There's a ripple of movement in Congress to strip nonprofit status from pro sports businesses such as the NFL and PGA, raising fresh questions about why taxpayers should support billion-dollar entertainment industries.
A look at the day's political happenings, including why an Oklahoma senator thinks federal disaster relief to his state after a deadly tornado is unnecessary and John McCain gets all maverick-y again.
A look at the day's political happenings, including a senator's attempt to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act and the real IRS scandal that is being missed.
Could it be that right-wing radio behemoth Rush Limbaugh understands what the Occupy Wall Street movement is really about? Even weirder, could he actually sympathize with the struggle? Maybe, considering a mini-tirade Limbaugh unleashed on his listeners, set off by the occasion of NBC hiring Chelsea Clinton as a "special correspondent."
Today, many reject the fact that black people typically face bigger obstacles to economic and political success than whites. Instead, they insist that whites are oppressed.
There is something weird going on in the Republican Party when Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is the voice of reason. There is something dangerous going on in the Republican Party when he is vilified for it.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, was far from pleased with certain of his Republican colleagues Wednesday when his attempt to add a single-payer amendment to the Senate's health care reform legislation was met with stonewalling tactics from his GOP peers. Here, he lets it rip, slamming what he calls their bid "to bring the U.S. government to a halt."
President Barack Obama's hope of getting new health care legislation passed by Christmas may not be realized, especially if Senate Republicans, who seem intent on using whatever strategies they can to delay the vote until next year, have anything to do with it. That's not to say all Democrats are particularly thrilled with the way it's shaping up either.
Hey, you can really learn some interesting and revealing stuff at the Values Voter Summit! Take, for example, this startling declaration made Saturday by Michael Schwartz, Sen Tom Coburn's chief of staff, about how all pornography is gay and can make viewers gay or at least less attentive to their wives.