The 2014 '30 Under 30'

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

Polititainment

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.

Obama channels Chris Rock

Discussing a tax loophole that businesses exploit in order to avoid paying United States taxes, the president made a distinction between that which isn't right and that which just "ain't right."

White House

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 […]
Polls: Obama White House incompetent at managing, worse than Darth Vader

The job of the administrative branch is to, well, administer the laws. According to a new Fox News poll released on Wednesday, most Americans think that the Obama administration is failing dismally at the task.

Congress

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 […]
Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

DWS admits Obama is not doing his job
We never thought we would say this, but Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz just said something we actually agree with. Moments before the House vote on a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Schultz appeared on MSNBC and admitted that Obama hasn’t been doing his job. “I’m going to go to the House floor and actually debate why […]

Videos

From Around The Web

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.

The US wants to know why Wikipedia is sexist
The Wikipedia page for “Sex in the City” is significantly shorter than the page for “The Sopranos.” Therefore, Wikipedia must be sexist. This is the kind of logic that has sparked National Science Foundation’s investment of more than $200,000 in research to find out exactly why Wikipedia has a “systematic gender bias.” Researchers from Yale and […]

Policy

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 […]
Judge: D.C. handgun law unconstitutional

Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. on Saturday declared that the law in Washington, D.C., preventing individuals from carrying handguns in public is unconstitutional.

 

Obamacare

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.

Judge Dishes Out Pizza Analogy in Obamacare Ruling
As many teachers can attest, learning is always easier when there’s food involved. That’s why we’re grateful that a federal judge served up a mouthwatering pizza analogy to help explain his stance in Tuesday’s complicated Obamacare ruling. The question at the center of the ruling was whether an online healthcare marketplace or ‘exchange’ run by […]
Hillary Clinton: Fix Obamacare

Hillary Clinton visited Twitter headquarters in San Francisco Monday to participate in an interview during which she addressed Obamacare and expressed America's duty to "fix" the universal health care law.