Polititainment

Eric Roberts: Bush killed James Foley

Actor Eric Roberts on Twitter Monday accused former President George W. Bush of killing American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by an ISIS terrorist in a video posted to YouTube in August.

Palin asks fans to pray for Joan Rivers
Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol are asking their fans to show support for comedian Joan Rivers, an unlikely pal of the Palins. Rivers,81, has been unconscious in the hospital since Thursday after she went into cardiac arrest during a procedure. Palin posted on her popular Facebook page Friday directing fans to a blog post by Bristol. […]
Grover Norquist loved Burning Man
It’s official: Grover Norquist absolutely loved this year’s Burning Man festival. Before the blaze with co-founder of Burning Man Larry Harvey.He has created a wonderful festival/movement/Brigadoon pic.twitter.com/3iq5UzcPYG— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) August 31, 2014 Burning Man. 65,000 participants. 1000s of works of art. Anyone who walks through BM and only notices nudity tells you only about […]
Celebs gin up youth votes for midterms
THE HILL – With young voters more apathetic about voting and government than ever, several organizations are trying to woo the “selfie generation” to the polls this fall. “About half of those who vote in presidential elections do not vote in midterms,” explained Andy Bernstein, executive director of HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that partners with musicians […]
Maher to Cheney: light yourself on fire

As Hunter S. Thompson despised Richard Nixon with every drug-influenced fiber of his being, so Bill Maher carries on the torch for media provocateurs.

White House

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week’s airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress’ leaders know that Obama approved the mission that repelled Sunni fighters in the northern Shiite […]
Obama: The world seems really messy because of ‘social media’

President Barack Obama, speaking at yet another fundraiser with a script that's been recycled more than a Hollywood romantic comedy, had an unlikely culprit for the world's problems.

White House scrambles to control the fallout from Obama’s ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ comment
It’s hard to imagine that there was any other reaction than full panic from White House staffers after President Obama uttered a fateful gaffe Thursday afternoon, “We don’t have a strategy yet.” The line quickly exploded on Twitter and on television — though not quite as much as the president’s tan suit — as it […]
GOP: ‘He’s not a king’
THE HILL – Whether lamenting the so-called vacationer-in-chief’s swing of a golf club or criticizing his handling of the healthcare rollout, Republicans are getting in the habit of comparing President Obama to a monarch. “It’s one thing after another. You know he says he has no choice but to act. He says he has a pen […]
Obama’s Democratic fundraising just might ruin Labor Day weekend for the rest of us

Barely having returned from a 15-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama will spend is Labor Day weekend traveling to support his Democratic friends. The problem is, this means that Americans planning to take seaplanes to East Hampton, Montauk, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket won't be able to travel themselves.

Congress

When Congress was popular
THE HILL — If you’re not a paid staffer or blood relative, as the joke goes, you probably hate Congress. The institution is so unpopular that voters were more positive about brussels sprouts, head lice and root canals in one recent survey. But there have been a handful of times over the last 100 years […]
Cruz highlights issues for 2014, 2016 elections
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) elicited huge cheers from the audience at the Americans For Prosperity’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” Saturday when he vowed Republicans would take back control of the U.S. Senate and “retire” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “I’m convinced we’re going to win in 2014 and 2016 is going to be even better,” […]
IRS says Lerner's Blackberry 'destroyed'

A senior IRS lawyer has said in a sworn declaration that Lois Lerner's BlackBerry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun to investigate her involvement in IRS targeting of conservative groups.

Youth impact reason enough to pass jobs bills
The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means is in the midst of releasing 40 reasons over the course of 40 days that the Senate should take up the 40 jobs bills the House has already passed. While most of their reasons have focused on general unemployment and economic growth statistics, they turned their attention […]
UNEARTHED: Archival footage of Harry Reid smiling

From appearances, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid derives little pleasure from his job, perhaps a deputy to the paragon of joylessness. But Red Alert Politics has dug into the archives to demonstrate that it wasn't always like this.

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Perry's 'accidental' lawsuit tweet

It's Rick Perry and The Accidental Meme.

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist
BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff, 31, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he […]
Second plane forced to divert for reclined seat
This is getting a little out of hand. For the second time this week, an airplane had to be diverted after passengers fought over the right to recline the seat. A Miami-to-Paris American Airlines flight was forced to land in Boston Wednesday after air marshals had to restrain a man fighting with a passenger trying to recline […]
Hold on to your chalupas: Taco Bell for life

Check your pockets. And check that drool running down your chin.

Obama: 'We don't have a strategy yet' for IS

USA TODAY -- President Obama said Thursday he's building a "broader regional strategy" against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Read more at USA Today.

Policy

Fast food workers demand $15 min. wage
McDonald’s chicken nuggets and Burger King Whoppers might be a little bit more difficult to get your hands on this Thursday, as thousands of fast food workers across the country plan a strike. The purpose? To demand that the minimum wage for the nation’s four million fast-food workers be raised to $15 an hour and to […]
Dems reasoning for raising min wage is patronizing
It’s time to stop believing in the patronizing Democrat argument for raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. I have no problem with higher wages and certainly understand that people need more than the minimum wage to provide for their families. More power to the companies, like the Gap, that want to take on […]
Nader blames Dems for not raising minimum wage
Ralph Nader believes no one in Congress is serious about raising the minimum wage and that it is just s contrived talking point for Democrats to hit Republicans on. In an interview with Politico, the past presidential hopeful and political activist spouted off about congressional Democrats’ decision “play politics” on raising the wage to $10.10 an […]
Obamacare website complicates Obama's tax fight
President Barack Obama might be using strong language to condemn “corporate deserters” who officially locate their headquarters outside of the U.S. to lower their tax bills, but his actions certainly suggest otherwise. Obama gave a $100 million contract over to Accenture to make improvements to the disastrous Healthcare.gov. But the company is currently incorporated in Ireland, […]
Healthcare.gov continues to experience glitches
In news that will surprise absolutely no one, Healthcare.gov is still experiencing technical glitches. The latest one — the site’s refusal to accept immigration and citizenship documents — will leave more than 300,000 people uninsured if not corrected by Friday, Sept. 5. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent letters to about 310,000 customers […]

Education

Obama welcomes college students back to school

It's Labor Day, which means college students are finally back to their respective universities and about to embark on the costly academic year of 2014-15. Unfortunately, President Obama isn't "laboring" to reduce the cost of higher education. Instead, he's fundraising and attending weddings.

Bobby Jindal sues Dept. of Ed. over Common Core

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) filed a lawsuit in US District Court Wednesday against the Department of Education, alleging that the Common Core implementation process violated states' rights and the 10th Amendment.

Could a $10K degree change the higher ed debate?
Imagine a world where you could get a bachelor’s degree for $10,560 in tuition. Not a per year cost, but $10,560 for the entire program. California is trying to make that world a reality. California’s state legislature recently passed a bill that will allow a small number of community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees and if signed […]
CHARTS: The student loan problem under Obama
There are a multitude of examples that prove policies during Barack Obama’s presidency have harmed young people – the same age group responsible for voting him in – more than any other group, but few are as stark as the rapidly growing student loan debt problem. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Quarterly Report […]
Obama offers no new solutions to high tuition

President Obama in his weekly address last week actually acknowledged the high cost of college tuition after ignoring the problem Wednesday when the White House announced the president's plan to expand college opportunity.