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Jan 28, 2014 11:48PM ET
New York Representative Michael Grimm did not take kindly to NY1's line of questioning following the State of the Union address.
Jan 28, 2014 6:48PM ET
President Obama's fifth State of the Union Address focused largely on two things: how the government can bolster the economic situation of people out of work or living in poverty, and how he himself can make those changes even if Congress doesn't.
Jan 28, 2014 4:58PM ET
Leaver of New York Sean Hannity hatched a brilliant plan on his conservative talk radio show Monday.
Jan 28, 2014 4:41PM ET
This week the National Review had the following opinions on rap music: 1) Macklemore won Grammys because he is a liberal, and 2) Macklemore hates America. This is actually progress.
Jan 28, 2014 4:10PM ET
Bristol tells Davis, "you can have a job and kids."
Jan 28, 2014 2:11PM ET
Mississippi Rep. Steven Palazzo thought it would be a great idea to start a Facebook campaign protesting the Grammys, specifically "Gay Hollywood's version of matrimony." That didn't work out so well.
Jan 28, 2014 1:01PM ET
A new Republican immigration plan includes a path to citizenship for Dreamers and a path to legal status for undocumented adults.
Jan 28, 2014 11:37AM ET
Another new poll shows that Americans are increasingly skeptical of Chris Christie. Another news story suggests improper behavior from his administration. So Christie spent Monday beating a 13-year-old at ping-pong.
Jan 28, 2014 10:42AM ET
Expect Obamacare to tumble and a massive shake-up in the 2016 race by way of the strategic seating choices made by members of Congress at the State of the Union speech.
Jan 28, 2014 9:54AM ET
Paul Krugman on class realities, Jonathan Cohn on Obamacare and the debt ceiling, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian on the bag selfie, Carolyn Edgar on the right's single mom mistake, and Eugene Robinson on climate change.
Jan 28, 2014 9:40AM ET
Here's how President Obama will help the poor instead of waiting for Congress: an increase to the minimum wage for federal contractors and, much more modestly, a request that employers not discriminate against people who've been out of work.
Jan 28, 2014 12:35AM ET
On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that it was loosening the restrictions placed on tech companies concerning national security orders.
Jan 27, 2014 7:34PM ET
The House and Senate Agriculture committees announced a long-in-the-works compromise Farm Bill Monday evening — at the exact same time Tom "Kristallnacht" Perkins was defending the mega-rich on television.
Jan 27, 2014 6:25PM ET
Earlier this month, Americans United for Life ranked Louisiana as 2013's number one pro-life state (beating Texas!).
Jan 27, 2014 5:12PM ET
The GOP's new version of Obamacare seems pretty similar to the old version of Obamacare, just worse, especially if you're old, a dependent under 26 or receive a tax credit.
Jan 27, 2014 5:08PM ET
Dinesh D'Souza, newly-minted anti-conservative conspiracy martyr, has a film coming out in July (the fourth, of course).
Jan 27, 2014 4:56PM ET
Don’t expect me to police everything that is said by everybody," Fox News host Greta van Susteren writes in a recent blog post, "but I will from time to time speak up."
Jan 27, 2014 3:05PM ET
The agenda more favored by Republicans seems to control the debate in Washington, probably not coincidentally because wealthy Americans are promoting it.
Jan 27, 2014 1:14PM ET
The NSA is sitting quietly along the road data takes between apps on your phone and the advertising companies or the servers hosting your pictures and personal information.
Jan 27, 2014 1:09PM ET
Robot cars are coming. But while engineers speed toward road-ready future cars, it's unclear that the rules of the road will be ready when the cars are.
Jan 27, 2014 12:46PM ET
Speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association's annual conference, Hillary Clinton talked cars, Benghazi, and 2016. People seem to be mostly interested in the fact that she hasn't driven a car since 1996.
Jan 27, 2014 12:43PM ET
Ben Bernanke has never been as appreciated as he's been this month, now that he's leaving. Both liberals and conservatives, who have questioned the Bush-elected chairman's handling of the recession, are predicting that this legacy will be a good one.
Jan 27, 2014 12:07PM ET
A vocal minority has managed to ban marijuana commerce in certain municipalities in Colorado, where recreational weed is legal.
Jan 27, 2014 11:53AM ET
Republican leaders will likely bring immigration reform proposals to a vote in the House this summer. Why wait? First, they have to get past the threat posed by their congressional primaries.
Jan 27, 2014 10:49AM ET
Missing Rep. Steve Stockman wasn't missing, according to Steve Stockman — he was just traveling Europe, as one does when trailing badly in a Senate primary and saying you'll take important votes on Capitol Hill. Mystery solved!
Jan 27, 2014 10:12AM ET
Alyssa Rosenberg on Beyoncé's case for marriage, David Carr on Ezra Klein, E.J. Dionne on the state of the union, Jonathan Chait on Rep. Paul Ryan's quiet visits to the poor, and James Hamblin on the Obamacare deadline.
Jan 27, 2014 9:23AM ET
The fight on Capitol Hill between now and November is more likely to be Obama's decision to work around Congress than his actual policy proposals.
Jan 27, 2014 8:36AM ET
Florida Representative Trey Radel resigned from Congress on Monday.
Jan 27, 2014 8:12AM ET
The White House announced today the first round of guests to be invited to sit with President Barack Obama's two top ladies — Michelle and senior advisor Valeri Jarrett — during Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Jan 26, 2014 3:56PM ET
On Meet the Press this morning, Sen. Rand Paul decided it was time to finally set the record straight about the 16-year-old Lewinsky scandal.