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Blocked Live Grenade: Hero to Receive Medal of Honor

An Afghanistan war veteran, who threw himself between a live grenade and a fellow Marine, will receive the medal of honor from President Barack Obama next month. Retired Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will become the tenth recipient of the award …

Obama Slur Forces Police Commissioner To Resign

A police commissioner of a New Hampshire town has resigned after admitting to using a racial slur to describe President Obama. 82-year-old Robert Copeland announced his resignation on Sunday, according to the Board of Selectmen Chair Linda Murray. “The town …

Narendra Modi To Be Next PM Of India After Violent And “Cool” Elections, Exit Polls Show

Four major exit polls have pegged Narendra Modi to be the next prime minister of India. The campaign has been a lengthy one. Reuters reported that Indian elections are a five week process, in which security forces visit 815 million …

North Korea’s State Owned News: “Obama is a monkey”

Propaganda is usually more eloquent, combined with images of gallantry and false promises through meaningless slogans; a rhetoric that allows for no free thought or discussion – ‘you’re either with us or against us.’ North Korea spares no elegance when …

Christiano Ronaldo on TIME’s ‘Most Influential’ List

FIFA soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is featured this year in TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and joins other influentials like Pope Francis, Barack Obama and pop icon Beyoncé on this year’s list. There were only five …

Obama: Clemency Guidelines Must be Expanded

On Monday, Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder released a video in which he called for the expansion of clemency criteria for nonviolent drug offenders. If the clemency guidelines are expanded, it could lead to reduced sentences for …

Kathleen Sebelius Says She Told Obama Staying “Wasn’t an Option”

Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned last week as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that she made the decision to leave and told President Barack Obama last month that staying “wasn’t an option.” …

Sophie Okonedo Shines In Broadway’s “Raisin In The Sun”

Sophie Okonedo is stunning in her Broadway debut of “A Raisin In The Sun” opposite Denzel Washington. The British born actress, best known for her role in Hotel Rwanda, stars as Ruth, Walter’s (Washington) distressed, but strong, wife. A review …

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Secretary of Health

Kathleen Sebelius will resign from her post as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, President Obama will announce today, the White House said. Sebelius, 65, will step down just after enrollment in President’s Obama healthcare program …

Fort Hood Shooting Leaves 4 Dead; Gunman Sought Mental Help

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, leaving four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 people wounded. The soldier, identified as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez, turned the gun on himself and …

Michigan Minimum Wage Increase Praised by Obama

President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and praised the state’s ongoing effort to raise minimum wage. Obama addressed a crowd of about 1,400 that included many students. He called for support in …

Fort Hood Shooting Not Linked to Terrorism

A senior Department of Homeland Security spokesperson has stated that the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas was a “soldier on soldier” incident, and that no links to terrorism have yet been suspected. The Homeland Security …

Jack Lew Resting at Home After Surgery

United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is resting comfortably after undergoing prostate surgery in New York. The surgery had been planned for Tuesday as an outpatient procedure, though Lew developed a low-grade fever and was kept overnight for …

Affordable Care Act Deadline Nears, Obama Urges People to Enroll

President Obama marked four years on Sunday since he signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, and urged people to enroll in the program as the March 31 deadline approaches. The president celebrated the law’s anniversary …

Jimmy Carter Thwarts NSA, Uses Post Office

Jimmy Carter, in an interview for NBC’s Meet the Press, says he uses snail mail when communicating with foreign leaders. He is pretty sure that the NSA is spying on him, a fear that is not unfounded, according to Fox …

President Obama Reveals His Picks For The Final Four

It’s March Madness time again, and like no president before him had done, President Obama has taken the time to publicly fill out an NCAA March Madness bracket, letting everyone know what his final four picks will be. He has …

President Obama Interviewed On ‘Between Two Ferns’

Okay. Between Two Ferns is a deadpan internet comedy series hosted on video website Funny or Die starring comedian Zach Galifianakis as a talk show host who invites various celebrities to sit down (literally, between two ferns) for an interview on …

Zach Galifianakis Interviews Barack Obama In Latest Episode Of “Between Two Ferns”

The episodes of Between Two Ferns seem to get better with each installment, and with the latest episode, Zach Galifianakis hosted President Barack Obama. The show is a short internet comedy series that utilizes Galifinakis’ hilarious antics as he interviews …

Obama Misspells “Respect” in Aretha Franklin Tribute

Every president makes his share of flubs, and President Barack Obama is no exception. During the Women of Soul tribute at the White House on Thursday night, Obama delivered a speech and acknowledged Aretha Franklin. During the speech, he tried …

Yoweri Museveni, President Of Uganda, Signs Harsh Anti-Gay Bill

As the support for the gay community is continually rising in the United States, things just seem to get worse for the people of Uganda. The president has been criticized for his anti-gay actions in the past, and continues to …

Francois Hollande Attends Lavish State Dinner Solo
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Francois Hollande, French President and rumored philanderer, attended Tuesday night’s state dinner with the Obamas all by himself shortly after a very public scandal and break up with his first lady. The French President and the Obamas enjoyed an impressive …