Polititainment

'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.

Jimmy Kimmel catches Americans lying about Bill Clinton

Once again, the people of Hollywood Boulevard didn't disappoint when Jimmy Kimmel's Lie Witness News crew took to the sidewalks on Wednesday. The subject of the fake questions this time? President Bill Clinton, Kimmel's guest for the evening.

Clinton on aliens, youth

Biggest regret of the Clinton presidency: that we didn't see him shouting We will not go quietly into the night! before a joint session of Congress.

Sarah Palin drops by 'Tonight Show' and chats with Putin

Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin brought the funny during a surprise appearance Wednesday on NBC's "The Tonight Show," where she and a faux Russian President Vladimir Putin ridiculed President Barack Obama.

White House

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.

Barack Obama seeks to end NSA phone sweep

POLITICO -- President Barack Obama is poised to endorse a proposal that would end the National Security Agency’s collection of a huge amount of data on U.S. phone calls to search for evidence of terrorist plots, swapping that system for one in which telephone companies retain the data, administration officials said late Monday.

Read more at POLITICO

Obama adding resources to hunt for Kony

THE HILL -- President Obama has deployed additional troops and new military aircraft to Uganda in a bid to intensify efforts to hunt down Joseph Kony, a guerrilla leader who has abducted and enlisted children in his resistance fight.

Read more at The Hill.

Michelle Obama arrives in China for official visit

CNN — First lady Michelle Obama is in China for an official visit to expand Sino-American relations, but she will refrain from talking about political differences.

Read more at CNN

Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to intensify pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow, targeting 20 individuals inside and outside the government, as well as a Russian bank that provides them support.

Congress

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.

Ga. Republican senate candidate sends Obama to voicemail in new ad

When it comes to opposition to the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) isn't taking any calls from President Barack Obama — literally — as the Senate hopeful explained in a new campaign ad.

Trey Gowdy slams Jim Moran

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) had some choice words regarding Rep. Jim Moran's (D-Va.) request for members of Congress to receive a pay raise, as the South Carolinian called the comments "laughable" and 'embarrassing.'

Jim Moran: 'Members of Congress are underpaid'

Retiring Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) is not pleased with members of Congress' compensation, as he lamented Thursday that he and his colleagues are "underpaid," especially in the context of what their jobs entail.

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From Around The Web

Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.

Scalia to students: ‘perhaps you should revolt’

WASHINGTON TIMES -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of law students that it might be a good idea to revolt if taxes become too high in the future.

Read more at the Washington Times.

$1 mil+ donated to make movie about Kermit Gosnell

WASHINGTON EXAMINER -- At record-breaking speed, public donations to fund a movie about the nation's worst abortionist, Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell, have reached over $ 1 million, making the project one of the biggest “crowd sourced” movies in history.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders

YAHOO NEWS -- A senior administration official tells Yahoo News the president could grant clemency to "hundreds, perhaps thousands" of people locked up for nonviolent drug crimes by the time he leaves office — a stunning number that hasn't been seen since Gerald Ford extended amnesty to Vietnam draft dodgers in the 1970s.

Read more at Yahoo News.

Stowaway survives flight in jet's wheel well

LOS ANGELES TIMES -- A 16-year-old boy survived a harrowing trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean on Sunday after climbing into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet flying from San Jose to Maui, emerging unharmed despite freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen on a flight that reached an altitude of 38,000 feet, an FBI official said.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

Policy

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.'

Okla. gov signs minimum wage bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill into law Monday that would prohibit the state's cities and counties from setting their own minimum wages.

Obamacare

Robert Gibbs predicts elimination of employer mandate

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs predicted on Wednesday that the Obama administration would scrap the employer mandate, which has already been delayed twice.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

Nevada man sues state Obamacare state exchange

Nevada residents have filed a lawsuit against the state's Obamacare exchange and the company tasked with building the marketplace as they found themselves without coverage despite paying for plans.

Jimmy Fallon ridicules WH's 7.1 million-enrollee celebration

"The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon isn't buying the White House's excitement over Obamacare's enrollment figures, as he skewered the Obama administration for celebrating 7.1 million enrollees — who would otherwise be forced to pay a fine if they didn't sign up for health insurance under the law.

Stephen Colbert's solution for the GOP on Obamacare: "April Fools!"

After Obamacare enrollment exceeded the necessary amount on Tuesday, comedian Stephen Colbert came up with a solution for how the Republicans can avoid looking bad: "April Fools!"

WH Obamacare 'victory lap'

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.