Polititainment

Suggested names for Weiner's new joint

"Anthony's Big Boy," "DcDonald's" ...

'House of Cards' to feature Pussy Riot
Is this another sign Frank Underwood might be taking on Vladimir Putin in season three of Netflix’s “House of Cards?” The Baltimore City Paper reported that Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, of the anti-Putinist Russian performance art and punk protest group Pussy Riot, filmed scenes for the next season in early August. Pussy Riot gained international […]
Nelson, Young lead anti-Keystone concert
Musicians Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline an anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert in September. The concert, called “Harvest the Hope,” will take place Sept. 27 in a field on a farm owned by the Tanderup family who are part of a strong collective of Nebraska landowners refusing to sell their land to TransCanada for the Keystone […]
Christie, McCain dance with Jamie Foxx
We’re thinking Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx said it best. “Republicans love to dance – in the Hamptons,” Foxx told Page Six. Foxx’s fundraiser in the Hamptons Saturday night saw both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hop on stage and dance it out in front of an audience that included the likes […]
President Obama's facial expressions

During a recent episode of "The Tonight Show, Fallon unveiled a segment that showcased Obama's best and lesser known facial expressions.

White House

Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama’s return remained unclear, though it appeared aimed in part […]
Police chief rips Obama remarks on Ferguson
THE HILL – The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police criticized President Obama Thursday for his remarks about law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo. “I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha’s Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation,” director Jim Pasco said in an interview with The Hill. “I think what […]
Obama spokesman says ‘good time was had by all’ at party as Ferguson protests raged

The White House reported that President Obama and guests had a kicking good time at a birthday party Wednesday while protests raged yet another night in the torn suburb of Ferguson, Mo.

White House Official: Hillary Clinton and Obama ‘have had many hugs over the past few years’
If you were looking forward to seeing pictures of Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama “hugging it out,” today is your unlucky day. Press will not be allowed in at a Martha’s Vineyard soiree Wednesday night where the two are expected to make up  after Clinton criticized Obama’s foreign policy strategy in a recent interview with The Atlantic. […]
RNC releases new ad on Obama’s vacation in the midst of crisis, appropriately titled ‘Par for the Course’
The Republican National Committee released a new ad Wednesday morning that targets President Barack Obama’s decision to vacation amidst three world crises and a border battle at home. Obama and his family headed to Martha’s Vineyard for a two-week vacation Saturday. Since that time the president has played three rounds of golf, attended a major […]

Congress

Rand Paul decries militarization of police
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) decried the militarization of police in Ferguson, Mo. in an op-ed published Thursday in Time magazine. Though he was responding to the chaos that has broken out after the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police, he warned that the scene in Missouri was the result of  ”a systemic problem […]
Harry Reid Deserves Blame if Dems lose Senate
NATIONAL JOURNAL – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is having a summer like his baseball idol, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. His political operation isn’t living up to the hype, he’s striking out as he’s tried to intervene in pivotal Senate contests, and there’s a growing chance he’ll be sent to the minority at the end of the […]
Reid turns down Senate beard growing challenge
The Congressional recess seems to be bringing out the sort of behavior generally seen in college dorms. Case in point, Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) has challenged fellow Nevada Senator Harry Reid (D) to a beard-growing competition. Already sporting some stubble at a news conference on Monday, Heller explained that he was sporting the new look […]
Rand Paul finds Obama 'affable, but ineffectual'
Word association is a simple principle: say the first thing that pops into your head when you hear a given word. The results can be humorous, surprising, and at times, politically illuminating. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) played a word association game towards the end of an interview with Bill Goodman on the Kentucky Educational Television show […]
Pelosi to be a guest judge on 'Next Great Baker'
Apparently it is really hard to attract good guest judges on reality shows these days. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will be making an appearance as a guest judge Tuesday night on a TLC reality show titled, “Next Great Baker.” The show is hosted by Buddy Valastro, also known as the Cake Boss, and  the episode will […]

From Around The Web

Officials: White House reviewing equipment program
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama’s call for more separation between the nation’s armed forces and civilian law enforcement. The examination comes in the aftermath of the police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following […]
Obama administration rolls out birth control fixes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

Richard Dawkins "Immoral" not aborting Downs child

There are some things only brilliant intellectuals can believe.

About 400 'pay it forward' at Starbucks
There is actually some good news in the world! A chain of almost 400 people “paid it forward” at a St. Petersburg, Fla. Starbucks location Wednesday. The chain began around  7 a.m. Wednesday with a woman who decided to buy her iced coffee and a stranger’s caramel macchiato, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The macchiato drinker […]
50 years ago, the ‘Beltway’ was born
FOX NEWS – A half-century ago this week, a major infrastructure project awarded the American electorate one of its favorite political scapegoats: The Beltway. Americans naturally disdain Washington, holding the capital in contempt for its insular nature. For them, perhaps there’s only one thing worse than being “inside the Beltway.” That would be if Washington were […]

Policy

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air
VANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and […]
Obama offers no new solutions to high tuition

President Obama in his weekly address last week actually acknowledged the high cost of college tuition after ignoring the problem Wednesday when the White House announced the president's plan to expand college opportunity.

If possible, avoid borrowing for college

Even though borrowing for the sake of college is often called “good debt,” because it’s viewed as an investment in human capital, we still ought to apply one of the most fundamental financial principles to paying for college: Avoid debt if you can.

Pop-up ad inventor proposes ad free web
“I wrote the code to launch the window and run an ad in it. I’m sorry. Our intentions were good.” Ethan Zuckerman opened a recent article in The Atlantic with this apology to the internet. And as the man who wrote the code for the first pop-up ad, he probably owed us one. “All of […]
FBI spied on wrong Americans due to misspellings
Spell check is apparently an unheard of concept at the FBI. A new report shows that misspellings in documents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation led to the unwarranted surveillance of some Americans. A report published Thursday by the Justice Department’s inspector general found that while the FBI has improved its overall handling of national security letters, there […]

Obamacare

Obamacare whiz named 'Mr. Mandate' rebuts left

In a twist on John Kerry, this guy was against them before he was for them.

Government watchdog shows Obamacare fraud is easy

Earlier this year, investigators from the Government Accountability Office attempted to defraud the Obamacare insurance exchange. They wanted to see if it was possible for someone to get insurance subsidies using false application information.

They found it was shockingly easy.

Judge Dishes Out Pizza Analogy in Obamacare Ruling
As many teachers can attest, learning is always easier when there’s food involved. That’s why we’re grateful that a federal judge served up a mouthwatering pizza analogy to help explain his stance in Tuesday’s complicated Obamacare ruling. The question at the center of the ruling was whether an online healthcare marketplace or ‘exchange’ run by […]
Hillary Clinton: Fix Obamacare

Hillary Clinton visited Twitter headquarters in San Francisco Monday to participate in an interview during which she addressed Obamacare and expressed America's duty to "fix" the universal health care law.

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 […]