Polititainment

Mitt's awesome ice bucket challenge reax

"Mitt does the most Mitt thing ever."

Jay-Z's Cuba trip did not violate law
The U.S. Treasury Department apparently fears the wrath of the Beygency as much as the rest of the world. A U.S. Treasury investigation has found Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s 2013 Cuba trip did not violate sanctions law. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, close friends of the Obamas,  had obtained permission to visit the blacklisted country from the Treasury’s Office […]
'Harry Potter' made youth more liberal
Millennials grew up in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Deciding who was the Hermione, Harry and Ron in your friend group, wishing for the end of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and  knowing that the correct way to say the “leviosa” spell is “levi-OH-sa” was built into the fabric of  our collective childhood. Apparently Harry and friends are […]
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.

White House

Government watchdog says Bergdahl swap was not only illegal, it was doubly illegal

Congress' chief watchdog said that the U.S. prisoner swap involving Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl violated two laws in a report issued Thursday.

10 photos of President Obama in his office that will restore your faith in the presidency

Smile already, America. Your commander in chief is in the driver's seat.

Newt Gingrich: Obama’s ‘golf problem’ is that he stinks when he’s not playing it

"If the economy was growing, the border was controlled, the Middle East was stabilizing and there were no outbreaks of violence in the streets of major American cities, no one would comment on the number of golf games President Obama played."

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.

Congress

McConnell’s plan to shut down Obama
POLITICO – Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown. In an extensive interview here, the typically reserved McConnell laid out his clearest thinking yet of how he would lead the Senate […]
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 […]

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Richard Dawkins "Immoral" not aborting Downs child

There are some things only brilliant intellectuals can believe.

About 400 'pay it forward' at Starbucks
There is actually some good news in the world! A chain of almost 400 people “paid it forward” at a St. Petersburg, Fla. Starbucks location Wednesday. The chain began around  7 a.m. Wednesday with a woman who decided to buy her iced coffee and a stranger’s caramel macchiato, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The macchiato drinker […]
50 years ago, the ‘Beltway’ was born
FOX NEWS – A half-century ago this week, a major infrastructure project awarded the American electorate one of its favorite political scapegoats: The Beltway. Americans naturally disdain Washington, holding the capital in contempt for its insular nature. For them, perhaps there’s only one thing worse than being “inside the Beltway.” That would be if Washington were […]
Sometimes the selfie urge is too strong to resist
If you subscribe to the Kim Kardashian school of thought, the urge to take a selfie can sometimes just be too strong to resist, even if you’ve just committed a crime. Detectives with the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office released selfies Wednesday of a man and woman that mysteriously appeared on a Santa Clarita woman’s online […]
One of humanity's great achievements sails into LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy.

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

How Obamacare almost cost the Chicago Cubs a game

The Chicago Cubs grounds crew lost a little bit of dignity and the players came very close to losing a game Tuesday night, partly thanks to 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.