 'friendly neighborhood Spider-Mike'
March 28th, 2011
01:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Bloomberg is 'friendly neighborhood Spider-Mike'

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

Harnessing his influence

New York City Michael Bloomberg dusted off his acting chops by joining the cast of Broadway musical hits "Mama Mia," "Hair," and "The Little Mermaid" among other shows for the Inner Circle charity dinner, the New York Post reports.
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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • Political Circus
Political Circus: Even presidents get locked out
March 24th, 2011
12:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Even presidents get locked out

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

Is someone trying to tell you something?

You know that paranoid fantasy that you'll get back to your job from vacation and find out they've changed the lock on your office? Well, it wasn't quite that bad for President Obama, but almost, CNN White House Producer Lesa Jansen writes.
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Filed under: Political Circus • President Obama
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