Apr 11, 2014 6:03pm

UN Rights Expert Calls Redskins Name ‘Hurtful’

A United Nations Expert on Human Rights has weighed in on the Washington Redskins name controversy, urging Redskins owner, Dan Synder to change the name of the team. James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous peoples, called the mascot a “hurtful… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 5:44pm

Obama on Birtherism: ‘Do You Remember That? That Was Some Crazy Stuff.’

Like the rest of us, President Obama apparently looks back on the height of birtherism with amused bewilderment. Addressing the 2014 national conference of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York City this afternoon, Obama delved into the subject of voting rights–a topic… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 4:31pm

Obama Tax Returns Show Income Has Plummeted Since 2009

During their time in the White House, the First Family’s adjusted gross income has decreased from a high of more than $5.5 million in 2009 to $481,000 this year — largely, it appears, due to the decline in proceeds from the sales of the president’s… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 3:01pm

Obama, Biden, Carter, Dole Team Up for Wounded Warriors

Caregivers of veterans and active servicemembers will benefit from new programs announced today by First Lady Michelle Obama along with former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Dr. Jill Biden, and former first lady Rosalynn Carter. “It’s going to take all of us working together to get you… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 12:59pm

Clinton, Bush and a Fast-Flying Shoe: Who Dodged It Best?

Someone threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas Thursday. Naturally, we felt compelled to compare that incident to President George W. Bush’s infamous shoe-dodging at the end of his presidency in December 2008, in Iraq. Because … why not? Here are some less-than-official… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 11:57am

One Last Glitch for Kathleen Sebelius: ‘A Page Is Missing’

One last snafu for Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the rocky rollout of the Obamacare website, healthcare.gov: The outgoing Health and Human Services secretary found herself missing a page from her farewell speech with President Obama in the Rose Garden today. Thanking the president and acknowledging… Read More »

By Erin Dooley

Apr 11, 2014 11:29am

10 Republicans Who Trolled Kathleen Sebelius on Twitter

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has become the face of the rocky Obamacare rollout. So when news of her upcoming resignation broke, Republican politicians, still actively trying to repeal the law Sebelius heralded, unleashed a slew of mocking tweets. I thank Secretary Sebelius… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 8:45am

Sebelius Steps Aside

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OUT WITH SEBELIUS, IN WITH BURWELL: Word began to leak out yesterday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down today. The president will nominate Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace… Read More »

Apr 10, 2014 9:05pm

Bill Clinton Looks to the Past at Fundraiser for Chelsea’s Mother-In-Law

Marjorie Margolies’ Congressional campaign got a boost from the Big Dog today. With the May 20 primary less than six weeks away, the race for Pennsylvania’s thirteenth district is still up for grabs. President Bill Clinton, whose daughter Chelsea is married to Margolies’ son Marc… Read More »

Apr 10, 2014 8:57pm

Scott Brown Announces New Senate Candidacy, Different State

Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts, made it official this evening jumping into the U.S. Senate race against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Brown is attempting to get back to Washington, but this time from neighboring New Hampshire. In his announcement speech, he noted the Granite… Read More »