To commemorate Harvey Milk Day, TIME republishes a snippet of its coverage on the remembrance of his death. Milk was one of the first openly gay politicians in the United States. This article was originally published in the December 11, 1978 issue. Show More Summary
At the White House press briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Jay Carney announced that President Obama will travel to Oklahoma on Sunday, May 26 to inspect the damage from the tornado that hit the state on Monday. Carney added that the president will visit with affected famili …
Westminster and Whitehall are tonight trying to assess the implications of the brutal murder of a soldier in Woolwich. It is clear from the vile rant made by one of… Continue reading The post The Woolwich attack, the aftermath appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Pentagon’s internal auditing arm charged with ensuring that DOD spends its money properly has a $574 billion backlog – leaving potentially tens of billions of overpayments to contractors on the table. The Defense Contract Auditing...Show More Summary
Rush Limbaugh criticized Darrell Issa for letting Lois Lerner get away, and says she forfeited her Fifth Amendment rights. Funny that suddenly Issa is saying the same thing. “Issa basically let her get away with it,” the conservative talk show host said, according to a transcript. “She’s gone. He looked clueless, like didn’t know what [...]
AS AN ageing, fat, white journalist - and married - I am confused. In how many ways can I be insulted before the police are…
Lois Lerner, the IRS official who first went public admitting that the IRS had inappropriately targeted tea party and conservative groups, appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday to answer questions about the growing IRS scandal. Show More Summary
The morning after Sergio Garcia jabbed Tiger Woods at a European Tour awards dinner by saying he would serve Woods "fried chicken" if they ever had dinner, Tiger Woods went on Twitter (@TigerWoods) on Wednesday morning and said Garcia's...Show More Summary
The Muslim Council of Britain has denounced the Woolwich murder, pointing out that many Muslims serve in the military that the man with the blood-stained hands denounced. This is as… Continue reading The post ‘Not in our name’ – British Muslims denounce the Woolwich attack appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have been slugging it out on the Senate floor today over Reid’s threat to revisit filibuster reform, and the escalating tone suggests this is now very real. Pay close attention to the statement Reid released … Continue reading ?
Rep. Darrell Issa is hauling Lerner back before Congress and says she has no Fifth Amendment rights at this point. The California Republican said Lerner’s Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination was voided when she gave an opening statement this morning denying any wrongdoing and professing pride in her government service. “When I asked her [...]
The FBI shot and killed Ibragim Todashev, 27, who may be connected to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, WESH reported Wednesday morning. Ibragim Todashev, a Chechen, and Khusn Taramiv were being investigated as part of the Boston bombings. The men were MMA fighters. Taramiv claims he and Todashev were interviewed by the FBI for [...]
National Public Radio’s Cokie Roberts slammed the Obama administration and the Department of Justice for its seizure of reporters’ phone records and for potentially prosecuting Fox News reporter James Rosen. Earlier this week, the Washington...Show More Summary
A horrible crime in London is being treated as a terror attack. A man believed to be a soldier has been beheaded in an attack on a street near the Woolwich barracks in London, witnesses report. Metropolitan Police Commander Simon Letchford...Show More Summary
Two men have been shot (but not necessarily killed) following a "frenzied" machete attack on a third man, a soldier from a nearby barracks, who died from wounds sustained in the attack. Police shot the attackers. Earlier, police had refused...
Ricky Gervais is using the tornado tragedy in Moore, OK to mock people of faith. The atheist comic, apparently rattled by the rash of #PrayForOklahoma hashtags on Twitter, tried to start his own social media meme with the hashtag #ActuallyDoSomethingForOklahoma "I feel like an idiot now," he tweeted on Tuesday morning. Show More Summary
Get rid of the filibuster, win back the House, and THEN Orrin Hatch is irrelevant Sally Kohn: My friend John Fugelsang likes to say that the Democratic Party is like an S&M submissive who forgot his safety word. After the lame performance of Democrats in the immigration reform markup, I would say Fugelsang is being generous. Show More Summary
"Thousands of red flags."
There are moments in politics when an argument is advanced that is so surpassingly stupid or dishonest that it momentarily freezes your brain....
Sarah Jones at PolticusUSA makes the case that Republican blocking of Obama appointees keeps Bush appointees in place and that is what can be wrecking havoc. Lois Lerner, “who let slip at an American Bar Association meeting on Friday that, between 2010 and 2012, conservative nonprofit groups were improperly scrutinized by the IRS”, is the [...]