Florida Republican David Jolly, sent to the U.S. House in a special election earlier this year, announced his support of same-sex marriage in a statement to The Washington Post Monday.
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WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Could the IRS have those missing Lois Lerner emails after all?
The “Game of Thrones” theme song has been covered in almost every imaginable way, but seeing the famously serious Queen’s Guard take it on puts a whole new spin on the song. Is Queen Elizabeth II also looking to take her place on the Iron Throne in Westeros? Watch the video shot by a tourist […]
THE HILL – Republicans are touting an open amendment process on House spending bills to argue the minority is treated far better in the lower chamber than in the Democratic-held Senate. Republicans point to Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) as an example of how much better life is in the House than the Senate for […]
THE HILL – The White House says it’s not worried about a possible retirement by Ruth Bader Ginsburg or any other Supreme Court justice. Speculation on the high court’s next vacancy has centered on the 81-year-old Ginsburg, who has had health problems. Some on the left have openly worried it could be tough for the Obama […]
BUZZFEED – The U.S. Sentencing Commission on Friday voted to make recent guidelines lowering prison sentences for most federal drug offenses fully retroactive to all currently serving federal sentences under the guidelines. As BuzzFeed reported earlier this week, the question before the commission was whether approximately 50,000 drug offenders serving time currently will be able to petition a […]
THE HILL – A program that allows veterans with traumatic brain injuries to receive treatment in assisted living facilities is in danger of closing down. With only two weeks to go before the August recess, Congress has yet to take action on legislation that would renew the pilot program before it expires on Sept. 30. Sens. […]
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is suggesting major changes to grocery stores to “nudge” Americans to purchase healthier foods when they shop.
Appearing Thursday night on the “Charlie Rose” program, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the titular host took a few moments to discuss Hillary’s potential candidacy for president in the context of their “friend,” multi-billionaire Warren Buffett.
WALL STREET JOURNAL — Barack Obama’s unflappability was a selling point on the 2008 campaign trail, with aides proudly donning T-shirts reading, “No Drama Obama.” But as much of an asset as it was for the candidate, Mr. Obama’s steady-as-she-goes approach to life can cause problems as president. This conflict was on full display Thursday, […]
THE HILL – The White House needs to make a decision soon on whether ObamaCare’s controversial employer mandate will take effect in 2015. With the mandate set to take effect in January, businesses are awaiting final world from the administration on whether they will be required to track and report how many of their employees are […]
BUZZFEED — Earlier this year, the Obama administration Justice Department announced sweeping reductions in the sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, an announcement that was heralded in the press and by advocates, liberal and conservative alike. But when it comes to people already in prison for those very same drug offenses, the Justice Department is taking […]
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – Senate Democrats’ effort to push back against the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision stalled Wednesday when their bill to restore employers’ responsibility to provide contraception coverage under the health law was defeated on a procedural vote.
THE HILL – The House on Wednesday adopted a proposal to prohibit funding to renovate the White House bowling alley. Rep. Pat Meehan’s (R-Pa.) amendment to the fiscal 2015 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, which includes funding for the General Services Administration, passed by voice vote. Democrats had initially demanded a roll call vote […]
THE HILL — Comcast issued a quick and ardent apology in response to a recording of a frustrated customer who couldn’t get a company representative to cancel his cable service. AOL employee Ryan Block posted a recording of part of his 8-minute call on Tuesday, and it quickly gained fire online. “The way in which our representative […]
NATIONAL JOURNAL — ”Every political cause has a narrative. And every narrative has a plot.” Over lunch in Georgetown last month, a top Democratic spokesman, somebody who works intimately with both the White House and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s team, wanted me to understand his frustration with President Obama. He said every plot has a hero. […]
TIME – On Monday, Illinois became the first state to sue so-called debt settlement companies for fraudulent student loan practices. The New York Times reports that two companies, Broadsword Student Advantage and First American Tax Defense, were sued for charging customers for debt assistance they never received. Debt settlement companies, which consumers pay for help consolidating their loans and […]
CNN — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to active duty as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN.
THE HILL – Democrats in tough reelection races have a blunt message for President Obama: Keep away. Obama’s approval ratings are in the basement and show no signs of improving, so Democrats are keeping their distance. On the stump, in campaign ads and at fundraisers, Obama’s absence is increasingly conspicuous. Democrats are voicing their displeasure with […]
It’s not the easiest thing getting a researcher to provide quotable comment on the fact that fart-smell could be beneficial to health, which is why a recent endeavor at the University of Exeter in the U.K. is just absolute gold.