Jon Stewart spent a good deal of time Tuesday evening bashing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech before Congress, saying sarcastically, “Even though Netanyahu was speaking only two weeks before the Israeli elections, he wasn’t there just to use our Congress as the most elaborate campaign commercial background ever.”
Jon Stewart was looking forward to the end of congressional gridlock now that Republicans control both houses.
John Oliver, who once spurred his followers to crash the FCC’s website demanding net neutrality, is positively gleeful over the news that the agency has approved rules to regulate the internet like a public utility.
Remember that time Joe Biden got close to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s wife?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline — a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington's political realignment.
Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
Joe Biden—everyone’s favorite creeper and truth-bomb-dropper.
The president’s interview with Re/code over the weekend touched on privacy issues, with Obama insisting with “almost complete confidence” that there have been no abuses of the government’s vast surveillance program.
After failing to pass NSA reform last year, Congress has less than 100 days left to try again, or allow the entire phone metadata program to sunset on June 1.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email controversy has opened up a new front in the House's investigation of the 2012 Benghazi attack, with Rep. Trey Gowdy saying Tuesday that his investigators would be going straight to Clinton and her team to obtain all relevant correspondence.
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies.
The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban on Monday, but the decision will not take effect for a week and the attorney general's office immediately appealed to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The U.S. government has a history of meddling with encryption. And thanks to a 90’s policy banning the export of strong encryption to other countries, millions of websites, including government websites like Whitehouse.gov and NSA.gov, were infected by a “major security flaw” for over ten years, the Washington Post reports.
It’s been quite a week for anti-pot arguments: first it was that smoking marijuana will give you a heart attack; then that all the wildlife—particularly bunnies—will get stoned; and now that legal pot ups the murder rate.
Pew’s new poll on public views of various government agencies finds that a lot of agencies are viewed favorably by the majority of Americans—including the NSA, CDC, CIA, and VA.