Polititainment

Obama once killed a 'SNL' sketch
Presidents, first ladies and all types of political candidates have been both frequent guests and the butt of jokes on “Saturday Night Live.” The Hollywood Reporter published an excerpt Wednesday of the updated edition of the Saturday Night Live oral history, “Live From New York,” written by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales and it featured a lot of juicy details about […]
Christie defends use of Boss' music

Chris Christie saw The Boss just a week ago, and there's no beef about the guv using his tunes, thank you very much.

Fallon wishes Clinton Happy Birthday

Jimmy Fallon took a second to wish former President Bill Clinton a happy 68th birthday during his episode of   "The Tonight Show" Tuesday. The comedian honored Clinton appropriately by poking fun at him.

Suggested names for Weiner's new joint

"Anthony's Big Boy," "DcDonald's" ...

'House of Cards' to feature Pussy Riot
Is this another sign Frank Underwood might be taking on Vladimir Putin in season three of Netflix’s “House of Cards?” The Baltimore City Paper reported that Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, of the anti-Putinist Russian performance art and punk protest group Pussy Riot, filmed scenes for the next season in early August. Pussy Riot gained international […]

White House

Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip
THE HILL – President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, […]
President Obama ‘didn’t know’ the Missouri governor was calling National Guard to Ferguson

As has been the case with so many crises that have faced America during Obama's time in the White House, it appears the president has learned about the Missouri Governor calling the National Guard to Ferguson on the news.

Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama’s return remained unclear, though it appeared aimed in part […]
Police chief rips Obama remarks on Ferguson
THE HILL – The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police criticized President Obama Thursday for his remarks about law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo. “I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha’s Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation,” director Jim Pasco said in an interview with The Hill. “I think what […]
Obama spokesman says ‘good time was had by all’ at party as Ferguson protests raged

The White House reported that President Obama and guests had a kicking good time at a birthday party Wednesday while protests raged yet another night in the torn suburb of Ferguson, Mo.

Congress

See the 'Best of' Pelosi's incoherent babbles
Whether she is spouting off about  “race ha[ving] something to do” with the Republican stance on immigration or charging across the U.S. House floor to call a fellow representative “insignificant,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is known for saying some crazy things. Roll Call has compiled some of Pelosi’s greatest hits from 2014 in a video […]
Voters do not believe Congress deserves reelection
Most Americans do not believe current members of Congress deserve to be reelected, a new poll finds. A Gallup poll released Monday found that only 19 percent of registered voters say most members of Congress deserve to be reelected. This the second lowest figure since Gallup first started asking the question in 1992. People feel more […]
Schock outlines how GOP can attract millennials
Positive messaging, reaching out in person, and uniting the party behind strong economic policies are all ways Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) thinks the Republican party can win over millennial voters. Schock appeared on CNN Friday to talk with conservative commentator S.E. Cupp about winning young voters. As the second-youngest member of the House of Representatives at […]
Rep. Justin Amash defends his bold victory speech
After a bitter primary fight, Rep. Justin Amash (R- Mich.) delivered a bold victory speech in which he skewered his opponent last week. The Congressman has taken plenty of heat for his less-than-gracious words, but Amash is not backing down. Amash wrote an op-ed in the Grand Rapids Press Thursday to defend his statements and to […]
Rand Paul decries militarization of police
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) decried the militarization of police in Ferguson, Mo. in an op-ed published Thursday in Time magazine. Though he was responding to the chaos that has broken out after the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police, he warned that the scene in Missouri was the result of  ”a systemic problem […]

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Ditka calls Redskins name controversy 'so stupid'
While some NFL announcers have bowed to the PC police , ESPN analyst and former coach of the Chicago Bears Mike Ditka has made it clear that he will not shy away from using the Washington Redskins name. “What’s all the stink over the Redskin name? It’s so much bull—t it’s incredible,” Ditka said in an interview […]
American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he'd cover local news if it meant doing the job he loved.

Think tank to Amnesty International: 'Suck it'

These are undiplomatic times, anyway, so what does it matter if it was an accident?

Ferguson resembles Fallujah, Mo. congressman says

WASHINGTON EXAMINER -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri says the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where violent clashes have erupted since last week's fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, looks like the war-torn Iraqi city of Fallujah.

Pope Francis OK with 'stopping' ISIL

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene.

Policy

New NRA video reports on proposed "Shaneen's Law"
Ginny Simone of NRA News just released a special report video reporting on Shaneen’s Law, a bill recently proposed in the New Jersey state legislature in response to the arrest of Shaneen Allen. In June, Allen, a Pennsylvania resident who held a concealed carry permit in her home state, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of […]
NRA takes aim at Bloomberg in blunt ad campaign
Michael Bloomberg vowed to spend $50 million to take on the National Rifle Association earlier this year. Now the NRA is firing back. The group launched an ad campaign Tuesday in Iowa, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia attacking the former New York City mayor, an unusual approach given that Bloomberg is not running for […]
CHARTS: The student loan problem under Obama
There are a multitude of examples that prove policies during Barack Obama’s presidency have harmed young people – the same age group responsible for voting him in – more than any other group, but few are as stark as the rapidly growing student loan debt problem. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Quarterly Report […]
Watch anti-gun liberals shoot guns for first time
Buzzfeed took five anti-gun liberals to the shooting range for the first time and videoed them shooting a handgun and a shotgun for the first time. The results were pretty hysterical. One girl talks about needing a nap after taking her first shot. The instructor had to keep reminding them not to turn around to […]
Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air
VANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and […]

Obamacare

Poll: Majority of Dems fear Obamacare exchanges
America has another “do as we say, not as we do” situation from Democrats it appears. A new poll by Morning Consult found that 60 percent of Democrats are worried their employers will move them to health plans under the Obamacare exchanges because they believe it will lead to worse coverage. The survey found that 72 […]
Obamacare is coming after movie theater popcorn
First they came for your large sodas, now Obamacare and the nanny state wants to get their hands on your movie theater popcorn. In yet another case of Obamacare including all kind of miscellaneous and burdensome regulations, the law included a provision requiring all chain restaurants to post calorie count data on their menus. The […]
Obamacare-protesting sinkhole opens up to RAP

A sinkhole outside a Pittsburgh-area tanning salon has opened up to Red Alert Politics in an exclusive interview, saying its reason for coming into being was "an act of protest" that had been "bubbling up" since the implementation of a punitive Obamacare tax in 2010.

The Obama administration is anti-email

The most anti-email administration in American history is at it again, with a federal healthcare agency writing Wednesday that emails sought in a congressional investigation into Healthcare.gov may be irretrievable.

Doctors rejecting insurance plans under Obamacare

Obamacare isn't only hurting Millennials by causing college tuition to rise and offering expensive plans for young individuals, but the health care law is also hurting doctors.