In a bid to get young people to sign up for health care, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president in U.S. history to appear on "Between Two Ferns," Funny or Die's intentionally awkward interview show hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis.
In the latest installment on fulfilling his pledge to “close the income gap,” President Obama Thursday will act to increase workers’ pay by rewriting labor regulations so that millions more will qualify for overtime pay. The move, which was announced via the... -
The Wall Street Journal's political coverage team will discuss how President Obama's low job approval rating in the latest WSJ/NBC News poll will impact this year's midterm elections and more.
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WASHINGTON — Most Americans support increasing the federal minimum wage, a top priority of President Obama, but not if it would cost the economy jobs, according to a new national poll.
The Acting President of the Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, has stated that the Ukraine would not use military force to try and block Crimean secession. The ostensible reason? Doing so “would expose the eastern border and Ukraine would not be protected.” Well, duh. Ya think? As one might expect, Turchynov also cast aspersions on the upcoming […]
President Obama, flexing his executive authority once again, plans to order the Labor Department to expand overtime pay requirements to include millions more workers – in a move likely to rankle the business community.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek to increase the number of people who earn overtime pay by updating regulations that exempt broad swaths of supervisors, managers and office workers from making overtime, a White House official sai...
1. Between Two Ferns and a Big Fat Fail My takeaways from President Obama's appearance with Zack Galifi-what's-his-name on Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns" had nothing to do with the dignity of the office or anything like that. I thought Obama did fine. Show More Summary
Hot-rod cartoonist dies at age 93. Algerian cartoonist acquitted of insulting president! Ted Adams talks IDW! Neal Adams on his "Ra’s al Ghul Saga" covers! Plus more!
Strobe Talbott is president of the Brookings Institution and chairman of the State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy Board. Deputy secretary of state in the 1990s, he was President Bill Clinton's point man on the former Soviet Union. Show More Summary
Under current guidelines, most people earning more than $455/week (about $24K/year) are ineligible for overtime pay, but multiple news reports claim that President Obama is set to issue an executive order that would increase the number...Show More Summary
…Historical item: Two months ago, Dianne Feinstein used her position on the Senate Intelligence Committee to enable passage of Bush’s FISA amendments, granting the President vast new warrantless surveillance powers. Last month, Feinstein...Show More Summary
Throwing financial aid at Ukraine will not help solve its problems and might make matters worse, two economists writes.
Yesterday President Obama added 1,655 acres of the Mendocino coast to the California Coastal National Monument. My family regularly visited Mendocino when I was a child and I remember it with great fondness. Chances are that even if you’ve never been, you’re familiar with it too: Mendocino has a long history of standing in for New [...]
Mason Morfit, the president of activist shareholder ValueAct Capital, is officially now a member of Microsoft's board of directors.
The Mexican population is not with Peña Nieto or the political class. Even the polls, which are generally most sympathetic to the president, accept that no one supports Peña Nieto. The political class seems to think it’s just because the economy hasn’t grown, but it goes far beyond that. Mexicans...
Under a special section dedicated to China’s on-going National People’s Congress, iFeng.com, a pro-Beijing TV broadcaster based in Hong Kong, featured series of Chinese president Xi Jinping cartoons. The cartoons are about Xi meeting with ordinary people. Some stories in the cartoon are based on real events. Offbeat China has translated the...
Deborah Hersman, the chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board, is leaving to become the president and CEO of the National Safety Council.