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Michelle Obama’s bangs crash Oscars

The First Lady made a surprise video appearance during Sunday night’s Oscars to present the Best Picture award, the most coveted prize of the evening. But like many other moments…

Former White House press secretary sheds light on drone secrecy

Public officials tend to open up once they exit the D.C. political sphere. Count former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs among them. Gibbs, now a contributor for MSNBC, spoke rather…

Week in review: Oscar night in La La Land

Sunday night’s the big night in Hollywood, as the world’s attention turns to a guy named Oscar (no, not that one … or that one). We already wrote about the Academy…

QOTD: Ted Cruz says shaping GOP leaders Obama’s ‘lasting legacy’

"In 1980, it took Jimmy Carter to give us Ronald Reagan. And I remain convinced the longest lasting legacy of Barack Obama is going to be a new generation of…

Obama’s college scorecard gives ‘buck’ without the ‘bang’

Paying for college sucks. It’s all fun and games for four (or more) years, but the ride eventually stops and you’re stuck with a huge bill. Huge as in $27,000…

Supreme Court continues ban on video footage of oral arguments

The Supreme Court is continuing its longstanding tradition of not allowing oral arguments to be videotaped. Some thought this policy might soon change, given that the two newest Supreme Court justices…

QOTD: Biden says ‘moral price to be paid for inaction’ on gun laws

“If you’re concerned about your political survival you should be concerned about the survival of our children ... There’s a moral price to be paid for inaction.” -- Vice President Joe…

Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery

The 13th Amendment, which bans slavery in the United States except for people who have been convicted of a crime (no really, it's in the text), was adopted in 1865,…

Without Congress, Obama cybersecurity order mostly symbolic

A string of recent high-profile cyberattacks against American institutions by China has significantly raised the profile of security concerns over our digital infrastructure. The Chinese threat is economic, but enormous…

QOTD: Pentagon puts 800K on furlough notice

“There is no mistaking that the rigid nature of the cuts forced upon this department, and their scale, will result in a serious erosion of readiness across the force." -- Defense…