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Rand Paul: Bill would’ve fired Hillary

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Friday afternoon at the Defending the American Dream Summit in Dallas. (Via screengrab)

Perhaps diminishing her ahead of his own presidential run, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) provided a candid and lengthy broadside against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a conservative gathering Friday.

Jon Stewart is mad about Perry’s indictment, but not for the same reasons as conservatives

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Jon Stewart is upset about the charges against Texas Gov. Rick Perry, though not exactly for the same reasons most conservatives are mad. Stewart just doesn’t want the charges to take away from a Perry 2016 run in which, Stewart believes, Perry “will lose in an albeit entertaining fashion.” He called it “political hit job” […]

Colbert announces Reagan’s return as part of unique strategy to defeat ISIS

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President Barack Obama might not have a strategy for defeating ISIS in Syria, but never fear,  comedian Stephen Colbert has him covered. Colbert announced a unique plan Thursday night that involves raising Ronald Reagan from the grave, a captive radio audience and Monty Python-esque horse sound effects. “Remember in 1938 the radio broadcast of ‘War […]

White House scrambles to control the fallout from Obama’s ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ comment

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It’s hard to imagine that there was any other reaction than full panic from White House staffers after President Obama uttered a fateful gaffe Thursday afternoon, “We don’t have a strategy yet.” The line quickly exploded on Twitter and on television — though not quite as much as the president’s tan suit — as it […]

Obama: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for IS in Syria

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USA TODAY — President Obama said Thursday he’s building a “broader regional strategy” against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Read more at USA Today.

GOP: ‘He’s not a king’

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THE HILL – Whether lamenting the so-called vacationer-in-chief’s swing of a golf club or criticizing his handling of the healthcare rollout, Republicans are getting in the habit of comparing President Obama to a monarch. “It’s one thing after another. You know he says he has no choice but to act. He says he has a pen […]

NATO delegations from Canada and Russia look to start Twitter Cold War

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Let the passive aggressive subtweet battles begin! The Canadian delegation to NATO took to Twitter to poke fun at Russia’s “accidental” military action across the Ukrainian border with a map reminding them where Russia ended. The map pictured gave Crimea back to Ukraine. Geography can be tough. Here’s a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost & […]

Austin police searching for person who donated a human skull to Goodwill

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Will the person who donated a real human skull to a Goodwill in Austin, Texas please stand up? Goodwill employees recently found a skull in an “unspecified container,” the Austin American-Statesman reports. They called the police and now homicide detectives are on the case. Police believe the skull was likely in a private collection for […]

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow act out Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Friends’ script

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow act out Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Friends’ script

The women of “Friends” acted out Jimmy Kimmel’s terribly written (no doubt intentionally) piece of fan fiction Wednesday night, leaving Jennifer Aniston annoyed (no doubt dramatically) and the audience amused. Aniston, a guest on the show, was joined gradually by former cast mates Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow on a miniature “Friends” set inside the […]

Police lobby fights to keep gear

Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

THE HILL – Police associations are beginning a major lobbying push to protect their access to the military equipment that was used against demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo. Law enforcement groups argue a Pentagon program that provides surplus military gear helps protect the public and are gearing up for a fight with lawmakers and the Obama administration […]

Canada reminds Russia what is and is not theirs with provocative tweet

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It’s not some random Canadian who tweeted this (though it’d be a worthy finale to the Rob Ford saga if @TOMayorFord became a military provocateur). This is from NATO Canada.

[WATCH] Democrat Rep. fenced against Stephen Colbert, made him an honorary member of the Congressional Black Caucus

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Comedian Stephen Colbert and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D- Ohio) took over the Cannon House office building recently for a fencing match that aired Tuesday night. Fudge was on “The Colbert Report” as part of the recurring “Better Know a District” segment and while some of the other parts of her interview were entertaining (Colbert made her […]

House Ways and Means Committee releasing 40 reasons for Senate to pass House-approved jobs bills, impact on youth should weigh in heavily

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The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means is in the midst of releasing 40 reasons over the course of 40 days that the Senate should take up the 40 jobs bills the House has already passed. While most of their reasons have focused on general unemployment and economic growth statistics, they turned their attention […]

Boston bombing victim marries his rehab nurse

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NEW YORK POST – A Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the pretty nurse who helped him recover from his devastating injuries took the plunge last weekend — a happy ending after more than a year of painful surgeries and grueling rehabilitation. A dashing James Costello and his beaming bride Krista D’Agostino “danced the night away” at […]

UNEARTHED: Archival footage of Harry Reid smiling

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From appearances, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid derives little pleasure from his job, perhaps a deputy to the paragon of joylessness. But Red Alert Politics has dug into the archives to demonstrate that it wasn’t always like this.

American Douglas McAuthur McCain dies fighting for ISIS in Syria

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NBC NEWS — The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash — and an American passport.

Read more at NBC News.

Democrat Senate candidate proves she is not quite ready for primetime, draws blank on live television

Amanda Curtis, a state legislator from Butte, Montana was selected as the replacement candidate for the U.S. Senate race against Republican Rep. Steve Daines, in Helena Saturday, beating Dirk Adams with 82 of the 128 votes cast. (AP Photo/Thom Bridge-Independent Record)

You would think that with all the practicing Democrat Senate candidate Amanda Curtis does in front of her camera at home, she would be a little bit more prepared for television interviews. Curtis, a Montana state representative, is the Montana Democrats’ new U.S. Senate candidate after plagiarism allegations forced Sen. John Walsh out of the race. […]

Democrat Senator puts out bizarre ad attempting to attack Republican candidate for the Ebola outbreak in Africa

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Apparently the pressure of this Senate race has really caused the Democratic candidate to grasp at straws in his campaign ads. Sen. Mark Pryor (D- Ariz.) is one of the most vulnerable Senate candidates, fighting against Rep. Tom Cotton (R- Ariz.) to keep his Senate seat and help the Democrats hold onto the Senate majority. […]

Do people actually care about the Emmys? Seth Meyers and Billy Eichner’s man-on-the-street video says ‘No’

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Billy Eichner teamed up with Emmy host Seth Meyers for a special edition of “Billy on the Street” where the two hit the streets of New York City to find out if regular people actually cared about the Emmy awards. Spoiler alert — They don’t. They also don’t know who Eichner or Meyers are. The video aired during […]

White House: Checked-out Obama is a media myth

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THE HILL – The White House is bristling at suggestions President Obama is disconnected, checked out or out of touch. White House allies maintain that the storyline of a checked-out president is a myth drummed up by the media during the summer doldrums. “It’s bull—t,” said one former senior administration official. “This is a guy who […]