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The Takeaway

Voices From The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

Monday, November 01, 2010

Over the weekend, Takeaway host Celeste Headlee and Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich talked to people at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear to find out why they came and what they hoped would be the new Congress's legislative agenda.

(Check out a slideshow of some of our favorite signs after the jump.)

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The Takeaway

Signs and Impressions from the 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

Sunday, October 31, 2010

What struck me most about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear?" The attendees were not the people that Washington thinks they are. Yes, there were plenty of college students, pot smokers, and 20-somethings who rarely vote.  But of the 20 people that I spoke to as they passed by me on the National Mall, not one of them fit that description.  In fact, only two were younger than 40. 

Many politicians (on both sides of the aisle) are comfortable dismissing the Daily Show and Colbert crowd as not serious, and non-voting.  I think that's a mistake.  The majority of the people I saw were middle-aged or retired, politically active, and fed up with politics. 

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It's A Free Country ®

After the Midterms...

Friday, October 29, 2010

WNYC
Obama's brand has changed so much and he has lost so much altitude with so many of the key constiuencies that he was so strong with in 2008.

-John Heilemann, national political columnist for New York Magazine, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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It's A Free Country ®

Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive: Why They are Going

Friday, October 29, 2010

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How will we know if they succeed? Will we all wake up Sunday morning feeling just a little bit more sane?

-David Carr, media columnist for the business section of The New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear: Great Expectations?

Friday, October 29, 2010

David Carr, media columnist for the business section of the New York Times, talks about tomorrow's rally, what to expect, and looks at the line between politics and comedy.

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The Takeaway

One Man's Rally to Restore Sanity is Another Man's Birthday Present

Friday, October 29, 2010

Stillwater, Oklahoma resident Ron Honn had his 52nd birthday in mid-October, but this weekend is his party, and a lot of people are coming — people he doesn't know yet. Why? Because when his girlfriend asked him what he'd like for his birthday, Honn had a simple answer: "I want to go to Jon Stewart's rally in Washington." Turns out, he wasn't alone.

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