IMG_6790-Version-2As preparations for war with Syria continue, the White House is quietly taking on another new enemy: the United Kingdom.

A revised menu posted this morning at the official White House cafeteria in the West Wing has replaced "English Muffins" with "Freedom Muffins" in response to the U.K.'s refusal to join U.S. military action against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.... Read More →

 

Dr.-Bashar-Al-AssadA few days ago shocking images flooded video screens around the world. Scenes of chaos and horror were broadcast to millions, traumatizing all who cast their gaze upon them. These pictures depicted a crime of the worst nature. A crime so despicable it has changed humanity forever: a woman expressed her sexuality on television.

I don't consider myself to be a prude. My country has long been a cosmopolitan nation with relatively liberal social customs. But what Miley Cyrus did on MTV this week was a moral outrage against the international community -- and those responsible must be punished.... Read More →

 

putinmanningThe Russian government took steps to cut off diplomatic ties to the United States today in retaliation for the conviction of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.

in a statement released to The Guardian, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said "We have reached a conclusion, in light of recent events, that the United States government does not respect the rights of its citizens or the right to due process for political dissidents.... Read More →

 

p051913ps-0466President Obama announced a plan today to forgive 100 percent of all federal student loans in the country.

In a speech in Scranton, PA the president told an assembled crowd that it was unfair to hold college graduates to promises they made as students and outlined his vision for ending all student loan payments by the end of the year.... Read More →

 

Rand-Paul-on-Fox-News-Hannity-ScreenshotSen. Rand Paul dramatically escalated his feud with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today by blasting his longtime wife in a highly personal attack.

In an interview with a local Louisville television station, the Kentucky libertarian unloaded on Mary Pat Christie, a well-regarded former bond trader and charity organizer.... Read More →

 

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U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker was escorted from a Senate building by police today after he prematurely attempted to move into his office, witnesses said.

Booker, who won a landslide victory in last week's Democratic Party primary for New Jersey's open Senate seat, reportedly began his move to Washington, D.C., despite still needing to win the general election in the fall.

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Tony_abbottAustralian Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott called his deputy Julie Bishop a "MILF" today during a press conference intended to apologize for past sexist remarks.

Abbott was leaving the studios of Radio 2SM this morning in Sydney when a group of reporters asked him if he was planning to retract his comments about Liberal candidate Fiona Scott, whom he recently described as "young, feisty, and has a bit of sex appeal."... Read More →

 

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Attorney General Eric Holder has received a massive boost in public popularity following his call for major changes in the U.S. criminal justice system in regards to the war on drugs.

Declaring that the system is broken in many ways, Holder this week suggested several changes for how federal prosecutors should handle drug cases, which included focusing on the most serious and violent offenders, delegating more cases to state and local courts and forgoing mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders in favor of sentences that match the crime.... Read More →

 

9267794-293196-1Convicted financial trader Fabrice Tourre has fled the United States and applied for political asylum in the Cayman Islands, local officials confirmed.

The former Goldman Sachs trader, who called himself Fabulous Fab, said he was the target of "a witch hunt" by the United States government and was "betrayed" for his role in a toxic-mortgage deal that cost investors about $1 billion, according to a statement released by Cayman Islands officials.... Read More →

 

800px-Robert_Mugabe,_12th_AU_Summit,_090202-N-0506A-187Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe blasted Nelson Mandela as a "coward" and "idiot" during a rally today to celebrate Mugabe's record seventh term in office following his victory in the country's disputed elections last week.

In one of his trademark fiery speeches, the 89-year-old Mugabe -- who has led the southern African country since 1980 -- claimed that he should be hailed as an African hero instead of Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon and former president of neighboring South Africa.... Read More →

 

o-AL-GORE-facebookFormer Vice President Al Gore claimed today that he created the social media service Twitter.

In an interview on The Today Show this morning, the former presidential candidate surprised host Matt Lauer with the shocking boast that he was one of four founders of the San Francisco-based site.... Read More →

 

Bob-Filner-ApologySan Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who is under fire for a sexual harassment scandal, has called on Anthony Weiner to drop out of the New York City mayoral race and attend therapy with him.

Filner told reporters today that he has reached out to Weiner with the invitation to join him at the same behavior counseling clinic where he plans to undergo two weeks of intensive therapy to change his behavior, following allegations that he sexually harassed at least seven women. Filner, 70, said he would return from therapy in mid-August as a better mayor and person.... Read More →