Polititainment

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.

Kid President is getting his own TV show

Kid President is back in the spotlight y'all, but this time, the adorable kid has landed his own TV show.

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!"

White House

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.

Want to win your March Madness pool? Don’t follow Obama’s bracket

NATIONAL JOURNAL -- There's no doubt that President Obama enjoys basketball. Just ask Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen. Or likely future Hall of Famer LeBron James. Or—sure, why not—Education Secretary (and 2014 NBA All Star Celebrity Game MVP) Arne Duncan. However, that doesn't mean you should trust the president's opinion when it comes to picking winners for the NCAA college basketball tournament, best known to the layman as March Madness.

Read more at National Journal.

Congress

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.

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.

House panel to vote on Lerner contempt

WASHINGTON EXAMINER -- A Republican-led House panel will decide next week whether a former top IRS official should be held in contempt of Congress.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

From Around The Web

Sallie Mae Cheated Soldiers On Fed Student Loans

HUFFINGTON POST — Federal investigators have uncovered evidence that Sallie Mae cheated active-duty soldiers on federal student loans, according to people familiar with the matter.

Read more at Huffington Post

Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.

Arrest warrant issued for South Korea ferry captain

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

POLITICO -- In a joint appearance, Chelsea and Hillary Clinton announced Thursday that Chelsea is expecting her first child later this year.

Read more at POLITICO.

Obama: 'The repeal debate is and should be over'

WASHINGTON EXAMINER -- President Obama declared an end to the debate about Obamacare, even as Republicans gear up to retake the Senate on a platform built around repealing the law.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Policy

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.

Rubio's higher education solution might work

Last week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) unveiled legislation for what he called “income share agreements,” a possible alternative to student loans -- and it just might work.

Why are Democrats still pushing for gun legislation?

The Fort Hood tragedy on April 2 has brought renewed pushes for gun control legislation from Democrat leaders. The question is, why?

Rand Paul: The GOP is too timid

Manchester, N.H. — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) issued a grassroots call-to-action Saturday during a speech in New Hampshire and called on both his fellow citizens to stand up and "fight for freedom" and the GOP to shed its timid image in favor of a more exciting stance.

Ann Coulter: GOP 'spinning wheels' with youth outreach

As the GOP boosts efforts to sway Millennials to side with the Republican Party, political pundit Ann Coulter is shunning such efforts, saying the GOP is "spinning your wheels" with tactics to reach Generation Y.

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.