Late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien will have the honor of entertaining Washington's top journalists and politicians at this spring's White House Correspondents Association dinner.
He follows Jimmy Kimmel, another late night talk host, and Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers, who performed at the 2012 and 2011 dinners. Meyers had one of the more memorable performances in recent years, joking about Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts just one day before Obama would announce U.S. Navy Seals had successfully found and killed the al-Qaida leader. read more
A Missouri Republican lawmaker is upping the ante on opposition to gun control legislation by trying to make it illegal to even propose gun restricting legislation.
That's right. He doesn't even want to hear his fellow lawmakers suggest it, and if they do, he wants to make them felons. read more
In the eloquent language that has been a hallmark of her long and impressive career, poet, journalist, and activist Maya Angelou had harsh words for those on the right who've been disrespectful of President Obama.
"It's terrible," she said on Tuesday's PoliticsNation. "It just shows that there are a lot of people that want us to continue to be these yet-to-be-United States. It is so stupid." read more
On Friday afternoon, 15-year-old Destini Warren felt like one of the luckiest girls in Chicago. She got to see President Obama in person, attending a speech he gave on fairness, equality, and the gun violence plaguing her hometown of Chicago. Hours later, her 18-year-old sister Janay McFarlane was, like so many Chicago teens, in the wrong place at the wrong time. The bullet wasn't meant for her. But it took her life, nonetheless.
Now, Janay's mother, Angela Blakely, is fighting back, taking special aim at the contention that the solution to the gun crisis is more guns. read more