A Malaysian Airliner reportedly shot down over Ukrainian airspace. CNN's programming schedule for the next 6 months just got completed.
The two former Attorney Generals of Utah, both Republicans, have been arrested and charged with numerous counts of bribery and obstruction of justice. TPM has some very weird details of the charges that makes you think this is Hollywood.
Remember the overweight, frigid gym teacher from Porky's, Beulah Balbricker. One of the best scenes with her was when they were in the principal's office and she was saying how she would identify that "wang" and not let it slip through her fingers again. The NSFW clip can be scene here. Fast forward to today in Virginia, where a 17 year old boy may be forced to have an erection and photograph it for police investigating charges of sexting, stemming from the boy sending a consensual picture to his 15 year old girlfriend. Yes, we now live in the world of Beulah Balbricker.
Last week's Hobby Lobby ruling by the Supreme Court has opened the floodgates of companies claiming "religious freedom" for violating the law. The latest, companies not wanting to hire LGBT employees. It's starting to make Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent appear more like a peek into the future.
The house spent $5.6 million investigating Benghazi last year. In the same time, they spent $3 million on the Veterans' Affairs committee. Perhaps if the GOP would get their priorities straight, then they would have started working on a problem with the VA hospital that has spanned decades and worsened under Bush's term.
Last week Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would ban high capacity magazines in guns. Listen to his explanation of the ban. Since it wouldn't stop all shootings all together, it wasn't worth it. This is the typical, failed logic we hear from Republicans and is a perfect example of why our nation is so broken.
He seems upset that people aren't spending more in his stores, even with more people finding jobs. If only he was in a position to change that, like by raising the wages he pays their employees, forcing other similar jobs to follow suit. If only....
A new study has linked a rise in fracking to a 22,900% increase in Oklahoma earthquakes since 2008. My guess now is that Oklahoma will pass a law making such studies illegal.
Charles Krauthammer apparently thinks he has come up with the gotcha question on immigration. "If Fences Don't Work, Why Is There One Around The White House?" he asked Bill O'Reilly. Apparently Chuckles hasn't heard of White House fence jumpers, let alone the fact that the fence is also backed up with armed security and is much, much less an area to secure than the border. Oh and why isn't that fence completed? Well, it estimated to cost $4.1 billion to complete, which is a billion more than the annual budget for the entire border patrol. Which party runs the house that controls the purse strings???
The justices split on ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby's challenge to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act. The ruling just came out, but it seems to be very narrow, specifically saying that it applies to contraceptives only and doesn't apply to publicly traded corporations.
One of the people charged with breaking into the nursing home of Thad Cochran's wife has turned up dead from an apparent suicide. Things just took a big turn for the strange down in Mississippi.
This is a rather Orwellian development in our healthcare sector. Medical providers are now buying data from data miners, which include the buying habits of patients. Perhaps it's time that we add a few new amendments to protect the privacy of our citizens.
Russell Brand knocks it out of the park with his dissection of Fox's Jeanine Pirro's rant about why we should be in Iraq. If only we had this kind of intellect and passion in Congress.
Some good news out of the Supreme Court today, where the justices have ruled the searching a cellphone without a warrant is a violation of the 4th amendment. You can read the opinion here.