Geraldine Ferraro Passes Away at 75

Geraldine , the first woman to ever run for Vice President of the United States, passed away today. She was 75.

A family spokesperson confirms that Ferraro succombed to blood cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital around 10 a.m. In 1984, the three-term congresswoman from Queens joined Walter Mondale's Presidential ticket in an election against Ronald Reagon and George H.W. Bush.

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A-Listers Push Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

A-Listers Push Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

Among other entertainment industry heavyweights, Anne Hathaway, Martin Sheen, Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneres signed an open letter sponsored by Freedom to Marry, a New York-based group promoting same-sex marriage rights.

Just weeks after President Obama's administration announced it would no longer legally defend the Defense of Marriage act, his supporters want him to go further.

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Who Will Portray Sarah Palin in New HBO Film?

Who Will Portray Sarah Palin in New HBO Film?

A four-time Oscar nominee has been tapped to play political celebrity Sarah Palin in HBO Films' upcoming adaptation of the bestseller Game Change.

Based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book, the film centers on insider gossip and inner workings of the '08 McCain and Obama campaigns.

Posted in: Julianne Moore
Ben Affleck Talks Congo to Congress

Ben Affleck Talks Congo to Congress

While his BFF continues to express disappointment in Barack Obama, Ben Affleck also stepped into the political arena this week, testifying before the House Africa, Global Health & Human Rights Subcommittee.

The actor, who founded the Eastern Congo Initiative, stated his case regarding the central African country, which is mired in violence, and why America must do more.

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Matt Damon Lays Into President Obama on Economy, Unemployment

Matt Damon Lays Into President Obama on Economy, Unemployment

One of Barack Obama's most prominent supporters during the 2008 election, Matt Damon is now one of the President's most outspoken critics.

Days after the actor expressed disappointment in Obama to Piers Morgan, he gave an interview to Great Britian's The Independent in which he went into greater detail over what he considers missed opportunities on the commander-in-chief's part.

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Sarah Palin: Not Afraid of Jon Stewart!

Sarah Palin: Not Afraid of Jon Stewart!

While he is, by all accounts, left of the political center, Jon Stewart has had many GOP members on the Daily Show and has a reputation as a well-respected interviewer.

After a recent appearance, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tweeted that he "Just wrapped up one of the most thoughtful interviews" of his book tour.

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Joe Wilson to Barack Obama: You Lie!

Joe Wilson to Barack Obama: You Lie!

U.S. President Barack Obama was giving a speech to Congress Wednesday night about health care. Until Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina decided to interject.

Here's how the exchange (if you can call it that) went:

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