Politics

Reporter Ken Silverstein Confirms What Critics Have Said About ‘The Intercept’ From the Beginning

By February 27, 2015
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If journalist Ken Silverstein’s tell-all article published today in Politico Magazine is to be believed, critics of The Intercept have been vindicated.

MEMBERS ONLY: The Daily Banter NSFW Video Mail Bag: Racism and Geckos

By February 27, 2015
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On this week’s edition of the NSFW Video Mail Bag, Ben, Chez and Bob discuss Brittney Cooper, the Oscars and Racism. Plus, a special visit by a Hawaii gecko!

The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag: Democratic Contenders, Telegenic Presidents and Bill O’Reilly

By February 27, 2015
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On this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag, Ben, Chez and Bob discuss non-Hillary Democratic contenders, telegenic and intelligent presidents, and the Bill O’Reilly lies.

MEMBERS ONLY: Which Countries Jeb Bush Will Invade, Ranked

By February 27, 2015
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Jeb, like his brother George, is a man who goes by his gut and isn’t afraid to wield a big stick. He’s already proved himself an up-and-coming hardliner to watch out for by absorbing key members of Dubya’s national security team, and he’s repeatedly warned of the weak approach Obama is taking to issues from Iran’s nuclear program to setting up new trade ties with Cuba.

If elected, the world will be his oyster. We’re all watching with bated breath to see which of these countries will be lucky enough to be freed next. Here they are:

Rick Perry Talked Out Of His Ass Again At CPAC

By February 27, 2015
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Oops.

MEMBERS ONLY: What Sarah Palin and Al Sharpton Tell Us About the Sorry State Of Punditry

By February 27, 2015
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When Sarah Palin and Al Sharpton were photographed together on the red carpet before the 40th anniversary special for Saturday Night Live, the internet declared that “Hell has frozen over.” But despite the initial shock of seeing the two politically polar opposite pundits sharing an amiable moment, the two have more in common than you might think. Read more…

Best Of Banter: GOP Govs Don’t Care, Chuck C. Johnson’s Still a Douche, and Bill O’Reilly’s Most Bizarre Lie Yet

By February 26, 2015
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Here’s the week that was, at The Daily Banter.

Rand Paul Provides Dumbest Blue Print Ever to Beat Hillary in 2016

By February 26, 2015
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The scandal that clearly wasn’t a scandal will apparently provide enough ammunition to take down the Democratic front runner for the 2016 Presidential election. Welcome to the world of Rand Paul…

Meet the Conservative “Avengers” Speaking at CPAC This Week

By February 26, 2015
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Excelsior?

Bill O’Reilly’s Latest Whopper Lie is Also His Most Bizarre Lie So Far

By February 24, 2015
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Probably the best thing about all of this has been his reaction. It’s like a slow-motion version of his “do it live!” meltdown.

Following Pro-Secession Remarks, Ron Paul Says the Black Caucus Was Only Anti-War Because Food Stamps

By February 24, 2015
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It’s unclear what else he could say that’d make him look more like an 1850s era fire-eater, short of announcing that it’s a business’s right to purchase slave labor because libertarianism and the free market.

Story Of Republicans’ Scrapped Black Outreach Site Could Lose Them Tens Of Voters

By February 24, 2015
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Buzzfeed reports that the Republicans scrapped a black outreach website in 2012, which could help them out with the white vote in 2016.

Harry Reid Goes Full ‘Matrix’ With Sunglasses At News Conference

By February 24, 2015
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It turns out Harry Reid becomes a lot more interesting when he quotes the baddie from ‘The Matrix.’

10 Religious ‘Gotcha’ Questions Scott Walker Should Answer

By February 24, 2015
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Ten religious questions Scott Walker should answer.

MEMBERS ONLY: Snowden’s Fans Made It Really Hard to Be Gracious About ‘Citizenfour’

By February 24, 2015
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Even in victory, it’s as impossible for these people to be humble and gregarious.

Larry King Tweeted His Most Bizarre Series of Random Observations Ever

By February 23, 2015
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I hereby nominate Larry King to be the Mayor of Twitter.

Obama Probably Isn’t a Christian and There’s Nothing Wrong With That

By February 23, 2015
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It’s quite unlikely the president is a Christian, and that’s entirely ok.

Republican Govs Don’t Give a Shit They’re Blowing Holes In Their States’ Budgets

By February 23, 2015
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Now, more than ever, the Republican governing philosophy is “I got mine and to hell with the rest of you.”