Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places (via AFP) Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban e-cigarette use in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including work places, restaurants and bars. The LA City Council agreed by 14-0 to outlaw their use in indoor workplaces, outdoor dining…
Oh, he’s sorry about your healthcare all right…he’s umm, really sorry you’re upset, you know. As if he didn’t realize what was going to happen all along….he’s really very sorry.. Sarah Palin does a fine job dealing with that nonsense, as well as providing us with a textbook example of how to deal with an […]
If John Boehner thinks the next hostage is the debt ceiling, he's got another think coming. His pal Bill Kristol laid the foundation on Morning Joe by informing all viewers a negotiation "must take place."NO.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey appeared before the Senate House Armed Services Committee today to discuss the president’s fiscal year 2015 budget request for DOD, and Hagel mentioned the Ukraine situation. In his remarks Hagel said that, over the past few days, [...]
Benen and Drum both link to this Robert Costa fellow at NRO on occasion, so apparently he’s like a Dr. Dolittle who can figure out what the Tea Party animals are going to allow John Boehner to do. His latest take is that that Boehner is going to be allowed to pass a continuing resolution [Read more...]
… And what the fuck? Ran across this accidentally late last night — checked the date, but it wasn’t April first. Forgive me if I’m the last to notice this Politico tonguebath (of the columnists, not the President), but… what the FUCK?: President Barack Obama is often accused of being insular. He’s not a schmoozer. [Read more...]
Rob Ford, drunk (is that redundant?), swearing in Jamaican patois. Jennifer Rubin, one year ago: McDonnell’s approval rating is already one of the highest in the country, and an impressive final year will cement his legacy as a constructive, accomplished conservative governor. He’s often overlooked as a contender for 2016, in part because he’ll be [Read more...]
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent With four months lefts in the fiscal year, Pennsylvania’s revenues still aren’t on pace with estimates. Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser announced this week the state collected $1.6 billion in general fund revenue in February. That was $34.6 million less than anticipated, according to a news release. So far this...
That is not intended to be a negative inference toward the president. When I criticize Obama, it's without passive aggression and only occasionally with snark.What the president will say tonight...Democrats expressed confidence that the economic message Obama is expected to push in his speech will work to their advantage.
Is this bread kosher or not? Only the rabbi can say.by KenSometimes I wonder what people outside the Jewish faith make of the truly nutty system of dietry prescriptions and (especially) proscriptions known as kashrut, or that which is "kosher.
You know how Muslims always say how the Hajj rituals prove that they all treat each other equally and with respect? How Western nations could stand to learn a thing or two about human rights from watching Muslim pilgrims?Well, not so much.A group of Americans visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj were threatened and attacked earlier this week on Oct. 16 by a radicalized group of extremists.
President Barack Obama has canceled the remaining stops on his planned weeklong trip to Asia, citing the ongoing government shutdown that will enter its fourth day on Friday. On Wednesday morning, Obama canceled the latter two of his planned four stops to Malaysia and the Philippines. On Thursday night, he canceled the entire trip, including the first two to Indonesia and Brunei.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A number of people seeking asylum in Australia have been injured and some arrested after an overnight "disturbance" at a processing center in nearby Papua New Guinea, Australia's immigration minister said on Monday.