Polititainment

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?

Joy Behar roasts Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) may need some ice for a few burns he sustained from former "The View" host Joy Behar, as the comedian delivered an awkward roast of the 2016 presidential hopeful.

Boehner tears up at Taco Bell event

It wasn't because of the salsa, or the deliciousness of a Cheesy Gordita Crunch or anything -- it was just for the kids.

White House

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.

Republicans renew fight against Obamacare as Sebelius resigns

FOX NEWS -- Republicans responded to news of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' resignation from the Obama administration on Thursday with fresh calls to repeal the president's health care law.

Read more at FOX News.

David Ortiz selfie with Obama could mean the end to WH selfies

Everyone loves taking a good selfie, even President Barack Obama. However, after Red Sox player David Ortiz snapped a pic with POTUS last week, selifes may be banned from the White House.

White House runs ‘victory lap’ after 7M ObamaCare sign-ups, Republicans renew repeal fight

FOX NEWS -- While continuing to face deep skepticism from Republicans, President Obama and his team ran a victory lap of sorts Tuesday after declaring that more than 7 million people signed up for health insurance on the ObamaCare exchanges before the midnight deadline.

Read more at FOX News.

White House: MLB opening day petition no home run

POLITICO -- The White House marked Major League Baseball’s opening day with an intentional pass — suggesting Monday that the Americans who have petitioned that the first day of the season become a national holiday take their requests to Congress.

Read more at POLITICO.

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.

From Around The Web

Judge Overturns North Dakota's Abortion Law

NPR -- A federal judge has struck down a North Dakota law banning abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, calling the law "invalid and unconstitutional."

Read more at NPR.

German Shepherd called to jury duty

ASSOCIATED PRESS -- BRIDGETON, N.J. — At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.

DOJ and Lerner discussed conservative groups

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Former IRS official Lois Lerner discussed referring conservative groups for prosecution after the Justice Department inquired about possible tax fraud violations by nonprofits.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for KS Senate

THE NEW YORK TIMES — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge.

Read more at The New York Times

N Korean officials visit salon

BBC News — North Korean officials paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts.

Read more at BBC News

Policy

Bloomberg isn't fighting gun violence

Read his words and those of his groups, and consider his mission statement and a newspaper headline about his aims: Bloomberg's crusade is to expand his righteousness and dispense with the philistines who either impede or annoy him.

NY gun owners burn registration forms

Gun rights activists in Buffalo, N.Y., rallied Tuesday to shred gun registration forms required by law in the Empire State as form of symbolic protest for how New York is "shredding" the United States Constitution.

Bloomberg: 'I have earned my place in heaven'

As the heathens of the world await patiently to pass through St. Peter's pearly gates lamenting those Big Gulps and electronic cigarettes, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes he's going to scoot right through because his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation has 'earned him his place in heaven.'

Okla. gov signs minimum wage bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill into law Monday that would prohibit the state's cities and counties from setting their own minimum wages.

Rubio's higher education solution might work

Last week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) unveiled legislation for what he called “income share agreements,” a possible alternative to student loans -- and it just might work.

Obamacare

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.

Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.