John Rockwell

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Podesta Hire Shows Obama Is Done Dealing With Congress http://bit.ly/1fgCJAV LIKE if you are sick of the president ignoring Congress while constantly asserting his own power!

No, Liberals, Opposition to Obama is Not 'Unprecedented' http://bit.ly/1e3tzKM

Suspect in Unreal Hit-and-Run Returns to Scene…and Makes Things Worse

To call the hit-and-run that occurred over the weekend in Cleveland “bizarre” is an understatement.<p>Wrap your head around this.<p>Shamanique Bryant was charged for allegedly rear-ending another vehicle, causing a passenger to fall out. She later reportedly ran over this victim after fleeing the scene. …

Less Than a Day After Feds Post $10B GM Bailout Loss, CEO Announces Major Shakeup

General Motors’ Dan Akerson will step down as chairman and CEO on Jan. 15, 2014, and turn over control to product development chief Mary Barra, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.<p>GM announced Tuesday that Mary Barra would succeed outgoing CEO Dan Akerson (Getty Images)<p>“I will leave with …

White House: On second thought, Obama did live with his drunk-driving illegal-immigrant uncle for a few weeks in the 80s

Nearly two years ago the White House claimed they’d never met. Two days ago, Uncle Onyango claimed — on the witness stand at his deportation hearing …

The "Warren Democrats" want a Democratic Party war

Leaders of the center-left “Third Way” think tank put out an op-ed this week that threatens to turn into a full-blown Democratic Party war. Jon Cowan …

Sensenbrenner: Clapper needs to be prosecuted for lying to Congress

Another shot fired from the author of the PATRIOT Act, and this one a lot more specific and aggressive than the one James Sensenbrenner launched in …

Antarctica sets low temperature record of -135.8 degrees

Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for "soul-crushing" cold.<p>Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that's 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don't try it. That's so cold scientists …

China says it hopes for stability in neighbor North Korea following purge of top official

China, North Korea's most important ally, says it wants friendly relations and hopes for stability following the purging of a top official considered close to Beijing.<p>Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Tuesday that Jang Song Thaek's ouster was an internal affair, but that China hopes North …

Florida Democratic congressman loses $18 million in scheme

Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson lost $18 million in a scheme by a Virginia man that involved over a 100 victims, the congressman’s office confirmed Monday.<p>The man who ran the scheme, William Dean Chapman, was sentenced Friday in federal court to 12 years in prison. Prosecutors say Chapman used …

NFL news roundup: Rob Gronkowski placed on injured reserve; Rashad Jennings cleared

Here's the news you may have missed on Monday night.<p>The Chicago Bears are alive and well in the NFC North.<p>After the Lions lost to the Eagles on Sunday, the Bears needed a win on <i>Monday Night Football</i> against the Cowboys to draw even for the division lead. The Lions do have the tie-breaker, but both …

How Twitter Altered MLB's Hot Stove Season and the Winter Meetings Forever: The Big Lead

If the last week of baseball activity on Twitter and the web are any indication, the offseason Hot Stove news cycle is closer in length to 24 seconds than 24 hours. The flurry of activity ranged from Monday’s non-tender deadline to the Yankees’ mega-deal with Jacoby Ellsbury and everything in …

Rudy Gay trade: Kings' GM Pete D'Alessandro, coach Michael Malone discuss deal

Kings brass spoke about their new small forward on Monday.<p>Rudy Gay arrived in Sacramento on Monday. Before he and fellow newcomers Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray watched the Kings' 112-97 win over the Dallas Mavericks from a suite, their new general manager and head coach met the media for the first …

College basketball schedule: No. 13 Kansas faces No. 19 Florida

Tuesday night features a clash of top 20 teams looking to make a statement with a quality early-season victory.<p>On a weeknight featuring four ranked teams in action, the marquee matchup of the night certainly goes to the No. 13 Kansas Jayhawks battling the host No. 19 Florida Gators.<p>The game airs at …

The Mile-High Project

The Denver Nuggets are trying to stay relevant while rebuilding. Plus, a few things to like and not like in the NBA this week.<p>Just 14 months ago, the …