Last week a woman on a tour of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., vomited as she disembarked the tour bus. She told her fellow tourists that she’d recently returned from western Africa, sparking fears of Ebola. As a precaution, her fellow passengers were quarantined for hours.
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At a time when being seen as too close to President Barack Obama is a political liability, Democratic candidates are rushing to distance themselves from the man. But two things are standing in their way – their voting records and the president himself.
President Barack Obama almost bombed Syria two years ago for using chemical weapons against its civilians. The President balked back then and a deal was struck with the regime of Bashir al-Assad to destroy Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons.
The old saying “Birds of a feather flock together” holds true for people too, even in the virtual world. Pew Research released a study today on the media that, among other things, looked at what information people expose themselves to and how they react to it. The results are a snapshot of an increasing insulated population.
Pew Research has a new study out today on, among other things, which news outlets are the most and least trusted by Americans. Most of the results are what you’d expect – conservatives trust Fox News, liberals trust MSNBC, etc. But some results were telling.
Remy, Reason’s resident free-market Weird Al, has a new video blasting the Obama administration on its nonchalant attitude toward scandal.
The race in North Carolina for Senate is well on its way to being the most expensive Senate race in history, expected to top $100 million by the time it’s over. The contest between incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis is also turning incredibly ugly.
The world's most famous intern is returning to the public eye, sort of. Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern known for her affair with President Bill Clinton, joined the microblogging site Twitter Monday. It's the latest step out of the shadows for Lewinsky, who has spent most of her time since the affair that led to the impeachment of a president.
Some people are not happy with a Yahoo News story on a large portion of the crowd walking out on President Obama at a Maryland campaign speech Sunday --- and they’re reporting it as spam.
The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is taking a step many opponents of same-sex marriage feared would come – forcing those with religious objections to perform same-sex marriages or risk facing prosecution for violating non-discrimination laws.
There are lots of ways to share pictures on Twitter, but one of the oldest is about to shutdown and take everything users posted to it with them into the ether. Twitpic has been in a legal battle with Twitter over the trademark on their name, and it’s a battle they can’t afford.
Barbra Streisand sent a fundraising email on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee yesterday asking potential donors, “Have you seen Congress lately? It’s a mess. And it’s only going to get worse if people like Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers continue to treat corporations better than people.”
Louisiana Governor and potential 2016 GOP Presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal took to Twitter this afternoon to call out President Barack Obama’s lack of leadership on the Ebola crisis.
The New York Times published a piece Saturday entitled, “Experts Oppose Ebola Travel Ban, Saying It Would Cut Off Worst-Hit Countries.” The only problem with it is it quotes exactly zero people explicitly saying they oppose a ban.
Democrats are crying foul over an ad by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) attacking Nebraska Democrat House candidate Brad Ashford as soft on crime. The ad features Nikko Jenkins, a black man with a violent past who was released under a Nebraska law that allows one day to be deducted from a prisoner’s sentence for every day they spend in prison without incident, a program supported by Ashford.
Sam Stein, Huffington Post’s political editor and White House correspondent, was on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" this morning and wanted to “take a crack at” explaining why the White House has been so opposed to instituting a travel ban on countries currently ravaged by Ebola. His rationale for opposing it– sure, it might make Americans safer, but it could make things in Africa worse.
The Huffington Post ran an Associated Press story attacking Sen. Rand Paul under the headline, “Rand Paul Contradicts Experts, Says Ebola Is ‘Incredibly’ Contagious.”
Remember the song "Baa Baa Black Sheep"? The harmless nursery rhyme was written in the early 1700s and has been sung by children around the world ever since. At least it used to be, now it may be a hate crime.
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