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D.C.’s most infuriating pundit: What drives Ron Fournier’s “leadership” fetish?

<b>Ron Fournier (AP)</b><p>When National Journal’s Ron Fournier demands that Obama “lead,” what does he really want? And why does he want it?<p>Elias Isquith<p>October 19, 2013 1:45pm (UTC)<p>If there’s one thing to know about mainstay Beltway journalist Ron Fournier, it’s this: He wants Obama to "lead." For months, …

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

Tea Party

Slavery, the Rebel flag and the shutdown

<b>Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave" (Fox Searchlight)</b><p>How the toxic effects of white supremacy, seen so clearly in “12 Years a Slave,” endure in American politics<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 19, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Five years before the beginning of the Civil War, Robert …

Birth of conservative delusion: Roger Ailes takes his revenge

<b>Roger Ailes (Reuters/Fred Prouser)</b><p>The long road to Ted Cruz, Fox News, the Tea Party and right-wing insanity has its roots in the events of 1973<p>Michael Goldfarb<p>October 19, 2013 9:00pm (UTC)<p>If you take the long view of Washington's ungovernability -- and when you're as old as I am and live on the …

The Twilight Vindication of George H.W. Bush

41’s legacy looks better than ever in an age when passion trumps reason in politics. By Mark K. Updegrove.<p>Modern post-presidencies, it seems, are …

Conspiracy theories explain the right

The conservative mindset is in decline. Stories of cabals and secret plots provide comfort as its power wanes<p>Arthur Goldwag<p>October 20, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>What just happened in Washington?<p>Ask a true conservative believer, and they’ll tell you that it was the birth of a terrible beauty. They’ll say …

Just secede already: The obstructionists aren’t going anywhere. Maybe we should

<b>(Reuters/Adrees Latif)</b><p>We don’t want to live in Ted Cruz’s America. He doesn’t like ours. Maybe a split really is inevitable — and right<p>Chuck Thompson<p>October 20, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>One of the advantages in being out of the country during the government shutdown—until this week I’d been riding out the …

Elizabeth Berkley Will Dance To 'I'm So Excited' On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Elizabeth Berkley will dance to "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters. According to E! Online, the "Saved By The Bell" veteran will dance the jive to the song she infamously sang and danced to in an episode of the TV series.<p>The now infamous scene from "Saved By the Bell":<p>The official "Dancing …

Lindsey Graham: Shutdown Distracts From Bad Obamacare Rollout

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) lamented Sunday that the government shutdown was distracting from a problematic rollout of the health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's health care reform law.<p>"What breaks my heart is, for the last 12 days you have had a complete meltdown of the portal …

Affective Touch Boosts Sense Of Self, Study Suggests

A loving caress from mother to child or a soft touch between partners may be more than an indicator of love and affection -- a new study in the journal Frontiers of Psychology suggests that receiving this kind of touch could help increase sense of self.<p>Researchers from University College London and …

Government Shutdown Talks Move To Spending Levels As Mitch McConnell Holds The Line

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are holding the line against Democratic demands for a framework to alleviate the across-the-board spending cuts established by sequestration as part of any deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.<p>In talks between Senate Majority Leader Harry …

Paul Ryan Rallies Conservatives Against Senate Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Deal

As the shutdown drags on and the deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches, some House Republicans are beginning to express a willingness to go along with a bipartisan Senate plan.<p>Paul Ryan isn't one of them.<p>The Wisconsin congressman is rallying conservatives against a Senate plan to fund the …

Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes - video animation

Further releases expected as Abdullah Elshamy walks free after being detained since last August without charge<p>Published: 17 Jun 2014<p>Court artist's new book offers a rare and unique insight into the drama of the military hearings at US detention centre, says <b>Michael Bronner</b><p>Published: 13 Nov 2013<p>UK …

Migrant boat 'shot at' as it left Libya

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018576_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397624_2ecae0bd2872ada53a506b484ae2011b<p><b>Migrants who survived when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean say they were were shot at as they left Libya.</b><p>One survivor told the BBC that …

Branson defends residence on Necker Island

<b>Sir Richard Branson says he is not living on his holiday island of Necker for tax reasons but because of a love for the "beautiful" location.</b><p>The Virgin Group founder wrote an entry on his blog explaining the reasoning behind the move seven years ago from the UK to the British Virgin Islands, …

Sheila Jackson Lee Suggests Martial Law to End Government Shutdown

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who has been rumored as being considered to replace Janet Napolitano to head the Department of Homeland …

Glenn Beck to Values Voter Summit: ‘You Are Looking at a One-Party System’ (UPDATE: Complete Video)

Glenn Beck praised GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, but denounced the Republican Party leadership at the Values Voter Summit Saturday in Washington, D.C.<p>Beck even said the party could be going the way of the Whigs by not standing for principle.<p>“You are looking at a one-party system,” Beck told the …

Marco Rubio inspiring speech at the FRC Summit