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August 23rd, 2013
06:04 PM ET

Affleck as Batman: Casting Armageddon?

Forget Mets versus Yankees.

Forget Democrats versus Republicans.

The masses are divided over news that broke late Thursday night – Ben Affleck will play Batman.

Warner Brothers put out the signal and in a flash the internet was abuzz. A 2015 sequel to this summer’s “Man of Steel,” will cast the 41-year-old Oscar winner opposite actor Henry Cavill. It will be the first time both DC Comics icons will share the silver screen.

Through Vine videos, Twitter feeds, and on new headlines across the country, people are choosing sides.
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August 23rd, 2013
03:15 PM ET

Howard Dean blasts Ted Cruz

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on Thursday described Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and others who support threatening a government shutdown in order to defund Obamacare as "irresponsible" and "petty, radical-right people."

"We can do better this, and I think the American voters are going to throw these people out," he said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "If they keep doing this, the impossible may become possible. We could take back the House in 2014."

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR MORE ON HOWARD DEAN'S POLITICAL FUTURE

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