Ryan is the Next Speaker

(Washington, DC — October 30, 2015) – Just in time for Halloween, amid much weeping and wailing, Paul Ryan (R-WI) became the 54th Speaker of the House yesterday. And the weeping and wailing didn’t come solely from outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Facing a revolt from the misnomered and conservative House Freedom Caucus, “Weeper-In-Chief” Boehner…

McCarthyisn’t the Next Speaker

(Washington, DC — October 8, 2015) – Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) unexpectedly withdrew his name from contention as the next Speaker of the House today, throwing both the House and Congressional Republicans into a vortex of utter confusion – even for them – and forcing a postponement on the previously-scheduled leadership election. “The leadership election…

NWS Not Joking About Hurricane Joaquin

(Silver Spring, MD — October 1, 2015) – East Coast residents raided local grocery and hardware stores for bread, milk, toilet paper, and batteries as Hurricane Joaquin threatened to hit the area sometime this weekend. Joaquin quickly intensified from a tropical storm to a hurricane; its winds were clocked at 40mph Tuesday morning but were…

Boehner Resigned to His Fate

(Washington, DC — September 25, 2015) – What’s the best way to take the public’s mind off Congressional financial mismanagement which is slated to cost the country tens of billions of dollars in just a few days? Resign. Such is the choice of John Boehner (R-OH), who announced this morning that he’s resigning both as…

Frankly, They Had the Wrong Date

(Amsterdam, Holland — April 1, 2015) – For over 70 years, historians have assumed that Anne Frank – the 15-year-old Jewish Dutch girl who documented the horrors of the Holocaust in her diary – had died on March 31, 1945, just weeks before potential freedom. In the words of John McLaughlin: Wrong! Researchers now believe…

White House on Netanyahu Win: “Oy Vey!”

(Tel Aviv, Israel — March 20, 2015) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected Tuesday, pulling off an impressive come-from-behind victory. Many attributed the victory to Netanyahu’s political experience and savvy. But for others, the numbers simply don’t add up. Netanyahu trailed his opponent, Isaac Herzog, up until the evening before Election Day. Desperately…

Congress Listens as Netanyahu Goes Nuclear

(Washington, DC — March 3, 2015) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally gave his long-awaited – and much criticized – speech to a joint session of Congress today. Make that 89% of a joint session of Congress. If the purpose of the speech was to warn Congress about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, cause a diplomatic…