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Fun with the Huffington Post's new News Ranker

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The Huffington Post is one of the biggest Internet surprises over the last few years.

When it debuted in May of last year no one thought there was any need for another political blog, especially a liberal one, when Kos, Atrios, and Wonkette seemed to be covering all of the bases.

This August, after being around barely over a year, the HuffPo became the 5th most popular blog on the entire web according to Technorati. Currently they're #6,

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The blog led by Arianna Huffington and written by a wide variety of celebrities, comedians, and other bloggers is currently the most popular political blog, two full spots above Kos, and eight spots above the most popular conservative blog, the one written by Michelle Malkin.

With all their fancy success the Huffington Post launched a nifty new widget yesterday called the News Ranker that searches all of the words in their site and produces colorfully sweet charts.

We decided to investigate this tool and learn more about the blog that America has deemed so worthy.

Check out what we discovered after the jump...

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