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Former President George W. Bush Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, Challenges Bill Clinton

Former President George W. Bush was challenged by several people, including golfer Rory McIlroy and his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, to take the ALS ice bucket challenge. Read more... August 20, 2014

Nick Offerman's Monologue at the Radio and TV Correspondents Dinner

Parks and Recreation' Nick Offerman was the featured speaker at the 70th annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C. Offerman's dry humor was on display for the event, which seemed to go over rather well. He thanked the organizers for inviting him to the town of Washington, D.C.: "Between Republicans and Democrats, this city has become a noxious stink hole, where very little gets down because of backstabbing, deceit and greed. Just want to thank all of you for allowing a Hollywood actor like myself feel welcome." Read more... June 14, 2014

The CIA Joins Twitter and Youtube

It's official. The CIA has joined Twitter. The agency has also launched a Facebook page and a Youtube channel. The agency's first tweet was, "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet" which is pretty hilarious. Read more... June 6, 2014






Clay Aiken's Primary Opponent in Democractic Congressional Race Dies

Keith Crisco has died after a fall in his home at age 71. Crisco was a textile entrepreneur. He was also formerly the Secretary of Commerce for the state of North Carolina. Singer Clay Aiken has been in a tight race with Crisco for the Democratic seat in North Carolina's 2nd district. Read more... May 12, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden Joins Instagram

Joe Biden officially joined Instagram in April. He has been sharing personal photographs and selfies. The account, @vp, says, "This account is run by the Office of Vice President Biden. Instagrams from the Vice President are signed -vp." Read more... May 3, 2014

Kim Jong Un's Baby Photos Released on North Korean State Media

Rare photos of Kim Jong Un as a baby and child have been released. CNN says the photos were released on North Korean state media (KCTV). Jung is wearing a uniform in the baby photo. The cute photos contrast the nuclear threats and threats to neighboring South Korea that seem to constantly come from the bombastic North Korea regime. Read more... April 27, 2014

President Obama Meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

President Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican for the first time last week. The two leaders had a private meeting that lasted about an hour. The Pope gave President Obama two medallions and a copy of Evangelii Gaudium. President Obama gave the Pope a box of vegetable and fruit seeds from The White House garden. Read more... April 2, 2014

SNL Cold Open: President Obama's Social Media Campaign Goes into Overdrive

Louis C.K. hosted Saturday Night Live last night. For the Cold Open the SNL writers took aim at President Obama's social media offensive to increase sign ups for healthcare at healthcare.gov. In this skit, the president (Jay Pharoah) agrees to increasingly silly social media stunts in order to get young people to sign up. He poses for a photo with Kim Kardashian and Harry Styles, he dances with Pope Francis for a Vine video and even agrees to kiss Justin Bieber (Kate McKinnon). All the while his aide (Taran Killam) spins him sadder and sadder stories of people without healthcare so he will agree to the promotions. Kate's Bieber is spot on. Read more... March 30, 2014

President Obama Jokes That U.S. is Building Iron Man at Press Conference

President Obama joked that the U.S. is building Iron Man at a recent press conference. He was talking about new technology in the works and then said, "basically I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man." Obama added, "I'm going to blast off in a second." Read more... February 26, 2014

Congressman Michael Grimm Threatens to Throw Reporter off Balcony at the Capitol Building

New York Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is in the news today after he threatened to throw a reporter from NY1 over a balcony in the US Capitol. The reporter was talking to Congressman Grimm about the State of the Union speech and then asked him about campaign finance allegations against him. Grimm became furious and refused to talk about the issue and walked off camera. The reporter noted that Grimm refused to speak about the allegations. At that point Grimm lost it, walked back into the camera shot, pulled the reporter aside and threatened to hurl him off the balcony. Read more... January 29, 2014


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