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  1. foreign interests
    Did Biden’s Gaffe About Putin Contain a Kernel of Truth?The president insists he isn’t pushing for regime change in Russia. But it’s not clear what endgame he is aiming for.
  2. gaffes
    Incoming GOP Senator Apparently Doesn’t Know Basics of World War IITommy Tuberville said his father deployed to France to liberate Paris “from socialism and communism,” forgetting perhaps that Nazis were fascist.
  3. gaffes
    President Trump Congratulates Wrong State After Super Bowl WinThe president congratulated the state of Kansas, though the Chiefs play in Kansas City, Missouri.
  4. democratic debates
    Biden Campaign Sends Post-Debate Email Prior to Debate: ‘Did I Make You Proud?’The gaffe-heavy candidate’s campaign started with an early gaffe, sending a post-debate fundraiser — “Did I make you proud? — hours before the debate.
  5. hurricane dorian
    Trump Won’t Rest Until We Accept His Sharpie-Doctored Hurricane MapThe president suggested on Saturday that we wants to put down the Sharpie, but the media won’t let him.
  6. gaffes
    Amy McGrath Is Wasting Her Chance to Beat Mitch McConnellThe former fighter pilot and Kentucky Democrat wants to take down Mitch McConnell. But she can’t stop getting into her own way.
  7. vision 2020
    Should We Cover Biden’s Gaffes? Trump’s Lies Are So Much Worse!Yes, there’s a risk of false equivalency, but Democrats need the opportunity to compare candidates to each other, and not just to Trump.
  8. vision 2020
    Note to Biden Backers: A Senescent Gaffe Machine Might Not Be the Safest BetIf Democrats just want someone who can beat Trump, they have safer options than an Iraq War supporter who seems to be losing a step.
  9. gaffes
    Ben Carson Confuses a Cookie for a Real-Estate Term He Should KnowIn a tense appearance before the House Financial Services Committee, Carson confused “an REO” for “an Oreo.”
  10. select all
    Emergency Men-in-Black Team Rushes in to Save Deflating PikachuPikach-oops!
  11. Presidential Candidate Touts Inability to Name a Foreign Leader He RespectsAt an MSNBC town hall, Gary Johnson revealed that he cannot, off the top of his head, name a single foreign leader. Now he’s bragging about it.
  12. In Shocking Act of Political Competence, Trump Doesn’t Mock Clinton’s PneumoniaOn Monday, Trump said he hopes Clinton gets well soon, while directing the media’s attention back to her “deplorables” remark.
  13. abortion
    Trump Says Abortion Laws Shouldn’t Be ChangedHis campaign later clarified that he meant abortion laws should remain in place — until he becomes president.
  14. early and often
    A Brief History of Presidential Food ControversiesWith a new election cycle well under way, here’s a look at past political flare-ups over food and drink.
  15. gaffes
    Before ‘Undo Send’: 11 New Yorkers on Their Biggest Email Gaffes“I meant to let my old friend N. know that I was intending to go to Brooklyn to break up with the guy I’d been dating, whose name was also N. Sadly, that’s the N. that I emailed.”
  16. gaffes
    Fox Affiliate Shows Photo of Obama During Story About Rape SuspectSomeone’s getting fired.
  17. gaffes
    Scott Walker Responds to Letter Regarding Menorah: ‘Thank You and Molotov’In which Wisconsin governor Scott Walker confuses “Molotov” and “Mazel tov.”
  18. gaffes
    6 of Don Lemon’s Worst TV GaffesFrom the black hole that swallowed Flight 370 to that awkward fight with Talib Kweli.
  19. drugs
    Hunter Biden Still Gets to Be a Lawyer, Despite the CocaineNo conviction, no problem.
  20. gaffes
    Adorable Congressman Suggests Voters Get Out There and SextI don’t think that word means what you think it means.
  21. oops
    This Guy Is No Longer School Board President After Calling a Mom ‘Chubby Wubby’A small-town V. Stiviano put the hot-mike moment on YouTube.
  22. gaffes
    Michael Grimm Has Some Advice for Bill de BlasioRemember “break you in half”?
  23. early and awkward
    Nevada Assemblyman Should Steer Clear of Slavery HypotheticalsBad way to make a point.
  24. gaffes
    Grimm Says He Didn’t Mean to Fund-raise on Syria Flip-FlopSays a contractor put that part in.
  25. private citizens just trying to enjoy private life
    Hillary Clinton Nearly Says Name of Civil-Rights Icon CorrectlyMedgar Evans? 
  26. shmashmortion
    Trent Franks’s Abortion Bill Passes the House, With One Last GaffeThe masturbating fetus defense.
  27. election 2012
    Rape Comments Aside, Akin and Mourdock Are Flush With GOP MoneyRepublicans would very much like to take back the Senate.
  28. todd achin’
    Todd Akin Tries an Awkward New Press OffensiveHe just can’t get media management right.
  29. joetorious
    Joe Biden Says Paul Ryan’s ‘Bullets Are Aimed at You’And inquires about soldiers serving in “Iraq or Iran.”
  30. joetorious
    Joe Biden Helpfully Offers Up New Gaffe on Eve of DebateNote to self: Next time don’t suggest Obama ruined the economy.
  31. regrets i’ve had a few
    Unsurprisingly, Obama Has Some Regrets About ‘You Didn’t Build That’Not the part about the importance of roads.
  32. stuck in the mittle
    MSNBC Not All That Sorry About Romney Pseudo-GaffeNetwork says it “did not edit anything out of order.”
  33. stuck in the mittle
    MSNBC Misrepresents Romney Speech, Invents Wawa ‘Gaffe’He actually wasn’t amazed by a convenience store sandwich.
  34. early and awkward
    A Taxonomy of GaffesThe six different kinds of gaffes we’ll obsess over for the next five months. 
  35. politics
    John Heilemann on NOW With Alex Wagner: Whose ‘Gaffe’ Was Worse?Obama or Romney?
  36. international relations
    While Honoring WWII Hero, Obama Nearly Starts War With PolandPoles are understandably sensitive about being conflated with Nazis.
  37. human gaffe-machines
    Mitt Romney Once Said War Vets Should Be Taught How to Milk CowsHe later apologized for it.
  38. gaffes
    Zimmerman’s Lawyer Cites ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’Unfortunate word-choice alert.
  39. etch a sketch politics
    Etch A Sketch’s Tongue-in-Cheek Political Ads“Shake it up, America and exercise your freedom of self-expression.”
  40. r-money
    Mitt Romney Makes Layoff Joke, Hopes Humans Will LaughResults from humor scan: negative.
  41. early and often 2012
    Mitt in His Own Words: On Gaffes and True LoveMitt Romney appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s talk show and reminded everyone that he made a pun once.
  42. gaffes
    GOP Piles on Biden for Using the T-wordRand Paul: “Prefer to be thought of as a freedom fighter.”
  43. joetorious
    Ten Reasons Why It’s a Bad Idea to Put Joe Biden on TwitterA walk down memory lane, in 140 characters or fewer!
  44. early and awkward
    Charlie Crist Compares Himself to HitlerThis was not the right metaphor.
  45. gaffes
    CNN.com Inadvertently Publishes Al and Tipper Gore’s E-mail AddressAddress was up for about two hours.
  46. gaffs
    New Jersey Teachers Union Prays for Chris Christie’s DeathThe governor did not take too kindly to this.
  47. joetorious
    Joe Biden Killed the Irish Prime Minister’s MotherOnly for a second, though.
  48. gaffs
    Michael Steele Shocks the World by Calling for Harry Reid to Step DownRNC head says Reid’s comment is as bad as Trent Lott’s.
  49. gaffs
    Harry Reid Apologizes for ‘Light-Skinned Negro’ Remark About Obama in 2008The Senate Majority Leader really should have known better.
  50. secretary of awesome
    The Accumulating Gaffes of Hillary ClintonThey’re really piling up, and most of them aren’t even funny.
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