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Chris Christie Blames Sandy Aid Delay On Washington, D.C.

Chris Christie Blames Aid Delay

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blamed the delay in aid for Superstorm Sandy relief on Washington, D.C. Christie adds that he understands victims’ frustrations, but that his administration isn’t to blame for the delay. Sandy struck the Eastern seaboard a year ago, but much of the aid promised to the battered areas hasn’t been released…. Read more »

Sheldon Adelson Says The US Should Drop Nuclear Bomb On Iran

Sheldon Adelson Says Bomb Iran

American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who spent millions trying to unseat President Obama, is suggesting the US should drop a nuclear bomb on Iran as a warning. The controversial comments were made during a panel at Yeshiva University on Tuesday evening. Adelson said the US should make demands from a position of strength and not negotiate… Read more »

NC Republican Don Yelton Admits Voter ID Laws Intend To Suppress Vote

Justice Department Sues North Carolina Over Controversial Laws

North Carolina Republican Don Yelton was stunningly honest about the true intent of voter ID laws in his state and many others during a Daily Show appearance last night — confirming the claims of opponents who say the laws are actually a bid to suppress voters. GOP executive committee member Don Yelton dispensed with the… Read more »

Obamacare Signup Deadline May Be Delayed After All

obamacare delay

The Obama administration may have to delay the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act after all, according to a new MarketWatch report. Though the Obamacare mandate more or less went into effect weeks ago (web issues notwithstanding), it has been pretty well-established that Republicans in Congress want it pushed back yet again. It was… Read more »

What Did Jofi Joseph Tweet To Get Fired? [Mildly Offensive]

After House Democrats Arrested At Immigration Rally, White House Pressures GOP

The firing of Jofi Joseph, a national security official, for some “secret” and off-color tweets has been a scintillating Washington scandal — and after the news broke, everyone wanted to know exactly what it was that got Joseph axed from the White House’s National Security Council. Jofi Joseph was unmasked as “Twitter troll” @natsecwonk, and… Read more »

US Capitol Dome Getting $60 Million Renovation

US Capitol Dome Renovation Project

The US Capitol Dome is getting a $60 million renovation to address more than 1,300 cracks and deficiencies found recently. The dome was constructed of cast iron more than 150 years ago and hasn’t undergone a massive renovation since 1959-1960. The reconstruction is expected to take about two years and will require the dome to… Read more »

Rand Paul’s Son Cited For Underage Alcohol Possession

Rand Paul's son cited for underage drinking

The son of US Senator Rand Paul (R – Ky.) was cited for an underage drinking violation on Friday. William Hilton Paul, 20, the senator’s oldest son and the grandson of former Rep. (and presidential candidate) Ron Paul, is a full-time student at the University of Kentucky. The incident occurred at the Keeneland racetrack in… Read more »