Polititainment

Maher compares GOP rep. to ISIS, Ebola

Liberal comedian Bill Maher announced who he calls the "winning loser" in Congress during a live taping of "Real Time with Bill Maher" in Washington, D.C., Friday, and that loser is Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.).

Paul Ryan not keen on Rage

Everyone’s favorite iron-pumping, fiscal-hawking, ice bucket-lifting, Rand-reading, chart-drawing 2016 presidential possibility is Raging no longer.

Sharknado 3 could be heading to D.C.
Because apparently two “Sharknado” movies weren’t enough, the SyFy Channel has already confirmed a third film in the series. The official location has been kept hush-hush, new reports indicate that Washington D.C. may be the latest city to be devoured by flying sharks. Showbiz 411 reports: “‘Sharknado 3,’ the next installment of the now classic […]
Katy Perry's WH visit limits performance

She's got the eye of the tiger and the voice of the tired, thanks to a White House visit.

Daily Show's rebuttal of O'care critics

In an attempt to disprove Obamacare critics, "The Daily Show" aired a five-minute segment quoting a former Democratic spokesperson, MSNBC, three consumers, and employees of a former clinic, now shuttered, that could offer only limited services.

White House

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a broad mission to root out the violent Islamic State militants whose reign of terror has spread across both countries.

Golf courses are now rejecting President Obama

A president can no longer just golf like a major champion today.

Crushing: The golf industry fights the Obama administration

How's this for a hook: The golf industry is fighting the Obama administration.

Little boy face plants on White House couch in front of President Obama

The above photo from the White House Flickr account shows a little blond boy more taken with the White House's comfy couches than with President Obama himself.

Poll: Americans think Obama works to divide the country, do not think he is a strong leader
President Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 on his ability and desire to unite the country, “turn the page on the ugly partisanship,” and to ”bring Democrats and Republicans together to pass an agenda.” But Americans now believe that Obama has done more to divide the country than his predecessors, according to an ABC News-Washington Post poll released Tuesday. About […]

Congress

Poll finds that likely voters remain uninformed
A Rasmussen poll released on Thursday found that just weeks before the midterm elections, more than one-third of Americans likely to vote in 2014 don’t know which party controls the House and Senate. For months political analysts have been anxiously trying to predict if the country’s dissatisfaction with President Obama’s policies will be enough to […]
WaPo analysis shows Democrats driving polarization
President Obama and many leading Democrats are publicly complaining that Republicans have created a polarized political environment which prevents them from accomplishing necessary business, like immigration reform and Obamacare. But according to the analysis of L.J. Zigerell, a political scientist writing for the Washington Post, the reverse is true. Over the past 30 years, Democrats […]
Clyburn: 'Sexting' can encourage people to vote
Freudian slip or simple mistake? Rep. James Clyburn (D- S.C.) encouraged the use of “sexting” on C-SPAN recently, calling it a great “tool” to get people out to vote. As first noted by the Daily Caller, Clyburn was responding to a caller who was concerned about the Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin shootings. He told […]
Dems attempt to amend the Bill of Rights fails
Senate Republicans unanimously rejected a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday afternoon that would have restricted political speech. The amendment was designed by Democrats as a way to allow Congress would authorize Congress and the states to regulate and limit fundraising and spending on federal candidates. It would also prevent the Supreme Court from reversing any future campaign finance […]
Ted Cruz booed off stage over Israel comments

Boos rained on the stage Wednesday night as Sen. Ted Cruz made pro-Israel comments during a conference for Middle Eastern Christians.

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'Six Californias' fails to make California ballot

USA TODAY -- So much for the West Coast states of Jefferson and Silicon Valley — at least for now.

Clinton allies target Iowa youth

THE HILL -- The Ready for Hillary Super-PAC is visiting six college campuses in Iowa next week, piggybacking on Hillary Clinton’s first visit to the state since her disappointing loss in the 2008 presidential election.

Rescuers search Pacific for Navy pilot after crash

LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers searched an area of the far western Pacific Ocean Saturday for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.

Rob Ford withdraws bid for re-election
Looks like Toronto won’t get everyone’s favorite crack-smoking mayor for much longer. Mayor Rob Ford ended his re-election bid Thursday after he was diagnosed with an abdominal tumor. His brother, Councillor Doug Ford, is now replacing him in the Toronto mayoral race, according to the Toronto Star. He may not be running for mayor, but he isn’t stepping out […]
Teen petitions to get cat photo in yearbook
Draven Rodriguez, a Schenectady High School student in upstate New York, is trying to fulfill his American dream. Rodriguez is petitioning to put in an epic photo of him with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and a 1980s-style laser background in his senior year yearbook. Rodriguez had started an online petition to try and get the school to […]

Policy

House OKs Cassidy's 'keep your plan' bill
THE HILL – The House passed legislation Thursday to allow people to keep their insurance plans under ObamaCare even if the coverage doesn’t meet all of its requirements. Twenty-five Democrats broke ranks to help pass the bill in the 247-167 vote, including Reps. John Barrow (Ga.), Nick Rahall (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), who are among the most vulnerable […]
CA passes law to protect bad reviews online
Residents of California officially have the freedom to write as many bad Yelp reviews as they want. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2365, known as the “Yelp Bill,” into law on Tuesday, making it illegal for businesses to prohibit or fine customers from writing negative online reviews. Online reviews can have a major […]
Obamacare partners give to the GOP
THE HILL – Health insurance executives are tilting their campaign giving toward Republicans even as they work closely with the White House to sign people up for ObamaCare. The insurance industry’s lead political action committee, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) PAC, has donated $162,500 to Republicans this election cycle, compared to $115,500 to Democrats, according to […]
Obamacare rates going up in Nebraska next year
WATCHDOG – Premiums for Obamacare health insurance plans sold in Nebraska will go up nearly 11 percent next year — one of the biggest hikes in the nation— according to preliminary rates released by the state Insurance Department. That’s after Nebraska experienced some of the biggest premium hikes in the nation after the launch of the Affordable Care Act […]
Job growth slows substantially in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.

Education

The college where students minor in craft beer
“He was a wise man who invented beer.”    -Plato You probably guzzled down a lot of beer in college, but did you brew any of it? Or, even better, get credit hours for it? Now, students can minor in craft-beer brewing at Paul Smith’s College in upstate New York, the college announced this month. […]
Students asked to compare George W.Bush and Hitler
Calling them “two men of power who abused their power in various ways,” a sixth grade teacher at McKinley Middle School in Washington D.C. sent home a Venn diagram with students and asked them to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler. The egregious assignment first appeared on Twitter late Wednesday. Here's […]
Two senators to introduce student loans bill

Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) plan to introduce legislation to simplify the options available to repay student loan debt in order to combat the expensive crisis that our nation's college students and graduates are currently facing.

Student loan debt back in focus ahead of midterms
Democrats and Republicans have stepped up to duel for another round on student loans as Sen. Elizabeth Warren reintroduces her “Bank on Students” bill this week. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R- N.C.) and Warren (D – Mass.) released opposing op-ed pieces on Credit.com Tuesday to discuss the bill and to outline their ideas to combat the country’s ever-growing […]
Liberal economist: 'Jobs' vital, not Warren bill

A liberal economist mostly dismissed Sen. Elizabeth Warren's student loan refinancing bill at a panel discussion with her late last week, saying that the proposal is small potatoes for young people compared with the significance of jobs.