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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…

Cable News Spent About Five Minutes On Average Covering The Manning Verdict

1. Fox News: 5 minutes, 49 seconds Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/07/30/NewProject1-480×272.mp4. buzzfeed.com 2. CNN: 4 minutes, 43 seconds Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/07/30/cnn-426×240.mp4. buzzfeed.com 3. MSNBC: 5 minutes, 54 seconds Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/07/30/msnbc-426×240.mp4. buzzfeed.com Correction: The article previously misstated the amount of time Fox News spent covering the verdict.(7/30/2013) Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/cables-news-spent-less-than-four-minutes-on-average-covering

A Day At The Iowa State Fair With Chuck Grassley

The Iowa State Fair is a huge event. It covers 10 acres and is attended by hundreds of thousands of people each year… View this image › BuzzFeed …including many politicians wishing to curry favor with the politically charged Iowa electorate. View this image › blog.emanatepr.com But for over 40 years, the one political guarantee…

Environmentalists Activate Nationwide Protest Plan To Greet Keystone Report

View this image › Yuri Gripas / Reuters / Reuters WASHINGTON — Environmental activists are preparing a massive new anti-Keystone protest movement in the wake of a State Department environmental impact study on the pipeline project released Friday that the environmentalists argue is flawed. At a press conference Friday, a coalition of environmental and progressive…

The First Time Obama Was Elected President

View this image › Ebony Magazine 1990 Barack Obama’s election as President of the Harvard Law Review was a historic event for African Americans. A proud moment for people of color, the election garnered a ton of coverage from the back media. The following excerpts come from three publications Jet, Ebony, and Crisis Magazine, showing…

MoveOn Comes Out Against Barron

View this image › Barron, then the Freedom Party candidate for governor, in 2010. Pool / Getty Images The online liberal powerhouse MoveOn has come out against Charles Barron, a controversial New York City Council member whose candidacy has also drawn fire from everyone from Jewish groups to senior Washington Democrats. The move by MoveOn…