November 16th, 2010
02:35 PM ET
12 years ago

Political Circus: Welcome back Kumar

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail, there's always something that gets a laugh. Here are some of the things you might have missed:

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Actor Kal Penn, better known as Kumar from the "Harold & Kumar" movies is back at the White House, ABC News reports. He left this summer to film another H&K movie. The actor, whose real name is Kalpen Modi, began his duties on Monday as the associate director in the Office of Public Engagement. He served in a similar role prior to heading off to the movie set.
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  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    Calling Kal, Kumar is insulting.
    Kumar is a character Kal has played, by saying "Welcome back Kumar" is not only insulting, but also somewhat racist... get my drift CNN???

    November 16, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. Kenneth Close

    I am glad we have humor in the Capital of course the white house is not exactly middle class.

    November 16, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    We better not be PAYING THIS CLOWN for this position!!! A walking endorsement to reduce ALL FEDERAL JOBS BY 10% IMMEDIATELY!!

    November 16, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |