Polititainment

WH responds to 'Deport Justin Bieber' petition

Despite the pleas of more than 270,000 Americans to deport Justin Bieber, the White House has chosen not to weigh in on the issue. However, the Obama administration did use a petition calling on the White House to revoke the pop artist's green card to plug President Barack Obama's plan for immigration reform.

Secret Service once threatened Mr. Met's life

Mr. Met sure has a lot of fans in New York. But the larger-than-life mascot definitely doesn't have one in the Secret Service, who threatened to shoot and kill him if he approached President Bill Clinton, according to a firsthand account.

Jill Biden on Joe: "I fell in love with the boys first"

Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden didn't marry Vice President Joe Biden for his sense of humor -- instead, she "fell in love" with his two sons first.

Joe Biden's first Instagram photo

Ladies and gentlemen of this great nation, rejoice! Vice President Joe Biden has joined Instagram -- and his first post is everything you ever dreamed it would be.

Celebrate Tax Day with this ditty

What better way to celebrate curse Tax Day than with a little toe-tapping, finger-snapping ditty that perfectly describes how we all feel about the Internal Revenue Service?

White House

PETA is peeved with Michelle Obama and used little girls to tell her about it

First Lady Michelle Obama has earned the ire of three young girls. But they're not upset with her less-than-filling "Let's Move!" school lunches. Instead, these youngins are upset about the real eggs used in the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Jay Carney: “Never been a more transparent administration”

Despite consistent objections by journalists that the White House overly restricts press access, Press Secretary Jay Carney believes that there has "never been a more transparent administration."

Jay Carney: Toughest interview for Obama in 2012 was with Jon Stewart

Give comedian Jon Stewart a gold star sticker. The host of The Daily Show was President Barack Obama's toughest interviewer during the 2012 election cycle, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.

The most powerful selfie in the world

Joe Biden — he's just like you, and he takes selfies, too.

Obama: Republicans a threat to the right to vote

President Barack Obama slammed Republicans on Friday for supporting voter identification law and labeled the GOP as a threat to the right to vote.

Congress

Rep Black: GOP budget makes a path to a bright future

Our nation is $17.4 trillion in debt and out of control Washington spending has no end in sight. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that on our current trajectory we will return to $1 trillion annual budget deficits by the year 2022.

Cruz: Impeach Holder

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pulled no punches when criticizing Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, as he called on Congress to impeach the Department of Justice head.

Pelosi: GOP not acting on immigration because of race

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pulled the race card when speaking about Republicans' inaction in passing comprehensive immigration reform and said "race has something to do" with the GOP not bringing such legislation to the House floor.

House passes Ryan's budget plan

The House on Thursday passed a 10-year Republican spending plan drafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

Read more at The Washington Examiner.

Harry Reid's Koch-fueled meltdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been in a Koch-fueled rage, seizing moments left and right (mostly from the left) to bash Charles and David Koch.

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Clinton files: Hillary, GOP intel and 'conspiracy'

POLITICO — The Clinton Library released the fourth — and largest so far — batch of documents Friday, filling in details about internal White House deliberations on Hillary Clinton’s health care reform efforts, the infamous “conspiracy commerce” memo detailing their run-ins with right-wing media, and the evolution of speeches ranging from President Bill Clinton’s 1999 State of the Union to jokes for the annual Gridiron Dinner.

Read more at POLITICO

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

Western lawmakers strategize on taking control of fed land

FOX NEWS — Officials from nine Western states met in Salt Lake City on Friday to discuss taking control of federal lands within their borders on the heels of a standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management.

Read more at Fox News

Administration again delays Keystone pipeline

USA TODAY — The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.

Read more at USA Today

Obama signs Cruz bill, says he won't enforce it

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

Policy

NRA protester: Police should be the only ones with guns

Gun rights protesters sure got to the meat of their arguments when discussing their issues with the Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association with MRCTV'S Dan Joseph, and one anti-NRA woman even said only law enforcement officers should be able to have firearms.

 

Prof suspended for 'Game of Thrones' shirt

Pop culture is hard, especially for those veiled by the Ivy-covered walls of one New Jersey community college.

Putin looks to recapture czarist glory

Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine is not an effort to revive the Soviet Union, contrary to the hyperbole many conservative pundits who paint him as the new Joseph Stalin.

Addressing higher education costs up front

A recent decade-long case study in paying for higher education raises an interesting question: should we be more concerned about others paying for the exorbitant cost of higher education students currently face, or should we focus more on decreasing the cost of a college degree?

Yale's 'social justice' org denies pro-life group

A pro-life group at Yale University that also provides community service has been refused membership in the school's "social justice network," denying it access to campus resources.

Obamacare

28 percent of O'care signups are 18-to-34 years old

The White House announced Thursday that 28 percent of enrollees under Obamacare on the federal exchange are between the ages of 18 and 34, the key demographic that the administration targeted to help suppress costs of the program.

Premium costs for youth skyrocket under O'care

For 27-year-old consumers looking to purchase health insurance, the Affordable Care Act is hardly affordable, as new data shows premiums increased by more than 50 percent across more than half of the 50 states and doubled in 11.

Sebelius: WH didn't oversell Obamacare

Resigning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius doesn't think the White House oversold the Affordable Care Act, despite the initial problems with HealthCare.gov.

Obamacare polling requires a deeper look

Obamacare supporters were downright giddy last week after enrollment through the government’s insurance exchanges hit the 7 million mark. An ABC News/Washington Post poll found a full 49 percent of Americans willing to offer support for the law, up from a low of 39 percent in 2012. But pundits who argue that the rise of Obamacare’s polling numbers from catastrophic to merely mediocre will save Democrats at the ballot box this fall are sorely mistaken.