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Tech Magnates Buying Stakes in Journalistic Enterprises

On Sunday, The New York Times ran a lengthy ode to the journalistic investments of technological entrepreneurs, who have been pumping cash into both established and start-up journalism enterprises. As the Times pointed out, Pierre M. Omidyar, founder of eBay, pledged $250 million to back Glenn Greenwald’s new outlet in the aftermath of Greenwald’s work with National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. Oct 21, 2013 3:34 PM PT

Sebelius Won't Testify This Week on Obamacare

On Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would testify about the Obamacare rollout before Congress. “To be clear, the House hearing is this week,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) of Sebelius’ attempt to kick the can down the road. He said that Sebelius’ promise to appear later was “unacceptable.” He continued, “Let’s be clear, the HHS statement is one announcing Sebelius will NOT testify Thursday in the House. Unacceptable.” Oct 21, 2013 12:19 PM PT

Obama Tells Americans to Enroll via Phone, Phone Number Crashes

As Americans become more and more perturbed over the Obamacare exchange website glitches that have crippled the rollout of President Obama’s signature program, President Obama took to the podium on Monday and suggested that Americans apply in person or via phone for enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges. “Nobody is madder than me about the fact that the website isn’t working as well as it should, which means it’s going to get fixed,” Obama said. He then recommended a toll-free phone number to call. Oct 21, 2013 9:45 AM PT

EXCLUSIVE: Zimmerman Brother: Boycott Sharpton's Advertisers

Speaking exclusively with Breitbart News on Friday, Robert Zimmerman, brother of George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder in the shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin, ripped into MSNBC’s Al Sharpton and called for advertisers to stop their support for Sharpton. Oct 18, 2013 10:09 AM PT

Dems Push to Take Up Amnesty, Say Boehner Will Cave

On Thursday, President Obama took to the White House podium to triumphantly announce the end of the government shutdown. In doing so, he proclaimed that he wanted to push forward with other legislative priorities, including a budget, immigration reform, and the long-stalled pork-laden farm bill. Oct 17, 2013 9:34 AM PT

How to Win The Next Government Funding Battle

With the collapse of the defund Obamacare, many conservatives are looking for the next step in the fight to stop the most damaging piece of law in generations before its full implementation. The answer to that question lies in lessons learned over the past several weeks. In fact, it lies in the only part of the defunding strategy that had any marked impact on the narrative: piecemeal funding of the government. Oct 16, 2013 9:19 PM PT

Cruz Strategy Undercut by GOP Anti-Cruz Signals

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped into the GOP establishment for cutting a deal on the government shutdown and debt ceiling, stating, “The Washington establishment has cut a deal.” He added, “The focus is and should be on the substance of providing real relief for the American people. This deal doesn’t do that, and that’s why I intend to vote no.” Oct 16, 2013 7:22 PM PT

Sharpton: Cruz Responsible for Confederate Flag at Million Vet March

Writing at The Huffington Post, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton says that Republican politicians are responsible for the presence of a Confederate flag-holding rally attendee at Sunday’s Million Vet March. This despite the fact that Sharpton’s own fans and followers have included the murderous arsonist of Freddie’s Fashion Mart, sign-carryers calling for the extermination of Jews (in Crown Heights, followers of Sharpton chanted “Heil Hitler!” as he ranted about “diamond dealers”), and people calling for the murder of George Zimmerman. Oct 15, 2013 11:32 AM PT

Politico's Simon: Drown Boehner, Cruz to Save America

On Monday, Politico’s chief political columnist Roger Simon wrote a column in which he suggested that Tea Partiers were racists, and that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) deserved to die. Oct 14, 2013 2:38 PM PT

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