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Congressman Reviews Jay-Z’s New Album on Twitter Congressman Reviews Jay-Z’s New Album on Twitter

On Twitter, Florida Republican Congressman Trey Radel describes himself as a “husband, father, entrepreneur, champion of conservative causes.” Maybe he should add “aspiring hip hop head” to the list. For the past couple of hours, in a series of tweets, …

Obamacare Could Cause People to Stop Working, Say Economists Obamacare Could Cause People to Stop Working, Say Economists
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Major portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as “Obamacare,” are set to go into effect starting next year. The effects of the legislation will be felt throughout the U.S. healthcare industry for years to come, …

Josh Duggar Hired by Conservative Christian Lobbying Group Josh Duggar Hired by Conservative Christian Lobbying Group
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Last week, Josh and Anna Duggar announced the birth of their third child, Marcus Anthony Duggar. Josh is the oldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the heads of the massive family depicted in the TLC reality show 19 …

Hasan Rowhani To Replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad As Iran’s President Hasan Rowhani To Replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad As Iran’s President
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Hasan Rowhani has won his election bid and will replace Mahmoud Amadinejad as president of Iran. Rowhani, a cleric backed by reformist groups within Iran, won the election with over 50% of the popular vote, thus precluding a two-man runoff, …

Hillary Clinton Is Now on Twitter Hillary Clinton Is Now on Twitter
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally joined Twitter, and she’s done it in a pretty awesome way. “Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling …

Mark Zuckerberg to Host Fundraiser for Senate Hopeful Cory Booker Mark Zuckerberg to Host Fundraiser for Senate Hopeful Cory Booker

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is once again inserting himself into the New Jersey political scene – but this time it’s on the completely opposite side of the aisle. Bloomberg reports that Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan will soon host …

Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008, Say Officials Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008, Say Officials
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In 2009, President Obama admitted that his campaign’s infrastructure had fallen victim to a hacking attack. He said that hackers had gained access to some emails, various campaign files, and policy position papers. But he didn’t attach any foreign entity …

FBI Raid Hits California State Senator Ron Calderon FBI Raid Hits California State Senator Ron Calderon

The FBI on Tuesday raided the offices of California State Senator Ron Calderon. According to a Los Angeles Times report, the 90-minute search is connected to an investigation into the Latino Legislative Caucus. Calderon, the democratic senator representing California’s 30th …

Facebook Engineering Head Andy Barkett Tapped as New CTO of the Republican National Committee Facebook Engineering Head Andy Barkett Tapped as New CTO of the Republican National Committee

A senior engineer at Facebook has been tapped to lead the Republican National Committee’s new focus on technology and the “digital divide” that some feel contributed to Mitt Romney’s recent loss to President Obama in the 2012 election. Andy Barkett, …

State Senator’s Wife Gives Stern Facebook Warning to Women Asking Him to ‘Explore’ Online State Senator’s Wife Gives Stern Facebook Warning to Women Asking Him to ‘Explore’ Online

Alabama State Senator Shadrack McGill’s wife isn’t too pleased about recent attempts from women to get her husband to participate in some extracurricular activities. Heather McGill has posted an impassioned Facebook warning to women who are sending emails to her …

Boston Fire Chief Resigns in Wake of Bombing Boston Fire Chief Resigns in Wake of Bombing

Boston Fire Department Chief Steve Abraira resigned this week. He will be stepping down on June 7, with Chief of Operations John Hasson selected to become acting Chief. Abraira was named chief less than two years ago, in December of …

Michael Steele Could Run For Governor of Maryland Michael Steele Could Run For Governor of Maryland
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Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is giving serious consideration to running for governor of Maryland. Last week, Steele called in for an interview with radio station WMAL, telling the hosts that he and his staff are currently running …

Political Economist Mark Blyth Talks At Google Political Economist Mark Blyth Talks At Google

Political economist Mark Blyth recently gave an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made publicly available via YouTube. Blyth is the author of Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century; editor of The Routledge Handbook …

Obamacare Starts Next Year, Opposed by Over Half of Americans Obamacare Starts Next Year, Opposed by Over Half of Americans
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Major segments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – known colloquially as “Obamacare” – are set to go into effect by January 1, 2014. Programs such as health insurance exchanges; insurer prohibitions against pre-existing medical condition discrimination and …

Michele Bachmann Retiring from Congress, Announces Via YouTube Michele Bachmann Retiring from Congress, Announces Via YouTube
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Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann will not seek a fifth term in Congress representing the state’s 6th district, as she made an official announcement in YouTube video. “After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided next year, I …

Obama Forgot to Salute, Apologized to Soldier Obama Forgot to Salute, Apologized to Soldier
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President Barack Obama has certainly had a lot on his mind recently. House Republicans have recently been holding hearings on the Benghazi attacks, while two new scandals have rocked the current administration. One involves the IRS targeting new tax-exempt Tea …

Jon Stewart, Bill O’Reilly Talk Fox News, IRS, and More Jon Stewart, Bill O’Reilly Talk Fox News, IRS, and More

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday night to promote his new book, and the two provided the usual amicable but combative sparring we expect from any O’Reilly-Stewart meeting. The two …

Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray Resigning Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray Resigning

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray today announced that he will be resigning his position in government. Murray has been the state’s lieutenant governor since 2007. Before that, he served as the Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts. Murray announced his resignation today …

Anthony Weiner Announces Mayoral Run with YouTube Video Anthony Weiner Announces Mayoral Run with YouTube Video
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Last month, as rumors swirled of a possible run for New York City mayor, former congressman Anthony Weiner rejoined Twitter – the service the led to his downfall back in 2011. He began tweeting out links to a 20-page roadmap …

Bill: Hillary 2016 Speculation a Waste of Time Bill: Hillary 2016 Speculation a Waste of Time
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Though President Barack Obama easily won two presidential elections, it doesn’t mean he coasted into the White House. Perhaps his biggest political challenge came before he ran for president in 2008, when he fought Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination …

Otis Bowen Dies In Indiana Nursing home Otis Bowen Dies In Indiana Nursing home
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Former Indiana Governor Otis Bowen, sometimes known as “Doc,” died in a nursing home in Donaldson, Indiana at the age of 95 from unspecified causes. As Governor, Bowen served for two terms, from 1973 to 1981. He also served as …