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Lightbulbs, toilets, and Rand Paul's potty mouth

Rand Paul's toilets don't work, and he knows who's to blame. Not Aqua Buddha. The Government! "I've been waiting for 20 years to talk about how bad these toilets are," Rand Paul (R-Ky.) exclaimed during a hearing on energy Thursday...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 10, 2011; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Congress, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Rand Paul, light bulbs, toilets  
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Newt Gingrich's patriotic urges

Newt Gingrich, in an interview, said that "There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 10, 2011; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Congress, Epic Failures, Petri  | Tags:  America, Newt  
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Top five State of the Union moments

The State of the Union is ... awkwardly crouched trying to decide whether this should be a standing ovation or not. There was bipartisanship Tuesday night, all right. There was also ... whatever half of bipartisanship is. But the evening...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 25, 2011; 11:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Big Deals, Congress, Top Lists  | Tags:  America, Barack Obama, state of the union  
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The State of the Union Drinking Game

"He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union," reads the Constitution. And we shall, from time to time, play a drinking game while the speech occurs. Every year since the...

By Alexandra Petri and Stephen Stromberg  | January 25, 2011; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Barack Obama, Congress  | Tags:  alcohol, state of the union  
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State of the Union: Competitiveness, the Super Bowl, and Amy Chua

The economy's up a little. Although chastened by tragedy, we're feeling more civil to each other. Except for that awkwardness with the piano music, the dinner with China was a success. Now, with the State of the Union Address, it's...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 25, 2011; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Congress, Epic Failures, Petri, Senate  | Tags:  America, Barack Obama, football, state of the union, tiger mothers  
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Justice Scalia and the Tea Party

It's times like these when I wonder whether Justice Scalia's direct line to the Founders is functioning as well as he seems to think it is. Justice Scalia is speaking today at the Conservative Constitutional Seminar, hosted by Michele Bachmann's...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 24, 2011; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Congress, Epic Failures, Petri, Seems Suspect, Tea Party  | Tags:  America, oops, supreme court  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Why the Constitution Congress read was just fine, Alexandra Petri , January 6, 2011
Five top tips for the new Congress, Alexandra Petri , January 5, 2011
Harry Reid: The Grinch Who Stole the War on Christmas?, Alexandra Petri , December 16, 2010
No Boehner, No Cry, Alexandra Petri , December 13, 2010
Judge orders stay on enforcing don't ask, don't tell, Alexandra Petri , October 12, 2010
Stephen Colbert testimony: a mockery, but of whom?, Alexandra Petri , September 24, 2010
 
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