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Republicans Hammer Obama For Revenue Promise From Last Year

Republicans took advantage of a 2011 video of Obama Wednesday noting there was a time when the President thought obtaining $1.2 trillion in revenue without raising taxes was possible. Source:...

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Creeping Optimism In Fiscal Cliff Standoff

Lawmakers from both parties say they think a deal will come before the end of the year. “The decisions we have to make are not intellectually demanding, they just take political courage,” Corker says....

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Paul Ryan Hints At A Run For President In 2016

“Losing…can prepare the way for great victories.” Image by Mary Altaffer, File / AP WASHINGTON — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan hinted at a potential run for the Oval Office in 2016...

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Senate Democrats: Republicans Won't Put Up A Fight On Debt Ceiling

“I think they learned their lesson with the debt ceiling,” Schumer says. Image by Alex Wong / Getty Images WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators predicted Wednesday that Republicans won't push...

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Watch Obama Tweet

He seems to be enjoying himself. Source: youtube.com

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House Speaker Denies "Purging" Conservatives

Members got demoted for breaking ranks, Boehner says. A leak from the Sea of Galilee. Image by Alex Wong / Getty Images WASHINGTON — Some Tea Party–friendly Republicans complained this week that they...

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The New Syria Has A Passport Stamp

As the Syrian rebels have secured border checkpoints from the government, they're stamping passports: “New Syria.” Source: @jenanmoussa The few people trying to get in and out of Syria right now can...

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Syria Military Prepares Chemical Weapons, American Officials Say

Military awaiting Assad's orders to attack rebels. Syrians try to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar after an air strike Dec. 3, 2012. Image...

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Senate Majority Leader Likens Republicans To The New York Jets

John Boehner is Rex Ryan, Harry Reid says. Source: youtube.com

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Conservative Firebrand Jim DeMint Bolts Senate To Lead Heritage Foundation

Longtime conservative agitator may now be bigger problem for Republican leaders on the outside. U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) speaks during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, June...

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Group Asks Supreme Court To Hear Nevada Marriage Case

Coalition opposed to marriage equality asks Supreme Court to resolve whether the U.S. Constitution “requires Nevada to change its definition of marriage from the union of a man and a woman to the...

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Clinton Donor Produced Tribute That Prompted 2016 Chatter

The film was solicited and funded privately by Haim Saban without Secretary Clinton's knowledge. Director Richard Kaufman says it had nothing to do with 2016. View Video › The short film honored...

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Syrian Toddlers Brandish Machine Guns In Rebel Video

A group of little boys hold “Free Syrian Army” flags and guns bigger than they are. A video from Syria on YouTube shows little boys, all of whom appear to be under the age of 5 or 6, holding big guns...

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Medical Marijuana Advocate On CNN: "I'm 4-5 Times Legal Pot Limit Now"

High on cable. Cannabis Action Coalition's Steve Sarich opposes a Washington State law against driving while stoned. Via: cnn.com

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Nancy Pelosi Is Glad To See Jim Demint Go

The House minority leader blames DeMint after Senate Republicans block disabilities treaty. “Anyone who's a party to that, I wish them well wherever they are going,” Pelosi says. Image by Alex Wong /...

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Mormon Church: Sexuality Is Not A Choice

With a new website reaching out to gays, the church makes its most definitive statement yet that people don't choose to be gay. Gay “lifestyle,” it says, is still a sin, though. A screenshot from...

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Iran State TV Questions Queen Elizabeth's Legitimacy

An inexplicable article on the Iranian state television website. “But the entire royal family is decidedly German.” Is Queen Elizabeth II the legitimate monarch of the United Kingdom? In an article...

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White House Rules Out 14th Amendment Option To Go Around Debt Ceiling

White House says Congress must act. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney gestures as he briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Image by Charles Dharapak / AP...

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Jim DeMint, Leaving The Senate, Can Use The Money

The South Carolina Senator is one of the few non-millionaires in the millionaire's club, with two 30-year mortgages listed totaling between $350,000 and $750,000 in debt and has almost no other...

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Marco Rubio Says Homosexuality Is A Sin — But Not In A Judgmental Way

The Florida senator says his faith informs him as a policymaker, but said “not as a way to pass judgment on people.” Can the Republican Party square the circle? Sen. Marco Rubio is being eyed as a...

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