• Veepstakes: The political striptease of choosing a candidate

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    The vice presidential search is more than a guessing game or a waiting game -- it's a political striptease, with campaigns slowly peeling off layers one at a time until we get to the naked truth: Who Mitt Romney will pick as his running mate. From speculating when the announcement will be made to dissecting how certain states play in the VP strategy, any piece of information can come under scrutiny for its connection to Romney and potential VP contenders.

    The art of picking a vice president is, at least in this case for the Mitt Romney campaign, revealing a little bit at a time about who this person could or could not be.

    The latest glove to come off this week came with the announcement of some of the top Republicans who will speak at the Republican convention later this month, raising the question of whether or not the names revealed on this list can be removed from the VP prospect list.

    But as we search for clues into Romney's thinking, the Romney campaign has learned to

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  • Is America ready for another George Bush?

    Spinners & Winners

    George Bush is going to the Republican National Convention this year. Not George W Bush, not George HW Bush but George Prescott Bush, the eldest son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He is challenging the republican party to once again be a "big tent" party, especially when it comes to reaching out to hispanics.

    As the grandson and nephew of the 41st and 43rd presidents of the United States respectively, George P Bush is the heir to a long political heritage. His father Jeb - the popular former Florida governor -  had until recently been considered a possible vice presidential pick for the Romney ticket this fall.

    "In politics it's about timing, and there's also chemistry that's involved. This isn't his time and I think he's at peace with that," George P Bush said of his father. "Of course on a personal level, I'm disappointed, but Governor Romney has some great folks that he can select from."

    Jeb Bush has expressed concerns about the state of the republican

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  • From Woody Allen to Will Ferrell…Best Political Movies Ever

    Political Punch

    With the release of "The Campaign" — starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifinakis — Political Punch decided to take a journey through the canon of political movies and make our own Top 10 List. All movies are political on some level, particularly those that deal with power (like "The Godfather") but we keep the definition of politics narrow, and exclude documentaries. Politics has long been fertile ground for moviemakers and screenwriters. Our list features comedies, satires, dramas and thrillers — proof of how dramatic, shocking and hilarious politics can be.

    On the Punch list is "In the Loop," a dark satire of the relationship between the U.S. and U.K. during the build-up to the war in Iraq. What makes it great is its wicked tone. Peter Capaldi, who plays the Director of Communications for the Prime Minister, makes creative and colorful use of language to compel a lackluster cabinet minister to do his bidding.

    "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and

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