No event on Earth generates more spin than a disaster.
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Monday marks five decades since 53-year-old actor Ronald Reagan entered the national political consciousness, giving a final, twilight boost to Sen. Barry Goldwater’s doomed presidential bid.
In March 2011, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu disregarded a union strike to cross a noisy picket line and give a speech to a business association that donated to her campaign, The Daily Caller has learned.
A new, in-depth analysis of the closely-watched Louisiana Senate race shows that Republicans can cleanly defeat Sen. Mary Landrieu on Nov. 4 -- saving millions of political dollars and putting the GOP one step closer to a Senate majority -- but they need one thing to happen first: Third-place Republican candidate Rob Maness needs to bow out.
The National Geographic Channel's "American War Generals" is ambitious. And it is also fantastic.
This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unleashed his most cynical attack to date on private Americans who dare involve themselves in politics: Democrats brought to the floor a constitutional amendment to give the government the power to censor what it deems reasonable political speech.
Kevin McCarthy Can Give Republicans Another Tool To Retake The Senate (And It Would Help Him In DC, Too)
When Congress comes back from recess in September, Rep. Kevin McCarthy will begin his first days as the majority leader of the House. The moderate but amiable California Republican will face a number of major challenges in his new role, among them a conservative-leaning caucus that will expect conservative votes; an autocratic Senate majority leader who won't allow conservative measures to even come to a vote; a Democratic president bent on vilifying the GOP as obstructionist at best; and a tough election, where the GOP needs to win the Senate to have any hope of legislative success before January 2017.
The police have failed the people of Ferguson, Missouri. But not in the manner the media has shown, nor simply by the shooting of an unarmed man. They have failed in their most basic duty to protect and to serve -- to protect life and property, and to preserve order. Despite all their gear, weaponry and armored vehicles, they haven't done the job of a basic blue-shirted officer of the peace, and for that, any trace of trust Ferguson's citizens may have clung to has been shattered, torched and carried off into the night by the criminals now running the city.
Saturday is National Rum Day. And in celebration, Captain Morgan sent us one of the sweetest care packages we've ever seen. I'm talking Twizzlers, pistachios, Pringles, BBQ sauce, Sriracha, Hershey chocolate, salsa, bacon and a bottle of Captain Morgan's new white rum.
EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: Asian American Journalists Association Conceals Chinatown Convention Location
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is coming to Washington, D.C. Wednesday to hold its 2014 national convention. Founded in 1981, the nonprofit claims 1,600 members nationwide, rising to national prominence after issuing an "advisory" on "danger zones" to journalists covering Asian-American NBA star Jeremy Lin. (RELATED: Asian American Group Wants No 'Fortune Cookie,' 'Grasshopper' Jokes In Jeremy Lin Coverage)
Ebola is on the rampage, with nearly 700 dead and two American missionaries infected in the worst outbreak in history. Ebola -- that's the incurable disease that causes your entire body to hemorrhage until you bleed death from every orifice. That hurts. Raising the question: How the hell do you get Ebola?
There aren't a lot of things more off-putting than whining about your circumstances. The average friend will tolerate approximately two "I-work-too-muchs," three "my-back-hurts" and four "it's-too-hots/it's-too-colds." Among lovers, that number climbs about 20 percent in the first three years, but declines dramatically after marriage.
Some folks tell us that in the spring and summer months, it's important to switch to a clear liquor. None of that whiskey, they tell us, as we clutch a bourbon, sweating and swaying in the hot son, hair wet, elbows scraped.
It's July Fourth. Ninety damn degrees, if we're lucky. Dehydration, heat stroke. Barbeque, beer. Explosives. Whiskey.
Al Gore has a plan for America. But in order to get the nation on board, he's got to convince us that's he's super cool.
Major media outlets are missing a major aspect of why House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday night, grassroots Virginia activists tell The Daily Caller.
"Maureen Dowd is kind of an idiot" may sound like a strange way to start of an apologia for Maureen Dowd, but it's true. And it's important to get it out of the way before we get into the weeds. And by the weeds, we mean the hotel room.
As early as 2010, the Pentagon had confirmed that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had deserted his post in 2009, and even before he deserted he had been the subject of "a major classified file" by U.S. intelligence.
While the White House scrambles to explain its unilateral decision to trade the five top Taliban commanders held in Guantanamo Bay for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Google's top auto-filled suggested search is "bowe bergdahl is not a hero."
The American Whiskey Trail is a journey. An American pilgrimage -- but instead of Mecca, we were headed to Nashville, where the men drink, the girls dance, and you only get stoned for it if you pay the man $20.