Polititainment

Kimmel: Stoner idea or gov. expenditure?
Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R – Okla.) fifth annual “Wastebook” was released Wednesday and some of the federally funded projects are so outrageous that they can be hard to believe. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel had the same thought and offered his audience a quiz. He read the name of a project, some real and some […]
Obama channels Chris Rock again

At rallies for Democrats in Maryland and Illinois on Sunday, Obama dropped the name "Cousin Pookie" -- a character that he used frequently to energize black voters during his 2008 campaign -- during his speeches.

Oliver beats Supreme Court's camera ban
Comedian John Oliver is sick of the Supreme Court ban on cameras in the court room and the ridiculous ways it makes television news stations have to cover those cases. But all hope is not lost. “What happens at the Supreme Court is way too important not to pay attention to and yet the ban […]
Stewart and Colbert go after 'Fangate'

Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had a field day with “Fangate” Thursday night.

O'Reilly v Stewart on 'white privilege'

Jon Stewart had one goal in bringing Bill O’Reilly on his show Tuesday evening: "I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege."

White House

White House fence jumper charged with assault
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, is in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. […]
President Obama, unpaid bills and the curious editing of the White House transcript
President Obama, some unpaid bills and a curiously “inaudible” section of the White House recording of a speech — that’s how all good stories start, right? While at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Chicago, Obama cracked a joke about the “unpaid bills” at his home. The joke was reported by the White House Press […]
Secrecy shrouds how the Obamas cook their chicken wings

Now it seems the Obamas are tight-lipped even about their eating habits.

Obama delivers devastating blow to red state Democrats, calls them ‘all folks who vote with me’
President Obama can’t seem to stay out of the 2014 midterm elections, no matter how much his fellow Democrats want him to. Obama spoke on Al Sharpton’s radio show Monday, which was later replayed on MSNBC, insisting that red state Democrats are still his “strong allies.” “A lot of the states that are contested this time […]
Obama reveals his favorite Supreme Court decision

President Obama dished on his favorite Supreme Court decision during his presidency, and it wasn’t either of his interviewer’s top guesses.

Congress

CIA agents impersonated Senate staffers to snoop
Despite a number of growing foreign and domestic threats over the summer, the CIA admitted that they had been using their resources to spy on elected officials in the Senate. Now, insiders are alleging that it’s not just what they did that is the problem, but how they went about it. A new piece by the […]
Republicans say they will reform the IRS

Republicans are talking about reforming the IRS if they gain the majority in the Senate next month, but seem to be treading with caution on making any specific promises.

'Wastebook' finds $25B in 'unnecessary' spending
Monkey gambling, synchronized swimming sea monkeys, and mountain lions on treadmills, oh my! Sen. Tom Coburn (R – Okla.) released his fifth and final “Wastebook” Wednesday, chronicling $25 billion tax dollars spent on 100  “silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects” this year. His findings are absolutely astonishing. Coburn, who is retiring this year, is not letting his fellow […]
Dems target Republicans as extremists on ed issues

Democrats this election cycle are working hard to paint their Republican opponents as wild extremists who would slash all funding for student loans.

Udall struggles to think of his favorite books

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) seemed a bit rattled in his recent interview with ABC 7 News.

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Someone bought George H.W. Bush's socks for $3K
Former President George H.W. Bush is famous for his wild and crazy sock collection. So famous, in fact, that it seems one mystery donor was willing to shell out thousands of dollars for one of Bush’s unwashed pairs. The bright red and blue socks that Bush wore while skydiving to celebrate his 90th birthday back in June were auctioned […]
South Korean KFC puts America to shame

If you ever feel like American fast food is too meager, KFC in South Korea has just the thing for you.

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for […]
You can now buy a 'zombie-proof' cabin
It’s official. You really can find absolutely anything on the internet. Tiger Log Cabins, a British company, is now marketing and selling the “Zombie Fortification Cabin.” According to the company’s website, it is the “world’s first and only certified zombie-proof cabin.” The cabin pricing starts at $112,898, with an additional installation cost of $20,963. Delivery is free. The basic cabin […]
WSJ: Minimum Wage Backfire

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL -- If there’s a silver lining for McDonald’s in Tuesday’s dreadful earnings report, it is that perhaps union activists will begin to understand that the fast-food chain cannot solve the problems of the Obama economy.

Policy

A conservative fights civil asset forfeiture

A conservative Virginia lawmaker is tackling one of the most abuse-prone practices of law enforcement: civil asset forfeiture.

U.S. Labor Chief: 'We suck' on minimum wage
U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez isn’t going to sugarcoat what he thinks about America’s minimum wage — “We suck.” Perez spoke at a Bloomberg News event Thursday and criticized what he sees as Congress’s failure to raise the minimum wage. “I’ve met with minimum-wage workers in New Jersey,” Perez said at the event. “I’ve met […]
FBI considers adding new whistleblower protections

The Justice Department has announced a plan to revamp its whistleblower protections, supposedly with an eye to making it easier for whistleblowers to report misconduct.

What green paper has to do with amnesty plans

For months Washington has been trying to guess what President Obama’s promised executive action on immigration will entail.

CA law lets families pursue gun restraining orders

A California bill recently signed into law will allow individuals to prevent family members from owning weapons if they deem them mentally unstable or dangerous.

Education

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.

Ed Dept lowers credit requirements for PLUS loans
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it had finalized plans to ease the credit requirements for obtaining federal student PLUS loans, Inside Higher Ed reported. The new rule, which will go into effect next year, makes it so that the Education Department will only review two years of credit history and will exempt up to $2,085 […]
Public college claims Clinton rally is nonpartisan
The controversy surrounding a potentially illegal campaign rally at Stony Brook University in New York grew Wednesday night as attendees were given tickets for a “Get Out the Vote Rally,” despite the night’s line up of only Democrats. Former President Bill Clinton headlined the rally to speak on behalf of Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop, […]
College violates law by promoting election rally
Stony Brook University in New York likely violated federal election laws by promoting Wednesday’s campaign rally for Democratic congressional incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop (N.Y.), an election law attorney has found. Campus Reform first reported on the rally, which will feature former President Bill Clinton, after obtaining an email from school officials encouraging student attendance. It was paid […]
Bipartisan group wants to revive axed Pell Grants

In 2012 Congress cut Pell Grants for students without a high school degree or GED, but a bipartisan group of congressmen now wants to bring them back.