Mr. Colbert Goes To Washington of the Day: Stephen Colbert’s request to form his very own Super PAC — a type of political committee capable of raising unlimited funds from corporations and individuals for independent expenditures — has officially been approved by the Federal Election Commission.
“I am here to represent your voice so you can all hear what you have to say through my mouth,” Colbert told a cheering crowd outside the FEC’s HQ in DC. “”I’m sorry to say, we won!”
The FEC’s decision, however, restricts financial support from Viacom, Comedy Central parent company, to advertising aired during The Colbert Report alone; any funding of ads outside the show would void the press exemption and would need to be disclosed.
Concern was raised over the possibility that the FEC would approve one of Colbert’s less limiting drafts, broadening the press exemption to allow politicians employed as commentators to obscure funds through their media entities. One of those expressing concern over the FEC’s decision was none-other-than Colbert’s lawyer, Trevor Potter, who serves as chairman of The Campaign Legal Center.
tl;dr: Stewart/Colbert 2012.
Below: Colbert and his council testify before the FEC.
A TSA program has conducted 8000 surprise searches of people getting on the subway, boarding ferries, or even driving their own car! And because TSA works with Immigration and Border Patrol, after being searched some people are asked about their immigration status and deported. Remember, this is for your own safety! Just don’t forget your papers.
A Gaston County man robbed a bank and then sat down on the floor to wait for police to arrest him. “(This is the) first time I’ve ever been in trouble with the law,” James Verone said from the Gaston County Jail on Friday. “I’m sort of a logical person and that was my logic. (That was) what I came up with.” Story includes video of Verone. We think there’s going to be more of this as a health care crisis literally explodes in the U.S.
A Gaston County man robbed a bank and then sat down on the floor to wait for police to arrest him.
“(This is the) first time I’ve ever been in trouble with the law,” James Verone said from the Gaston County Jail on Friday. “I’m sort of a logical person and that was my logic. (That was) what I came up with.”
Story includes video of Verone.
We think there’s going to be more of this as a health care crisis literally explodes in the U.S.
“A snake,” “a scumbag,” and “a narcissist so in love with himself that he can’t see past his own desires.”
A study says, in spite of the availability of online sex, humans are social creatures who need face-to-face contact
Although sex and infidelity are now only a keyboard away, at the end of the day, there is no substitute for physical, face-to-face contact in our sexual relationships. That’s according to a new study by Diane Kholos Wysocki, from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Cheryl Childers, from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. They investigated the behaviors of infidelity on the internet and sexting - sending sexually explicit text messages and photographs via email or cell phone. Their findings are published online in Springer’s journal, Sexuality & Culture.
The way we become involved in, and develop, relationships with others has changed dramatically over the last 20 years due to the increased availability of devices such as computers, video cams, and cell phones. These advances have had a significant impact on our social lives, as well as on the sexual aspects of our lives. These days, the internet is where the majority of people go to find sex partners.
Sexting is a fairly new phenomenon, where adults send their nude photographs and sexually explicit text messages to another adult to turn them on and increase the likelihood of a sexual relationship. At the same time, the internet has made the act of infidelity much easier.
Creative accounting to hide earmarks in the defense budget? You don’t say. MJ’s national security reporter follows the money.