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Meghan McCain’s Playboy Interview

View this image › wordpress.com Meghan McCain, never one to be shy, does Playboy’s “20 Questions” for the magazine’s April issue: PLAYBOY: What’s cool about being famous? MCCAIN: People don’t recognize me that much unless I’m with my dad. I look different without makeup on, and usually I wear beanies and big sweaters and look…

RNC Report Gives House Republicans Cover On Immigration Bill, Activists Say

View this image › Cliff Owen / AP Immigration activists voiced their approval for the Republican National Committee’s new roadmap, a 97-page report on the future of the party, which calls on conservatives to “embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform.” Support from the Republican establishment for immigration legislation clears the way, advocates argued Monday afternoon…

Sarah Palin Cheers Convention Floor Fight

View this image › Former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin serves lunch to guests after speaking at a campaign rally for Arizona Republican senatorial candidate Kirk Adams Monday. Matt York / AP Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who starred at the 2008 Republican National Convention and will skip this one, Tuesday…

14 Tweets That Shut Down Twitter

1. The threat of a government shutdown really brought out the best of Twitter: Sarah Kendzior @sarahkendzior Follow BREAKING: The United States of America BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_1727733”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Mon Sep 30 21:14:37 +0000 2013’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_1727733”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Mon Sep 30 21:14:37 +0000…

Could Airport Blues Change The Sequester Narrative?

View this image › Alan Diaz / AP WASHINGTON — Last weekend, around 200 international passengers missed their flights and stayed overnight in the Miami airport thanks to customs delays airport officials said were caused by the sequester. Florida TV news featured images of of angry passengers chanting in frustration as they watched their flights…

Local Press Across America Pan Obamacare Rollout

1. CBS 58 in Wisconsin. Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/10/15/CBSMilwaukee-432×240.mp4. 2. ABC 9 in Iowa. Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/10/15/ABCIowa-640×360.mp4. 3. The Arizona Daily Sun. View this image › Via azdailysun.com 4. ABC 7 in Tennessee. Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/10/15/ABCTennessee-320×240.mp4. 5. KMBC 9 in Missouri. Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/10/15/KMBC-640×360.mp4. 6. The Miami Herald. View this image ›…

Romney Backer To Flip To Santorum Today

View this image › Paul Sancya / AP Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a Economic Club of Detroit luncheon in Detroit, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. A top Ohio supporter of Governor Mitt Romney will switch sides and endorse Rick Santorum in Columbus this afternoon, a campaign source said. The source…

BuzzFeed Veepstakes: Hitting The Road

View this image › Welcome to BuzzFeed Veepstakes, your daily guide to Mitt Romney’s search for a running mate. Mitt Romney is in New York today before heading up to Boston. Tim Pawlenty is passing through Boston tomorrow before heading up to New Hampshire for four scheduled events for Romney. No word on if he’s…

Obama Links Akin To Romney

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ws-EXX3KquI. youtube.com President Barack Obama seized on a Missouri Republican’s bizarre comments on rape to press Republicans on the question of abortion Monday in a surprise appearance at a White House press briefing. Obama acknowledged that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan don’t share Rep. Todd Akin’s view that women are unlikely to…

BuzzFeed Veepstakes: July 28

View this image › Welcome to BuzzFeed Veepstakes, your daily guide to Mitt Romney’s search for a running mate. Keep all over an eye out: The surrogates are all over the map today. SIREN: Romney Veep-Picker Tweets Shortlist: Beth Myers decided to have some fun with reporters yesterday and tweeted the names of 13 veep…