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India, Pakistan hold peace talks

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – India and Pakistan held talks on peace and security issues in Islamabad on Thursday, part of efforts to stabilise South Asia as the United States prepares to draw down troops from Afghanistan. Concerns over terrorism are likely to dominate India’s agenda since US troops killed Osama bin…

Russian President Medvedev wants to see Obama re-elected

MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday he wanted his US counterpart Barack Obama to win re-election next year, fearing that the two men’s efforts to improve ties may lose steam under a new administration. “I can tell you directly — I would like Barack Obama to be…

Epic Daily Show moment: Real Michael Steele meets puppet counterpart

Last night Michael Steele went on The Daily Show, but before the interview began the former Republican National Committee chairman had to face off with a puppet bearing his likeness. The Daily Show created puppet Michael Steele after the real Steele refused to appear on the show last summer. “Wait…

‘I should be president!’ Daily Show‘s ‘puppet McCain’ laments

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has always come off as a bit cranky, but his puppet counterpart on The Daily Show is off the charts. “McCain stands now less as a paragon of straight talk independence and more as an object lesson as just how f*cking mad people get when they…

Stewart interviews ‘street guy’ Steele’s puppet counterpart

Michael Steele’s tenure as chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) has not been an easy one, for him or fellow Republicans. But Wednesday night it took an unexpectedly hilarious turn when, mocking Steele’s decision to seek reelection, satirist newsman Jon Stewart hosted an exclusive interview with the chairman’s puppet…

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