After two and a half months of waiting, President Barack Obama finally told the American people that he supports the military’s use of drone strikes against Americans, noting that they help keep Americans safe from terrorists.
Obama: I do not believe it would be constitutional for the government to kill any U.S. citizen with a drone without due process
“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart mocked members of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for their lenient approach to Apple CEO Timothy Cook’s testimony in a tax evasion investigation, showing clips of various Senators professing their love of Apple products, including iPhones and Macbooks.
The TV show “Breaking Bad“ has come to life in the Jamaica Plains neighborhood of Boston, as a 57-year-old academic tutor suffering from stage three cancer was arrested Wednesday for dealing methamphetamine.
THE DENVER CHANNEL — Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, known for his strong stances on immigration, formally announced plans to run for governor on Peter Boyle’s conservative talk radio show Thursday.
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To all of you college grads who have had to revert back to your childhood bedrooms—complete with pastel walls, action figures and middle school awards adorning the walls—Bloomberg Businessweek feels your pain and wants to offer you a gift to help you on your way.
Perhaps the recent corruption that has descended upon Washington can teach young Americans an important lesson: big government inspires the abuse of power.
President Barack Obama’s proposed media shield law wouldn’t actually shield the media for government overreach and abuse. The law is really more a show of good faith than an aggressive attempt to protect the nation’s reporters, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney essentially admitted Wednesday.
Though his administration has been rocked by scandals in 2013, President Obama is still planning to vacation this summer and is slated to spend his weekends this summer in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts for an extended vacation with his family.
Senate farm bill amendment bans murderers, rapists and pedophiles from enrolling in food stamp program
Even though convicted murderers, rapists and pedophiles still have the right to vote in some places, they will no longer be able to qualify for food stamps thanks to a new amendment in the Senate’s farm bill.
WASHINGTON POST — Pope Francis is warning Catholics not to demonize those who are not members of the church, and he specifically defended atheists, saying that building walls against non-Catholics leads to “killing in the name of God.”
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MSNBC’s Al Sharpton convinced Benghazi, IRS scandals are overhyped by GOPers who can’t “scandal the truth”
Someone please give The Rev. Al Sharpton a debriefing on the events of the past few weeks, where employees at the Internal Revenue Service and State Department admitted to partaking in their respective scandals, because he’s still convinced that both controversies are just being overhyped by Republicans who aren’t able to “scandal the truth.”
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Wednesday displayed a string of emails showing his failed efforts to get an update from the Treasury Department inspector general’s office about its investigation into the IRS practice of targeting conservative groups who sought tax-exempt status.
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NATIONAL REVIEW — Paul Ryan is writing a book.
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THE HILL — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday that he doesn’t trust members of his own party to negotiate a budget conference report.
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WASHINGTON POST — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in an interview aired late Wednesday that it’s “inconceivable” someone didn’t inform President Obama about the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.
CBS CHICAGO — The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.
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A teacher at North Marion High School in Florida was suspended for three days without pay after allegedly touching a female student inappropriately with a banana, according to Ocala.com.
CNN— Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in a 2011 gruesome triple homicide outside Boston along with a Chechen killed early Wednesday during a confrontation with the FBI and Massachusetts State Police in Orlando, Florida, a federal law enforcement official told CNN.
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POLICY MIC — Do you find brushing your teeth boring? Do you not have enough caffeine in your life already? Do you crave “a tingle, a hot or warm massage, or a heating or warm, soothing sensation” after every meal?
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