Even sock monkeys aren’t allowed to fly with toy pistols these days! A Transportation Security Administration agent at Lambert-St. Louis Airport confiscated the toy gun belonging to “Rooster Monkburn” the cowboy sock monkey last week because of the government’s no-weapons on flights policy.
Former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin and self-proclaimed Mama Grizzly knows a thing or two about hunting. So hanging out with the cast of “Duck Dynasty” at their warehouse makes for a perfect fit and one fun Saturday afternoon.
ABC NEWS - Airline investigators are looking into how a man got left behind and locked onboard a United Airlines jet when everyone else left during a layover in Houston from Louisiana.
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Looking for ideas on what to get your favorite Republican youngsters? How about a Ted Cruz coloring book, featuring snippets about the Texas Republican’s rise to stardom and “what he believes will help America grow” as a nation.
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE - DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO – Disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner received three months of home confinement and three years of probation in a sentencing hearing Monday, the final chapter in Filner’s stunning fall following from his repeated inappropriate sexual behavior toward women.
Read more at the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t backing down from the fight against the Affordable Care Act, releasing a legal brief slamming the Obama administration’s “lawless implementation of Obamacare.”
President Barack Obama knew just how to get some laughs from an audience of Hollywood big wigs and Washington power players on Sunday, becoming the first President to publicly mention Area 51.
Think former South African President Nelson Mandela defeated apartheid? The Rev. Jesse Jackson doesn’t think so, stating that the system of racial oppression “remains” in the United States.
Congratulations go out to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was named Monday as one of Time magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year” finalists.
THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER - The House on Monday kicked off its last work week of the year with lawmakers still needing to approve a budget bill to keep the government running after Jan. 15 while softening budget cuts that are squeezing domestic and military spending.
Read more at The Washington Examiner.
POLITICO – Staring down a deadline to sign up for Obamacare, some lawmakers are getting hit by technical glitches or sticker shock. Others are breezing through the website, elated by lower premiums and better health services. And at least one won’t sign up at all — opting to pay a penalty instead.
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THE HILL - The giants of the tech industry are uniting to wage a campaign for sweeping reforms to the National Security Agency.
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THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER - Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky,. on Sunday ripped President Obama for creating a “perpetual unemployed group in our economy,” as the White House presses lawmakers to extend jobless benefits set to expire for 1.3 million workers on Dec. 28.
Read more at The Washington Examiner.
DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION — MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry suggested the term “Obamacare” and the N-word are interchangeable, claiming both were “conceived by a group of wealthy white men who needed to . . . render [a black man] inferior and unequal and diminish his accomplishments.”
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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR — A group of Satan worshippers says the Oklahoma Legislature’s decision in 2009 to allow a privately funded monument to the Ten Commandments on the state capitol grounds means they should have equal access to build a monument of their own.
Read more at The Christian Science Monitor.
What’s the best way to remember the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941? One Chicago area bar suggested drinking “bombs and kamikazes” — and is now apologizing for the tasteless marketing.
CNN — Protesters knocked down a statue of Vladimir Lenin on Sunday as outrage mounted over the Ukrainian government’s push for closer ties with Russia.
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Santa Claus slimmed down this year, in response to health advice from his good friend, First Lady Michelle Obama. But the weight loss also resulted in the loss of his ho-ho-ho spirit.
The writers of Saturday Night Live must love the Rev. Al Sharpton and his show, Politics Nation. Why? He’s a safe bet for a regular punchline, and last night the bumbling Reverend got hit again.
Cooking for 34 people sure isn’t easy. But Ann Romney, wife of 2012 Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, makes it both simple and delicious, and is serving up her favorite recipes in her new book.