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Notes Photo October 2, 2010

NRA "Trigger the Vote" Video — Think: Tim McVeigh Meets Bambi

I can see the development meeting now: "Hey, let's turn a room full of far-right fringe radicals dressed like inmates from the penitentiary into hippy throwbacks from the encounter movement!

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Notes Photo September 30, 2010

If Allred Around the Edges, the Photo's Still Lethal

Meg's team can complain all they want about celebrity site TMZ vacuuming up the imagery from yesterday's press conference into the great annals of scandal iconography, it's not going to help.

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Notes Photo September 28, 2010

Sprinkling Salt in the Whine

First, let's get something straight. The Chicago Trib is using that headline and this photo out of context.

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Obama, the Rolling Stone Cover, and Playing from Behind

With the Tea Party's standard bearers looking more and more radical and wild-eyed, this photo of the President, calm and grounded outside the Oval Office, is all the more impactful for the lack of drama or pizzaz.

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Notes Photo September 27, 2010

Candidate's "Ground Zero" Scare Tactic Only 3 Examples Short of a History Lesson

Wow, you've just gotta love this political ad from Renee Ellmers, a candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd District. If her goal -- with this Ground Zero ad -- is to scare viewers about a potential Muslim takeover of New York, her examples hardly demonstrate Islam's world domination.

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Notes Photo September 24, 2010

Apparently, Can't Tell the Difference Between Tee Time/Tea Time

It's hard to believe Boehner would be so clueless as to actually brandish this tea pot after the Repubs "Contract with America Show."

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Notes Photo September 23, 2010

A Matter of Life and Death

Sure, it's only one picture, but in embracing this woman with cancer, Obama actually and finally interjects some heart into an issue that is, after all, a matter of life-and-death.

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Notes Photo September 20, 2010

Hands in the Witchcraft

Think a Tea Party Senate candidate would have trouble recollecting a Satanic experience? Well, watch the hands.

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Notes Photo September 15, 2010

Christine's Armey (Whether He Likes it or Not)

On the subject of Christine O'Donnell's character baggage...

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Fast Fooled

Why these two shots? Because it's that weird.

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Notes Photo September 13, 2010

Alan Chin: Black Tea

What do we think when we see a Black Tea Party Member? We've got some questions:

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Notes Photo September 3, 2010

McCain's Winning Pitch(fork)

The visual communication is simple. It's describing for us how John, who's really is not the biggest man, became an Arizona devil just to keep his Senate seat.

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Notes Photo August 29, 2010

A 2nd Reason Glenn Luther King Hit it Out of the Park in DC – They Left the Signs at Home

In removing signs from his rally at the Washington Memorial, Beck did more than just conjure up the appearance of sanctity and kumbaya. He also transferred the picture of anger and hysteria onto the

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Notes Photo August 25, 2010

Mid-Term Update: GOP Identity Crisis

If Rubio is the brightest young star in the GOP constellation, the way he's been framed over the past two years shows how much the Republicans lack an identity.

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Notes Photo August 24, 2010

McCain Ends Campaign With a Hug? Are You Serious?

What the Times pic calls out is the phoniness and impersonality of the photo op -- reflecting the cynical and hateful campaign McCain ran.

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Notes Photo August 11, 2010

Election Update: The Inspiring $22 Million Dollar Outsider. (Burp.)

A huge personal bankroll and anti-intellectual appeal drives the GOP bandwagon in Connecticut.

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Notes Photo June 20, 2010

Mark Kirk: Man of Steal

The fact this is the most recent photo on the dissembling Mark Kirk's Facebook page is just hilarious.

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Notes Photo June 13, 2010

Carly Fiorina’s #1 Priority

A look at Barbara Boxer on the campaign trail at UC Riverside, given her Senate opponent's concern about her head.

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