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Who Said It Best: 'Veep' or Real Life VP Joe Biden?
Who Said It Best: ‘Veep’ or Real Life VP Joe Biden?

Vice President Joe Biden is well known for his garrulousness, but how does his loquacity hold up… >>

The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years
The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years

This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1970 break-up of the Beatles. Here, eight recent… >>

Genetically Modified Food: 7 Things Every Shopper Needs to Know
Genetically Modified Food: 7 Things Every Shopper Needs to Know

Are you trying to sort out the pros and cons about genetically modified food and genetically… >>

These Fast-Food Items Might Mean an Improving Economy
These Fast-Food Items Might Mean an Improving Economy

Fast-food restaurants may have pushed their value menus during the economic downturn, but now their… >>

The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest
The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest

A first-person recollection of the improv master's hilarious drama-class instruction, and clips… >>

Funny Photos Inspired By Real News Headlines
Funny Photos Inspired By Real News Headlines

As professional Digesters, our editorial team is exposed to hundreds of headlines every day… >>

8 Wacky
8 Wacky “We The People” Petitions That Actually Got Signatures

We The People, whitehouse.gov's official online petition service, is America's new home for… >>

7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids
7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids

There's nothing abstract about $85 billion in federal budget cuts. Here's how extreme… >>

Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail
Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail

Forget "cake in a mug": One small town newspaper is using Pinterest to put criminals behind bars. >>

9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace
9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace

Former NBA star and serial eccentric Dennis Rodman's recent so-called diplomatic mission to North… >>

13 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Being Pope
13 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Being Pope

He's the Holy Father, but he's also a man, and running the Church is a job. Here's the lowdown on… >>

Comedians in Chief? Funny Presidential Quotes
Comedians in Chief? Funny Presidential Quotes

Obama jokes about his dubious birth certificate, Lincoln ribs some lawyers, and George W. Bush… >>

25 Secrets Your Congressperson Won't Tell You
25 Secrets Your Congressperson Won’t Tell You

From campaign contributions to the secrets behind lobbyists, we got the dirt on what Washington… >>

13 Things You Didn't Know About the Vice Presidency
13 Things You Didn’t Know About the Vice Presidency

Sure, everybody's always talking about the Presidents, but what about the other guys? We searched… >>

5 Things You Didn't Know About Barack Obama
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Barack Obama

Four debates and countless campaign stops later, voters have learned much about their candidates… >>

5 Things You Didn't Know About Mitt Romney
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mitt Romney

Four debates and countless campaign stops later, voters have learned much about their candidates… >>

RD Interview: Mitt Romney
RD Interview: Mitt Romney

On his campaign bus in Zanesville, Ohio, the Republican nominee talks with Reader’s Digest editor… >>

RD Interview: President Barack Obama
RD Interview: President Barack Obama

During a relaxed conversation with Reader’s Digest editor Liz Vaccariello, the president opens up… >>

12 Most Artful Presidential Campaign Posters of All Time
12 Most Artful Presidential Campaign Posters of All Time

In its new book, the Library of Congress celebrates the past two hundred years of presidential… >>