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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Super Bowl

#EndorseThis: ‘Trump’ Destroys White House, Pushes The Button In Super Bowl Ad

Suppose a copy writer is tasked with scripting a warm, G-rated commercial with a President Trump impersonator in it. How to proceed? Find a celebrity NFL quarterback (like Kirk Cousins) and let him joke around on camera. But between the lines, kick the real-life POTUS everywhere it hurts. This D.C. area Super Bowl ad for […]

February 5, 2018
Trump TV Ratings

Trump’s TV Star Fades: He’s No Longer A Ratings Magnet

President Trump, who spent 2016 chronically boasting about his ability to spike TV news ratings, clearly falls short of the ratings successes Obama posted early in his presidency. As the least popular new president in modern American history, Trump seems to having trouble connecting with the masses.

February 12, 2017
Trump, White House

Is Trump Really Running The White House?

Last weekend, Trump attended the Red Cross Ball at his Mar-a-Lago resort and watched the Super Bowl at his West Palm Beach golf course. As he left Florida on Monday, news emerged that he will probably return this weekend for golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Does Trump think being president is a part-time job? And is Trump the one doing the job? There’s no clear answer to either one.

February 9, 2017

From Immigration To Diversity, Super Bowl Ads Play Political Football

With Americans’ attention more finely tuned to the political climate under U.S. President Donald Trump, brands that dove headfirst into that conversation generated the most reaction from viewers during Sunday’s Super Bowl. For much of the evening, the chatter around commercials by Airbnb, Coca Cola Co, and Budweiser was more exciting than the Super Bowl itself.

February 6, 2017
Bathroom bill, Texas, LGBTQ

Super Bowl Glare Fixes Attention On Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’

The cost of the so-called “bathroom bill,” which bars transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity, could run as high as $8.5 billion and result in a loss of 185,000 jobs in the first year alone, according to the Texas Association of Business, a conservative group that is the state’s leading employer organization.

January 27, 2017

Broncos Win Super Bowl, Manning Mum On Future Plans

Denver’s Peyton Manning, 39, playing in what could be the final game of his storied NFL game, added another line in the record books.

February 7, 2016
Chris Martin of Coldplay sings "Adventure of a Lifetime" during the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Super Bowl Halftime Show A Big Stage, Even For Music’s Biggest Stars

There’s a lot at stake for Coldplay.

February 5, 2016

Late Night Roundup: ‘There’s No Place Like Homophobia’

Jon Stewart suggested the creation of a new word, to be named in honor of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R).

February 12, 2015

Late Night Roundup: From The Super Bowl To Snoop Dogg

Conan O’Brien said his hometown of Boston let him down after the Super Bowl — when they *didn’t* riot in victory.

February 3, 2015
Photo: President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office. (Pete Souza via Wikimedia Commons)

Netanyahu Rift With Obama Fires Up Super Bowl Party In Tel Aviv

Benjamin Netanyahu’s rivals see opportunity in his rift with the White House.

February 2, 2015

Endorse This: Barack Obama — Brewer, Patriot

As part of this year’s Super Bowl festivities, President Obama showed off the White House’s own signature beer.

February 2, 2015

Patriots Win Wild Super Bowl Over Seahawks

The Patriots defeated the Seahawks to win the 2015 Super Bowl.

February 2, 2015

Endorse This: Chris Christie vs. Chair (Christie 0, Chair 1)

Chris Christie’s friends at a local sports talk radio show have taken a fun sort of revenge on him.

January 30, 2015

Senator Presses NFL On Domestic Violence Ahead Of Super Bowl

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is skeptical of the NFL’s efforts to fight domestic violence.

January 30, 2015

Late Night Roundup: From Deflated Fooballs To Deflated Truth

With the Super Bowl coming up, the late night shows had a last look at the under-inflated footballs scandal.

January 30, 2015

For The Patriots, Without Apology

The case for rooting for New England.

January 29, 2015

Finally, A Reason To Pay Attention To The Super Bowl

“Ballghazi” is much ado about nothing — and it’s working to perfection.

January 28, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: Deflated News

The ongoing sports scandal involving “deflated balls” was obviously prime material for the late night comedians.

January 23, 2015

Sometimes, Making A Mistake Is Just Being Human

I used to get blamed all the time for stuff Bob Steinback said. To be fair, it wasn’t always blame — sometimes it was credit — and it went both ways. Sometimes, he had to explain to people that it was not he who had written a certain thing, but me. Robert L. Steinback was, […]

February 17, 2014

Fox News Host Tries To Teach Bill O’Reilly How To Respect The President

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly has been congratulating himself for his confrontational Super Bowl interview with President Obama. Others were less impressed with his hostile insistence on resuscitating every failed attempt to scar the president with a scandal. Dana Milbank noted that O’Reilly “interrupted the president 42 times, by my count — although, given the amount O’Reilly […]

February 11, 2014

NJ Transit Will Be Grilled On Inefficient Transporting Of Super Bowl Fans

By Karen Rouse, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — Citing a “lackadaisical approach to planning,” the chairman of the New Jersey Senate’s Legislative Oversight Committee said Wednesday that hearings scheduled to look at why NJ Transit left trains in low-lying rail yards during Superstorm Sandy will be expanded to explore other high-profile problems with the […]

February 6, 2014

WATCH: Jon Stewart Figures Out What Fox News Is Trying To Distract Us From

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook Fox News accuses President Obama of using anything — including the killing of Osama bin Laden — as a distraction from the economy, except when he’s trying to distract from his “scandals.” But The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart has finally figured out […]

February 5, 2014

Super Bowl 48 Sets Record For TV Viewers

Los Angeles (AFP) – Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of Denver in Super Bowl 48 offered little in the way of suspense, but 111.5 million viewers made it the most-watched television event in U.S. history. Ratings released by the Fox network on Monday showed Sunday’s game also set a record for the most-streamed online sports event, while […]

February 4, 2014

Mix A Big Apple With The Super Bowl For A Big Bust

Eight years ago, or thereabouts, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson had a vision. He shared this vision with John Mara, co-owner of the New York Giants, and together they made history: A Super Bowl in New York! Or New Jersey. (Close enough.) “It will be a great experience for our fans and a great […]

January 31, 2014