Treasury Secretary: Debt Increase 'Not Open To Debate'
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday urged congressional leaders to raise the debt limit and insisted that the White House is not going to negotiate over the increase because lawmakers have "no choice."
Scandal-Tied IRS Official Leads ObamaCare Unit
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
NYT:Obama Administration Knew of IRS Scandal 5 Months Before Election
In no uncertain terms and with no hedging, The New York Times reports that the Obama Administration was aware of the fact that the IRS was targeting Tea Party groups as far back as June of 2012
Assad Launches More Chemical Weapons in Damascus
Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons-laced mortars in a Damascus neighborhood Saturday, injuring dozens, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed.
Times of Israel
Timeline of Obama Foreknowledge of IRS Scandal Continues to Slip
Obama continues to insist that he first became aware of his IRS targeting conservative groups a week ago Friday when the news first broke. This, despite the fact that his White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, had been informed of the probe on April 22
Lawmakers to Investigate EPA FOIA Scandal
Republican lawmakers are launching an investigation into claims that the Environmental Protection Agency, while giving preferential treatment to environmental groups, made it harder for conservative groups to obtain government records
Same-Sex Marriage Signed Into Law in France
France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples
Taxes on Some Wealthy French Top 100% of Income
More than 8,000 French households' tax bills topped 100 percent of their income last year, the business newspaper Les Echos reported on Saturday
Tea Party Leaders Vent Anger at IRS For Targeting Them
Tea Party leaders from around the country gathered in Washington Thursday to vent outrage at the Internal Revenue Service for targeting them and other conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt-status and threatened to sue the agency for damages
Student Rejected for Diversity Post Because He is “White”
A Northwestern University student was rejected for a “diversity and inclusion post” in student government because he is a white, heterosexual male
Pelosi: GOP ‘Makes So Much’ of Scandals Because Obama Is ‘Such a Great President’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Republicans are using scandals coming out of the White House to undermine Obama out of "fear," because he is “such a great president.”
Colorado Sheriffs Sue Over New State Gun Restrictions
Colorado sheriffs upset with gun restrictions adopted in the aftermath of last year's mass shootings filed a federal lawsuit Friday, challenging the regulations as unconstitutional.
Obamas Plan Another Star-Studded White House Party
The Obamas announced today that they will be hosting another “Performance at the White House” event on May 28 to honor American singer and songwriter Carole King: As part of their “In Performance at the White House” series
Good Morning America Spends 325 Seconds On PowerBall, Zero On IRS Scandal
Bianna Golodryga opened today's Good Morning America by announcing that it was "a very busy Saturday morning." So busy, in fact, that GMA couldn't spare one second in its first half-hour for the IRS scandal
5 More Religious Groups Say They Were Targeted by IRS
Five more religious organizations said this week that they have been targeted for special scrutiny of their tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.
Second Appeals Court Invalidates Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments
A second appeals court has joined the D.C. Circuit in ruling that President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional
Pope Francis Urges Global Leaders to End 'Tyranny' of Money
Pope Francis has called on world leaders to put an end to the "cult of money" He said free-market capitalism had created a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods
Police Department Turns to Citizens for Ammo
As the "Great Ammunition Shortage" continues, police departments across the country are struggling to supply their arsenals. One police chief turned to the community for help, and citizens stepped up.
Town Sued for Requiring Residents to Own Guns
The tiny town of Nelson, Georgia, is facing a court battle after passing a law that requires all households to own a gun and ammunition.
John Edwards Reactivates Law License, Books Speaking Gig
Former presidential contender John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law and is setting out on the speaking circuit
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First Lady Expands Anti-Obesity Campaign to Museums
First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus.
Bacon Restaurant Forced to Close
A popular San Francisco restaurant called Bacon Bacon must shut its doors Friday after failed negotiations with neighbors who complained about the smell of bacon
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 48%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 48% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of Obama's job performance. 50% at least somewhat disapprove.
Janet Jackson to Convert to Islam, Move to Middle East
Janet Jackson is reportedly ready to settle down away from the spotlight with claims that she is retiring from music and converting to Islam for her new husband Wissam Al Mana
Axelrod: Government ‘So Vast,‘ Obama Can't Know About Wrongdoing
The government is simply too big for President Obama to keep track of all the wrongdoing taking place on his watch, his former senior adviser, David Axelrod, told MSNBC
Digital Multitasking Making Us Dumber
In the digital age up-to-the-minute updates are a click and a touch away. But a new study says all of our gadgets and all of this multitasking aren't necessarily good -- and may actually be making us dumber
Documentary 'Hating Breitbart' Hits Theaters Nationwide
An explosive, feature-length documentary hitting an expanded roster of theaters nationwide on May 17 offers a captivating look at the larger-than-life personality of the late Andrew Breitbart
Map Shows World's ‘Most Racist’ Countries
An international poll has revealed the world’s least tolerant countries—with Hong Kong at the top of the list and Britain near the bottom.
Low Information Voters
Gallup: Americans' Attention to IRS, Benghazi Stories Below Average
Slim majorities of Americans are very or somewhat closely following the situations involving the Internal Revenue Service (54%) and the congressional hearings on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and its aftermath (53%)
Strong Men More Likely to Have Right-Wing Views
Men with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views.
2013 Best & Worst States for Business State Rankings
In its ninth annual survey of CEO opinion about the best and worst states in which to do business, 736 CEOs—the highest response on record—rendered their verdict
10% of Facebook Users Are Not Human
Facebook now has one billion users - but ten per cent of them are not human, according to new research.
Bill Gates Retakes World’s Richest Title From Carlos Slim
Bill Gates is once again the world’s richest person. He recaptured the title from Mexican investor Carlos Slim yesterday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as the software maker hit a five-year high
Topless Bea Arthur Painting Sells for $1.9M
No, Bea Arthur never sat for a topless painting. But that didn't stop artist John Currin from conjuring one up in his imagination in 1991, and last night it sold for $1.9 million at Christie's
Navy SEAL Auctions Knife From bin Laden Raid
A prized piece of Navy SEAL memorabilia is being auctioned to benefit Special Operation Forces and their families.
Two Bald Eagles in Air Battle Crash-Land at Airport
There was a crash landing Sunday at the Duluth International Airport, but it didn’t involve airplanes. Rather, it was two bald eagles, which were fighting in midair when they locked talons
Stewart Destroys Obama Over IRS Scandal
Jon Stewart mercilessly tore into the Obama administration last night over the revelation that the Internal Revenue Service specifically targeted Tea Party groups for scrutiny
Rod Stewart: Steroid 'Addiction' Shrank My Manhood
The 68-year-old rocker revealed that while some guys have all the luck — he certainly didn’t after continual steroid use shrank his... Maggie May.
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