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C-SPAN: Video: Al Franken at The 1996 White House Correspondents Dinner

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Going back about twenty-years here to 1996, this was I guess March of 1996, but they were already counting votes for the 1996 presidential election between President Bill Clinton and Leader Bob Dole. 295 more words

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C-SPAN: Video: Al Franken at The 1996 White House Correspondents Dinner

Going back about twenty-years here to 1996, this was I guess March of 1996, but they were already counting votes for the 1996 presidential election between President Bill Clinton and Leader Bob Dole. 295 more words

Political Satire

Barbara Boxer: Badass

If you follow politics, and you probably do, you know about the absolute sham taking place in Congress right now. Our President recently signed an executive order on immigration that would prevent un-nationalized immigrants from being deported and separated from their family members who are US citizens (children and siblings that were born in the United States, for example). 312 more words

Feminism

Sheila Jackson Lee Gets Caught Accidentally Telling the Truth

WASHINGTON D.C. (The Barbed Wire) – Something happened on C-SPAN this week that is about as rare as Haley’s comet – Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) got caught telling the truth. 352 more words

Satire

Great Laughs Flashback: Chris Farley Punks Newt Gingrich at GOP Meeting

Still thinking about the great memories of Saturday Night Live’s 40 years on television, one moment that didn’t make Sunday’s special (because it didn’t occur on NBC, rather C-Span) was Chris Farley’s surprise visit to the GOP floor … to impersonate Newt Gingrich, right in front of him! 36 more words

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Winking congressman steals spotlight during floor speech

WASHINGTON – A Maryland congressman has taken the photo bomb to the next level.

Republican Rep. Andy Harris was caught on C-SPAN winking and grinning behind a fellow lawmaker speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. 92 more words

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Lawmaker winks at mom in C-SPAN 'videobomb'

C-SPAN viewers caught something unusual during a House session Tuesday night.

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) slid into a chair while a colleague was speaking and casually winked at the camera. 33 more words

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