From Glenn Beck to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, talk show hosts are encouraging their fans to get involved. But will they spark longer-term political activism?
As NPR's Juan Williams learned when he was fired Thursday for comments that were taken to be anti-Muslim, the axe is swift to fall when media personalities speak out on controversial topics. Here is his story and those of five others recently ousted for voicing unpopular views.
Chile mine rescue updates are dominating worldwide headlines and lighting up social media as people share their excitement about the mission.
Forget the midterm elections, President Obama's competition in the 2012 election is growing. On Oct. 6 Robert Burck announced his candidacy for president for the 2012 elections. You know him better as the "Naked Cowboy," a famous New York City attraction in Times Square. Burck's announcement comes on the heels of another celeb gone potential presidential candidate: Donald Trump. Donald Trump, in a round of TV interviews Tuesday, said he was "seriously" considering running for president in 2012. "For the first time in my life, I'm actually thinking about it," Trump, who declared himself a Republican, told Fox News Channel. Though they are the most recent, Burck and Trump are by no means the first celebrities to aim for the White House.
In the wake of a favorable New Hampshire presidential poll, Donald Trump is the latest celebrity mulling a presidential candidacy in 2012. Trump announced Tuesday he was 'seriously' considering a run for the White House.
CNN's debut of its latest prime-time news magazine show, with Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker, was very earnest about trying to be serious and bipartisan. But it hit some jarring notes.
Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker's audience: the people who would feel more comfortable at Jon Stewart's million moderate march than watching Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel or Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.
There's some good news for Democrats in polls asking which party should control Congress. But certain portions of the electorate – and of the party's base – are big unknowns for Democrats.
Rep. Alan Grayson, the liberal firebrand who once said the GOP's health-care plan was for the sick to 'die quickly,' is now calling his conservative opponent 'Taliban Dan.'
Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that the Democratic Party base should 'stop whining.' But infighting isn't the Democrats' problem this election cycle. It's lack of enthusiasm.