Top Aide Says Christie Knew of GWB Closures, Governor Denies It

By |January 31st, 2014|

New allegations against Christie, as the scandal deepens. photo composite: CBS "I don't think there's any coming back," John Podesta, counselor to Obama, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television's "Political Capital with Al Hunt" airing this weekend. [Bloomberg] THE ATTORNEY of Former Port Authority official David Wildstein has released a letter making [...]

Coburn and King Look to Strip NFL of Tax-Exempt Status

By |January 31st, 2014|

Time to strip NFL of its tax-exempt status. WHY IN the world should the NFL still have tax-exempt status? It shouldn't and two senators are working to do something about it. With all eyes on the Super Bowl this Sunday, it's a perfect time to make this play. As Chuck Todd mentioned this [...]

Amanda Knox Extorted Sex Confession Leads to Retrial Guilty Verdict in Italy [Video]

By |January 31st, 2014|

There will be no extradition for Amanda Knox, who was found guilty again by an Italian court. Amanda Knox on GMA To prosecutor Mignini -- an orgy that led to a satanic killing. [Amanda Knox: The Untold Story, 48 Hours] AMANDA KNOX is being pulled under again. Her coerced confession continuing to haunt [...]

Republicans Want to Work with Obama? Jon Stewart Calls “Bulls*@t!” [Video]

By |January 31st, 2014|

Republicans want to work with President Obama? Bulls#@t! [photo via Jon Stewart and The Daily Show] THE WEEK was filled with political jockeying, as the 2014 midterm strategies of Democrats and Republicans roll out. The most hilarious part of it was hearing Republicans say, after President Obama's State of the Union, that they'd [...]

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House Leadership Offers Immigration Legalization, Tea Party GOP Says #NoAmnesty

By |January 31st, 2014|

House Republican leadership offers legalization, but no citizenship path for adults. ...by finding grievous fault with any workable"”much less politically feasible"”approach for dealing with the undocumented, they are actually fighting to ensure nothing replaces deportations and self-deportations as the de facto policy, particularly in a future Republican administration that owes nothing to Hispanic [...]

MSNBC Screws Up Again, This Time It’s a Super Bowl Ad Tweet

By |January 31st, 2014|

A Cheerios Super Bowl ad of a bi-racial couple called "Gracie" starts a furor after an MSNBC tweet. The full tweet, sent at 8:06 p.m. from the MSNBC Twitter account, read: "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/biracial family." [Hollywood Reporter] THURSDAY [...]

Legendary Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman to Retire

By |January 30th, 2014|

Rep. Henry Waxman to retire at the end of 2014. THE GUY is a legend in Los Angeles, where I lived for almost 18 years and he was my congressman, one of the truly great legislators to ever walk the halls of the Capitol. Nobody was a stronger force for the Affordability Care [...]

Hillary’s Brit Hume Problem

By |January 30th, 2014|

Brit Hume talked about our "feminized" culture, inadvertently foreshadowing Hillary's biggest challenge against her Republican challenger, who'll undoubtedly see everything through a Mad Men haze. "I would have to say that in this sort of feminized atmosphere in which we exist today, guys who are masculine and muscular like that in their private [...]

Atlanta, Lost City in a Minor Snow Storm

By |January 30th, 2014|

Atlanta is a tale of an unprepared state whose leaders didn't listen to forecasts, citizens who still rely on 1950s transportation, and voters who refused to invest in expanding infrastructure. As a Walking Dead fan, I appreciate all those jokes on social media, but as an Atlantan, I'm concerned that this storm revealed [...]

Madonna and Miley, Baritones on the Prairie

By |January 30th, 2014|

Madonna and Miley Cyrus together on MTV. [h/t Defamer/Gawker] TWO TALENTED women like Madonna and Miley Cyrus performing together on MTV should make some serious noise. This is just... bad, poorly thought out and looks thrown together, which produces a predictable outcome. Madonna is a pioneering icon, and even when I don't like [...]