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QOTD: Gingrich says ‘why not’ to ‘The Apprentice’

“I've known the Donald, we've done fundraisers together. I think Republicans would be so much better off to relax and go on shows like that and be interesting.” -- Former House…

Happy International Women’s Day! Now where are those rights I was promised?

Happy International Women’s Day! It's a good time to step back and celebrate how far we've come on women’s rights, and then cry a little after we realize how far…

QOTD: Carl Levin, 78, announces retirement from Senate

"I can best serve my state and my nation by concentrating in the next two years on the challenging issues before us … in other words, by doing my job…

Senate confirms Brennan, Holder responds on drones and GOP elders bristle at Rand Paul

Things got a little weird Wednesday in the Senate, even by its standards. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held the first talking filibuster in more than two years, going nearly 13…

In first speeches on Senate floor, Cruz quotes beer commercial, reads tweets

Ted Cruz, the newly elected Republican senator from Texas, has making all kinds of waves since he took office in January. And Wednesday night, he made one of his first…

QOTD: Rubio doles out hydration advice during filibuster

"Let me give you some free advice: Keep some water nearby." -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), during a Senate filibuster Wednesday led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that delayed a vote…

Americans like hot, fresh petition to make ‘Ignition’ the national anthem

Many people apparently think the United States should ditch the Francis Scott Key for the “Ignition … (Remix).” When we published our post Tuesday on a White House petition to make…

Update: Rand Paul ends filibuster on CIA nominee in 13th hour

In “so this is happening” news, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was leading a talking filibuster as of 5 p.m. Eastern Wednesday. It’s the first talking filibuster in more than two years,…

Poll: Less than majority of US Catholics cite abuse as church’s biggest problem

While the Roman Catholic Church has its share of travails, no doubt the scandals involving child sexual abuse continue to weigh most heavily on the church. The scandals, now going strong…

QOTD: GOP staffer says White House ‘jumped the sharquester’ on tour cancellations

"Inviting extra scrutiny of White House operations is not a smart play. The White House has jumped the 'sharquester.'" -- John Hart, spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), on a White…

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