Over a meal of lentil vegetable soup and broiled sea bass, President Obama and top House budget leaders shared a "constructive" meeting to clean up the aftermath of failed negotiations to avert sequestration, according to a White House official. read more
While much of the beltway media is buzzing about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster, he came nowhere near the record holder.
“I would try to go another 12 hours and try to break Strom Thurmond’s record, but there are some limits to filibustering and I am going to have to go take care of one of those here,” Paul said in the final minutes of his filibuster of CIA chief nominee John Brennan. read more
On Thursday President Obama is set to mark a milestone for women's rights as he signs the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act into law.
Republicans blocked the legislation for nearly a year, with only a minority of House Republicans eventually relenting and joining with Democrats to pass it into law. Most opponents took issue with the bill's expanded protections for groups including Native Americans and the LGBT community. read more
According to an upcoming Vanity Fair article, Fox News chief Roger Ailes had this to say about President Obama.
“Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time. He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that.”
Read more about what Ailes had to say about other top Democrats.