Sean Van den Vlekkert

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Why the Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere

The movement's structure means it can withstand low popularity and continue to exert a huge pull on the GOP.<p>The demise of the Tea Party was loudly announced right after Congress voted on October 16 to lift the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government. “Finally! The Republican Fever Is …

The 31 Most Important Political GIFs Of 2013

The GIF that keeps on giving.

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Fox News’ 5 worst moments of 2013

It was another banner year for Rupert Murdoch’s propaganda shop. Here are the most cringeworthy moments<p>Along with death and taxes, Fox News is one of the few things we can depend on in this world. Just as the sun rises and sets, it's a given that, over the course of 12 months, many ridiculous, …

Why The Religious Right Is Losing 'The War On Christmas'

A woman attacked a bell ringer in Phoenix, Arizona because she was angry at being wished a "Happy Holidays" instead of honoring Jesus' birth by saying "Merry Christmas".<p>In another act of Christmas violence, unidentified arsonists tried to torch one of the Freedom from Religion Foundation's …

The 10 best segments from “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” this year

Celebrating some of the year’s best satire and parody<p>Prachi Gupta<p>December 24, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>What a year for America: The NSA is spying on us, the government shut down, "Accidental Racist" is a real song, and plenty of non-accidental racists still exist in troves. "The Daily Show" and "The …

10 who got their '15' in 2013

Flash in the pan, one-hit wonder, 15 minutes of fame: Whatever you want to label them, 2013 saw a number of anonymous strangers plucked from obscurity and skyrocketed to viral and talk-show-fodder fame — for a news cycle, at least.<p>Here are POLITICO’s top 10 fleeting political celebrities of the …