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Chris Christie really doesn’t want people putting words in Bruce Springsteen’s mouth

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Chris Christie saw The Boss just a week ago, and there’s no beef about the guv using his tunes, thank you very much.

[WATCH] Obama ‘sings’ Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ to House Speaker John Boehner

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President Barack Obama has found his ultimate theme song — “Problem” by Ariana Grande. Now instead of simply complaining about Republicans in Congress and House Speaker John Boehner in every speech, he can belt out, “I’ve got one less problem without you.” The latest video from Youtube user baracksdubs starts off with Obama’s “So sue me” […]

Meta: Pierce Brosnan plays ‘GoldenEye’ N64 game with Jimmy Fallon

Meta: Pierce Brosnan plays ‘GoldenEye’ N64 game with Jimmy Fallon

How meta of you, James.

Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One with his daughter Malia Obama at the Cape Code Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, en route to Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

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, […]

Ferguson resembles Fallujah, Missouri congressman says

A law enforcement officer on a tactical vehicle watches after a device was fired to disperse a crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas and shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri says the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where violent clashes have erupted since last week’s fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, looks like the war-torn Iraqi city of Fallujah.

Rick Perry is ‘setting the record straight’ in ad that shows the drunken behavior of the DA he allegedly threatened

Gov. Rick Perry listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in the Governor's press room, Monday, July 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Gov. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t holding back in a new video ad released Tuesday. Perry was indicted Friday on charges of coercion and abuses of power. His opposition claims he broke the law when he promised to veto $7.5 million in funding for the public integrity unit run by the office of Travis County District Attorney […]

Buzzfeed took five anti-gun liberals to the shooting range and it is hysterical to watch

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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 […]

Comedian offers to send Westboro Baptist Chruch to picket in Iraq instead of at Robin Williams’ funeral

Comedian offers to send Westboro Baptist Chruch to picket in Iraq instead of at Robin Williams’ funeral

While Americans have gotten pretty good at fighting WBC – or at least trolling it – a foreign member of the fraternity, “The Last Leg’s” Adam Mills, has joined the cause, a veritable Lafayette coming to the aid of the colonials.

[WATCH] See the ‘Best of’ Nancy Pelosi’s incoherent babbles, pantomimed baseball throws in Roll Call video

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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 […]

Letterman ‘Top Ten:’ Suggested names for Anthony Weiner’s new restaurant

Letterman ‘Top Ten:’ Suggested names for Anthony Weiner’s new restaurant

“Anthony’s Big Boy,” “DcDonald’s” …

Tiger Woods tries to coach Jimmy Fallon past Rory McIlroy in ‘Facebreakers’ golf game

Tiger Woods tries to coach Jimmy Fallon past Rory McIlroy in ‘Facebreakers’ golf game

When you’re on a hot streak like golfer Rory McIlroy is, chances are you’re not going to beat him at his own game. Not even with coaching from Tiger. McIlroy, the recent winner of golf’s PGA Championship, swung by “The Tonight Show” Monday for a one-on-one game of the segment “Facebreakers,” in which Fallon and […]

Willie Nelson, Neil Young to headline an anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert

Willie Nelson performs during the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show on Saturday night April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy of KLRU, Scott Newton)

Musicians Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline an anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert in September. The concert, called “Harvest the Hope,” will take place Sept. 27 in a field on a farm owned by the Tanderup family who are part of a strong collective of Nebraska landowners refusing to sell their land to TransCanada for the Keystone […]

Rob Ford is the latest politician to take on the #IceBucketChallenge

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What has Rob Ford been up to lately? The most recent video of “Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor” is comparatively tame to all of the other videos that have made it onto the web about him. This time it features Ford becoming the latest politician to participate in the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. Ford gets a huge […]

Alabama hunters catch 1,000-pound alligator that looks like a Hollywood prop

In this Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 photo, a large alligator weighing 1011.5 pounds measuring 15-feet long is pictured in Thomaston, Ala. The alligator was caught in the Alabama River near Camden, Ala., by Mandy Stokes and family, according to AL.COM. (AP Photo/Al.com, Sharon Steinmann)

That’s one scaly brick s—house.

John Oliver joins Rand Paul’s chorus, calls for the demilitarization of police on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

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Echoing the sentiments in Sen. Rand Paul’s Time magazine op-ed last week, John Oliver took on the militarization of police across America on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” Sunday. The segment was created in response to the police reaction and increasing violence in Ferguson, Miss., but like Paul, Oliver expanded his discussion to the increasing militarization […]

Paul Ryan can’t stomach ‘House of Cards’ because Frank Underwood is an adulterating sleaze

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Guilt by association is a valid concern in Frank Underwood’s world, and it’s part of the reason why Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) can’t stand the guy and his show.

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod says Rick Perry indictment ‘seems pretty sketchy’

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This indictment of Republican Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t smell right, says … WHO?

Clinton Foundation releases painfully awkward ‘House of Cards’-themed video to ask people to sign birthday card for Bill

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Apparently Hillary Clinton didn’t learn from her “Colbert Report” appearance that she should steer clear of scripted comedy. The presidential hopeful appeared in a painfully awkward “House of Cards”-themed video released by the Clinton Foundation Friday in anticipation of former president Bill Clinton’s birthday. Bill will turn 68 on Tuesday. Hillary stars alongside Kevin Spacey […]

New ‘Madden Season’ commercial is the most insane thing on the internet today

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The new “Madden Season” commercial for EA Games Madden NFL 15 game is absolutely insane. Starring Dave Franco and Kevin Hart, the 3-minute commercial looks like someone just drew random ideas out of a hat and mashed them all together. There are breakups, man-to-man face slaps, cheerleaders, a DJing teddy bear, and so many other […]

Police chief rips Obama remarks on Ferguson

President Barack Obama speaks about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., his second statement to the media during the Obama family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

THE HILL – The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police criticized President Obama Thursday for his remarks about law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo. “I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha’s Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation,” director Jim Pasco said in an interview with The Hill. “I think what […]