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And now ‘Sharknado 3’ starring Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter and Jerry Springer

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 08:52 GMT // 0 Comments

“Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the President of the United States in “Sharknado 3.” [email protected] is President of the United States … in “Sharknado 3.” http://t.co/XDHsBHTGMB That is all. pic.twitter.com/OwewyWzUQL Care to venture a guess on his Veep? Try political commentator Ann Coulter. It’s a match made in Twitter […]

White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:20 GMT // 0 Comments

The White House is uncertain what precise details may come out but aides spent Monday frantically mobilizing after Israeli officials said that the prime minister planned to disclose sensitive details of an agreement taking shape in talks between six world powers and Iran, which has entered a delicate final stage. Concern and anger among American […]

Jeb Bush must speak truth to GOP voters

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Of course, that could have been because expectations were so low. You remember “Bush Derangement Syndrome.” When George W. Bush was president, it afflicted liberals who thought the chief executive couldn’t do anything right. Now that Jeb might run for president in 2016, the condition vexes conservatives who believe that when it comes to choosing […]

Obama: Boris Nemtsov Killing A Sign Of Worsening Climate In Russia

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:38 GMT // 0 Comments

President Barack Obama said the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia. –US President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama met with members of […]

HUFFPOST HILL – Beeee My, Be My Bibi

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:26 GMT // 0 Comments

For the last 25 years, Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted Iran’s nuclear bomb has been three-to-five years away, proving that Iran has secretly been developing the Second Avenue subway. A painter snuck a reference to Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress into a portrait of Bill Clinton, though some critics insist the dress is white and gold. And […]

HUFFPOST HILL – Beeee My, Be My Bibi

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:26 GMT // 0 Comments

For the last 25 years, Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted Iran’s nuclear bomb has been three-to-five years away, proving that Iran has secretly been developing the Second Avenue subway. A painter snuck a reference to Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress into a portrait of Bill Clinton, though some critics insist the dress is white and gold. And […]

2014 In Review Fast Facts

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:32 GMT // 0 Comments

Notable U.S. Events:January 1 – Colorado legalizes the purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes. January 1 – The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect. January 6 – The Senate votes to confirm Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. January 9 – Chemicals begin leaking from a […]

Castro meets with 5 Cuban intelligence agents freed from U.S.

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:10 GMT // 0 Comments

The last of the agents returned to Cuba in December following a prisoner swap that also freed U.S. State Department contractor Alan Gross who was jailed in Cuba. The swap coincided with an announcement of a change in U.S. policy towards Cuba. Castro’s wife Dahlia Soto del Valle is also shown, as is his nephew […]

Bill Clinton’s Portrait Includes A Nod To Monica Lewinsky, Painter Says

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:56 GMT // 0 Comments

Nelson Shanks, who painted a portrait of former President Bill Clinton in 2006, revealed in an interview published Sunday that there’s more to the image than meets the eye, including a reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal. “The reality is he’s probably the most famous liar of all time,” Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News. […]

Poll: Nearly half of U.S. voters disapprove of Netanyahu invite

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:26 GMT // 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey out Sunday found that 48% of registered voters disapprove of congressional Republicans’ move to invite Netanyahu to address Congress without notifying President Barack Obama first. Thirty percent say the invitation was okay, and another 22% said they didn’t know enough to judge. READ: Why Netanyahu is confronting the White […]

White House and Netanyahu Are Set to Make Dueling Cases in Washington

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 10:03 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — President Obama and two of his top national security officials will make their case publicly on Monday for a diplomatic agreement with Iran to prevent that nation from acquiring a nuclear weapon, one day before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is to address Congress to denounce such a deal. The president has […]

5 things to know for your New Day – Monday, March 2

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 06:46 GMT // 0 Comments

NETANYAHU SPEECH In Washington: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington yesterday, in advance of his big speech tomorrow. Netanyahu will urge Congress to delay an upcoming deadline in the nuclear talks with Iran. The White House is more than miffed about the speech — at Netanyahu for giving it and at House Speaker […]

Recordings Suggest Emirates and Egyptian Military Pushed Ousting of Morsi

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:39 GMT // 0 Comments

Audio recordings of senior Egyptian officials that were leaked Sunday suggest that when Mohamed Morsi was president, the United Arab Emirates gave the Egyptian Defense Ministry money for a protest campaign against him. The recordings, which could not be authenticated, appear to indicate that both the Egyptian military and its backers in the Emirates played […]

Sierra Leone’s Vice President In Quarantine For Ebola

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra Leone to attend a European Union conference on Ebola in Belgium. Sam-Sumana will carry out his […]

Argentine President Denies Cover-Up in Bombing Inquiry

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 00:01 GMT // 0 Comments

BUENOS AIRES — President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina made an impassioned defense on Sunday of her role in the investigation into the fatal bombing of a Jewish community center here in 1994, days after a judge dismissed criminal allegations against her. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner appeared before Congress on Sunday. (Marcos Brindicci/Reuters) […]

Ben Carson Defends Obama But Not Evolution

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 18:51 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Dr. Ben Carson defended President Barack Obama Sunday against criticism that he was too inexperienced to be president. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carson went on to suggest that certain scientific ideas, like evolution, are “just propaganda.” – Despite a career in medicine, Carson, a Seventh-day Adventist, is an outspoken creationist who […]

Will Netanyahu’s speech to Congress backfire?

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Netanyahu’s detractors and even some supporters are expressing concern that he may have overplayed his hand by going before Congress to oppose President Barack Obama’s Iran policy without consulting the White House. READ: Why Netanyahu is confronting the White House The controversy surrounding the address, they warn, may have overshadowed the message and turned potentially […]

Poroshenko: Boris Nemtsov Killed Over Evidence Linking Russia To Ukraine Conflict

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 15:28 GMT // 0 Comments

KIEV, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered because he planned to disclose evidence of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s separatist conflict. Poroshenko paid tribute to Nemtsov, who was shot dead late on Friday, and said the fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin had told […]

Russia Mourns Murdered Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 13:42 GMT // 0 Comments

By Alexander Winning and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times […]

Former Obama Campaign Aide Now Works to Oust Netanyahu

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 07:12 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Jeremy Bird, the architect of the grass-roots and online organizing efforts that powered President Obama’s presidential campaigns from Chicago, is advising a similar operation in Tel Aviv. But this time it is focused on ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. Jeremy Bird, a former Obama campaign organizer, who is advising an effort […]

Why It’s Hard To Predict Who Would Get Blamed For A DHS Shutdown

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 00:30 GMT // 0 Comments

On Friday afternoon, House Republicans said no to a funding bill that would have kept the Department of Homeland Security in business for another three weeks. If DHS suffers a shutdown at midnight, does that mean Americans will blame Republicans?House Speaker John Boehner was not able to pass a temporary DHS funding bill on Friday […]

Report: Boris Nemtsov, outspoken critic of Putin, shot dead in Moscow

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 22:26 GMT // 0 Comments

He was deputy prime minister in the late 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin and had been one of current President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics. One of Nemtsov’s criticisms was over the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi. Nemtsov published a report in 2013 describing the Sochi games as one of the most “outrageous swindles” […]

Rand Paul Supporters Walk Out Of Jeb Bush Speech

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 21:18 GMT // 0 Comments

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A determined band of supporters of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) walked out on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Friday as he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference. A few dozen Paul backers — many of whom donned red “Stand With Rand” T-shirts — quietly made their way down […]

Why Netanyahu is confronting the White House

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 20:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Israel, he declared, would defend itself “with all the means at our disposal.” These words still reverberate in Israel today, and they help explain why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is flying to Washington next week to give a controversial speech before Congress on Iran. Netanyahu wants to thwart a nuclear deal world powers are hammering […]

Rand Paul Slams Hillary Clinton, NSA Spying At Conservative Lovefest

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:29 GMT // 0 Comments

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was the guy that everyone wanted to hear speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and he didn’t disappoint. In a speech Friday, Paul hit on all the issues that make a young libertarian salivate. He vowed to repeal “every last bit” of the Affordable Care Act. […]

Father Theodore Hesburgh, legendary Notre Dame president, dies at 97

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 16:54 GMT // 0 Comments

“We mourn today a great man and faithful priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame and touched the lives of many,” said the Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame’s current president, in a statement. “With his leadership, charisma and vision, he turned a relatively small Catholic college known for football into one of the […]

Pete Sessions: Obama Accountable For Murders ‘Every Day’ By Undocumented Immigrants

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 15:43 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) accused President Barack Obama and Democrats Thursday evening of continually releasing undocumented immigrants who are murdering Americans.Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) accused President Barack Obama of being responsible for the deaths of American citizens at the hands of undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) | Alex Wong […]

Don’t ignore Iran dangers

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 13:24 GMT // 0 Comments

For more than a decade, U.S. leaders vowed to prevent Iran from acquiring or developing the technology and know-how of nuclear weaponry for a simple reason: we did not want one of the world’s most dangerous regimes to possess (and potentially use or distribute) the world’s most dangerous weapons. That’s why, starting under President George […]

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Dead At 97, Former Notre Dame President For 35 Years

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 09:42 GMT // 0 Comments

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was always a man of conscience. He did what he thought was right during his 35 years as president of the University of Notre Dame, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches.The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, died. He was […]

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

by The New York Times // February 27, 2015 // Updated 08:52 GMT // 0 Comments

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the scrappy former president of the University of Notre Dame who stood up to both the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs, died late Thursday. He was 97. Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, the former president […]

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