The 2014 '30 Under 30'

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Polititainment

Fallon imagines President Biden
During his show Tuesday night, Jimmy Fallon took a look at the pros and  cons of a potential Joe Biden presidency. He left it to the viewers to decide, but pointed out some critical flaws to putting Biden in the Oval Office. “Pro: for Secretary of State, he’ll pick someone who is fluent in several […]
Jon Stewart ridicules John Kerry

Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" Monday made fun of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his inability to negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas after a 12-hour ceasefire between the two expired.

'True Blood' star takes on Sarah Palin

Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays vampire Pam Ravenscroft on the HBO program, hit back at the former governor of Alaska for criticizing a recent episode.

Cher rants against Rand Paul
Thrown in between tweets about toothaches, costumes and pool time, Cher decided to rant about Sen. Rand Paul on Twitter Friday night. It was not clear what prompted the Twitter tirade. Cher had just finished giving an update on her toothache and five new “unbelievable” costumes when she switched gears. Mediaite postulated that she may […]
Joel helps explain GOP view on jobs
Apparently John Boehner’s press team is made up entirely of Billy Joel enthusiasts. The Library of Congress announced on Tuesday that this year’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song will go to Joel. The prize “honors artists whose work has left a lasting impact on audiences and inspired new generations of performers.” And John Boehner’s press […]

White House

Obama wants ‘idealism and optimism’ for millennials in face of Congressional ‘crisis,’ refuses to recognize he is part of the problem
Now that “hope and change” seems to be played out, President Barack Obama has come up with a new catchphrase for millennials – “idealism and optimism.” In a speech at a Democratic National Convention fundraiser in Seattle, Wash. Tuesday night, Obama asked young people not to give up their natural idealism and optimism because of […]
President Obama admits he does not watch the news

During a speech during a Democratic National Committee event in Seattle, Washington Tuesday night, President Obama confessed that he doesn't watch the news. Throughout the speech, Obama predictably complained about the incompetence of our "broken" Congress and urged his liberal audience to get enthusiastic about voting for Democrats in the midterm elections this fall.

Congress and the President actually take action, Obama says ‘it’s so much fun’
“Girls just want to have fun,” Cyndi Lauper belts in her famous song. Apparently President Barack Obama wants to join her. “Let’s do this more often. It’s so much fun,” Obama said at a bill signing on Tuesday. Obama gathered in White House with members of Congress to sign the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This […]
Josh Earnest criticizes negative story for quoting anonymous sources, forgets the White House is always quoted anonymously

When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took a potshot at anonymous sources during a Monday briefing, he probably should have picked a meeker reporter.

Obama to fundraise at ‘Scandal’ creator Shonda Rhimes’ home Wednesday
It’s handled. The latest Democratic National Convention fundraiser featuring President Barack Obama, that is. “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes will host the latest in a series of Obama-led fundraisers at her Los Angeles home Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Obama has been hosting fundraisers all over the country in the midst of a border crisis and […]

Congress

Boehner calls impeachment talk a Democrat 'scam'
Politicians from both parties have been talking a lot about the “I-word” — impeachment. Although everyone from Harry Reid to Sarah Palin has mentioned impeachment, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) made it clear Tuesday that House Republicans don’t intend to impeach. “This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff — and coming from Democrats […]
Rand Paul and Cory Booker continue their bromance
Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have formed a bipartisan bromance in the U.S. Senate. Now, they’ve taken it to Twitter. Both senators were honored as one of the The Hill’s 2014 50 most beautiful list, which was released Tuesday. Paul wasted no time extending congratulations to Booker via Twitter. Congrats to my […]
GOP Rep introduces marijuana medical oil bill
A Republican congressman announced a bill Monday that would legalize therapeutic hemp and a marijuana oil for medical use. The Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), would remove cannabidiol (CBD) oil and therapeutic hemp from the federal definition of marijuana. Anecdotal evidence has shown that children with severe seizure disorders […]
Bridenstine on the #WarOnYouth

Oklahoma Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine took some time Sunday to tweet about the #WarOnYouth, touching on the economic plight of Millennials today.

Congresswoman's 'miracle baby' turns one
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R- Wash.) and her husband Dan recently celebrated the first birthday of their “miracle baby,” Abigail Rose. The couple learned early into the congresswoman’s pregnancy that their baby had Potter’s Syndrome. The condition causes a lack of amniotic fluid which prevents the baby’s growth and development, especially of the kidneys. Jaime […]

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Hillary: Redskins name is 'insensitive'
Hillary Clinton is the latest politician to weigh in on the Redskin name debate, and she’s pushing for the football team to change its name. “I think it’s insensitive and I think there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital,” she said in an interview with […]
Batkid is back, documentary trailer released
Make sure to have Kleenex on hand before watching this trailer for “Batkid Begins.” Last November, as part of his “Make a Wish” dream to be batman for a day, Miles Scott, aka Batkid, saved Gotham City and inspired millions around the globe.  Now award-winning filmmaker Dana Nachman is capturing the superhero magic of that […]
Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

Donald Sterling saga comes to a close
Donald Sterling’s attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers was overruled Monday by a California judge. The Clippers are being sold by Sterling’s wife to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The case was brought to court after Sterling’s wife, Shelly, tried to remove her husband from the trust that owns the […]
10 years later: Obama's hits and blunders
POLITICO – Barack Obama’s Democratic National Convention keynote delivered 10 years ago Sunday evening started his journey to the White House. Those 18 minutes in Boston reshaped American politics. Obama spent a long passage of his speech extolling Democratic nominee John Kerry, but he wasn’t the one whose presidential prospects most people left the Fleet Center […]

Policy

Florida congressman: No 'border security problem'

Congressman Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) doesn't think the United States has a border security issue despite the fact that over 57,000 children have already crossed the southern border into the country illegally this year.

It's time to reframe the minimum wage debate
Minimum wage jobs are jobs for people that have no skills. These jobs are the type of work that most people “would not really want to do under any circumstances.” Wait, what? Americans United for Change, a progressive group, announced its new “Live the Wage” challenge Monday morning, calling on lawmakers and citizens to attempt […]
Redditors criticize Warren over student loan bill

The front page of the Internet showed Elizabeth Warren's student loan bill the back door.

French food blogger fined $3,400 for bad review

Freedom of speech on the Internet is still new territory for judicial systems, and courts the world over are responding to conflicts in very different ways.

Snowden: I can live with 'chains' in Gitmo
Edward Snowden thinks a lot of himself. The National Security Agency-analyst turned either traitor or Robin Hood, depending on your ideological leanings, has already taken offense to news outlets that described him as an analyst instead of a spy, and rests peacefully knowing that he has “done the right thing.” Now he says he could […]

Obamacare

Man spends 3 months trying to cancel Obamacare
David Emanuel recently figured out dropping Obamacare may be more difficult than originally signing up, if you can believe that. The Oklahoma man, who turned 65 in April, had planned to terminate his insurance with BlueCross BlueShield. His new age gave him eligibility for Medicare. Emanuel had previously signed up for his insurance plan through […]
Hate Obamacare? Move to a U.S. territory
Puerto Rico—home of sandy beaches, balmy weather, and, as of Wednesday, a possible influx of Americans escaping Obamacare. In a letter posted Wednesday, the Health and Human Services department exempted the U.S. territories from many of the law’s main provisions. This comes after the territories expressed concern that Obamacare would make their insurance market unsustainable, […]
Ryan: Obamacare violates founding principles
Politicians are famous for giving stump speeches at nursing homes and senior centers, lauding the merits of Social Security and promising more pill programs and subsidies. What is more rare is for a politician to speak about the competing ideologies which drive conservatives and liberals, as Rep. Paul Ryan did today during a lunch held […]
That Obamacare is one freaky carnival

"It's magical, it's mysterious, it's mandatory."

SCOTUS sides with Hobby Lobby

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.