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Nancy Pelosi Won’t Be Speaker Again

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has announced that she will not be Speaker of the House again. However the 73-year-old says she will run again for her seat.In an interview published Friday in the National Journal, an inside-Washington magazine, Pelosi …

Tulsi Gabbard: Hawaiian Congresswoman Threatened

CNN had a downright freaky story this morning, with a man from Tijuana arrested for vowing to “behead” freshman congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Aniruddha Sherbow was arrested by officers working in conjunction with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the …

Colorado Marijuana Law: Feds Won’t Block It!
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A Colorado CBS local affiliate reported that the Obama administration has announced that it will not sue states like Washington and Colorado for violating federal law, although it “reserves the right” to sue them later if it wants. The Denver …

Russia Warns U.S. of Fallout if Syria is Struck
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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov spoke to reporters in Moscow today about the United States’ potential counter-strike against Syria in the wake of allegations of chemical weapons use on a Syrian suburb. Bloomberg has Lavrov using the words “slippery slope” …

Rush Limbaugh Signs New Deal With Cumulus
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Those who lean to the right politically will be happy to know that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh just signed a new deal with Cumulus. Limbaugh announced on his Friday show that he signed a three-year deal with …

War in Syria: Nation Suffers 3-Way Divide

After over two years of intense infighting, the nation formerly known as the Syrian Arab Republic has virtually ceased to exist. #Syria's war splits nation into 3 distinct regions (from @AP) http://t.co/1FdUpl9lrX — zeina karam (@zkaram) August 4, 2013 The …

Reddit Gets New Default Subreddits, Boots r/atheism & r/politics Reddit Gets New Default Subreddits, Boots r/atheism & r/politics

Reddit has just announced that they are changing up the default subreddits – the ones you see on the front page when you’re logged out or if you’ve never taken the time to customize your own list. It’s been nearly …

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
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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
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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

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

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 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
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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 …