DC players among the candidates.

DC players among the candidates.
A few of the hundreds of American Candidate profiles belong to people who aren’t unfamiliar with politics. These DC players are likely looking for exposure or trying to advance their ideologies, not unlike, say, Dennis Kucinich. But unlike Dennis, they’re people you’ve probably never heard of unless you live in DC and think the universe ceases to exist outside of I-495/I-95. Here are a few of the quasi-pseudo-famous candidates competing for a spot on the Showtime program (let me know if you spot others): Gary J. Caruso, the Clinton administration’s Congressional and public affairs director, and a former House of Representatives staffer; Draft Wesley Clark‘s John Hlinko; Out for Dean‘s Chris Cooper; The Cato Institute’s chairman Bill Niskanen; Cato communications assistant Mathew S. Klokel; and Doug Green, who once had his picture taken in front of what appears to be the White House sign in the briefing room.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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