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2012 Election: And the Funniest Candidate is...
2012 Election: And the Funniest Candidate is…

Before their comedic routines at the 67th annual Al Smith charity event in New York City last week… >>

The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up
The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up

“Hey, do you want a ticket to the debate?” When I got this text from a friend (a pal of his who… >>

In a Time of Crisis: Doodles
In a Time of Crisis: Doodles

With yesterday marking the start of a solemn reflection on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban… >>

The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House
The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House

Now that was a debate. Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan gave America a great show… >>

A Heartbeat Away: What You Don't Know About America's Vice Presidents
A Heartbeat Away: What You Don’t Know About America’s Vice Presidents

Did you know that  there was no official line of succession to the presidency until 1967? Or that… >>

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… >>

On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action
On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action

October is always an exciting time for us avid Supreme Court watchers as we look ahead to months of… >>

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… >>

RD Interview: Mitt Romney
RD Interview: Mitt Romney

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

Why Gwendolyn and Brent May Decide This Election
Why Gwendolyn and Brent May Decide This Election

It's old hat that support for Obama and Romney breaks strongly along lines of gender, race, income… >>

2012 Election Predictions: The Reader's Digest Presidential Laugh-Off
2012 Election Predictions: The Reader’s Digest Presidential Laugh-Off

Inspired by the statistical and the goofy ways to predict the presidency—Halloween mask sales… >>

Stopping Bullies is Everybody's Business
Stopping Bullies is Everybody’s Business

In the moving video below, news anchor Jennifer Livingston, of CBS affiliate WKBT  in LaCrosse… >>

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… >>

The Morning After: Best Debate Follow-Up
The Morning After: Best Debate Follow-Up

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney gets the win. As we noted in a previous post, for all the… >>

One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates
One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates

Regardless of whether or not last night's debate changed how you feel about the presidential… >>

Bingo! The Debate Game You've Been Waiting For
Bingo! The Debate Game You’ve Been Waiting For

Your smart phone is charged, your tweeting thumbs are rested, friends have been invited, and your… >>

Will Romney Top Obama With a 'Tilt and Nod'?
Will Romney Top Obama With a ‘Tilt and Nod’?

A new feature from the New York Times is either staggeringly brilliant or many, many steps too far:… >>

Why Your Beer May Decide Who You Vote For
Why Your Beer May Decide Who You Vote For

You’re sitting at a bar when you ask the bartender for a Heineken. Your friend counters with a… >>

Laugh and Learn: The First Obama-Romney Showdown
Laugh and Learn: The First Obama-Romney Showdown

With President Obama and Mitt Romney scheduled to square off in the first Presidential debate on… >>

Obama vs. Romney: The Video Game Edition
Obama vs. Romney: The Video Game Edition

With the presidential election only 40 days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Mitt… >>