By Joel Gehrke | 02/23/14 05:31 PM
Iran may be allowed to continue with a "small" uranium enrichment program under the terms of the final deal currently being negotiated, according to State Department undersecretary Wendy Sherman. "Whether, in fact, Iran will have a domestic enrichment program is part of the negotiations,"...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/21/14 02:06 PM
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is fat and lazy, "disrespects" his fellow justices and is a "disgraceful" presence on the high court, according to the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin. "As for Thomas, he is physically transformed from his infamous confirmation hearings, in 1991-- a great deal...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/20/14 04:29 PM
Ukraine Defense Minister Pavel Lebedev has refused to take multiple phone calls made personally by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Pentagon said Thursday.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/20/14 02:39 PM
A spokesman for President Obama couldn't identify a U.S. national security interest in Ukraine, emphasizing an American desire to support human rights rather than a "old Cold War" rivalry with Russia. "This is something that we're monitoring," White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/19/14 02:45 PM
Tea Party Senate candidate Bill Connor released the first ad attacking Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., of the Republican primary, highlighting the senator's praise for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a means of countering a Graham's effort to tout his investigation of the Benghazi...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/19/14 01:18 PM
Tea Party activists want to draft Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to run for president in 2016, but the first-term senator has a higher priority: establishing the Tea Party as a permanent force in American politics by rewriting the Republican policy playbook.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/18/14 06:09 PM
White House economist Jason Furman rejected the Congressional Budget Office's prediction that a minimum wage increase will cost 500,000 jobs as out of step with the economic consensus. "This is not a piece of original research into the impact of the minimum wage on employment," Furman told...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/18/14 05:45 PM
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., a 36-year Republican senator facing a primary challenge in 2014, denied that he is out of touch with voters but acknowledged that he "doesn't know a lot about" the Tea Party. "The Tea Party is something I don't really know a lot about," Cochran, who was elected...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/18/14 02:41 PM
President Obama's old campaign team at Organizing for Action sent an apparent recruiting email seeking volunteers to "walk up to a Repealer" and ask about Obamacare.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/18/14 02:23 PM
President Obama is willing to negotiate with the Taliban for the release of an Army soldier, his spokesman said when asked if the United States still has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/17/14 05:42 PM
President Obama's $763 billion stimulus was basically free, according to a White House report that said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was so successful that it paid for itself.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/17/14 05:33 PM
President Obama's economists celebrated the fifth anniversary of the 2009 stimulus Monday, even as a new Gallup survey finds that Americans see unemployment as the biggest problem facing the country.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/17/14 03:49 PM
In 1981, Billy Dillon was a 21-year-old baseball player hoping to get signed into the Detroit Tigers' farm system. His career was derailed when he was wrongfully convicted of murder. Upon incarceration, it took less than an hour after Dillon joined the rest of the inmates for a group of men to...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/16/14 09:29 PM
Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., offered a novel defense of President Obama's latest delay of the employer mandate: It's not really a delay, he argued, claiming that Obamacare doesn't specify when the provision should take effect. When Fox News' Chris Wallace noted that the law states that the...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/14/14 04:11 PM
A student at Swarthmore College thinks that in order to ensure that students are "hearing a diversity of opinion," the institution should "not be tolerating" the "conservative views" of a prominent alumnus. The student made the comment in reference to a recent discussion between two Princeton...
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