Ayotte: Putin Interfering in Ukraine's Election
Senator Kelly Ayotte blamed Russian president Vladimir Putin for the tense security situation during Ukraine’s election this weekend that might be driving down turnout.
Ayotte is in Ukraine with a group of international observers to make sure that the ...
SEIU Takes the Spotlight at a Fast-Food Protest for Once
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has played a large role in the global protests against fast-food restaurants calling for more unionizing privileges and a $15 minimum wage, but not usually a public one.
On Wednesday, SEIU placed themselves front and ...
Commencement Speaker Gets Standing Ovation for Slamming ‘Immature, Arrogant’ Protesters Who Blocked the Original Speaker
Haverford College’s commencement speaker, former Princeton president William Bowen, slammed the “immature” and “arrogant” protest that got the originally planned speaker, former Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau, to withdraw — and Bowen got a standing ovation for it.
Bowen surprised the 2,800 ...
Greenwald: Bush v. Clinton in ’16 Is a Return to the Monarchy We Threw Off
Journalist Glenn Greenwald thinks a Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential race would mean America’s essentially become ”the British monarchy model that we waged a war to liberate ourselves from.”
The former Guardian journalist, famous for helping NSA leaker ...
Jon Stewart Mocks Reid's Koch Bashing
Jon Stewart mocked Harry Reid’s “crusade for good, money-free politics” and his obsession with the Koch brothers on The Daily Show Tuesday night.
Everyone knows there’s something about Harry, and even Stewart knows what that something is: hypocrisy. ...
Update: 'Black Mass' Relocated off Harvard's Campus
The Satanic “black mass” that was scheduled to take place on Harvard’s campus Monday night will relocate to an off-campus site.
The Harvard Crimson reported that the Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club, which is hosting the event, said ...
Harvard President Calls Black Mass 'Abhorrent,' Says It Will Proceed on Campus
Harvard University president Drew Faust called a student group’s decision to host a “black mass” on campus on Monday night ”deeply regrettable” and “abhorrent,” but defended the students’ right to “free expression.”
“The decision by a student club to ...
Boko Haram: 'I Abducted Your Girls. I Will Sell Them in the Market, by Allah'
Islamist militant group Boko Haram said they abducted more than 200 girls last month in northeast Nigeria, and they “will sell them in the market, by Allah.”
Two hundred and seventy-six girls were kidnapped three weeks ago from their boarding school ...
De Blasio's Coming War on Big Gulps
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio will pick up former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s fight against sodas larger than 16 ounces when he sends city lawyers to argue the case in favor of the ban at the Court of Appeals ...
CBS Evening News Ignores Benghazi
CBS’s flagship news program, CBS Evening News, did not cover the new Benghazi e-mails the day they were released, and still has not reported about the revelations about the White House’s involvement in messaging about the attacks.
CNN’s Jake Tapper asked former president George W. Bush on Thursday if he thinks his brother Jeb should run for president. Bush said he hasn’t talked to Jeb about it, and he added, “I hope Jeb runs.”
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton Thinks Iraq War Was Worst of 20th Century
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D., D.C), who is a non-voting congressional observer, called the war Iraq “perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century by the United States of America” on Thursday.
The Iraq War took place in ...
MSNBC's Krystal Ball: Animal Farm Is about the Excesses of Capitalism
You might think George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegory for the dangers of Communism — wasn’t it penned by a famous critic of that system? MSNBC knows better.
This afternoon, host Krystal Ball was discussing French economist Thomas ...
Venezuelans Get a Minimum-Wage Hike
Inflation in Venezuela may be running at 56 percent, but Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has an answer: Increase the minimum wage by 30 percent.
The announcement comes after months of protests against his administration for rising inflation, shortages of basic goods, ...
Florida Democratic Congressman Accuses Wife of Bigamy
Democratic congressman Alan Grayson of Florida’s ninth district is divorcing his wife of 24 years, claiming she was married to another man when they were wed.
Grayson filed divorce papers last week, claiming his wife Lolita had another husband and ...
Baltimore Man Claims College Rejected Him Because of His Religious Beliefs
A prospective student of the Community College of Baltimore County sued school officials in federal court this week on the grounds that the college rejected him because of his religious beliefs.
Jenkins’s lawsuit says that during his entrance interview ...
Dr. Phil Helps The Tonight Show's Obama and Putin Settle Their Differences
Dr. Phil counseled The Tonight Show’s versions of Barak Obama and Vladimir Putin through their differences in a skit Thursday night.
Letterman's Cheap Fat Joke
David Letterman made a fat joke about Chris Christie on his show Tuesday night.
A “CBS News Special Report” broke into his monologue to announce that Governor Chris Christie had received a father of the year award.
The “report” also ...
Antarctic Region Once as Warm as Today's California, Scientists Discover
A team of Yale scientists recently discovered that parts of ancient Antarctica and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean were once as warm as today’s California and Florida.
Hagit Affek, an associate professor of geology and geophysics, co-created ...
'Colorado Steyer Infection'
American Commitment launched an ad campaign called “Colorado Steyer Infection” on Wednesday, attributing Colorado senator Mark Udall’s opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline to the generosity of billionaire Tom Steyer, who doesn’t seem to care much for the ...
Update: Gosnell Film Halfway to $2.1M Crowdfunding Goal, Already Best Funded Movie in Indiegogo History
Over Easter weekend, Ann and Phelim Media hit the halfway mark in their campaign to raise $2.1 million for a Kermit Gosnell made-for-TV movie.
The project is already the most-funded film in Indiegogo’s history. The filmmakers will speak at the ...
Liam Neeson Doesn't Want Horses Taken from Central Park
Animal-welfare activists protested outside actor Liam Neeson’s New York City apartment over the weekend in response to his expressing support for the city’s horse-drawn-carriage business.
“It’s 2014, not 1914. It’s time for a change,” said Peter Wood, an ...
DeNiro Gets Out-Acted in His First Vine
Robert de Niro guest-starred in a recent video by Jerome Jarre, an actor who’s won fame on the social-media platform Vine, which hosts six-second videos.
The plot, apparently: De Niro confused Jarre’s iPhone for his own.
Obama: Democrats Should 'Forcefully Defend' Obamacare
President Obama thinks Democrats should not shy away from defending Obamacare.
“Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people . . . we’re helping, because of something we did,” he said. The president held a press ...
Putin and Snowden Bromance, Live on Russian TV
Vladimir Putin took call-in questions on Russian television Thursday morning, and he received a “surprise” celebrity call from Edward Snowden.
Snowden asked: “Does Russia intercept, store, or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals?” And he asked ...
TurboTax Maker Says They're Lobbying for Taxpayers, Not Against Them
The left-leaning nonprofit journalism outfit ProPublica recently linked tax-preparation company Intuit to a grassroots campaign against return-free tax filing, but the company, which makes the popular TurboTax software, says it’s just looking out for taxpayers’ interests. If tax filing ...
California Bill Proposes $9.2 Million in Loans for Undocumented Students
Senator Ricardo Lara (D., Calif.) introduced a bill that would authorizes $9.2 million in loans to undocumented students attending California state universities.
“Many undocumented students still lack the financial wherewithal to pay for school,” Lara said. “They are having to risk ...
Carson Says He Was Asked to Apologize to Obama Following National Prayer Breakfast
Ben Carson received a call from National Prayer Breakfast organizers minutes after his speech last year, asking him to apologize to President Obama, he says in his new book.
Carson told the prayer breakfast organizers that he didn’t think ...
Limbaugh Blasts Colbert Hire: CBS Declaring 'War on the Heartland'
CBS’s decision to replace David Letterman with comic Stephen Colbert is an open act of contempt toward ordinary Americans, Rush Limbaugh says.
“What do I think of Colbert getting Letterman’s gig? I’ll give you the short version: ...
Brandeis University Rescinds Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Honorary Degree
Brandeis University rescinded an honorary degree in Social Justice it had planned to bestow on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights and atheist activist, who was to be honored at the university’s May 18 commencement.
On Monday, students from ...
New Yorker Cover Depicts Obama Giving GOP Its Medicine
The April 14 issue of The New Yorker features caricatures of Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner being spoon-fed President Obama’s medicine.
The image marks Obama’s recent victory lap after hitting 7.1 million Obamacare sign-ups.
“This whole ...
Bill Maher: Don't Cross the 'Gay Mafia'
Bill Maher said he believes there is a “gay mafia” and “if you cross them, you do get whacked.” Maher was responding to former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s losing his job over a $1,000 donation to support California’s Proposition 8 ...
Fort Hood Updates; Alleged Shooter Confirmed
NBC reports that three soldiers critically injured at Fort Hood are expected to survive. The Ivan Lopez killed three people, injured 16 others, and died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
Lopez was an Iraq War veteran, but he didn’t see combat. ...
Study: Popularity Increases Bullying
Perhaps first lady Michelle Obama should consider new data in her crusade against bullying: Researchers Robert Faris of the University of California, Davis and Diane Felmlee of Penn State released a study finding that the risk of being bullied increases ...
Sarah Palin Advises Jimmy Fallon's Putin on The Tonight Show
Sarah Palin starred in a skit on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night. Fallon played Russian president Vladimir Putin, who called Palin to ask who he should invade next (since she predicted he would invade Ukraine back in 2008).
Morell: CIA Deleted AQ References from Benghazi Talking Points Because Sources Were Classified
Mike Morell said Wednesday that the U.S. intelligence committee knew al-Qaeda was involved in the Benghazi terror attack from the start, but said it wasn’t publicized because the sources through which they knew that were classified.
“The analysts ...
Morell: We Didn't Mislead on Benghazi
Mike Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, insists that he and the CIA did not “deliberately downplay the role of terrorists in the Benghazi attack in [their] analysis or in the talking points” used by the administration after ...
SCOTUS Strikes Down Cap on Aggregate Political Contributions
Today, the Supreme Court announced a decision striking down limits in federal law on the total amount of money individuals may contribute to political-action committees, political parties, and candidates.
The court voted 5–4 on Wednesday in the case, McCutcheon v. FEC, ...
Obama Takes Victory Lap at Obamacare Presser, Says 'Debate Is Over'
President Obama said Obamacare has made the American health-care system “a lot better” and that even, though it’s been “messy at times, it is progress.”
The White House said 7.1 million people have signed up for the Obamacare exchanges as ...
No U.S. Soldier Died in Combat Last Month for the First Time since 2007
March was the first calendar month since 2007 without the loss of one U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon.
Since September 2001, there have been just three months in which no American soldiers died in Afghanistan, and counting casualties ...
For Statistician, a New York Times Troll
Nate Silver’s response after former workmate and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman published four bad reviews of Silver’s new site shows how weak straw men and other tropes of the old media are against objective evidence.
FiveThirtyEight is a ...
Christie: 'I Did Nothing To Create The Enviroment' That Led to Bridgegate
Governor Chris Christie gave his first interview since Bridgegate Thursday night on ABC News with Diane Sawyer.
Christie insisted that he “did nothing to create the environment” that resulted in shutting down the George Washington Bridge.
“I spent a lot ...
College Art Show Celebrates Abortion
Students at the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus are learning about the real foundation of the civilized world: abortion.
“4000 Years for Choice” is a pro-choice art exhibit currently on display at Michigan. Exhibit artist Heather Ault wants visitors ...
The 6 Worst Memes Obama Is Actually Using to Sell the Affordable Care Act
President Obama’s deadline — sorry, his firm-ish deadline — to sell Obamacare is almost upon us, and the president’s media push to recruit “young invincibles” (18- to 34-year-olds) continues with sixteen lame Internet memes posted on the White House’s ...
Vatican Chief Justice: Obama 'Aggressively Promotes Anti-Life and Anti-Family Policy'
Chief justice at the Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke called president Obama’s policies “anti-life” and “anti-family” in an interview with Polonia Christiana magazine, transcribed by Life Site News.
“It is true that the policies of the president of the United ...
24 Veterans Receive Medal of Honor
Twenty-four veterans of World War II, Vietnam, and the Korean War received the Medal of Honor Tuesday at the White House.
Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, Master Sgt. Jose Rodela, and Spc. Santiago Erevia, all veterans of the Vietnam War, ...
Rogers: 'Putin Has the Upper Hand'
Russian president Vladimir Putin has clearly “set the table to his advantage in any negotiation going forward,” said Representative Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) on Face the Nation Sunday morning.
Rogers said America’s problematic diplomatic relationships with Europe have caused ...
Former Commerce Secretary: We Need 1 Million More Immigrants a Year
Former Commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez says America needs 1 million more immigrants every year to close our agricultural-jobs gap. The Senate Gang of Eight bill would allow for just over 300,000 new agriculture visas over the next three years.
Gutierrez also criticized ...
Obama's Show-Biz Career Takes Off: After Between Two Ferns, It's Seacrest
What’s the next step after doing a parody interview with Zach Galifiniakis that goes viral? President Obama decided to talk up the Affordable Care Act’s March 31 to Ryan Seacrest’s national radio audience Friday morning.
The Grammy-winning president ...
Obama Addresses Threat to Ukraine's Sovereignty
President Obama met with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Wednesday. The president said Ukraine’s most pressing challenge is the “threat to its territorial integrity,” and that the U.S. will “stand with Ukraine” to maintain its sovereignty.
Krugman in 2011: The 'VA Is a Huge Policy Success Story'
In 2011, New York Times columnist and Princeton economist Paul Krugman wrote an article praising the Veterans Health administration, calling the VA a “huge policy success story, which offers important lessons for future health reform.”
Just a few months before Krugman ...
Teacher Explains He Helped Write Common Core Because of His White Guilt, Gets Laughed At
David Pook, an English and language arts teacher at a private school in New Hampshire, didn’t get the best reception when he told the St. Anselm College Institute of Politics that he felt obliged to help write the national ...
Harvard Says It Won't Be Conducting 'Check Your Privilege' Training at Orientation
The student activist group “HKS Speak Out” falsely claimed that the Harvard Kennedy School will hold a required session during orientation about “checking” their personal power and privilege, the school says.
The activist group has said “the administration [is] on ...
Young Socialists and SEIU Lead NYC's Growing Fast-Food Protests
Across six continents Thursday, a union-financed labor front-group called Fast Food Forward held protests for a higher minimum wage. The group organized a number of demonstrations in Manhattan, and National Review Online was there to investigate.
Young leaders wearing Communist-party ...
Keith Crisco, Clay Aiken's Opponent in N.C. Democratic Primary, Dies Suddenly
Keith Crisco, Clay Aiken’s opponent in the Democratic primary for North Carolina’s second congressional district, died on Monday.
Crisco, 71, was a textile entrepreneur and former state commerce secretary who owned Asheboro Elastics Corporation. His corporation announced his death ...
Maher: Why Can't Liberals Talk about How Islam Doesn't Respect Women?
Bill Maher can’t stand it when liberals refuse to finger Islam as a cause of terror attacks like the recent kidnapping of hundreds of girls in Nigeria.
“There’s no mention here of connecting this to the religion, which ...
New Video Appears to Show Nigerian Girls Captured by Boko Haram
Boko Haram released a video that appears to show many of the Christian girls who were kidnapped from their school in Chibok in April. The girls are wearing Muslim clothing and praying to Allah in the video.
Terrorist group leader ...
Why Louis C.K. Hit Home on Common Core
Well before he made Common Core a prime topic on The Late Show With David Letterman, comedian Louis C.K. was raising a ruckus over the testing standards on Twitter. His comments angered a some people and put him at ...
WH Correspondents' Dinner: Biden's Terrible Skit, McHale's Biting Humor
The White House Correspondents’ Association held their 100th annual dinner — an event known by the Beltway media as “nerd prom” — on Saturday night. The dinner was short on celebrities and long on jokes.
Vice President Joe Biden skipped the festivities, ...
Rep. Clyburn: 'I Don't Know' if Clarence Thomas Is an Uncle Tom
Representative James Clyburn (D., S.C.) said he was unconcerned by his friend Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.) calling Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom,” and he declined to condemn the slur on Morning Joe Friday.
“All of us have ways ...
Update: Gosnell Filmmakers Reach $1.6M, Go after Kickstarter in New Ad
Ann and Phelim Media recently reached $1.6 million in donations to their Gosnell film crowdfunding campaign, with $500,000 left to raise before May 12.
The company switched to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise the money to finance their film after claiming that their ...
Scarborough Unloads on Donny Deutsch's Benghazi Derision
Joe Scarborough tore into one of his regular guests, Donny Deutsch, Thursday morning because Deutsch had said Republicans should realize the newly released Benghazi e-mails are “fool’s gold for 2016.”
Scarborough wouldn’t buy it. “What about the cover-up for ...
DREAMers Now Eligible for Virginia In-State Tuition
Democratic attorney general Mark R. Herring reversed Virginia state policy on Tuesday to allow public universities to charge in-state tuition rates to students who came here illegally when they were young.
Herring sent letters to public university and community-college officials ...
Ukraine's President: Our Security Forces Are Powerless to Subdue Pro-Russian Militants
Ukraine’s interim president, Oleksandr Turchynov, says the country is on “full combat alert.”
“The threat of Russia starting a war against mainland Ukraine is real,” Turchynov said at a meeting of government ministers today. Russian troops are currently gathered ...
More Than 350,000 People Engage with #MyLiberalCampus Hashtag
When Jason Veley recorded his creative-writing professor’s class-lecture warning that Republicans “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855,″ he didn’t know he would inspire thousands of students to speak out about life on liberal campuses.
RT Demands Kerry Apologize for Saying They're a 'Propganda Bullhorn'
RT, the Kremlin-funded news network, has demanded that Secretary of State John Kerry apologize for calling them Russia’s ”propaganda bullhorn” on Thursday.
“In fact, the propaganda bullhorn that is the state-sponsored Russia Today [network] has been deployed to promote . . . ...
Obama Says He Would 'Absolutely' Save Putin If Drowning
President Obama said on Friday he would “absolutely” save Vladimir Putin if he were drowning, during a press conference from South Korea.
“I absolutely would save Mr. Putin if he were drowning,” Obama said. “I used to be a pretty ...
N.Y. Imam Calls 9/11 Museum Documentary Offensive to Muslims
When the 9/11 museum opens on May 21, the documentary “The Rise of Al-Qaeda” will play on loop, but an interfaith panel and an imam disagree with the documentary’s portrayal of Islam.
The documentary is less than seven minutes long and ...
Tony Blair: Threat of Radical Islam Requires West to Stop Antagonizing Russia and China
The problem of radical Islam is so serious that it demands that the West eschew tensions with Russia and China to confront Islamist terror, Tony Blair said in a speech Tuesday.
“At the root of the crisis [in the ...
Comedian Mocks The Passion of the Christ on NYC Streets for Easter
For this Easter, comedian Billy Eichner “celebrated” the tenth anniversary of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ on his Fuse TV show Billy on the Street.
Eichner ran through Manhattan dressed as a bunny, asking people on the ...
Labor Union Blasts Obama Admin on Keystone: 'Politics at Its Worst'
The president of a major labor union called President Obama’s latest delay of the Keystone XL pipeline “politics at its worst” and “another low blow” to American workers.
“In another gutless move, the [Obama] Administration is delaying a finding ...
Sharyl Attkisson: Media Matters 'Clearly Targeted Me,' CBS News 'Ideologically Entrenched'
Former CBS newswoman Sharyl Attkisson says the liberal group Media Matters may have intentionally targeted her for criticism.
“[Media Matters] clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories, try to help me, you know, ...
Blumenthal Stands on Yellow Line during Railroad-Safety Presser, Nearly Hit by Train
Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal was nearly hit by a train at a press conference on Friday about . . . railroad safety violations.
Blumenthal, a freshman senator from Connecticut, hectored Amtrak about its safety violations while standing on the yellow warning strip at ...
Pope Francis Washes Feet of the Disabled
Obama: Immigration Will 'Haunt' Congress
President Obama warned Congress that failure to move on immigration reform would come back to “haunt” certain members.
“I think it is very important for Congress to recognize that this is going to be an issue that haunts them until ...
Selfie Ends with a Boot to the Face
A teenager identified on a YouTube account as Jared Michael tried to take a selfie at what he thought was ”a safe distance” from a passing train. As he went to snap the picture, he was kicked by the train’...
Sebelius Eyeing Kansas Senate Run
Kathleen Sebelius recently stepped down from the Department of Health and Human Services, and she is considering her next job: Senator for Kansas.
The New York Times reports that some Democrats are asking the former HHS secretary to run against ...
Kickstarter CEO Responds to Gosnell Filmmakers
Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler has broken his silence about the Gosnell-film censorship controversy in an interview with National Review Online.
Strickler says that Kickstarter did not censor the project by Ann & Phelim Media and that the filmmakers voluntarily removed the ...
Dem Congressman: I'll Sell My Soul — But Only to Nancy Pelosi, Not the Kochs
Democratic congressman Nick Rahall told a GOP tracker on Tuesday that he would rather sell his soul to House minority leader Nancy Pelosi than “selling it to the Koch brothers!”
Several weeks ago, when Pelosi promised him more campaign money ...
Rolling Stone Mistakenly Plants John Hancock on Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Back
Rolling Stone’s newest cover story features Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of HBO’s Veep. Louis-Dreyfus is naked on the cover, with an excerpt from the U.S. Constitution drawn on her back, followed by the celebrated signature of John Hancock.
Obama Headlines Al Sharpton's Conference
President Obama is set to headline Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) conference to be held in New York City April 9 through 12.
The NAN conference is to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by “proactively engaging in ...
Hillary's Pussy Riot Moment
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted a photo with former members of Pussy Riot last Friday at the Women in the World summit in New York City.
Great to meet the strong & brave young women from #PussyRiot, who refuse ...
Gosnell Movie Update: $300,000+ Raised in Six Days
A quick update on the article we ran Tuesday on the effort to crowdfund a movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
The movie’s Indiegogo campaign raised another $100,000 plus in the last two days, bringing its total to more than $300,000 with ...
Bill Maher Calls Malaysian Plane Search Less Important than Dead Whales, Plastic
Bill Maher said the wreckage of Malaysian flight MH370, which apparently crashed in the Indian Ocean last month after veering off a course from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, is the “least important thing” we need to pull from the ocean. ...
Dem Senate Candidate: SCOTUS Decision May Be Worst Since Dred Scott
South Dakota Democratic Senate nominee Rick Weiland thinks Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision striking down the cap on aggregate political contributions is the worst since the Court ruled against Dred Scott.
“Today’s decision of the United States Supreme Court ...
Harry Reid: Coburn's Concerns with Obamacare Cancer Options Is 'Getting into the Weeds'
Senator Harry Reid (D., Nev.) gave a blasé response to concerns fellow senator Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), a cancer patient, raised about Obamacare’s lack of options for people with cancer.
“Dr. Coburn is very good at getting into the ...
Scott Brown To Make Bid for Senate Offical Next Week
Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown will formally announce his plans next week to run for Senate in New Hampshire.
Brown had lunch on Tuesday with his former Senate Republican colleagues, who welcomed his run against New Hampshire’s Democratic senator ...
God Reigns at the Box Office
God’s Not Dead performed a minor box-office miracle when the religiously themed picture saw its ticket sales decline by only 4.5 percent in its second week in release. According to an industry study, a 35 percent drop in the second week ...
Amnesty International Report: Dozens Tortured Since Start of Venezuelan Protests
Amnesty International has received a dozen accounts of torture committed by Venezuelan government-security forces since protests broke out in February. So far 37 people have died and 550 protesters have been wounded.
The Amnesty report, which has been released in full only ...
Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming Censorship
Makers of a film on abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell say the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter singled out their project for special objections. They have ankled the massively popular platform in favor of another crowdfunding site.
Ann and Phelim Media ...
Obama: Putin's Misunderstanding My Foreign Policy
In Rome on Friday, President Obama said that Russia’s aggression can be attributed to a misreading of U.S. foreign policy. Russia shouldn’t feel the need to surround eastern Ukraine, he said, because the U.S. has ”no ...
OFA Sends Unhinged E-mail about the Koch Brothers' 'Sick Crap'
Organizing for Action’s Jim Messina, manager of President Obama’s reelection campaign, continued Democrats’ Koch-bashing on Thursday with a bizarre fundraisign e-mail to the group’s members.
In the message, subject-lined “This is some sick crap,” Messina said the ...
WH: Deadline Delay 'Not an Extension'
White House health-policy adviser Phil Schiliro on Thursday said that the latest Obamacare extension is not an extension at all. “I want to make clear to folks that this is not an extension, this is aimed at people who are ...
Carlos Danger Becomes a Columnist
Anthony Weiner just landed a new job as a columnist at Business Insider. The former New York City mayoral candidate will write “Weiner!,” a monthly column about “top political issues” from his “insider’s perspective.”
BI lauded Weiner for being ...
Malaysia PM Says 'All Lives Lost' On Missing Plane
Malaysian prime minister Najib Razar announced today at a press conference that the government believes ”all lives are lost” on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Prior to the PM’s press conference, families of the passengers received a text message from the ...
'Yes We Can!': Labor Groups Protest NYC McDonald's
Labor groups held 30 protests against McDonald’s franchises across the country Tuesday. The focus of today’s protests is “wage theft,” part of an ongoing campaign to raise the federal minimum wage.
In New York City, organizers chose to protest ...
Bill Gates Denies Common Core's Failure, Calls It a 'Big Win'
America’s biggest backer of the Common Core, Bill Gates, defended the floundering program on This Week Sunday morning. Gates blamed the program’s failure to launch on “confusion” and “various groups” in some states. Gates said the Common Core ...
U.S. Invades Country, Life Expectancy Goes from 42 to 62
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that quality of life in Afghanistan has improved since U.S. involvement began in 2002.
Donald Sampler of the Afghanistan office at USAID told a House hearing Thursday about substantial improvements to ...
Hecklers Spar with Christie at Town Hall
Governor Chris Christie is no stranger to contentious town halls, but an unwritten rule was broken Thursday night at a town hall at Mount Laurel YMCA when protesters attempted to shout him down. Protesters interrupted Christie’s question-and-answer session several ...
Sebelius Won't Promise No More Obamacare Delays
“There are 37 changes to the law,” Republican representative Dave Reichert said today at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing, noting that HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius had promised the American people during a Fox News appearance there would be no ...