Obama says the Islamic State "doesn't frighten us." So, the only thing to fear is … the fact that even military leaders aren't so sure about Obama's strategy to fight the terrorist group. Even lowly House Democrats are openly calling Big O's plan "lame."
- Vice President Joe Biden was at a women's event bashing Republicans when he walked himself right into another gaffe by praising an ex-senator who was expelled for sexual misconduct.
- The CIA was reportedly ordered to stand down on spying on friendly European governments. These happen from time to time, but "never this long or this deep" says one former official.
- Alleged cop killer Eric Frein has been on the run in Pennsylvania for seven days. The FBI just put him on the Most Wanted list and is offering $100,000 reward for information
- Jesus toast, slippery bananas, and cat poop mind-control parasite research all won big at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
- Former Vice President Al Gore recently filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera. Now they're suing him right back.
- Following the defeat of the Scottish independence referendum, Scottish First Minister and National Party leader Alex Salmond announced he's stepping down.
- A Russian company bought Pabst Blue Ribbon for about $700 million.
- People are going apeshit over the new iPhone.
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?