Polititainment

Joy Behar roasts Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) may need some ice for a few burns he sustained from former "The View" host Joy Behar, as the comedian delivered an awkward roast of the 2016 presidential hopeful.

Boehner tears up at Taco Bell event

It wasn't because of the salsa, or the deliciousness of a Cheesy Gordita Crunch or anything -- it was just for the kids.

Rob Lowe: libertarian?

Actor Rob Lowe made some libertarian-tinged remarks in The New York Times Magazine this Sunday regarding his political beliefs.

'SNL' blasts GM CEO

This week’s Saturday Night Live mocked General Motors CEO Mary Barra during her hearing on Capitol Hill, portraying her as someone who knows nothing about anything in regard to the auto manufacturer.

George W. Bush unveils presidential portrait gallery

Former President George W. Bush appeared on "TODAY" Friday morning to unveil his portrait gallery of world leaders, a collection that includes the "dog eat dog" mentality of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

White House

Republicans renew fight against Obamacare as Sebelius resigns

FOX NEWS -- Republicans responded to news of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' resignation from the Obama administration on Thursday with fresh calls to repeal the president's health care law.

Read more at FOX News.

David Ortiz selfie with Obama could mean the end to WH selfies

Everyone loves taking a good selfie, even President Barack Obama. However, after Red Sox player David Ortiz snapped a pic with POTUS last week, selifes may be banned from the White House.

White House runs ‘victory lap’ after 7M ObamaCare sign-ups, Republicans renew repeal fight

FOX NEWS -- While continuing to face deep skepticism from Republicans, President Obama and his team ran a victory lap of sorts Tuesday after declaring that more than 7 million people signed up for health insurance on the ObamaCare exchanges before the midnight deadline.

Read more at FOX News.

White House: MLB opening day petition no home run

POLITICO -- The White House marked Major League Baseball’s opening day with an intentional pass — suggesting Monday that the Americans who have petitioned that the first day of the season become a national holiday take their requests to Congress.

Read more at POLITICO.

Sen. Barrasso: White House ‘cooking the books’ on Obamacare numbers

DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION — Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso accused the Obama administration of “cooking the books” on Obamacare enrollment numbers, claiming the number of people who actually paid for coverage or were previously uninsured is lower than the White House is suggesting.

Read more at The Daily Caller.

Congress

House kills Obama budget 2-413

THE HILL -- The House on Wednesday handily rejected a GOP budget alternative based on President Obama's 2015 spending blueprint.

Read more at The Hill.

Eric Holder's bad day

Tuesday turned into a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Attorney General Eric Holder, as he earned the ire of several Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee for dodging criminal contempt charges.

Holder, Gohmert spar over contempt charge

A snide comment made by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in reference to Attorney General Eric Holder's criminal contempt charges set off a firestorm between the two men, as the duo engaged in an intense back-and-forth.

Paycheck Fairness Act doesn't live up to name

This week the Senate is considering the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to expand “remedies” to sex-based wage discrimination.

'SNL' blasts GM CEO

This week’s Saturday Night Live mocked General Motors CEO Mary Barra during her hearing on Capitol Hill, portraying her as someone who knows nothing about anything in regard to the auto manufacturer.

From Around The Web

Administration again delays Keystone pipeline

USA TODAY — The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.

Read more at USA Today

Obama signs Cruz bill, says he won't enforce it

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

Sebelius Says She’s Not Interested in Senate Run

NEW YORK TIMES — Kathleen Sebelius, the soon-to-be former secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, said through a spokeswoman on Thursday that she was not interested in running for the Senate in Kansas, despite recent entreaties from Democrats.

Read more at the New York Times

Wily Gatecrasher at the WH Is a Red Fox

WALL STREET JOURNAL — There's a new guest at the White House. Unlike most people who pass through the presidential residence, he wasn't invited. But in cutthroat Washington fashion, he saw weakness and took advantage. Now he rests and plays uninhibited at the seat of power.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

CNN -- Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.

Read more at CNN.

Policy

Q to Putin: Would Obama save you if you were drowning?

This could be a make-it-or-break-it moment in international relations.

Krugman to receive $225,000

Oh, the hypocrisy.

Bloomberg isn't fighting gun violence

Read his words and those of his groups, and consider his mission statement and a newspaper headline about his aims: Bloomberg's crusade is to expand his righteousness and dispense with the philistines who either impede or annoy him.

NY gun owners burn registration forms

Gun rights activists in Buffalo, N.Y., rallied Tuesday to shred gun registration forms required by law in the Empire State as form of symbolic protest for how New York is "shredding" the United States Constitution.

Bloomberg: 'I have earned my place in heaven'

As the heathens of the world await patiently to pass through St. Peter's pearly gates lamenting those Big Gulps and electronic cigarettes, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes he's going to scoot right through because his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation has 'earned him his place in heaven.'

Obamacare

Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Insurer: 15-20 percent aren't paying Obamacare premiums

NATIONAL JOURNAL -- One of the biggest players in Obamacare's exchanges says 15 to 20 percent of its new customers aren't paying their first premium—which means they're not actually covered.

Read more at National Journal.

Obamacare's slow start to youth outreach raises enrollment questions

A last ditch effort by the White House to reach Millennials begs the question of whether enough 18- to 34-year-olds enrolled under Obamacare to help ensure its success.

Networks snub Obama

BUZZFEED -- White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout the accomplishment of signing up more than 7 million people under the Affordable Care Act.

Read more at Buzzfeed.

House votes to restore 40-hour work week

WASHINGTON EXAMINER -- Facing withering pressure to stick with the president and block any GOP effort to change Obamacare, 18 Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans Thursday in replacing the 30-hour work week with the traditional 40 hours, a major boost to small businesses.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.