The 2014 '30 Under 30'

Congrats to this year's 30 -- check out the full list here!

Polititainment

Defining Obama and Kerry's friendship
Despite being an “early supporter” of President Barack Obama and one of his most outspoken Hollywood advocates, “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington is not so sure she is allowed to call herself Obama’s friend just yet. During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night, Washington said it was “so presumptuous” to say she was a […]
The story behind a 'House of Cards' line
New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is now the number two man in the U.S. House of Representatives. But before he moved up the ranks, he served as the House majority whip and the inspiration for parts of Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood character on Netflix’s “House of Cards.” In an interview with People magazine, McCarthy […]
Actor: Obama needs to 'grow some'

Actor David Boreanaz tweeted Wednesday evening that Obama needs to "grow some" and more effectively and authoritatively deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his country's recent interference in Ukraine.

Gyllenhaal no longer believes in Obama
President Barack Obama has always been popular with the Hollywood crowd, but at least one of his most vocal champions and heavy donors has changed her mind about the president. Academy Award-nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal told Time Magazine that she has grown disillusioned with Obama. “I really believed in him, and I’m not sure what he […]
Jay Carney: Obama can make friends

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney appeared on "The Late Show" Wednesday to discuss his departure from President Obama's White House.

White House

Obama calls Katy Perry ‘one of my favorite people’, Perry allows Republican mom to meet the president this time
While President Barack Obama may have lost the support of a couple of celebrities recently, his longtime supporter and “California Gurl” Katy Perry is sticking by his side. The “Birthday” singer performed at a White House event Thursday night for Special Olympians and pool reports indicated that the event was certainly a star-studded affair to […]
CIA: Yeah, we totally spied on the Senate, after all

An internal CIA investigation confirmed charges that the agency wrongfully hacked into a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee, it was reported Thursday.

New emails reveal Lois Lerner talked way too much smack about right wing on official phone

An email exchange between Lois Lerner and an unnamed individual made public Wednesday reveals that the former IRS official doesn't care too much for talk radio.

Fact check needed on Obama’s Kansas City speech, states with minimum wage increases didn’t see higher job growth
It’s time for a fact check on the president’s latest proclamation about the need for an increase to the minimum wage. President Barack Obama continued his tour across America Wednesday with a speech on the economy in Kansas City, Miss. and meals with more letter writers. Per usual, Obama brought up his attempts to bring […]
Golfer finds Obama’s golf ball in the woods, says president’s game is ‘off line’
President Barack Obama is “off line again.” Or at least his golf game appears to be. Instagram user larrydoh posted a picture of a Titleist 44 golf ball labeled “POTUS” on Saturday. He found the golf ball at the Congressional Country Club, one day after POTUS played the same course himself. “Obama played at Congressional […]

Congress

Rep. Gowdy schools law prof in IRS hearing
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is getting a reputation for intense, rapid-fire cross examinations of witnesses called to testify about the IRS scandal. The former prosecutor again put his rhetorical skills on display during a hearing Wednesday, when he grilled University of Baltimore law professor Charles Tiefer about the need to appoint special counsel to investigate […]
Border Bill sparks Congressional poetry slam
He’s a poet, and you didn’t even know it. After the House of Representatives on Thursday cancelled a vote on an emergency aid package for the southwest border,  Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) took to rhyme to express his frustration with the alleged catalyst of the cancelled vote: Sen. Ted Cruz. Sittin' at my desk, Watchin' the […]
Cantor to resign from Congress Aug. 18
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. The congressman will step down Aug. 18 and ask Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately, Cantor spokesman Doug Heye said Friday. […]
Rubio and Cruz break rank on border bills
Two likely candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination have broke with their party on immigration issues in the last week, earning the approval of Democrats, but drawing criticism from the right. Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas) irked many in the GOP when he met with House Republicans, urging them to vote against a proposed […]
Dem. Rep. forgot she cosponsored Bush impeachment
Impeachment talk has gotten some Democrats so riled up they’ve forgotten their history. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, (D – Texas) argued on Wednesday that Republican efforts to sue President Barack Obama were only a “veiled attempt at impeachment.” She tried to claim the moral high ground, saying that Democrats never attempted to impeach President George […]

From Around The Web

Book says Biden loves to swim naked
Vice President Joe Biden loves to swim naked and protecting former first lady Hillary Clinton is the worst Secret Service assignment. At least that is what a new book is claiming. Ronald Kessler’s “The First Family Detail” is based on anonymous interviews with Secret Service agents who give details about the private lives of the […]
Clinton discussed sparing Osama hours before 9/11
An Australian television station has unearthed an interview with former President Bill Clinton hours before the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. In the interview, which is an audio recording from Sept. 10, 2011, Clinton talks about searching after Osama bin Laden, who he calls “a very smart guy.” “I spent a lot of […]
Obama Administration Spent Thousands On Strippers
BUZZFEED — The Obama administration abandoned a corruption case against an Arizona border patrol agent after his attorney accused federal agents of entrapping his client, and spending federal dollars on strippers, plane tickets, and tickets to a Manny Pacquiao fight as part of their investigation. A federal judge dismissed money-laundering and corruption charges against Customs […]
Bush surprises Jeter at Rangers game
Two polarizing figures met in Texas Wednesday night when former President George W. Bush made a surprise appearance to congratulate Derek Jeter. The Yankees captain is retiring at the end of this season and the Rangers, like every team the Yankees have visited this year, honored Jeter. “It’s an experience,” Jeter told the New York […]
Obama to issue another executive action

WASHINGTON EXAMINER -- President Obama is following through with a threat to issue more executive actions, not fewer, one day after House Republicans moved forward with their lawsuit challenging the president’s unilateral policy-making.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Policy

The war on sodas goes national
America’s soda drinking may soon lose its fizz. To combat the country’s high rates of obesity and overweight, Rep. Rosa Delauro (D-Conn.) proposed a national soda tax on Wednesday that would make the consumption of sugary beverages more expensive. The Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, or the SWEET Act for short, would institute a one cent […]
Gun control is apparently now a women's issue
Gun violence is apparently now a women’s issue. On Wednesday, the Senate held its first-ever hearing on domestic violence homicides and gun violence against women. Under discussion at the hearing were two laws which would limit the availability of guns for domestic abusers and convicted stalkers. Wednesday’s Senate hearing reflects the latest in a growing […]
Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home has stopped his ruling from going into effect for about three months so city lawmakers can respond with new legislation. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin on Tuesday stayed his ruling from going into effect until Oct. […]
Seattle will not vote on $15 minimum wage
Seattle voters will not get to a chance to weigh in on the city’s new $15 an hour minimum wage increase this November, after two petitions failed to get enough validated signatures. A letter from Sherril Huff, the King County elections director, to Seattle City Clerk Monica Simmons was sent on July 22 to inform […]
Not 'Living the Wage' is best bet for supporters
Instead of taking a cab, he walked for a mile in 90 degree heat. Instead of fresh fruits and vegetables, he ate bologna and McDonalds. His budget—$77, a minimum wage equivalent—still ran out before the week was up, which meant he lost the “Live the Wage” challenge.   It was the best outcome former Gov. Ted […]

Obamacare

Democrats hijack #TBT to promote Obamacare
Popular hashtag trend Throwback Thursday or #TBT usually floods Twitter and Instagram feeds with baby photos and embarrassing college party pictures, but this Thursday the message was a bit different. Top Democrats, including Vice President Joe Biden, hijacked the hashtag and shared photos of themselves at 26-years-old to promote Obamacare. Under Obamacare, young people can stay […]
Suddenly, Obamacare is more unpopular than ever
THE WASHINGTON POST – Even after survey after survey has recently shown a major drop in the nation’s uninsured rate, Obamacare just had its worst month in a key health-care poll. Kaiser Family Foundation, which has done arguably the best and most consistent polling on the health-care law in the past four-plus years, found that public […]
Ginsburg: Males Had 'Blind Spot' on Hobby Lobby
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn’t think her male colleagues could have possibly understood what they were doing in the controversial Hobby Lobby case. In an interview with Katie Couric that aired on Thursday, Ginsburg reflected on June’s Hobby Lobby verdict and said that the five male justices in the majority were hampered by […]
Obamacare whiz named 'Mr. Mandate' rebuts left

In a twist on John Kerry, this guy was against them before he was for them.

Government watchdog shows Obamacare fraud is easy

Earlier this year, investigators from the Government Accountability Office attempted to defraud the Obamacare insurance exchange. They wanted to see if it was possible for someone to get insurance subsidies using false application information.

They found it was shockingly easy.