Polititainment

Jill Biden: "I fell in love with the boys first"

Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden didn't marry Vice President Joe Biden for his sense of humor -- instead, she "fell in love" with his two sons first.

Joe Biden's first Instagram photo

Ladies and gentlemen of this great nation, rejoice! Vice President Joe Biden has joined Instagram -- and his first post is everything you ever dreamed it would be.

Celebrate Tax Day with this ditty

What better way to celebrate curse Tax Day than with a little toe-tapping, finger-snapping ditty that perfectly describes how we all feel about the Internal Revenue Service?

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.

White House

The most powerful selfie in the world

Joe Biden — he's just like you, and he takes selfies, too.

Obama: Republicans a threat to the right to vote

President Barack Obama slammed Republicans on Friday for supporting voter identification law and labeled the GOP as a threat to the right to vote.

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.

Congress

House passes Ryan's budget plan

The House on Thursday passed a 10-year Republican spending plan drafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

Read more at The Washington Examiner.

Harry Reid's Koch-fueled meltdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been in a Koch-fueled rage, seizing moments left and right (mostly from the left) to bash Charles and David Koch.

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.

From Around The Web

Lawmakers want to nix proposal that would affect beer prices

THE BLAZE -- Farmers, beer brewers and lawmakers are calling upon the government to drop a proposal that they say is unnecessary, could lead to waste and could raise the overall cost of beer — or milk — for consumers.

Read more at The Blaze.

Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman having surgery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Boozman is undergoing surgery at an Arkansas hospital.

Supreme Court upholds ban on affirmative action

POLITICO -- The Supreme Court delivered another setback to affirmative action Tuesday, easing the way for states to bar public colleges from considering race in admissions.

Read more at POLITICO.

Boy Scout troop loses charter over gay leader

THE NEW YORK TIMES -- SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America, which voted last year to allow gay scouts but not openly gay scout leaders, has revoked the charter of a church-sponsored troop here for refusing to fire its adult gay scoutmaster.

Read more at The New York Times.

Democratic rep warns that Obamacare’s worst about to ‘hit the fan’

MEDIAITE -- With everyone from Democratic officeholders to a cohort of political bloggers urging, imploring, virtually begging Democratic candidates and incumbents to embrace the Affordable Care Act ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, it seems that only the pollsters are warning that they do so at their own political peril.

Read more at Mediaite.

Policy

NRA protester: Police should be the only ones with guns

Gun rights protesters sure got to the meat of their arguments when discussing their issues with the Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association with MRCTV'S Dan Joseph, and one anti-NRA woman even said only law enforcement officers should be able to have firearms.

 

Prof suspended for 'Game of Thrones' shirt

Pop culture is hard, especially for those veiled by the Ivy-covered walls of one New Jersey community college.

Putin looks to recapture czarist glory

Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine is not an effort to revive the Soviet Union, contrary to the hyperbole many conservative pundits who paint him as the new Joseph Stalin.

Addressing higher education costs up front

A recent decade-long case study in paying for higher education raises an interesting question: should we be more concerned about others paying for the exorbitant cost of higher education students currently face, or should we focus more on decreasing the cost of a college degree?

Yale's 'social justice' org denies pro-life group

A pro-life group at Yale University that also provides community service has been refused membership in the school's "social justice network," denying it access to campus resources.

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.