Polititainment

George Will to Colbert: Liberals don't want change

Conservative commentator and hapless Chicago Cubs fan George Will swung by "The Colbert Report" Tuesday to plug his new book, "A Nice Little Place on the North Side," but naturally, the conversation didn't stick to baseball.

Clay Aiken: voters 'might wonder' about candidacy

Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken concedes that voters "might wonder" about his candidacy for Congress for a new ad.

Los Angeles GOP #StandingWithSriracha

Forget #StandWithRand -- the GOP is now choosing to #StandWithSriracha.

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 visa to plug President Barack Obama's plan for immigration reform.

Secret Service once threatened Mr. Met

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.

White House

Donald Trump is really upset about the way Obama walks

President Barack Obama just can't seem to do anything right, especially in the eyes of real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Obama misses 67 percent of his shots playing basketball at Easter event

President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting baskets at a White House Easter event Monday, prompting basketball scouts to question the leader of the free world's scoring ability ahead of this June's NBA Draft.

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.

Congress

Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman having surgery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Boozman is undergoing surgery at an Arkansas hospital.

Republicans are winning the Twitters this year

Congrats, Congressional Republicans -- you're winning the Twitters so far in 2014!

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.

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From Around The Web

IRS workers who didn't pay taxes got bonuses

USA TODAY — WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service handed out $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues — including more than $1 million to employees who didn't pay their federal taxes, a watchdog report says.

Read more at USA Today.

Police: Man 'armed' with potato

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business.

Kick-in-the-head video to generate big bucks

CBC NEWS -- Jared Frank, the Regina man who went from hapless tourist to internet sensation over a nine-second YouTube video of a kick to the head, stands to earn a substantial financial windfall from the experience.

Read more at CBC News.

Lawmakers want to nix proposal that would affect beer prices

THE BLAZE -- Farmers, beer brewers and lawmakers are calling upon the government to drop a proposal that they say is unnecessary, could lead to waste and could raise the overall cost of beer — or milk — for consumers.

Read more at The Blaze.

Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman having surgery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Boozman is undergoing surgery at an Arkansas hospital.

Policy

Professor: Republicans are 'racist people'

A professor at a Connecticut university devoted time during his lecture Monday to lambasting the Republican Party and calling the GOP "racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people" who will close colleges if they win back the Senate and retain the House.

Lawsuit: Pledge discriminates against atheists

An atheist family in New Jersey is suing its school district for its daily recitation of the phrase "under God" in the Pledge Allegiance and seeks to have the words removed because it "publicly disparages" their religious beliefs.

Happy Tax Freedom Day - 3 hidden taxes you pay

Today is Tax Freedom Day, the day on which all Americans have earned enough to pay off their income taxes for the calendar year. In 2014, that amounts to 30.2 percent of their income.

Don’t be stupid on 4/20

This year, those lighting up to celebrate the pro-marijuana legalization movement holiday need to remember their actions carry more weight than they would in other years. Those hopeful for widespread marijuana legalization must make their case — by not being stupid.

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.

 

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.