Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry as "three senators" exercising "terrible judgment" on the U.S. Show More Summary
Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey opened the door to introducing U.S. ground troops into the campaign against the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria. Dempsey said, “If…there are threats to the U.S., then of course, [...]
Is your state refusing to expand Medicaid? If so, it could be putting your health at risk, whether you'd qualify for Medicaid or not. That's because the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - the health reform bill -- is about more than covering the uninsured. Show More Summary
On his Monday show, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the heels of her appearance at Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry in Indianola, IA for not being more upfront about her intentions to seek the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidency. Show More Summary
If you’ve ever been a duck at a shooting gallery at a country fair, you’ll know how the New York Yankees feel when facing Tampa Bay Rays pitchers: in the crosshairs. Tuesday night Rays reliever Steven Geltz hit Derek Jeter with an 0-2...Show More Summary
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pushed back against the notion that President Obama was prepared to consider a plan to send ground troops into combat. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey explained yesterday that Obama asked him to “come back to him on a case-by-case basis” on the use of ground troops. Show More Summary
The district attorney for Ontario County, New York, decided to present evidence to a grand jury involving the death of driver Kevin Ward Jr., struck by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart’s vehicle at a sprint car race on August 9 in upstate New York. Show More Summary
A Doctor for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford today announced that the Mayor has a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the fat cells. The tumor itself is in Ford's abdomen but it is not a tumor of one of the abdominal organs. The technical term is pleomorphic liposarcoma. Read More ?
A new distinction for our old friend Sheriff Joe. As more attention is being paid to the military surplus program that added grenade launchers to LAUSD's equipment list, Sheriff Joe finds himself with the dubious distinction of leading...Show More Summary
For Benghazi conspiracy theorists, you know you're having a really bad day when even Bill O'Reilly throws cold water on your phony claims. And it's especially bad news for an already discredited journalist, who previously tried to hype...Show More Summary
The US Census Bureau released its 2013 report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance today. The data offered a mix of good news and bad news. They also offered an underlying story about priorities. It turns out, we get results in the places we invest. Show More Summary
Lawmakers face two questions in deciding how much to support President Barack Obama's plan to confront Islamic State. How much freedom should President Obama have to act as he chooses? And should the mission have an expiration date? Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.
I shouldn't have to restate how mind-numbingly backwards, racist and misdirected voter photo ID laws are.
Fox News' embellishments of discredited journalist Sharyl Attkisson's latest Benghazi conspiracy theory have become increasingly detached from reality, most recently morphing into absurd allegations that Hillary Clinton supporters "scrubbed"...Show More Summary
Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the GOP's select committee on Benghazi With the House GOP Benghazi committee holding its first public hearing on Wednesday, it's only natural to assume that the event will devolve into a tinfoil spectacle aimed at pleasing the right's most wild-eyed conspiracy theorists. Show More Summary
"What's now clear is that the Obama administration policies have outperformed the Reagan administration policies for job creation and unemployment reduction. Even though Reagan had the benefit of a growing Boomer class to ignite economic growth, while Obama has been forced to deal with a retiring workforce developing special needs. Show More Summary
CLAIM OF POLICE RACISM LOOKING PRETTY BOGUS HERE: Django Unchained’ Actress — We Got the Pictures … And It Looks Like Sex. “The pictures were taken Thursday outside the CBS lot in Studio City. You see Daniele Watts straddling BF Brian — their hands steadying themselves around the sunroof.”
When the political history of the Affordable Care Act is written, Kentucky will occupy a special place in the tale. The implementation of the ACA there has helped produce the second steepest drop in the uninsured rate of any state. Yet even though that’s occurring in one of the most unhealthy regions in the country, […]
Members of Business For a Fair Minimum Wage are putting decals in their windows to show support for a wage hike. The post How A Sticker In A Store Window Could Push Lawmakers To Increase The Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgr...
Since the initial reports of a “dogpile” brawl involving members of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s family first emerged last week via Amanda Coyne, nobody has been on top of fleshing out the details like TPM’s Josh Marshall. And he has spoken to yet another witness who is saying that Bristol Palin went medieval with [...]