The 2014 '30 Under 30'

Congrats to this year's 30 -- check out the full list here!

Polititainment

Cory Booker's hunt for senator selfies
School is out for the summer, the Senate is nearing its own recess and it seems that for Sen. Cory Booker (D-NY) is having a little trouble remembering which entity he is affiliated with. Like a senior just out of class, Booker has been roaming the halls looking for selfies. His goal is to take […]
New 'conservative' Fred Thompson movie
If you have a good memory, you might recall actor Fred Thompson’s flash in the pan presidential campaign, where he sought to steal the Republican nomination from the clutches of John McCain. Well, now he is making waves again with a new movie that just might rub Washington D.C. the wrong way. Thompson spoke to […]
Gov. agency dumps $27K on dog rap video

This is government spending at its dirtiest. A taxpayer-funded state agency called the Puget Sound Partnership working to clean up Washington's Puget Sound dumped $27,000 on a rap video urging dog owners to pick up their dog's poop, reports Watchdog Washington.

Hillary Clinton winning celebrity vote

It looks like Hillary Clinton is getting the female celebrity vote for president, even if she hasn't decided whether or not she wants to run yet. In a photoshoot with Violet Grey, actress Liv Tyler wore "Hillary for president" plastered on her t-shirt to make an attempt at a fashionable political statement.

White House

White House: Obama might not know what he’s tweeting

During Monday's White House press briefing, spokesman Josh Earnest explained that he is unaware of whether or not President Obama reads the tweets that are posted from his verified Twitter account.

Is Obama really doing everything he can on immigration?
The one thing all parties can agree on with regards to immigration policy is that it’s broken. But while President Barack Obama is trying to proclaim that he has the current border crisis under control, other lawmakers aren’t so sure. Speaking at what he described as one of his “favorite events,” a naturalization ceremony held […]
Biden’s dating advice: ‘No dates ’til you’re 30′

Vice-President Joe Biden, also America's highest-ranking love doctor, dispensed some dating advice to a young 'un he encountered on Friday in Philadelphia.

Obama governs by ‘pen and phone,’ blames Republicans again for his overreach
New day, same old story. President Barack Obama continued to defend his recent slew of executive orders in a Wednesday interview with Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy. During the interview, Kai Ryssdal, the host and senior editor of Marketplace, asked Obama about his mantra of “pen and phone” governing this year. “Is […]
Obama asks his Cabinet for new ways to violate the Constitution
President – or is it King? – Barack Obama asked his Cabinet for new ways to violate the Constitution Tuesday. At a White House meeting Obama  asked his Cabinet to help him find more “creative” ways to use his executive powers, The Hill reported. “You’ve already seen the power of some of our executive actions making […]

Congress

Trust an issue in IRS ‘lost’ emails case

The IRS is suffering from a deficit of trust with the American people.

Gowdy rips into Koskinen in hearing

It's not exactly Jack Nicholson's famous "You can't handle the truth" speech, but it's all the more impressive for being the real thing.

Paul Ryan HAMMERS the IRS commissioner
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) showed rare levels of frustration and volume Friday morning at a House Ways & Means Committee hearing investigating the lost emails and hard drive of former IRS official Lois Lerner. The hearing, which featured IRS Commissioner John Koskinen as a witness, was consistently contentious, with Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Ranking Member […]
Harry Reid: Patently wrong

The Majority Leader continues his streak of patently wrong statements on the Senate floor.

Rep. Tom Cotton tells Obama admin to "shut up"

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) isn't tolerating some anonymous criticism coming from the Obama administration.

From Around The Web

Imagining Jay Carney's first $100K speech

We have an idea of how these speeches will play out.

Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.

Obama Admin Pushes To Keep Drug Felons in Jail
BUZZFEED — Earlier this year, the Obama administration Justice Department announced sweeping reductions in the sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, an announcement that was heralded in the press and by advocates, liberal and conservative alike. But when it comes to people already in prison for those very same drug offenses, the Justice Department is taking […]
Senate bill to nullify Hobby Lobby decision fails

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL -- Senate Democrats' effort to push back against the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision stalled Wednesday when their bill to restore employers' responsibility to provide contraception coverage under the health law was defeated on a procedural vote.

House bans funding to renovate White House bowling
THE HILL – The House on Wednesday adopted a proposal to prohibit funding to renovate the White House bowling alley. Rep. Pat Meehan’s (R-Pa.) amendment to the fiscal 2015 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, which includes funding for the General Services Administration, passed by voice vote. Democrats had initially demanded a roll call vote […]

Policy

Lack of political diversity at Colorado

Conservatives at the University of Colorado are “in hiding because their views are made fun of by their peers. … They’re called stupid.”

Not much to celebrate on Cost of Government Day
Congratulations! We’ve finally made it to the point in the year where every penny you’ve earned isn’t needed to cover your share of the cost of government! Sunday marked Cost of Government Day, the point in the year when the average American has earned enough income to pay for his or her share of the […]
Bloomberg-backed group tries to out-NRA the NRA
Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group founded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, is officially making the National Rifle Association its target. The group began surveying House and Senate candidates nationwide Monday on gun control issues, in an effort to counter the NRA’s sway in the 2014 midterm elections. Everytown’s new survey […]
College professor calls for 'real conflict'

It's "game on" for real if this guy has his way.

Clinton speeches to blame for tuition hike?
The Clintons may have left the White House “dead broke,” but recently Hillary Clinton has been raking in speaking fees high enough to cover a lot of mortgages.  The question is, who is paying for it? While presidential hopeful Hillary rakes in generous speaking fees, students at many of these same colleges have faced increased […]

Obamacare

28 percent of O'care signups are 18-to-34 years old

The White House announced Thursday that 28 percent of enrollees under Obamacare on the federal exchange are between the ages of 18 and 34, the key demographic that the administration targeted to help suppress costs of the program.

Premium costs for youth skyrocket under O'care

For 27-year-old consumers looking to purchase health insurance, the Affordable Care Act is hardly affordable, as new data shows premiums increased by more than 50 percent across more than half of the 50 states and doubled in 11.

Sebelius: WH didn't oversell Obamacare

Resigning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius doesn't think the White House oversold the Affordable Care Act, despite the initial problems with HealthCare.gov.

Obamacare polling requires a deeper look

Obamacare supporters were downright giddy last week after enrollment through the government’s insurance exchanges hit the 7 million mark. An ABC News/Washington Post poll found a full 49 percent of Americans willing to offer support for the law, up from a low of 39 percent in 2012. But pundits who argue that the rise of Obamacare’s polling numbers from catastrophic to merely mediocre will save Democrats at the ballot box this fall are sorely mistaken.