Political Circus: 'Sarah Palin' gets trademarked
February 4th, 2011
01:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: 'Sarah Palin' gets trademarked

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

What's in a name?

A lot if you're one of the Palins.

Politics Daily reports that Sarah Palin's lawyer has filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the names "Sarah Palin" and "Bristol Palin."
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Filed under: Political Circus • Sarah Palin
Political Circus: First lady grilled over BBQ
February 3rd, 2011
01:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: First lady grilled over BBQ

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

BBQ is serious business

Mention barbecue and many North Carolinians proclaim "We have the best!" They take it seriously - maybe too seriously.

After announcing that Charlotte will host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, first lady Michelle Obama said in a statement that the city has "great barbecue."
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Filed under: Michelle Obama • Political Circus
Political Circus: Snooki gushes over Dubya
February 2nd, 2011
01:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Snooki gushes over Dubya

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

Crush-worthy

Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, appearing at the Washington Auto Show in D.C., weighed in on who's cuter - Bush or Obama, according to the Washington Post's Celebritology blog.
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Political Circus: Tracy Morgan says Palin's one hot mama
January 31st, 2011
02:13 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Tracy Morgan says Palin's one hot mama

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

How do you really feel?

Comedian Tracy Morgan is if nothing but brutally honest. Maybe too honest. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Morgan weighed in on "mama grizzly" herself, Sarah Palin.
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Filed under: Political Circus • Sarah Palin
Political Circus: Justice Kagan called for jury duty
January 21st, 2011
12:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Justice Kagan called for jury duty

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

The most informed juror

New Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan found herself among fellow Washington residents on Thursday - waiting at D.C. Superior Court after receiving a jury summons.

"Sporting dark trousers and a checkered patterned sweater jacket, she sat quietly, reading through what appeared to be a legal brief and making handwritten notes in the margin," ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports.
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Filed under: Elena Kagan • Political Circus
Political Circus: Harkin's gaga for Lady Gaga
January 20th, 2011
01:32 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Harkin's gaga for Lady Gaga

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

Harkin's 'Poker Face'

Democrats are learning that music sensation Lady Gaga's presence brings in a younger demographic, media coverage and lots of money. The Hill reports that Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat from Iowa, will be raising funds at a Gaga concert in February.
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Filed under: Lady Gaga • Political Circus • Tom Harkin
Political Circus: Ben & Jerry's founders take on the high court
January 19th, 2011
02:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Ben & Jerry's founders take on the high court

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

No 'Chunky Monkey' for Supreme Court

The founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream have a new target - and it isn't Haagen-Dazs. It's the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Political Circus: Battle Hymn of the Sarah Palin Republic
January 18th, 2011
02:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Battle Hymn of the Sarah Palin Republic

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

Palin will 'throw 'em all in jail'

Sarah Palin has been a polarizing political figure - popular with conservatives, a villain for those on the left and even musicians. Two Palin supporters/amateur musicians are singing about their love for the former governor of Alaska to the tune of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
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Filed under: Political Circus • Sarah Palin
Political Circus: Schwarzenegger drops $200 million
January 17th, 2011
02:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Schwarzenegger drops $200 million

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

Quite an expensive investment ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger - bodybuilder turned actor turned politician - says his time as California's governor cost him at least $200 million, Reuters reports.
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Political Circus: Size matters for the House speaker
January 7th, 2011
12:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Size matters for the House speaker

Washington (CNN) – Politics is serious business - but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

Big government

Time magazine's Josh Sanburn asks in a new story, "Why Is John Boehner's Gavel So Big? During the ceremonial handing over of the Speaker of the House's gavel, Boehner's predecessor noted the larger size of the gavel that he was presented with.
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Filed under: John Boehner • Political Circus
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