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President Obama vs. NFL Season Opener: NFL and NBC Tackle Scheduling Conflict

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 1st 2011 6:15AM
Barack ObamaUPDATE 09/02/11: It's been announced that President Obama will deliver his speech at 7PM ET on Thursday Sept. 8.

With all the lockout drama off the field over the summer, in recent days NFL fans have been sitting back and taking a few easy breaths as they await next week's season opener.

Now, however, comes news of a possible TV scheduling conflict: President Obama vs. football.

The president had planned to deliver a televised address on jobs and the economy to a joint session of Congress at 8PM ET on Sept. 7. However, that's when the Republican party is holding its televised Presidential Debate in Simi Valley, Calif.

After Speaker of the House John Boehner balked at Obama's request for an address on the 7th, the president yesterday agreed to move the speech to 8PM ET on the 8th. Unfortunately, that's led to a potential conflict with the Saints-Packers game on NBC, which kicks off at 8:30PM ET.

The White House is said to have been keen to avoid such a conflict, so what to do?

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Keith Olbermann Says Anthony Weiner Isn't the Only Politician With a Scandal (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 17th 2011 6:45AM
Keith OlbermannJon Stewart may have been unable to report on Anthony Weiner's resignation last night due to having the night off (bad timing!), but plenty of other commentators were willing to step up and give their opinions.

Among them was Keith Olbermann, who made some shocking assertions on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC).

Talking about Weiner's spectacular fall from grace, Olbermann dished out the criticism pretty evenly. Democrats, he said, abandoned Weiner because they "don't support their own." Republicans, on the other hand, "love to be on the right side of a scandal like this because it doesn't happen that often."

So why the intense media coverage of the scandal? It's gathered international interest, with footage of Weiner's chaotic resignation press conference airing all over the world last night. Olbermann think it's because Weinergate is easy for reporters to understand: It's given them "something that they can actually understand: A penis."

After Jimmy Fallon referred to Weiner's last name as "comedy gold", Olbermann then disclosed that Speaker of the House John Boehner answers to a rather salacious nickname of his own.

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John Boehner Cries While Explaining Why He Cried on Election Night (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 13th 2010 1:50PM
After the Republicans captured the House of Representatives in the mid-term election last month, Speaker of the House to-be John Boehner teared up while recounting his long personal journey to the third-highest office in the land.

On '60 Minutes' (Sunday 7 PM ET on CBS) Lelsie Stahl asked Boehner why the occasion had moved him to tears. Boehner explained that there are certain things he finds hard to talk about, and mentioned that he can no longer visit schools, which he used to do often.

Why?" Stahl wondered.

"Making sure these kids have a shot at the American dream," Boehner explained, as he started to get choked up. "It's important," he added, before losing it completely.

"What you see is what you get," Boehner said, after composing himself. "I know who I am. I'm comfortable in my own skin, and everybody who knows me knows that I get emotional about certain things."

John Boehner: Our first openly "Emo" Speaker of the House.

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John Boehner Breaks Down During Election Night Speech, and Joe Scarborough Can't Help But Make Fun of Him (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 3rd 2010 5:03PM
The GOP's historic gains in the House of Representatives have made soon-to-be Speaker John Boehner one of the most important people in American politics. During his speech Tuesday night, the Ohio Congressmen broke down repeatedly as he recounted his personal history of "chasing the American dream," waiting tables, mopping floors, putting himself through college and working in a small business.

The gang played the clip of Boehner's waterworks on 'Morning Joe,' (weekdays, 6 AM ET on MSNBC), and Joe Scarborough couldn't help but take a little dig at Boehner's man tears.

"Even John Boehner can't believe he's Speaker," Joe quipped, triggering laughter on the panel and in the live audience.

"That was nice," Mika Brzezinski opined.

It should be pointed out that this isn't the first time the perpetually tan Boehner, who is known for getting emotional when speaking, has cried in public.

Whether you think these salty displays show sincerity or are a bit much, we can probably all agree that between Boehner's tan and his tears, the folks over at Saturday Night Live should have some really good material to work with.

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The Daily Show: March 27, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 27th 2007 11:41PM
Jon Stewart"Pull-Out Method": Minority Leader John Boehner is having a little trouble with benchmarks and contradictions. Plus, he's not fooling anyone when he says that his name is really pronounced "Baner". I'm still trying to work out how tropical fish worked into the House... and I have a sudden craving for a bucket o' peanuts and some Pork & Flag On A Stick.

"Showdown at Justice: Hereunder referred to as the 'Nonvoluntary Lawyer Disemployment Program' vis a vis certain events on or around 7 December 2006 (C.F. Appendix B, Codicil IX, Paragraph 7)": Alberto Gonzalez isn't doing so hot. So, what else is new?

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