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  1. gaffes
    Here’s the New White House Tennis Court No One Has Been Waiting ForNot the first tennis-related gaffe at the White House either.
  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. gone but not forgotten
    RIP Game of Thrones Coffee Cup, Which Has Disappeared ForeverHBO has edited it out.
  11. biffs
    $100,000 Pyramid Contestant Explains How He Mixed Up Osama and ObamaAnd in front of Tim Meadows, no less.
  12. roll clip!
    This Millionaire Host Suffered the Biggest Mistake a Millionaire Host Can MakeIs it (a) miming the answer (b) giving away the answer (c) saying the wrong answer (d) smoking?
  13. gaffes
    Oxford Apologizes Over Photo of Female Janitor Cleaning Up Women’s Day GraffitiA female janitor was photographed cleaning up chalk graffiti that reads “Happy International Women’s Day.”
  14. select all
    Emergency Men-in-Black Team Rushes in to Save Deflating PikachuPikach-oops!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. today in donald trump
    It Sure Sounds Like Donald Trump Just Said ‘Titties’ on Live TelevisionHe was going for “cities.” 
  18. gaffes
    Can You Find the Problem With Amy Schumer’s Gun-Violence-Awareness Selfie?The star’s newest snap is really #problematic.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.”
  22. gaffes
    Fox Affiliate Shows Photo of Obama During Story About Rape SuspectSomeone’s getting fired.
  23. gaffes
    Scott Walker Responds to Letter Regarding Menorah: ‘Thank You and Molotov’In which Wisconsin governor Scott Walker confuses “Molotov” and “Mazel tov.”
  24. gaffes
    6 of Don Lemon’s Worst TV GaffesFrom the black hole that swallowed Flight 370 to that awkward fight with Talib Kweli.
  25. drugs
    Hunter Biden Still Gets to Be a Lawyer, Despite the CocaineNo conviction, no problem.
  26. gaffes
    Adorable Congressman Suggests Voters Get Out There and SextI don’t think that word means what you think it means.
  27. 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.
  28. gaffes
    Michael Grimm Has Some Advice for Bill de BlasioRemember “break you in half”?
  29. dumb moves
    Russian Socialite Sat on Black Woman ‘Art’ ChairYikes.
  30. early and awkward
    Nevada Assemblyman Should Steer Clear of Slavery HypotheticalsBad way to make a point.
  31. gaffes
    Grimm Says He Didn’t Mean to Fund-raise on Syria Flip-FlopSays a contractor put that part in.
  32. private citizens just trying to enjoy private life
    Hillary Clinton Nearly Says Name of Civil-Rights Icon CorrectlyMedgar Evans? 
  33. gaffes
    Lacoste Salesman Says He Was Fired for Instagramming His Paycheck“I’m a helluva salesman.”
  34. shmashmortion
    Trent Franks’s Abortion Bill Passes the House, With One Last GaffeThe masturbating fetus defense.
  35. gaffes
    Karlie Kloss, Victoria’s Secret Really Sorry About That HeaddressIt won’t be shown in the fashion show broadcast.
  36. election 2012
    Rape Comments Aside, Akin and Mourdock Are Flush With GOP MoneyRepublicans would very much like to take back the Senate.
  37. todd achin’
    Todd Akin Tries an Awkward New Press OffensiveHe just can’t get media management right.
  38. joetorious
    Joe Biden Says Paul Ryan’s ‘Bullets Are Aimed at You’And inquires about soldiers serving in “Iraq or Iran.”
  39. gaffes
    Kim Kardashian Stands by Her Transparent SkirtShe tweeted about it during the presidential debate last night.
  40. joetorious
    Joe Biden Helpfully Offers Up New Gaffe on Eve of DebateNote to self: Next time don’t suggest Obama ruined the economy.
  41. 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.
  42. backlashes
    Nina Garcia Has Some Misconceptions About Birkin BagsNamely, what percentage of your salary they might cost.
  43. stuck in the mittle
    MSNBC Not All That Sorry About Romney Pseudo-GaffeNetwork says it “did not edit anything out of order.”
  44. stuck in the mittle
    MSNBC Misrepresents Romney Speech, Invents Wawa ‘Gaffe’He actually wasn’t amazed by a convenience store sandwich.
  45. early and awkward
    A Taxonomy of GaffesThe six different kinds of gaffes we’ll obsess over for the next five months. 
  46. Vogue Does Damage Control on Asma al-Assad StoryBuck says Asma was “extremely thin and very well-dressed, and therefore qualified to be in Vogue.”
  47. politics
    John Heilemann on NOW With Alex Wagner: Whose ‘Gaffe’ Was Worse?Obama or Romney?
  48. gaffes
    Glenn Beck Made Up Some Things About Anna WintourAnd made a Devil Wears Prada reference. How clever!
  49. backlashes
    Megan Fox Can Rest Easy Now That Jalouse Retracted Her Awkward QuoteShe thanked the magazine on Facebook yesterday.
  50. international relations
    While Honoring WWII Hero, Obama Nearly Starts War With PolandPoles are understandably sensitive about being conflated with Nazis.
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