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    Jon Voight is in Tampa this week at the Republican National Convention, and the actor--who's never been afraid to speak his mind politically--seems set to share his thoughts about the country with anyone who'll listen.

    Actor Jon Voight is in Tampa this week at the Republican National Convention, and the Oscar-winner ("Coming Home)--who's never been afraid to speak his mind politically, penning a 2008 opinion piece against then-candidate Barack Obama and appearing in a video at the 2008 Republican conventi...

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    SnagFilms Launches Online Film Fest 'Snag the Vote 2012'

    What better time than presidential election season for online indie distributor SnagFilms to launch "Snag the Vote 2012," a free online film festival running through Election Day? The fest will feature more than 100 documentaries highlighting ten key issues defining the 2012 presidential e...

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    Guest Post: Nurture vs. Nuke

    Four years ago, when Sarah Palin was nominated to the Republican ticket, columnist Sally Quinn famously asked, “When the phone rings at three in the morning and one of her children is really sick, what choice will she make?”

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    What Does the Growing Success of Anti-Obama Doc '2016: Obama's America' Mean for the Future of Cinematic Political Advocacy?

    We may finally have a successful political documentary made from a conservative perspective on our hands. “2016: Obama’s America” grossed $1.2 million this past weekend in limited release, including showings at New York City’s Regal Union Square theaters that placed it third behind “The Dark Knight ...

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    Funny Video of the Day: Wing it Parenthood with Connie Britton

    Outspoken Planned Parenthood supporter, Connie Britton appears in this Funny or Die video about Planned Parenthood's budget cuts.

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    Mitt Romney vs. Snuffleupagus: Republican Presidential Candidate Promises to Cut PBS and NEA Subsidies If Elected

    While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has mentioned his intention to cut funding to arts programs, particular public television, before -- "Maybe Big Bird is going to have to have advertisers," he said in January -- he made this desire explicit as part of his plan to limit go...

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    Feminist Pussy Riot Band on Trial in Russia

    Something horrific is going on in Moscow that needs a lot more attention.  Three women who are members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot were jailed several months ago for "hooliganism" and "inciding religious hatred" for staging an peaceful protest action at Moscow's...

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    The Real Hunger Games

    In honor of the GOP VP candidate.  It's from May but feels very appropriate today.  And also remember that this guy is to the right of Romney on reproductive choice. 

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    Elizabeth Banks Stands Up for Planned Parenthood and Obama

    I just wish she didn't have to justify why she got her birth control. But at least she's doing some talking which is more than most folks.

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    Political Animals Preview: The Woman Problem

    This week's episode is entitled "The Women Problem." Vanessa Redgrave stars as a gay Supreme Court judge who is a mentor to Elaine Barrish. Have you been watching? Are you enjoying it?

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