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White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide
White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide

The White House may be beautifully decked for the holidays, but it's left to the First Dog to… >>

'But Mom, They're Art!' Major Museum Adds Video Games to Collection
‘But Mom, They’re Art!’ Major Museum Adds Video Games to Collection

New York's Museum of Modern Art—better known as MoMA—announced Thursday that 14 video games… >>

'You're Wrong, Uncle Bob!': When Politics and Thanksgiving Collide
‘You’re Wrong, Uncle Bob!’: When Politics and Thanksgiving Collide

As the red wine starts flowing this Thanksgiving, inevitably so will the politics chatter… >>

What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?
What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?

With Puerto Rican statehood in the news once again, Smithsonian magazine's excellent Design Decoded… >>

Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes
Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes

An awesome new feature on Slate offers a unique look at America: What would our country look like… >>

Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future
Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future

With a  resounding electoral college win and a slim victory in the popular vote, Barack Obama was… >>

Mitt Romney's Loss and the Art of the Concession
Mitt Romney’s Loss and the Art of the Concession

Although the election was called by major news outlets shortly after 11 p.m. last night, most of us… >>

What's Your Newspaper Saying Today?
What’s Your Newspaper Saying Today?

We asked our friends and family to snap a picture of their newspaper's front page this morning… >>

Avoid Disaster, Spot 'Sandy' Scammers
Avoid Disaster, Spot ‘Sandy’ Scammers

When a disaster hits, people spring into action. As with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans… >>

ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage
ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage

She's been described as mesmerizing, hypnotizing, a rock star. Last week, Lydia Callis, New York… >>

Election Day Must-Reads: One Last Hurrah
Election Day Must-Reads: One Last Hurrah

It's been a long road to Election Day (remember all of those GOP primary debates that began in the… >>

The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes
The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes

The Electoral College remains a mysterious process for many Americans, and electoral math can… >>

'Bronco Bamma' Look What You've Done: Election Season Brings 4-Year-Old to Tears
‘Bronco Bamma’ Look What You’ve Done: Election Season Brings 4-Year-Old to Tears

I'm no political wonk, but I've been following the election coverage pretty closely. I cringed at… >>

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… >>

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… >>

Why Are Elections Held on Tuesdays?
Why Are Elections Held on Tuesdays?

With millions without power in areas affected by the devastating Hurricane Sandy, the Wall Street… >>

'Oh, Sandy:' Views to a Hurricane
‘Oh, Sandy:’ Views to a Hurricane

News reports, tweets, and status updates about Hurricane Sandy—the big, bad storm that's now… >>

Kids Reveal Their Pick for President
Kids Reveal Their Pick for President

The kids have spoken! According to more than 500,000 ballots submitted by underage wannabe voters… >>

New App: Best Political Satire All In One Place
New App: Best Political Satire All In One Place

With four debates and countless campaign stops and political ads gone by (not to mention the daily… >>

Morning After: Horses, Bayonets and Debates
Morning After: Horses, Bayonets and Debates

Like the 19th century cavalry he referenced in the best and most Tweeted line of the night… >>