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Russian warplanes aggressively buzz U.S. Navy destroyer ship in 'simulated attacks' (video)

Terrifying moments for the crew of the USS Donald Cook as Russian warplanes turned aggressive: In one of the most aggressive actions in recent memory, Russian warplanes conducted “simulated attacks” on the a U.S. Navy vessel in the Baltic...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: This Maryland Democrat has thrown $9 million of his money into his House campaign

Leading Off: ? MD-08: We knew wealthy businessman David Trone was spending big to try and win the April 26 primary for this safely blue seat, but this is just stunning. The Washington Post's Bill Turque reports that from Jan. 1 to early April, Trone spent $9.1 million of his own money here. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Breakfast is served Senate Judiciary Committee chairman and walking sour apple Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wolfed down some vittles with President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland yesterday morning before storming off to take care of more important business. Show More Summary

New Pressure on Obama Admin to Release 9/11 Info

Pressure is building on the Obama administration to release information about the 9/11 attacks that has been kept from the public for well over a decade. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has read the 28 pages that have been locked in a vault under the Capitol for 13 years. Show More Summary

Ryan: 'I Do Not Want Nor Will I Accept the Nomination'

House Speaker Paul Ryan sought to put an end to speculation that he could end up being the Republican 2016 candidate. "Count me out," Ryan said. "I simply believe that if you want to be the nominee, to be the president, you should actually run for it. Show More Summary

Chuck Grassley finally meets in private with Supreme Court nominee, earns Harry Reid's scorn

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the gatekeeper of the federal judiciary, bent his blockade of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee enough to have a private breakfast with him Tuesday morning. Other than sending out a picture in whichShow More Summary

Morning Digest: Van Hollen compares Edwards to tea party for lack of bipartisanship

Leading Off: ? MD-Sen: It's usually a fair sign that neither side is certain of victory when both candidates in a two-candidate primary start going negative on one another. Last week, with polls showing the race close, Rep. Donna Edwards launched her first ad of the Democratic primary, in which she hit Rep. Show More Summary

Van Hollen returns fire, calling Edwards 'one of the least effective members of Congress' in new ad

It's usually a fair sign that neither side is certain of victory when both candidates in a primary start going negative on one another. Last week, with polls showing the race is close, Rep. Donna Edwards launched her first ad of Maryland's Democratic Senate primary, in which she hit Rep. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Releases Campaign-Style Video

Last week Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan released a 43-second video that had political pundits wonder if he's hoping for a chance at the nomination or just setting the tone for how he plans to run Republican National Convention in July. Show More Summary

Karl Ove Knausgaard Enters Adulthood

Andre Løyning In Karl Ove Knausgaard’s 2009 novel A Time for Everything, the narrator says hat if we are to understand his character, a sixteenth-century Italian named Antinous, it won’t come from charting the inner landscape of hisShow More Summary

Paul Ryan tries again to demonstrate Republicans can do stuff. He has mission statements.

Last month, House Speaker Paul Ryan gave what was billed as a big policy speech, attempting to show that Republicans can too be serious. The speech was, strangely, in front of an audience of House interns, which kind of dampened the heft of the thing at the time. Show More Summary

Fireworks Explosion in South India Temple Kills 100

An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala, police say. The fireworks, which were to be used to celebrate a local new year festival, exploded about 03:30 (22:15 GMT Saturday), local media say. Show More Summary

SpaceX Lands Rocket on Drone Ship

For the first time, SpaceX has successfully landed part of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship. That occurred in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday afternoon. SpaceX launched the rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:43 p.m., sending the Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station. Show More Summary

Rick Scott Releases Attack Ad Against Angry Woman

In what may be a first, a politician has created an attack ad against a private citizen who isn't running for public office. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who was confronted by an cursing woman at a Starbucks this week over his record, has...Show More Summary

President Obama on Senate blockade: 'Our democracy can't afford' a broken judiciary

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

President Obama returned to the University of Chicago Law School, where he taught constitutional law, Thursday for a town meeting with students to talk about the constitution, the Supreme Court, and the Senate. He didn't mince wordsShow More Summary

Man Films Tornado As It Destroys His House

Clem Schultz' life was ripped apart last year along with the rest of Fairdale, Illinois when a deadly tornado tore through the small town. After the tornado passed, Schultz dug his way out of the resulting rubble and debris. He found his wife Geraldine -- without a pulse. Show More Summary

Roger Stone Channels Louis Gohmert: 'Don't Cast Asparagus On Me'

Remember Louie Gohmert's meltdown in a Congressional hearing where he shouted about "casting aspersions on his asparagus?" Yeah, good times. Apparently Roger Stone's Days of Rage in Cleveland include the possibility of false asparagus,...Show More Summary

New York Campaign Ads Are a Tale of Two Cities

Muslim women in American flag headscarves. A shopkeeper speaking Spanish to his customers. Orthodox Jewish men walking down a city street. This is the New York depicted in a recent Hillary Clinton ad: a cultural melting pot that showcases America’s openness and tolerance. Show More Summary

ESPN Host Wears 'Caucasians' Shirt On Air

Sports journalist Bomani Jones caused a social media uproar Thursday after guest-hosting ESPN's Mike & Mike while wearing a T-shirt that mocked the practice of American sports teams using ethnic groups as mascots. Jones' shirt was like...Show More Summary

Snowden Ridicules David Cameron over Panama Papers

Edward Snowden was shocked by the British Prime Minister's insistence that his father's implication in the list of high-profile tax avoiders (from the Panama Papers leak) was "a private matter." The late Ian Cameron's Blairmore Holdings Inc. Show More Summary

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