Obamacare Fixed, Mostly

By |November 30th, 2013|

President Barack Obama holds an Affordable Care Act meeting with health insurance company CEOs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) "I continue to believe, and [I am] absolutely convinced, that at the end of the day, people are going to look [...]

Photo of the Day: White House Christmas Tree Delivered to the Blue Room

By |November 29th, 2013|

US Park Service personnel position the White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room this afternoon. [via Pete Souza on Twitter] THE MINUTE Thanksgiving is over we start anticipating our Christmas tree. Christmastime is big in our house! It's just such a fun time of year, though when I first met Mark he [...]

A Brit’s View: Black Friday Hits the UK

By |November 29th, 2013|

It appears Black Friday has gone viral. I know this because my mum/dad told me (both told me, but I can't remember which one said it first). There I was offering to buy up any electrical bargains they wanted, at a cheaper price, before a scheduled visit next month, only to be told they have [...]

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Black Friday: Does Anything Beat the Kindle Fire HDX for Price & Punch?

By |November 29th, 2013|

What can beat the Kindle Fire HDX for bang for the buck? Depends on what you're using it for and whether you prefer a keyboard, which is why the Nokia Lumia 2520 is getting the buzz. WHAT TECH gizmo will you buy this Christmas? I'm certainly not an technical expert, except where it [...]

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NSA as Peeping Tom: Spying on Porn Habits to Discredit “Radicalizers”

By |November 27th, 2013|

THE NSA will have Thanksgiving off, because it's the slowest day of the year for internet porn providers. People's peeping habits plummet on turkey day. Blame the relatives. I can relate to this NSA spying story in a big way, because of the work I did in the trenches on relationships, sex and dating that [...]

Thanksgiving, the Pope, Some Good News for Obama, Bad News for Liz Cheney

By |November 27th, 2013|

Thanksgiving is here and there are plenty of turkeys that aren't on the table! Americans back a newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran by a 2-to-1 margin and are very wary of the United States resorting to military action against Tehran even if the historic diplomatic effort falls through, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed [...]

Media Earthquake: Alec Baldwin Fired, Lara Logan on Leave, Katie to Yahoo

By |November 27th, 2013|

Alec Baldwin fired by MSNBC after gay slur ignites furor. Lara Logan of "60 Minutes" on leave after disgraceful Benghazi embarrassment. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, gets Katie Couric. "The decision has been made. He's gone. The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building." [New York Post, Page [...]

One Year to 2014 Midterms, Democrats Lose Edge

By |November 26th, 2013|

Heading into Thanksgiving weekend, one year from the 2014 midterms, Democrats lose edge over Republicans, and it's no secret why. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Democrats a month ago held a 50%-42% advantage among registered voters in a generic ballot, which asked respondents to choose between a Democrat or Republican in [...]

A Brit’s View: Plebgate Wraps Up, One Officer Charged

By |November 26th, 2013|

More than a year after a seemingly innocuous incident at the gates of Downing Street the fallout continues. The tables have certain turned on this one, although still not quite enough to exonerate former chief whip Andrew Mitchell of calling a police officer a 'pleb'. After initially being Mitchell's fault, then possibly being Mitchell's fault, only [...]

No Daylight Between Hillary and Obama on Iran

By |November 26th, 2013|

On Iran, Secretary Hillary Clinton telegraphed where President Obama would lead the country in a BBC interview in 2010, showing no daylight on Iran diplomacy at all. "The Iran deal and our allies: You can't spell abandonment without OBAMA." - Ari Fleischer OH, THOSE once upon a time water's edge Republicans, trying to [...]