Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Politics / US Politics / New


BUSTED: Paying the price for ignoring the government shutdown. “Rangers don’t take kindly to pub…

BUSTED: Paying the price for ignoring the government shutdown. “Rangers don’t take kindly to publicly mocking the government shutdown by riding a motorcycle through a closed national park. That’s especially true when you write a piece about it.” Yeah, well, since it was a political stunt designed to punish taxpayers for political gain, I’m happy […]

New Silicon Valley App Powers Hong Kong Protests

A new Silicon Valley-based smartphone messaging app called FireChat is quickly taking on the same role in powering pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that Twitter played in fueling the 2012 Arab Spring. FireChat has been touted as an ideal communication tool for mass gatherings, as it does not require WiFi, an Internet connection, or a carrier plan. Show More Summary

Report: CDC Confirms First U.S. Diagnosed Case Of Ebola In Texas

The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States is that of a patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday. CNN reports: Several other Americans were diagnosed in West Africa and then brought to the United States for treatment. The person who first [...]

CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in the US

Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a press conference to confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed within the United States of an unnamed man at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX. CDC Director's Dr. Show More Summary

Help Islamic State destroy itself

How smart are the American people? Smart enough to be quite skeptical of President Barack Obama's vow to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State without putting American boots on the ground.

Senator Alexander Needs to Read the NLRA

Sen. ?Lamar Alexander has become the newest worst expert on U.S. labor law. Instead of upholding the law as required by his oath of office, he wants to gut it while claiming to reform it. For 80 years, the preamble of the National Labor...Show More Summary

Obama struggles to set his racial legacy

— Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation is bad news for President Barack Obama's racial justice legacy. Obama has done little to address race during his presidency, beyond the actions of his Justice Department. With Holder's exit, that track record suggests the president is now...

Real World Effects Of Climate Change

Two articles today about the changes that can be directly attributed to climate change.  From Australia: The savage heat waves that struck Australia last year were almost certainly a direct consequence of greenhouse gases released by human activity, researchers said Monday. It is perhaps the most definitive statement climate scientists have made tying a specific [...]

Tuesday’s Polls: Gov. Branstad Comfortable in Iowa

Two Iowa polls -- from the Des Moines Reigister and Public Policy Polling show Republican incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad still up double digits on Democratic challenger Jack Hatch, as recent debates didn't help Mr. Hatch narrow the g...

State Dept. on Obama Intel Briefings: 'He Receives Those Whenever He Can'

The Obama administration found itself scrambling on Tuesday to defend President Barack Obama for his lackluster 42% attendance record on daily intelligence briefings, a finding from a new report issued by the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI). Show More Summary

On CNN, Mark Kelly Pushes Back Against Politico Labeling Wife Gabby Giffords "Mean"

From the September 30 edition of CNN's The Lead: Previously: Gabby Giffords And How The D.C. Press Portrays "Mean" Women

Watch: Moroccan Soccer Fans Cheer for ISIS

In a video posted by MEMRI, fans of Raja Club Athletic, a Moroccan soccer team, can be seen chanting "ISIS" and "Allahu Akbar, let’s go on jihad." (h/t Washington Free Beacon) Follow Breitbart.tv on Twitter @BreitbartVideo

Why the Big Tribal 'Payout' Is Only a Start

The complex legal history of the federal government's connection to Native American tribes was on display in separate events last week, neither shining a positive light on this continuum of American history, but both sowing the seeds for a more positive future. The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Meet the Prison Bankers who Profit from Inmates

Daniel Wagner, Center for Public Integrity: With the ultimate captive markets, prison bankers and state jailers make money off high fees for financial services.... JPay and other prison bankers collect tens of millions of dollars every year from inmates' families in fees for basic financial services. Show More Summary

Sans Cespedes Oakland Looks to Lester to Flush Royals

Pitching wins in October. Heck, pitching wins from April through September, too. So, you can understand why the Oakland Athletics pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade this summer to land ace lefty Jon Lester. Since the move was made Lester has been just fine. Show More Summary

Wary of Air Strikes, Islamic State Insurgents Change Tactics

(Reuters) - Islamic State militants are changing tactics in the face of U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq, ditching conspicuous convoys in favor of motorcycles and planting their black flags on civilian homes, tribal sources and eyewitnesses say. Show More Summary

Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Chosen to Deliver Commencement Address At Goddard College

In a move that should be seen as a slap in the face to law enforcement officers, everywhere, the students of Goddard College in Vermont have selected convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to deliver the school’s Fall commencement address. Show More Summary

HABITAT LOSS: Pubic Lice Not Actually Going Extinct. Bah. Probably just feelgood propaganda from …

HABITAT LOSS: Pubic Lice Not Actually Going Extinct. Bah. Probably just feelgood propaganda from Big Wax.

Obamacare Is Just Like the Swiss Health System – minus all the good stuff

The similarities between the two systems are mostly superficial, both mandate people buy individual insurance. The differences, though, are huge. Obamacare is basically the Swiss system with all the important rules that make it work properly removed.

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC