Political Circus: Fallon vs. Obama
March 23rd, 2011
12:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Fallon vs. Obama

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

From comic to pundit

Comedian Jimmy Fallon lit into President Obama for his trip to Latin America all the while dealing with the war in Libya.

"It feels like, to me, that President Obama is playing soccer in Rio with kids, and Hillary Clinton seems to be really stepping up, almost like she's being very presidential, I feel like. Isn't it weird?" he said during an interview with NBC News anchor Brian Williams on his late-night show.
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Political Circus: Trump to drive in Indy 500?
March 22nd, 2011
11:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Trump to drive in Indy 500?

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

In it to win it

Business mogul Donald Trump, who is mulling a 2012 presidential run, has been "invited to lead the pack at the Indianapolis 500 on May 29," the New York Post reports.
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Political Circus: Democrat has #TigerBlood
March 21st, 2011
11:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Democrat has #TigerBlood

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

Just like Sheen?

Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado, found out that simply mentioning TV/internet sensation Charlie Sheen on Twitter gave him a bump in followers, The Hill reports.
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Political Circus: No Jane Fonda videos for these congressmen
March 16th, 2011
12:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: No Jane Fonda videos for these congressmen

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

'Bring it'

The Wall Street Journal catches up with some congressmen who are trading in weight benches for a DVD workout described as the "most extreme home fitness training program."

"Every morning at 6:30, about a dozen lawmakers on the P90X A-list gather toward one end of the basketball court in the no-frills, slightly stinky House gym, located near the Capitol," writers Elizabeth Williamson and Patrick O'Connor note.
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Political Circus: Hell has no fury like a senator's wife scorned
March 15th, 2011
12:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Hell has no fury like a senator's wife scorned

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

Et tu, honey?

Wisconsin state Sen. Randy Hopper, a Republican from Fond du Lac, is not only facing backlash from constituents angry over his support for Gov. Scott Walker's union busting bill - but from his wife, who is now backing a recall effort against him, RawStory.com reports.
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Political Circus: From 'Men in Black' star to senator?
March 14th, 2011
11:57 AM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: From 'Men in Black' star to senator?

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

Sen. Tommy Lee Jones?

An effort is under way by a Texas lawyer to draft actor Tommy Lee Jones to become the state's next senator, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Political Circus: Will the real Mayor Emanuel please stand up?
March 1st, 2011
01:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Will the real Mayor Emanuel please stand up?

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

A big f****** deal

The Atlantic.com has a Twitter exclusive:

"It was the best fake Twitter account ever, deftly satirizing Rahm Emanuel, and elevating the Tweet and the f-word to the level of literature. But the mystery writer was never revealed – until now."
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Did Wisconsin governor overreach in union battle?
March 1st, 2011
10:36 AM ET
4 years ago

Did Wisconsin governor overreach in union battle?

Washington (CNN) - Some political experts have said that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in a battle with public employee unions over the right to collective bargaining, has overreached in his attempts to shore up the state's budget shortfall.

"I think it'd be fair to categorize the proposal (to cut union bargaining) as an overreach," said University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor David Canon. "Maybe the biggest reason for that claim is the fact that he didn't campaign on this."
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Political Circus: Obama makes surprise Oscar appearance
February 28th, 2011
01:20 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Obama makes surprise Oscar appearance

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

Obama at the Oscars (sort of)

President Obama appeared in a taped clip during Sunday's Academy Awards show on ABC, letting the world know that his favorite movie song was "As Time Goes By."

The song by Dooley Wilson was featured in the classic "Casablanca."
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Political Circus: Why George Clooney won't run for president
February 24th, 2011
11:54 AM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Why George Clooney won't run for president

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

The bong water candidate

Actor George Clooney is not shy about his politics. The Democrat and humanitarian activist says a run for office is not in his future - and bongs play a big part in that decision.

"I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you know," he tells Newsweek. "I f–ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth."
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