Polititainment

Stewart: Graham has panicked for 13 yrs
Comedian Jon Stewart is taking some time away from going after his favorite Republican war hawk Sen. John McCain and is now going after McCain’s fellow rally crier, Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham had some strong words over the weekend on the topic of ISIS, saying,  ”This president needs to rise to the occasion before we […]
Actress: I made 'constitutional' stand

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts said Monday morning that she made a stand for her "constitutional rights" in resisting the LAPD late last week.

Gillibrand Madam Secretary inspiration

After first revealing that CBS' upcoming "Madam Secretary" series was inspired by Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, the show's producers are now saying that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was more of the inspiration for the lead role.

 

Maher compares GOP rep. to ISIS, Ebola

Liberal comedian Bill Maher announced who he calls the "winning loser" in Congress during a live taping of "Real Time with Bill Maher" in Washington, D.C., Friday, and that loser is Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.).

Paul Ryan not keen on Rage

Everyone’s favorite iron-pumping, fiscal-hawking, ice bucket-lifting, Rand-reading, chart-drawing 2016 presidential possibility is Raging no longer.

White House

Two remarkable stories show why these Vietnam vets earned an exemption to receive the Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War veterans who were granted an exemption to receive the Medal of Honor were officially recognized Monday, recalling the extraordinary courage of servicemen often obscured by the tumultuous domestic politics of the era.

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a broad mission to root out the violent Islamic State militants whose reign of terror has spread across both countries.

Golf courses are now rejecting President Obama

A president can no longer just golf like a major champion today.

Crushing: The golf industry fights the Obama administration

How's this for a hook: The golf industry is fighting the Obama administration.

Little boy face plants on White House couch in front of President Obama

The above photo from the White House Flickr account shows a little blond boy more taken with the White House's comfy couches than with President Obama himself.

Congress

No welfare for weed under House bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the “no welfare for weed” bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases […]
Congress tweets the Constitution

For an alternative reading experience this Constitution Day, direct your attention to Darrell Issa's Twitter feed.

Democrat tries to blame GOP for Ebola outbreak
Sen. Richard Durbin (D- Ill.) is trying to blame House Republicans for the deadly spread of the Ebola virus. About 5,000 people have become ill from Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal since the outbreak was first recognized in March.  At least 2,400 people have died from the disease. The World Health […]
Bipartisan bill to demilitarize police introduced
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho GOP congressman Raul Labrador is teaming with a Democratic lawmaker from Georgia to move a bill designed to curb police militarization among state and local law enforcement agencies. Labrador and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson introduced the bill Tuesday, saying the Pentagon’s “1033″ program — which provides local law enforcement officers […]
Senator tells ISIS war protestors to get lost

The anti-everything activist group Code Pink loudly crashed a Senate hearing on ISIS Tuesday, prompting the committee chairman to tell the rowdier members to get lost.

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Beer fight brewing over EPA rule

THE HILL -- A battle is brewing in the beer industry over a new regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that spells out the agency’s authority to regulate bodies of water.

Feds' probe of Christie hasn't turned up anything

NBC NEW YORK -- The U.S. Justice Department investigation into Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has thus far uncovered no evidence indicating that he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the span, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York.

The Scots say 'No'

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

A la carte ‘local choice’ TV still alive on Hill

WATCHDOG.ORG -- Concerns about higher consumer prices if cable and satellite customers could unsubscribe from local channels they didn’t watch stalled a move on Capitol Hill to create a la carte local TV. But the proposal’s champions are fighting to keep the idea alive.

Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people and have identified the suspected ringleader, officials said.

Policy

Rand Paul makes an Anthony Weiner joke
While speaking to the New Hampshire chapter of Generation Opportunity about the need for privacy and the extent of government overreach, Sen. Rand Paul (R – Ky.) managed to fit in a joke that included both disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner and the woman at the center of the IRS scandal, Lois Lerner. “How many […]
House OKs Cassidy's 'keep your plan' bill
THE HILL – The House passed legislation Thursday to allow people to keep their insurance plans under ObamaCare even if the coverage doesn’t meet all of its requirements. Twenty-five Democrats broke ranks to help pass the bill in the 247-167 vote, including Reps. John Barrow (Ga.), Nick Rahall (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), who are among the most vulnerable […]
CA passes law to protect bad reviews online
Residents of California officially have the freedom to write as many bad Yelp reviews as they want. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2365, known as the “Yelp Bill,” into law on Tuesday, making it illegal for businesses to prohibit or fine customers from writing negative online reviews. Online reviews can have a major […]
Obamacare partners give to the GOP
THE HILL – Health insurance executives are tilting their campaign giving toward Republicans even as they work closely with the White House to sign people up for ObamaCare. The insurance industry’s lead political action committee, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) PAC, has donated $162,500 to Republicans this election cycle, compared to $115,500 to Democrats, according to […]
Obamacare rates going up in Nebraska next year
WATCHDOG – Premiums for Obamacare health insurance plans sold in Nebraska will go up nearly 11 percent next year — one of the biggest hikes in the nation— according to preliminary rates released by the state Insurance Department. That’s after Nebraska experienced some of the biggest premium hikes in the nation after the launch of the Affordable Care Act […]

Education

The college where students minor in craft beer
“He was a wise man who invented beer.”    -Plato You probably guzzled down a lot of beer in college, but did you brew any of it? Or, even better, get credit hours for it? Now, students can minor in craft-beer brewing at Paul Smith’s College in upstate New York, the college announced this month. […]
Students asked to compare George W.Bush and Hitler
Calling them “two men of power who abused their power in various ways,” a sixth grade teacher at McKinley Middle School in Washington D.C. sent home a Venn diagram with students and asked them to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler. The egregious assignment first appeared on Twitter late Wednesday. Here's […]
Two senators to introduce student loans bill

Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) plan to introduce legislation to simplify the options available to repay student loan debt in order to combat the expensive crisis that our nation's college students and graduates are currently facing.

Student loan debt back in focus ahead of midterms
Democrats and Republicans have stepped up to duel for another round on student loans as Sen. Elizabeth Warren reintroduces her “Bank on Students” bill this week. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R- N.C.) and Warren (D – Mass.) released opposing op-ed pieces on Credit.com Tuesday to discuss the bill and to outline their ideas to combat the country’s ever-growing […]
Liberal economist: 'Jobs' vital, not Warren bill

A liberal economist mostly dismissed Sen. Elizabeth Warren's student loan refinancing bill at a panel discussion with her late last week, saying that the proposal is small potatoes for young people compared with the significance of jobs.