By Jilian Fama

Mar 25, 2013 4:12pm

Super Bowl Champ Interning for Rep. Cummings

Torrey Smith is a man of many hats, or maybe helmets. Not only is he a star wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens and a new Super Bowl champion, he is also an intern for Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. That’s right, an intern. Smith is… Read More »

Mar 24, 2013 8:20pm

On Gay Marriage, Public Leads Elected Leaders

ANALYSIS By RICK KLEIN @rickklein In the fast-moving politics of gay marriage, the nation’s political class is trailing the public — and it’s getting hard to keep up. Karl Rove is just the latest major political figure to recognize that fact. On ABC’s “This Week… Read More »

By Jilian Fama

Mar 6, 2013 11:12am

Ashley Judd Weighs Senate Bid as McConnell Does Harlem Shake

Actress Ashley Judd is “seriously considering” running for Senate, according to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. Beshear, a Democrat, spoke with Judd on the phone last week about her potential Senate bid which would pit her again Republican rival and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “I… Read More »

Mar 4, 2013 7:43pm

Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Official Government Portraits

David Kerley, Jennifer Abbey, and Betsy Klein contributed to this report: Long before cameras were invented, our founding fathers kept their images alive with painted portraits. Paintings of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson are part of American history. But what began as official documentation… Read More »

Mar 3, 2013 8:48pm

Budget Fight Becomes President Obama’s Big Gamble

ANALYSIS WASHINGTON — President Obama’s budget gamble has only gotten bigger, even as Washington’s response to the self-inflicted crisis has gotten smaller. Now that the sequester has gone into effect — bringing on the spending cuts Obama once guaranteed would never happen — the president… Read More »

By Jilian Fama

Feb 26, 2013 4:55pm

Jeopardy! Hosts ‘A Binder Full of Women’ Category

I’ll take “A Binder Full of Women” for $600, Alex. That was the actual category on the Jeopardy! board on Monday evening as the game show resurrected one of the most memorable meme’s of the 2012 election cycle: Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney’s comment made… Read More »

By Jilian Fama

Feb 25, 2013 3:06pm

Michelle Obama’s Image Altered By Iranian News Agency

A semi-official Iranian news agency called Fars altered an image of Michelle Obama at the Academy Awards to appeal to their more conservative readers. An image was Photoshopped to show Mrs. Obama with covered shoulders and chest– a stark contrast from the sleeveless silver gown that she was… Read More »

By Jilian Fama

Feb 25, 2013 9:16am

Michelle Obama Names ‘Best Picture’ in Surprise Oscars Appearance

The first lady named the Best Picture winner Sunday night.  Michelle Obama announced the big award in a surprise appearance live from the White House at Sunday’s Academy Awards, naming Hollywood hit “Argo” as Best Picture of the year. “Argo,” which was directed by Hollywood… Read More »

Feb 23, 2013 3:45pm

The 7 Best Political Movies You Haven’t Seen

Make the myth, break the myth, or explain the myth — these are the ways Hollywood takes on politics in film. This year, three movies, each with a different approach, but all steeped in the politics of their day, have a chance to win the… Read More »

Feb 23, 2013 1:03pm

First Lady Michelle Obama Busts a Move in ‘Evolution of Mom Dancing’

Michelle Obama showed off her dance prowess last night with a satirical rendition of the “Evolution of Mom Dancing.” Appearing alongside late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon, who himself was dressed as a woman, the two went through awkward attempts at boogie moves through the ages,… Read More »