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Boehner mimics Obama on House floor during debate over government shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner imitated the president on the House floor as he described their ultimately fruitless conversation Monday evening in the hours before a U.S. government shutdown. “I talked to the president earlier tonight,” the Ohio Republican said before dropping his voice to sound more like President Barack Obama.…

Obama reassures military: You will be paid during shutdown

As the deadline passed to avert a shutdown of U.S. government operations, President Barack Obama’s administration released a video message to military service members in combat situations and Department of Defense (DOD) staffers reassuring them that they will be accounted for while lawmakers try to hash out a solution. “If…

Jon Stewart rips Constitution-hugging Republicans: They’re like ‘an as*hole causing a head-on collision’

Taking a page out of Dick Clark’s book, Daily Show host Jon Stewart did his own countdown to “the end of America as we know it, for reasons no one is able to clearly explain,” mocking both Republican lawmakers for making a show out of carrying copies of the Constitution…

Rachel Maddow blasts GOP intransigence: ‘Elect Republicans and they will burn the place down’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow outlined the Republican path toward grinding the government to a halt on Monday night, pointing out that on multiple occasions over the past few years, GOP lawmakers and candidates swore they would do just that. “There is nothing about the last few weeks of political back-and-forth…

‘Breaking Bad’: A Tragic Gay Love Story

Sunday night’s Breaking Bad finale was incredible. It was the first time my sympathy for Walter White outweighed my anger toward him. I teared up when I saw him talk to Skylar for the last time, look at his daughter for the last time and see his son for the…

WATCH: Motorcyclists chase SUV down leading up to NYC street attack

A 33-year-old man was hospitalized after being caught by a gang of motorcyclists following a chase through New York City highways into city streets on Sunday. DNAinfo New York reported that the beginning of the encounter was caught on a helmet camera worn by one of the riders. The video…

Texas Republican tells Cruz: ‘Put your money where your mouth is’ on giving up paycheck

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), who was promoting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as a viable presidential candidate just 10 days ago, challenged him on Monday to give up his paycheck in the increasingly likely event of a federal government shutdown. “Ted, put your money where your mouth is,” Farenthold said in…

Ex-spy gets camera shy over ‘marriage proposal’ to Edward Snowden

Russian spy-turned-actress Anna Chapman called for an abrupt end to a bizarre interview with NBC News after refusing to discuss an online proposal to former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden. “I don’t want to discuss America. I’m sorry,” Chapman told interviewer Richard Engel in the segment, aired Monday, saying…

Obama accuses Republicans of appeasing ‘extreme right wing’ with shutdown threats

President Barack Obama Monday accused Republicans of pandering to the “extreme right wing” of their party and holding Americans hostage in a budget dispute threatening to shutter the US government. Just over six hours before government services grind to a halt and thousands of federal workers are furloughed, Obama said…

WATCH LIVE: Obama addresses government shutdown standoff

President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement concerning federal lawmakers’ negotiations on a bill that will fund the government at 4:45 p.m. EST. Watch live, as posted by the White House official live-stream, below. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV [Image via Agence France-Presse]…

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