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Cruz: Killing Obamacare for one year is ‘the essence of a compromise’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday asserted that the Republican threat to shutdown the government if President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was not delayed for at least one year was the “essence of a compromise.” During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, host David Gregory noted that…

Sen. Kaine frustrates Fox News’ anti-Obamacare segment by repeatedly bringing up GOP’s shutdown threat

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) on Sunday frustrated Fox News host Chris Wallace by interrupting a segment slamming President Barack Obama’s health care reform law by reminding him that Republicans in Congress wanted to shutdown the government if the law was not defunded. Wallace began the segment on Fox News Sunday…

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul on SNL: ‘Because there wasn’t Obamacare, he started cooking meth.’

The cold open of last night’s Saturday Night Live featured “President Obama speaking in support of the Affordable Care Act.” The skit consisted of the president bringing “ordinary Americans” onstage to tell the crowd how Obamacare will effect their lives. The first speaker, a woman, said that she’s “psyched for…

Goodwill backs away from theft charges against employee helping poor customers

A teenage clerk at a south Florida Goodwill no longer faces grand theft charges after being fired and arrested for giving deep discounts to needy shoppers. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida announced Friday that it would no longer be pursuing charges against Andrew Anderson, 19. Anderson, a clerk at the…

Maddow: House Republicans are ‘a classical array of stunned and mystified’

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow said that the entire country is amazed and appalled at what the Republicans in Washington are doing. The looming government shutdown, she said, wouldn’t be half as scary if it weren’t so clear that the Republicans have no…

‘Big Tex’ is back: Texas state fair unveils world’s largest mechanical talking cowboy

They could rebuild him. They had the technology and the capability to build the world’s biggest mechanical talking Texan cowboy After a fire last year destroyed one of the Lone Star State’s most iconic images, the annual State Fair of Texas in Dallas opened this week with a brand new…

Media Matters video calls out Fox News’ many ‘lies’ about Obamacare

Personnel at the Fox News Channel put on a great show of being outraged Friday that President Barack Obama called them out by name in a speech about lies and distortions about the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — which goes into effect Oct. 1. Former CNN…

Hayes explains ‘Obamacare for Dummies’ at ‘Fox and Friends’

Friday night on “All In with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes tried to demystify what the Affordable Care Act does and does not do and make it so simple that even a “dummy” or someone who works at “Fox and Friends” can understand it. In this instance, the hosts of…

Maher: California’s economy is booming because ‘we’re tea party-free!’

Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher pointed out that unlike most of the country, California’s economy is surging ahead, thanks to the efforts of the state Democratic Party and veteran Gov. Jerry Brown (D). California is going to drag the rest of the country…

Oysters reclaim ancient reefs in Chesapeake Bay

By: Rebecca Jacobson An Oyster Recovery Partnership boat scatters oyster shells covered in oyster larvae into the tributaries of the Chesapeake. Photo by the Paynter Lab/University of Maryland.For centuries, the oyster beds in the Chesapeake Bay were…  …

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