The First Lady has finally revealed what inspired the most controversial decision to come out of the East Wing this year.
Michelle Obama told TV chef Rachael Ray on her daytime talk show that chopping her locks was her way of living out a "mid-life crisis," noting that she's less than a year away from turning 50.
"This is my midlife crisis, the bangs. I couldn't get a sports car,” Michelle Obama joked. “They won't let me bungee-jump. So instead, I cut my bangs."
Obama revealed the new hairdo a few days before the inauguration on her 49th birthday, in a tweet. read more
Scott Brown may have just joined Fox News as a contributor, but that's not stopping him from considering a run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014, which he candidly told a local Boston reporter who said she's confident he'll run again,"If I were a betting woman, I would bet that he is going to run for something again." read more
"Barack Obama loves presidential history," says White House historian Douglas Brinkley, who has attended meals with the president and talked history with him before. He describes Obama as an avid reader of presidential biographies, and someone who's studied the mistakes and advantages other president's of had.
Brinkley says that Obama looks to Lincoln as a favorite because he had an even more intransigent and obstructionist Congress than Obama does today. read more
The Obama administration is launching an effort to map the human brain, so PoliticsNation is taking a closer look at what makes up the Republican brain. Dana Milbank and Maria Teresa Kumar weigh in. watch
Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on President’s Day, a day to honor and respect the country’s presidents, and explains why that sentiment is needed every day, especially in the current political climate of obstruction and disrespect. watch
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich hinted that any immigration bill led by President Obama will fail because of Republican hostility towards the president. Other members of the party have indicated the obstruction is personal, not political. Former governor... watch
18-year-old Janay McFarlane, whose younger sister attended President Obama’s speech on gun violence in Chicago, was shot and killed while walking to the store. Will the stories behind gun deaths change the debate in Washington? Clarence Page joins Rev.... watch
Karl Rove has spent so much of his career tearing down Democrats that it can be downright shocking to watch him praise one, but a new video clip catches Rove doing just that as he waxes on about how great Hillary would have been. read more
Welcome to the 19th century, Mississippi.
As of this month, Mississippi has finally officially ratified the 13th amendment that banned slavery, but it took the research of a curious University of Mississippi Medical Center professor and his colleague to make it happen.
According to the Jackson Clarion Ledger, Dr. Ranjan Batra and his colleague Ken Sullivan became inspired to find out their own state's take on the amendment after seeing the Steven Spielberg film Lincoln last November. read more
It might have been Valentine's Day but newly elected Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren showed she still has no love for Wall Street fraudsters, coming out fighting for the little guy after a relatively quiet first month in office.
Warren kicked off her first appearance in a banking committee hearing by grilling regulators during a hearing on “Wall Street Reform: Oversight of Financial Stability and Consumer and Investor Protections.” Witnesses included representatives from the Treasury Department, SEC, and Warren's own creation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. read more
The Show Me state is on the verge of becoming the "show me your ID" state as Missouri Republicans move closer towards passing a voter ID requirement in the state.
Despite strong opposition from Democrats, Republicans in the House passed a measure Thursday that would require voters to show a photo ID before voting. The bill now heads to the Senate, which is also Republican controlled.
House Speaker Tim Jones, echoing the justification used by many pro-voter ID Republicans, called it a "common-sense" idea. “It protects the integrity of the voting process.” read more
Kerry Kennedy knows more about the impact of gun violence than many Americans. When she was just a child, she lost her uncle, President John Kennedy, and her father, Senator Robert Kennedy, to bullets.
"It's almost impossible to describe the pain of losing your father to a senseless murder or the anger and fear of knowing that murder might have been avoided," she said on Thursday's PolticsNation. read more