December 7, 2012
think-progress:

The first photo of Obama taking Romney’s concession call. If only we could see the other end of the line. via

think-progress:

The first photo of Obama taking Romney’s concession call. If only we could see the other end of the line. via

10:37am
  
Filed under: Obama Election Politics Romney 
December 6, 2012

In Focus: 2012: The Year in Photos, Part 3 of 3

2012 was an eventful year, from big events like the London Summer Olympics and the U.S. presidential race, to regional conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to smaller issues closer to home. Reverberations from last year’s transformative Arab Spring still heavily affect Syria and Egypt; and the slow recovery from the recent global economic crisis brought bitter austerity measures to parts of Europe, leading to widespread protests. Collected here is Part 3 of a three-part photo summary of the last year, covering its last few months. Be sure to also see Part 1 and Part 2. The series totals 135 images in all.

See more. [Images: Obama for America, Reuters, AP]

November 7, 2012

The Story Behind Karl Rove’s Meltdown

How starting a war with Fox News’ Decision Desk made for great TV.

[Image: Fox News]


November 6, 2012
The Sad Faces of Fox News on Election Night
[Image: Fox News]

The Sad Faces of Fox News on Election Night

[Image: Fox News]

November 6, 2012
Each Ohio Voter Has a 1 in a Million Chance of Deciding the Election

November 5, 2012

The Best Photos of the Entire Presidential Campaign

Presidential campaigns are about policies, interest groups, slogans, personalities  and, to the chagrin of very serious people, images. But there were some amazing photos taken during the 2012 election — candidates campaigning in tough conditions from fried food fests to pouring rain, of funny faces, of candidate confrontations, and of devoted spouses. 

[Images: White House, Reuters, AP, Getty]

4:57pm
  
Filed under: Photography Election Politics 
November 2, 2012

theatlanticvideo:

How the Animated GIF Took Over the 2012 Election

Can GIFs really convey meaningful information?

“We’ve watched the animated GIF grow up … while GIFs used to be made by leet haxors [elite hackers] in the days of Usenet, they’re now made by employees of The New York Times and The Atlantic, reported on by Forbes and The Wall Street Journal,” Mike Rugnetta explains in his latest installment of the PBS Idea Channel. Guilty as charged. The little video loops have become a part of the political conversation, for better or for worse. 

2:49pm
  
Filed under: GIF Politics Election Obama Romney 
October 16, 2012

Tonight’s debate is getting testy.

[Images: Elle Reeve]

September 5, 2012
"For more than 200 years, through every crisis, we’ve always come out stronger than we went in. And we will again as long as we do it together."

Bill Clinton, at the Democratic National Convention.

May 17, 2012
"I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said. Whatever it was."

Mitt Romney, on why he’s defending… something.

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