The 2014 '30 Under 30'

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Polititainment

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."

Colbert mocks Palin for Internet channel

In an attempt to mock Sarah Palin for her recently launched Internet television channel, Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's episode of "The Colbert Report" introduced his own competing web show called "Stephen Colbert's Angry Echo Chamber."

Fallon imagines President Biden
During his show Tuesday night, Jimmy Fallon took a look at the pros and  cons of a potential Joe Biden presidency. He left it to the viewers to decide, but pointed out some critical flaws to putting Biden in the Oval Office. “Pro: for Secretary of State, he’ll pick someone who is fluent in several […]
Jon Stewart ridicules John Kerry

Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" Monday made fun of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his inability to negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas after a 12-hour ceasefire between the two expired.

'True Blood' star takes on Sarah Palin

Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays vampire Pam Ravenscroft on the HBO program, hit back at the former governor of Alaska for criticizing a recent episode.

White House

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.

Obama wants ‘idealism and optimism’ for millennials in face of Congressional ‘crisis,’ refuses to recognize he is part of the problem
Now that “hope and change” seems to be played out, President Barack Obama has come up with a new catchphrase for millennials – “idealism and optimism.” In a speech at a Democratic National Convention fundraiser in Seattle, Wash. Tuesday night, Obama asked young people not to give up their natural idealism and optimism because of […]

Congress

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 […]
Cruz provides motivation to youth in speech

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) provided motivation to an audience of students from across the country Tuesday, saying that young people have been behind almost “every significant change” in human history.

Boehner calls impeachment talk a Democrat 'scam'
Politicians from both parties have been talking a lot about the “I-word” — impeachment. Although everyone from Harry Reid to Sarah Palin has mentioned impeachment, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) made it clear Tuesday that House Republicans don’t intend to impeach. “This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff — and coming from Democrats […]
Rand Paul and Cory Booker continue their bromance
Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have formed a bipartisan bromance in the U.S. Senate. Now, they’ve taken it to Twitter. Both senators were honored as one of the The Hill’s 2014 50 most beautiful list, which was released Tuesday. Paul wasted no time extending congratulations to Booker via Twitter. Congrats to my […]
GOP Rep introduces marijuana medical oil bill
A Republican congressman announced a bill Monday that would legalize therapeutic hemp and a marijuana oil for medical use. The Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), would remove cannabidiol (CBD) oil and therapeutic hemp from the federal definition of marijuana. Anecdotal evidence has shown that children with severe seizure disorders […]

Videos

From Around The Web

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 […]
Hillary: Redskins name is 'insensitive'
Hillary Clinton is the latest politician to weigh in on the Redskin name debate, and she’s pushing for the football team to change its name. “I think it’s insensitive and I think there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital,” she said in an interview with […]
Batkid is back, documentary trailer released
Make sure to have Kleenex on hand before watching this trailer for “Batkid Begins.” Last November, as part of his “Make a Wish” dream to be batman for a day, Miles Scott, aka Batkid, saved Gotham City and inspired millions around the globe.  Now award-winning filmmaker Dana Nachman is capturing the superhero magic of that […]
Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

Donald Sterling saga comes to a close
Donald Sterling’s attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers was overruled Monday by a California judge. The Clippers are being sold by Sterling’s wife to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The case was brought to court after Sterling’s wife, Shelly, tried to remove her husband from the trust that owns the […]

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

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.

Man spends 3 months trying to cancel Obamacare
David Emanuel recently figured out dropping Obamacare may be more difficult than originally signing up, if you can believe that. The Oklahoma man, who turned 65 in April, had planned to terminate his insurance with BlueCross BlueShield. His new age gave him eligibility for Medicare. Emanuel had previously signed up for his insurance plan through […]