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AP rewrites headline: ‘Plans underway to get American sick with Ebola’

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The headline to an AP story Friday morning about efforts to bring home an American aid worker afflicted with Ebola read, “Plans underway to get American sick with Ebola.”

Suddenly, Obamacare is more unpopular than ever

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THE WASHINGTON POST – Even after survey after survey has recently shown a major drop in the nation’s uninsured rate, Obamacare just had its worst month in a key health-care poll. Kaiser Family Foundation, which has done arguably the best and most consistent polling on the health-care law in the past four-plus years, found that public […]

Australian television station unearths interview of Bill Clinton bragging about not killing Osama bin Laden hours before 9/11 attacks

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An Australian television station has unearthed an interview with former President Bill Clinton hours before the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. In the interview, which is an audio recording from Sept. 10, 2011, Clinton talks about searching after Osama bin Laden, who he calls “a very smart guy.” “I spent a lot of […]

Obama Administration Spent Thousands On Strippers, Boxing Tickets In Failed Sting On Border Patrol Agent

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BUZZFEED — The Obama administration abandoned a corruption case against an Arizona border patrol agent after his attorney accused federal agents of entrapping his client, and spending federal dollars on strippers, plane tickets, and tickets to a Manny Pacquiao fight as part of their investigation. A federal judge dismissed money-laundering and corruption charges against Customs […]

CIA: Yeah, we totally spied on the Senate, after all

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An internal CIA investigation confirmed charges that the agency wrongfully hacked into a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee, it was reported Thursday.

Not backing down: Obama to issue another executive action


WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Obama is following through with a threat to issue more executive actions, not fewer, one day after House Republicans moved forward with their lawsuit challenging the president’s unilateral policy-making.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz admits that Obama has been doing his job ‘less often and at a rate that is lower than any other president since Grover Cleveland’

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We never thought we would say this, but Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz just said something we actually agree with. Moments before the House vote on a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Schultz appeared on MSNBC and admitted that Obama hasn’t been doing his job. “I’m going to go to the House floor and actually debate why […]

Rep. Jim Bridenstine tweets about the problems facing Millennials in the #WarOnYouth

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Oklahoma Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine took some time Sunday to tweet about the #WarOnYouth, touching on the economic plight of Millennials today.

[WATCH] Colbert pokes fun at the EPA’s favorite Kim Kardashian game

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Stephen Colbert featured the Environmental Protection Agency’s favorite iPhone game on “The Colbert Report” Monday night. Colbert had a similar reaction to the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game as Rep. John Dingell. “Fame is finally democratized. Just look at Kim Kardashian. I am a huge fan of whatever it is she does,” Colbert said. “She has proven […]

10 years later: Obama’s hits and blunders

Then-Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama gives the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 27, 2004, in Boston. (Associated Press File Photo)

POLITICO – Barack Obama’s Democratic National Convention keynote delivered 10 years ago Sunday evening started his journey to the White House. Those 18 minutes in Boston reshaped American politics. Obama spent a long passage of his speech extolling Democratic nominee John Kerry, but he wasn’t the one whose presidential prospects most people left the Fleet Center […]

With Election Day 2012 -630 days away, Romney leads Obama by nine points in poll


With Election Day 2012 negative 630 days away, former Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama by nine points in a new CNN poll.

The Democrats present President Obama as a frowning man looking at a plate of cupcakes

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Democrats are asking Americans to sign a birthday card for an unhappy President Barack Obama.

Lawmakers unveil $17 billion bill to reform Veterans Affairs

Jeff Miller, Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — House and Senate negotiators have unveiled a $17 billion plan to overhaul the way the nation’s veterans obtain medical care, including a $10 billion provision to privatize services to help shorten long wait times.

At Purdue, a case study in cost cuts

AP Photo/Michael Conroy

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – Three months into his tenure as president of Purdue University, Mitch Daniels leaned over a table covered with financial statements and pointed to items labeled “cash” sprinkled throughout the pages. … Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

Jon Oliver pokes fun at hashtag activism with #GoGetThoseGeckos campaign

Jon Oliver pokes fun at hashtag activism with #GoGetThoseGeckos campaign

Jon Oliver has trotted out a hashtag campaign to raise awareness of what he called “one more terrible tale” in a string of recent bad news: Russia’s lost contact with a space satellite of mating geckos.

Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon are a food-spitting, side-splitting buddy cop duo in ‘pet patrol’ sketch

Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon are a food-spitting, side-splitting buddy cop duo in ‘pet patrol’ sketch

New party game: get a bunch of food and drink, consume it halfway, and emphatically say a bunch of ‘p’-words with another person one foot in front of your face.

Paul: ‘Take a stand and fight for justice’

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul talks to attendees at the National Urban League Annual Conference in Cincinnati Friday July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

THE HILL — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) outlined a series of reforms geared toward improving conditions for minorities during a sparsely attended Friday address to the National Urban League.

Joan Rivers lets the media have it for perceived anti-Israel bias

Joan Rivers lets the media have it for perceived anti-Israel bias

In which Joan Rivers takes a sledgehammer to the media.

Mary Poppins minimum wage protest sure to rally an army of 8 year olds to the polls

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In the latest instance of pop culture influencing politics, Funny Or Die is out with a Mary Poppins minimum wage protest that imagines the fictional nanny quitting her job over low pay. “The pay’s too low. I can’t live on this dough,” actress Kristen Bell’s interpretation of Poppins sings of her $7.25 minimum wage. But […]

Former NSA chief Michael Hayden responds to Megyn Kelly about retrieving lost IRS emails

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Hey, it’s not all that implausible.