The referendum in Crimea on March 16, 2014 will probably attach the peninsula to the Russian federation. While it is unlikely that NATO will intervene and seek a direct military confrontation with Russia, the United States and the European Union are already cooking some broad and unwise economic sanctions with which to punish Russia.
Right-wing media are newly outraged over the Affordable Care Act's "hardship" exemption, a provision of the original law that pardons qualifying persons from the individual mandate to purchase health insurance coverage.
Vox.com editor-in-chief Ezra Klein defended his decision to hire anti-gay apologist Brandon Ambrosino as a writing fellow but admitted he had not reviewed Ambrosino's body of problematic LGBT commentary before hiring him.
Obamacare's Medicaid expansion faces a tough reality in Maine. Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed the proposal last year and, though the state Senate approved another bill Wednesday, it didn't pass with enough votes to override another veto.
But maybe that's a good thing, according to at least one Republican state lawmaker. Maybe by rejecting the law's Medicaid expansion, intended to provide health coverage to low-income residents, those people will be encouraged to work more and make more money.
That's what Maine Rep. Deb Sanderson (R) told the Portland Press-Herald.
The Department of Justice has demanded records from an outside “super PAC” as it investigates an improperly coordinated strategy with Bachmann’s campaign staff, including her husband, in violation of election laws. The DOJ is looking into the super PAC's finances and its communications with Bachmann; her "husband" Marcus Bachmann, and former staff members, according to a grand jury subpoena reviewed by The New York Times.
Aside from having one of the more hilarious corporate Twitter accounts around, porn clip megasite Pornhub has some pretty impressive statistics regarding the porn-viewing habits of the world. Pornhub's insight is so accurate that the company was able to pinpoint an exact moment when fans tuned out of the Super Bowl and into porn this…
The Christian Right really has become the most boring group of political activists in America. As their battle against marriage equality slides down the slippery slope of failure, they continue to wage war on one of the few battle grounds where they can still amass a few troops: the arena of wedding cakes. 111 Cakery…
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) would like Nancy Pelosi to apologize for her remarks suggesting that Republicans don't care about "struggling families and really hungry children."
But that's not going to happen.
Over the weekend, the Democratic House minority leader said at the California Democrats State Convention in Los Angeles that an anonymous Republican friend told her that struggling Americans "are invisible, and the Republican caucus is indifferent to them."
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigatorsgrow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet reversed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers.
Jon Stewart stumbled upon a pretty amazing discovery Thursday: some strange b-roll of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lends itself perfectly to literally any and every song set as its soundtrack.
And so "The Daily Show" introduced the world to #McConnelling.
In what appeared to be an editing error, a Fox affiliate in Oklahoma managed to remove the only mention of evolution from Sunday night’s Cosmos science documentary by cutting only 15 seconds from the broadcast.