The 2014 '30 Under 30'

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Polititainment

Cruz comments on his 'True Blood' cameo
After an unflattering depiction on HBO’s “True Blood” over the weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz took to Facebook to respond to the bizarre “cameo” Tuesday. “Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist […]
Jenny McCarthy: Hillary could be lesbian

Tuesday's episode of "The View" spotlighted a recent New York Post report that claims former President Bill Clinton  has a mistress nicknamed "Energizer." The source of the Page Six story is a forthcoming book by Ronald Kessler entitled "The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents."

Pelosi talks naked photos on Colbert
Nancy Pelosi was a guest on The Colbert Report Monday night where she admittedly came on the show to push her “Middle Class Jumpstart” agenda. “What nefarious, northern California, San Francisco value are you pushing on the nation tonight?” Stephen Colbert sarcastically asked. Pelosi briefly explained that Jumpstart is a democratic plan that emphasizes the […]
EPA office tweets about Kardashian game

This is the closest the Obama administration will come to endorsing Kimye.

Sen. Ted Cruz featured on 'True Blood'
Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård and Sen. Ted Cruz all in one place? Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s “True Blood” used the Texas senator and a fictional fundraiser at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as a plot point. Cruz and the guests at the presidential library weren’t featured in a very positive light, […]

White House

Obama scolds Republicans in Congress for ‘political games’ during speech on the economy

In a speech on the economy in McLean, Virginia, Tuesday, President Obama continued his verbal assault of Republicans in Congress for their plan to sue him over his use of executive action.

Obama says bipartisanship is Republicans admitting, ‘All right, Mr. President, you’re right’

In a move certain to earn bipartisan praise, President Barack Obama asked Republicans on Tuesday to work out their differences with him by just admitting that he's right.

Texts from Obama? President may soon be able to send emergency texts to the entire country if FCC proposal is approved
Forget Texts from Hillary. The American public might actually start receiving texts from Barack. The Federal Communications Commission is planning to adopt a new proposal to update the nation’s Emergency Alert System, which would include the ability for the president to text message the entire country. Currently, if the president needs to alert the country […]
Obama cuts line at BBQ joint, pays for it
It’s hard to fund-raise on an empty stomach. That may be why the president stopped off at Franklin Barbecue in Austin on Thursday during his Texas fundraising blitz — and promptly cut the line. “I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but – I’m gonna cut,” the President said, after shaking […]
Obama praises Richard Nixon

Piloting a scandal-ridden administration, including the investigation into sicking the IRS on his political foes, Obama easily invites the Nixon comparison. Which isn't intended as a compliment.

Congress

Reid doesn't think border security is an issue
  More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the American border over the past year and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) still fervently believes there is not a border security problem. “The border is secure,” he told The Hill after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. […]
Ted Cruz gets back at Obama for 'not theater' quip

Ted Cruz thinks President Obama took a trip to the wrong Texas theater.

Booker and Paul forge a "bromance"

Two senators with an apparent budding "bromance" made a joint public appearance together Wednesday evening.

Lerner email: 'we need to be cautious'

Lois Lerner, former Director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS and not a shady figure in the least, freaked out to a colleague about Congress monitoring the content of agency emails, a new document shows.

Reid calls Thomas one of court's 'five white men'
Harry Reid is out of his depth. He temporarily put talking Koch Brothers or Washington Redskins on hold to try and tackle a new topic. When discussing the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision — his new pet project– Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, said he plans to “ensure that women’s lives are not determine[d] by virtue of […]

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Perry sending National Guard troops to border

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.

IRS: Lost Lois Lerner emails may still exist

WASHINGTON EXAMINER -- Could the IRS have those missing Lois Lerner emails after all?

Forget dog shaming. Politicians are the new target
First, there was dog shaming and then roommate shaming. Are politicians the next group to get the shaming treatment? Pennsylvania state lawmakers are applying the popular technique to their former colleagues that have been convicted of crimes. The portraits of four former lawmakers that hang in the State Capitol building in Harrisburg, Penn. will include plaques engraved with their crimes. […]
2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

(AP) -- Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.

Dems in House treated better than GOP in Senate
THE HILL – Republicans are touting an open amendment process on House spending bills to argue the minority is treated far better in the lower chamber than in the Democratic-held Senate. Republicans point to Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) as an example of how much better life is in the House than the Senate for […]

Policy

Elizabeth Warren asks youth to wage class warfare

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) framed the student loan debate as a choice of either "billionaires or students" Wednesday morning, and urged a gathering of youth to confront lawmakers who she says have chosen the former.

Selling conservative economics on Millennials

It's only natural that the "brain" part kicks in as you get older.

Illegal immigrant children unlikely to be deported

Children by the tens of thousands are flooding north, clinging to the tops of trains to ride from South and Central America, through Mexico and from there sneaking across the border into the US. While both parties have stressed the need for better border security, clogged immigration courts mean that children entering the US are unlikely to ever be deported.

Union cuts ties with UNCF after Koch donation
The United Negro College Fund will no longer be associated with one of America’s largest public-sector unions after they accepted a $25 million grant from the Koch brothers and Michael Lomax, the president of the UNCF, spoke at a Koch-funded political and financial event. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees President Lee Saunders […]
More guns means less murder, study finds
It may not be the Wild West, but Americans are ever more increasingly armed. A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center looked at violent crime rates in conjunction with the recent explosion in concealed carry permits. In 2007, 4.6 million Americans carried concealed weapons. Data for 2013 shows that, in just six years, that […]

Obamacare

USC hikes tuition to pay for Obamacare

The University of South Carolina can’t afford the Affordable Care Act.

Christian school exempt from contraception mandate

A federal judge dealt a blow to Obamacare's infamous contraception mandate Friday when he ruled that Colorado Christian University (CCU) is exempt from providing students and staff with contraceptive and sterilization services.

The latest problem with Obamacare

In what should come as a surprise to no one, yet another problem arose this week with President Obama’s infamous health care law.

Pelosi: Dems won't run on or from Obamacare

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) admitted that ahead of the 2014 midterms, Democrats aren't going to be overwhelmingly flaunting the Affordable Care Act, as they're "not running on or from" it.

Medicaid expansion is bad medicine

Obamacare Medicaid expansion fails in the most basic goal of health care reform and puts taxpayers on the hook in the process.