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Rep. Chaffetz: 'If I Was the President,' We Would Bomb Iran's Nuclear Facilities

As the White House continues to fume over a planned March 3 speech by the Israeli prime minister — which it feels could derail nuclear talks with Iran – Utah Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz said the Obama administration has itShow More Summary

Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Goes Off on Jew-Hating Tirade Before Netanyahu Speech

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei went off on a Jew-hating tirade on Twitter today just one day before Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress. The Iranian leader also attacked the AIPAC conference taking place in Washington DC this week. Increasing global … Continue reading ?

Obama said Iran must stop nuclear work for at least 10 years for a deal to go forward

President Obama said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress is a disruption that will not permanently damage U.S.-Israel relations. In an interview with Reuters Monday, Obama said that while there is "substantial disagreement" between the two countries on whether or not to broker an international deal to prevent Iran from acquiring […]

Jeb Bush just held his first real campaign event with everyday voters. Here’s how it went.

LAS VEGAS -- Fresh off outreach events for the vocal conservative wing of the Republican Party, Jeb Bush appeared on Monday for the first time as a presumed presidential candidate before a room full of everyday Americans in this key early-voting state. Here's the stump he tried out: Here in Nevada "They know my dad. […]

Happy Hour Roundup

Supreme Court oral arguments in the King v. Burwell lawsuit are set for Wednesday. If you are going to read one piece explaining the genesis of this lawsuit, what the legislative history of the Affordable Care Act actually tells us, and why the legal theory driving this challenge is so wrong, make it this […]



The Insiders: The GOP “purist caucus” grows

Before the 2014 midterms elections, there were around thirty intransigent members of the House Republican “purist caucus” who made life tough for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).  Republicans have been in the majority in the House since 2011, but Boehner frequently didn’t have a majority when it came to the hard votes.  The conventional thinking was […]

Franklin Graham Possessed By Obama Derangement Syndrome

Obama Derangement Syndrome may hit its apex this week, between the Obamacare arguments scheduled for Wednesday and Bibi Netanyahu's speech on Thursday. They're already dialing up the crazy and it's only Monday. But Franklin Graham is really in need of some serious reality checking, or barring that, a prescription for Xanax. Show More Summary

Texas Pol Says Asians Should Adopt Easier Names

A North Texas legislator during House testimony on voter identification legislation said Asian-descent voters should adopt names that are "easier for Americans to deal with." State Rep. Betty Brown, R-Terrell, suggested that Asian-Americans should find a way to make their names more accessible. Show More Summary

Monday Evening Open Thread: I Got Nuthin

Me and my online friends when we hear news of freshly viral, debate-worthy content on Twitter. — David Roth (@david_j_roth) February 27, 2015 So… what’s on the agenda for the evening in your neighborhood? This space reserved for your ad.

Pat Robertson: If You Smoke Pot You’re ‘A Slave To A Vegetable’

We all know that we own the universe and vegetable are slaves to us, believes Pat Robertson, and not the other way around. Speaking on his Christian Broadcasting Network television show “The 700 Club,” Robertson said that addiction is contrary to God’s will, because man has dominion over “all the vegetables.” Robertson continued: “Cocaine is [...]

Who is minding the gate?

Seriously? These people are guarding the national interest? A TAMIL refugee who escaped to Australia while on bail for allegedly murdering his…

Costello: cut taxes. Unleash growth

Former Treasurer Peter Costello warns we’re now being overtaken by countries once battered by the global financial crisis,…

White House: Obama Probably Won’t Watch Netanyahu’s Speech (Video)

Probably not. White House Spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters today that President Obama will probably miss Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday. Reporter: Will the president watch the speech tomorrow? Josh Earnest: I haven’t looked at the president’s … Continue reading ?

There's more and more evidence Bill O'Reilly made up stories about his reporting

New videos and audio released in the past day add fuel to allegations Fox News host Bill O'Reilly made up claims about his past reporting. O'Reilly's work has been in the spotlight since Feb. 19 when Mother Jones published a story questioning claims he made about his experiences reporting on the Falklands War for CBS in 1982. Show More Summary

Brian Williams and Our Culture of Hubris and Ignorance

Is Brian Williams the product of a culture that increasingly confuses reality and entertainment? Or just another person who stretched a glimpse of danger into a tall tale of peril, a practice as old as war and adventure itself? We've...Show More Summary

Senate Concerned At Aggressive Sales Tactics, Growing Student Debt In 'For Profit' College Sector

The Abbott government's attempts to shift public education funding into the private 'for profit' sector has hit a snag. 

Buzzfeed: The NY Observer Seems to Have a Kremlin Stooge Writing "Slavishly" Pro-Putin Stories for Them

"Slavishly." See what they did there? Not only is this "writer" a stooge, but Buzzfeed raises the question (via raising the question) as to whether this "writer" actually exists in the form of an actual person, rather than (this is....

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