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U.S. To Reinstate Diplomatic Relations With Cuba! Plus, The Release Of Political Prisoners On BOTH Ends!

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Holy moly this is HUGE news!

President Barack Obama announced to the world that the United States would be opening full diplomatic relations with Cuba!

Not only this, but the U.S. will be opening up an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than half-a-century!

In addition to these two things, Cuba has released an American contractor, Alan Gross, who has been held in a Cuban prison for five whole years AND both the United States AND Cuba released political prisoners, some which were held for up to 20 years, back to their own countries.

But, how did all of this come about?

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American Idol Alum Clay Aiken's Failed Congressional Campaign Was Documented For TV & You'll Get To See The Behind-The-Scenes Moments In 2015!

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Clay Aiken is coming back to the small screen!

Clay, who unsuccessfully ran for a seat congress, had Esquire Network document his exciting campaign for a four-hour series.

[ Related: Second Place Again! Clay Aiken Loses His Bid For Congress! ]

Oh, we just CAN'T wait to see the behind-the-scenes footage of Clay conducting strategy meetings, prepping for debates, and canvassing door-to-door!

The former American Idol runner-up ran as a gay Democrat and lost against incumbent Congresswoman Renee Ellmers.

Though it's a bummer Clay lost, we're so excited the single dad embarked on the campaign trail!!

Academy Award winner Simon Chinn, who created the series along with Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn, explained:

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Second Place Again! Clay Aiken Loses His Bid For Congress!

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Aw, poor Clay Aiken.

After taking second place on American Idol and later losing to Arsenio Hall on Celebrity Apprentice, the singer is a runner-up once again.

After a hard-fought race to represent North Carolina's second district, Clay has failed to unseat Renee Elmers.

[ Related: Clay Wins His Congressional Primary After His Opponent Died! ]

With roughly 44 percent of the vote compared to the incumbent's 56 percent, Clay could never quite build up the momentum he needed in the largely Republican state.

And to add ignominy to injury, Clay's campaign bus even broke down on Tuesday morning!

We can't think of anything more heartbreakingly symbolic than that!

Oh well! We're proud of you for running a courageous race and trying to make a positive change! For that we say congratulations, Clay.

[Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.]

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Clay Aiken Holds His Own Against Rude Jabs In His First Congressional Debate! Check Out His Best Line HERE!

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No one told Clay Aiken running for Congress would be easy. And if they did, he should probably fire them from his campaign.

The former American Idol star participated in his first political debate on Monday night, and it was a slugfest!

[ Video: Clay Aiken Announces His North Carolina Congressional Bid ]

Clay's opponent, Republican Renee Elmers, took jab after jab at Clay, mostly related to his career as an entertainer.

She even blamed him for the economy, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense given that she's the incumbent and he hasn't actually served in Congress at all yet.

[ Related: Clay Aiken Wins Congressional Primary After Opponent Dies ]

This isn't the first time Renee has taken potshots at him, including making fun of him for

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Michael Moore Speaks Out On The UCSB Shooting: Mass Shootings Are Now 'Part Of Normal American Life!'

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With the extremely tragic shooting in Isla Vista, near UCSB this weekend, there have been a lot of details coming to light.

Two of the most important being the shooters extremely misogynistic views and intentions to kill a lot more then he actually managed to.

However, as it always does, this new tragedy has also opened up a conversation about gun control in America.

So, Michael Moore, outspoken as always, has taken to his Facebook to comment on what happened and he's actually made some really valid points.

Michael wrote:

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Clay Aiken Will Likely Win The Congressional Primary After His Opponent Suddenly DIES!

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We admit, we were hoping Clay Aiken would win the democratic ticket in North Carolina’s 2nd District — but not like this!

The American Idol alum will most likely be victorious after his opponent Keith Crisco suddenly died today!

According to local reports, Crisco suffered a fall in his home in Asheboro, NC. He was 71 years old.

Clay offered his condolences to Mr. Crisco’s friends and relatives, saying:

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Wait…Penis Pumps Are Covered By Medicare?! So Why Are Republicans Outraged By Birth Control Being Included?! Watch The Daily Show’s Report!

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Here’s something we bet you didn’t know…

Over the last five years, Medicare has spent more than $172 million on penis pumps for men with erectile dysfunction.

That’s right. Your tax dollars are being spent on making sure your grandpa can get a boner!

So why then aren't conservatives in Congress up in arms about giving out these free dick-hardening devices?

After all, they’ve been arguing for months now over the Affordable Healthcare Act’s contraceptive mandate that would provide birth control to women!

Leave it to the Daily Show to break down this double standard!

Correspondent Samantha Bee investigated why Washington lawmakers are all for penis pumps but don’t think the government should foot the bill for women’s BC.

Oh that’s right, because the vast majority of them are old men!

A gender injustice that sucks harder than the contraption stuck on Sam’s face!

Press PLAY (below) to watch her report that will have you both laughing and crying at the state of American politics!

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