August 1, 2013
Senate Conservative May Push To Exempt Congressional Staff From Obamacare
"His proposal would allow federal employees and congressional staff to keep their coverage but would not allow members to exempt themselves."
Did The House Foreign Affairs Committee Just Subtweet Edward Snowden?
Enjoy the borscht! A spokesman for the committee wasn't immediately available to comment on the tweet.
8 Celebrity Tweets You Missed Today
Here's what happened today!
CIA Reportedly Engaging In "Unprecedented" Effort To Keep Benghazi Secrets
Dozens of CIA operatives were on the ground during the deadly terror attack but are being kept quiet with frequent polygraphs and "pure intimidation," CNN reported on Thursday.
9 English Words With Funny Translations In Other Languages
Simple English words are so juvenile in other languages.
27 Hilarious Disney Princess Texts From Last Night
Sex, drugs, and woodland creatures. Language is NSFW for childhood memories.
The Amazing True Story Of The Moto X
Three Men Worth $44 Billion Are Fighting Over A Supplement Company
Herbalife, a dietary supplement company that has captured the intense focus of three of the hedge fund world's most influential investors, continues to rake in capital, most recently from George Soros. Four, if you count Daniel Loeb.
The Police Chief That Threatened On YouTube To Shoot "Libtards" Has Been Suspended
Kessler said he doesn't regret anything he posted on YouTube.
"Fabulous Fab" Found Liable For Fraud On Six Of Seven Counts
The former Goldman Sachs vice president was found civilly liable on six counts of defrauding investors in a $1 billion mortgage security deal.
26 Cheap And Easy Ways To Have The Best Dorm Room Ever
Cinderblock walls, fluorescent lights, and plastic mattresses be damned.
Senators Demand Repercussions For Russia In Wake Of Snowden Asylum
"Russia has stabbed us in the back," Schumer says.
Fox Host Calls Reza Aslan's Book "Fabulous, Terrific," Says It's "Irrelevant" He's Muslim
Fox Business Network host Don Imus praised Aslan's book Zealot on Thursday morning. This was an unusual break from the criticism Aslan's book has received from other parts of the Fox News world.
29 Artists From The 19th Century Who Were Total Knicker-Droppers
Feel free to fan yourself with your powdered wig.
21 Insanely Clever Tricks To Vastly Improve Your Car
You've got to get from Point A to Point B somehow, so you may as well make the most of the journey.
Is Tumblr Shrinking?
Yahoo bought Tumblr because Tumblr has millions of young users. But are they sticking around?
Cleveland Kidnapper: "I'm Not A Monster"
Ariel Castro testified Thursday before being sentenced to life in prison.
Harry Reid Tells Entire Senate To "Sit Down And Shut Up"
The Senate Majority Leader was not pleased with his colleagues' lack of decorum during debate on a transportation spending bill. And he let them know it.
Glenn Beck Connects "Phony Muslim" Reza Aslan To George Soros
Glenn Beck whipped out his chalkboard to connect Reza Aslan, the author who achieved internet fame this week for keeping his cool during a hostile and uninformed interview on Fox News that focused on his Muslim faith, to billionaire and Beck-villain George Soros. Beck added, "Forget about this guy being a phony Muslim, or a phony scholar; he's a radical progressive."
A Local Biker Gang Made Sure An 11-Year-Old Boy With Brain Cancer Had The Best Birthday Ever
This story is so heartwarming that it's actually hard to get through.
23 Times Lady Superheroes Were 1000% Done
This shit, they're over it.
You Need To Hear This Remix Of "New Slaves" Right Now
Angel Haze got bored, so she made her own version of Kanye's song, and won.
Rollings Stone's Controversial Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Issue Did Really Well On Newsstands
Apparently, the boycott by major retailers didn't work.
25 Ways To Up Your Ponytail Game
Own that ponytail!
Financial Fitness: A Behind The Scenes Look At IPO Boot Camp
With IPO activity on the rise, the New York Stock Exchange has been hosting "boot camps" to whip private companies into shape for going public. Here is what they learn.
How To Make A Delicious and Easy Watermelon Salad
Here's the newest dish in our “go-to recipe” column of quick and easy stuff you'll make over and over again.
Bianca Jagger, '70s
Bianca Jagger, '70s
BuzzFeed's Cost Of Living Calculator
Cost of living calculators are often too general to be useful. What if you have a pet, or if you want to belong to a gym? What if you want to live like P. Diddy? BuzzFeed built one that takes all that into account.
This 27-Second Video Is More Powerful Than "An Inconvenient Truth"
NASA scientists compiled 130 years of Earth temperature data into a short animation. See if you can guess how it ends.
The Incredible Story Of The Marine Who Finished A 5K Race With The Little Boy Who Asked Him For Help
“Sir, will you please run with me?”
A Day In The Life Of A New York Post Headline Writer
Best job in the world.
11 Photos Of Whitey Bulger Totally Having A Blast
Lawyers for James ‘‘Whitey’’ Bulger released photos of the infamous mobster hanging out with parrots, a goat, and relaxing at the beach as part of his defense.
Shocking Video Of A Huge Explosion At A Syrian Weapons Depot
Rocket attacks in Homs sent a massive ball of fire into the sky. At least 22 people were killed in the blast.
10 Best Beers To Drink On IPA Day
It's Aug. 1, so HAPPY IPA DAY. As if you needed an excuse to drink more of that delicious liquid gold.
18 Unexpected Baby Shower Gifts That Are Sheer Genius
Put them on your registry NOW before your baby ends up with a whole wardrobe of ill-fitting onesies. The products in this post were updated in August 2018.
You Can Now Wear Grumpy Cat On Your Butt
"You painted my face on some shorts? Not impressed."
20 Delightfully Geeky DIYs
From gadget cozies to Star Wars posters, these tech-related DIYs are an adorable way to show your geeky side.
Rick Santorum: Pope's "Gay" Comments Were Taken Out Of Context
"I've read the whole transcript," says the former presidential candidate. He says the church won't be changing its stance on homosexuality anytime soon.
11 Smurfingly Bad Puns In "The Smurfs 2"
"I feel like Meryl Smurfenstreep!"
Edward Snowden Granted Asylum In Russia
He has reportedly been given papers for one-year asylum in Russia.
NSA Chief Heckled By Security Experts, Hackers At Conference
The head of the National Security Agency defended the government’s much-criticized surveillance program at a computer hackers’ conference Wednesday.
Anthony Weiner Flees The Press Amid Flap Over Spokeswoman
Reporters chase the newly silent candidate in his old congressional district. "Where is Barbara!"
A Liberal Israel Group Has Its Moment
Is J Street back in the fold? Trying to create the "political environment" in Washington for peace in the Middle East.
U.S. Government Requested Information On 1,319 Twitter Accounts In 2013
During the first six months of the year, 78% of all government requests for data Twitter received originated from the United States, according to a transparency report released on Wednesday.
7 Epic Marketing Gaffes By Big Brands
Everyone makes mistakes, but it's especially funny when big brands make them.