10 things you need to know today: December 14, 2014

The Week The Senate averts another government shutdown, the U.N. reaches a climate deal, and more. 1. Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill After several procedural delays, the Senate used a rare weekend session Saturday to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal… More 10 things you need to know today: December 14, 2014

10 things you need to know today: December 12, 2014

The Week The House narrowly prevents a government shutdown, Birdman leads the Golden Globe nominations, and more 1. House approves spending deal, preventing a shutdown The House narrowly approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Thursday, just hours before a midnight deadline. The Senate passed a two-day extension so it would have time to approve… More 10 things you need to know today: December 12, 2014

10 things you need to know today: December 10, 2014

The Week A Senate report says CIA torture was ineffective, Congress reaches a spending deal to avert a shutdown, and more 1. Torture report slams the CIA The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released a highly critical report on the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The five-year… More 10 things you need to know today: December 10, 2014

10 things you need to know today: December 3, 2014

The Week Obama picks Ash Carter as Defense secretary, Russia heads into a recession, and more 1. Obama to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter to replace Hagel President Barack Obama has picked Ashton Carter, a former high-ranking Pentagon official, to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, Obama administration officials said Tuesday. Hagel got the… More 10 things you need to know today: December 3, 2014

Sunday Talk: The year of living dangerously

Daily Kos On October 1, 2013, in a last-ditch effort to prevent millions of Americans from getting affordable health care coverage,House Republicans loyal to Sen. TedCruz forced a government shutdown for the first time since Bill Clinton hurt Newt Gingrich’s fee-fees in 1995.Or at least that’s what President Obamaand his fellow travelers would have you believe.… More Sunday Talk: The year of living dangerously

10 things you need to know today: August 31, 2014

The Week China rules out open elections for Hong Kong, the St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, and more. 1. China denies open elections for Hong Kong China’s legislature on Sunday ruled out the possibility of holding open nominations to elect Hong Kong’s new leader, a shocking move that could precipitate a deepening divide between… More 10 things you need to know today: August 31, 2014

Jay Leno Calls Out Ted Cruz On Shutdown: ‘You Looked Like A Big Fan From Where I Was Standing’

Somebody needed to call this clown out.  Jay Leno helped expose Ted Cruz’ blatant hypocrisy… The Huffington Post Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made his first foray into late-night television on Friday, facing some prodding questions from Tonight Show host Jay Leno on the government shutdown. About four minutes into the interview, Leno asked Cruz why the shutdown took… More Jay Leno Calls Out Ted Cruz On Shutdown: ‘You Looked Like A Big Fan From Where I Was Standing’

BIG TROUBLE…

  The Huffington Post Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues To Drop: Poll A new survey of 25 GOP-held districts shows dwindling favorability for Republican members of the House in the wake of the recent government shutdown. The survey, conducted by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling and funded by MoveOn.org,… More BIG TROUBLE…