Chilean miner Edison Pena carries a Chilean flag at the finish of the New York City Marathon in New York on Nov. 7, less than a month after he was rescued from a collapsed mine that trapped him and 32 co-workers for 69 days. Pena jogged regularly in the unblocked tunnels of the mine.
Comedians like Jon Stewart took aim at candidates like Christine O'Donnell in Election 2010, and sharp political satire may have led to cynicism, suppressing the youth vote, experts say.
Comedian Stephen Colbert shouts to the crowd during The Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear on the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 30. The "sanity" rally, blending satire and political activism, drew tens of thousands to the National Mall, with comedians Jon Stewart and Mr. Colbert casting themselves as the maestros of moderation and civility in polarized times. The rally was meant as a counterpoint to recent partisan political rallies on both ends of the US political spectrum held in anticipation of the November 2 Congressional midterm elections.
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Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity' may have compelled some Americans living abroad to cast votes in a mid-term election they may have otherwise ignored.
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As the 'Rally to Restore Sanity' shows, America's liberals are increasingly turning to Jon Stewart as their most inspirational figure. Part of the reason is President Obama's declining political fortunes, but ultimately it is the left’s desire for civility that has turned a comedian into a political star.
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson pitches to the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning during Game 1 of Major League Baseball's World Series in San Francisco, on Oct. 27.
President Obama appeared on the Daily Show Wednesday, but was more serious than his last appearance on the show. The President interwove a few light moments with a defense of his policies, ending by urging young people to vote next Tuesday.