Winning a gold medal in the Olympics will cost about $9,000 in taxes.
Congress has passed a bill eliminating the need for Senate confirmation of some presidential appointees.
A Connecticut federal judge, a Bush appointee, ruled that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act violates the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Alabama has lifted a ban on beers with the word “bastard” in their names.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he heard from a Bain investor that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes for 10 years … then Reid said he is not certain it is true.
Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly said that the mandate that requires new health plans to cover contraception is like Pearl Harbor or 9/11.
Some people believe that Barack Obama want to abolish suburbs.
Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.
The official in charge of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law said she wasn’t sure about the details of the law, but stood by her unsupported claim that 99 percent of voters had valid identification.
Less than two weeks after she questioned her fellow Minnesota U.S. Representative’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced that she’s hoping to team up with Rep. Keith Ellison on Medicaid reform.
An Arizona state racing commissioner has been accused of making abusive Facebook comments.
A member of the Tennessee state legislature emailed constituents a rumor that Barack Obama is planning to stage a fake assassination attempt in an effort to stop the 2012 election from happening.
New York Rep. Richard Hanna: “I have to say that I’m frustrated by how much we — I mean the Republican Party — are willing to give deferential treatment to our extremes in this moment in history.”
A look at Mitt Romney’s tax plan which could raise taxes on those making less than $200,000 but cut taxes for those making more.
An ad for Missouri gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence charged that Gov. Jay Nixon’s mishandling of the economy resulted in a 65-year-old business closing its doors. Yet the business is still open. It moved four miles down the street.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is rejecting a plea from county attorneys that she order the state health department to stop issuing cards for people to legally obtain marijuana for medical reasons and not to license dispensaries to sell the drug.
The House Ethics Committee recommended that the full House reprimand and fine Rep. Laura Richardson $10,000 for seven ethics violations.
One of the surprises in the Olympic Games is how well the North Koreans are doing. That means a lifetime of luxury for the medal winners, but not such a good time for the losers.
Vladimir Putin thinks NATO should stay in Afghanistan.
Gunmen shot dead a well-known comedian known for poking fun at Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Pat Robertson thinks the Democratic Party has a death wish because it is supporting gay rights, which he claims only occurs in 2% of men and 1% of women.
How fast is the federal deficit rising?
Iowa Rep. Steve King borders on the edge of birtherism with the suggestion that Obama’s birth announcement was telegrammed from Kenya.