September 1, 2013
Kanye West Performs At Kazakh President's Grandson's Wedding
President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled the oil-rich Central Asian republic since before the collapse of the Soviet Union, reportedly paid Kanye $3 million to play.
In Their Districts, Members Of Congress Demanded A Syria Vote
A quiet groundswell in the districts preceded the president's reversal. Talk of impeachment.
Skepticism Runs High On Capitol Hill After Classified Syria Briefing
"There's a lot of memories of another time when the president's people came in and said they had slam-dunk intelligence and that's not an episode most members ever want to repeat," said Rep. Jim Himes.
We Just Lived Through The Most Twerk-Filled Week In Human History
Internet interest in twerking reached a peak Tuesday, and by Thursday the words "twerk" or "twerking" were used on television more than a thousand times in a day. Congratulations, you made it through peak twerk.
Syria Splits The Professional Left
Progressive leaders and organizations are happy Obama is going to Congress — but to do what? "We are not united as a community," says Jim Dean.
Russian Activist Charged Under "Gay Propaganda" Law
Dmitry Isakov may become the first person convicted under a law banning "promoting non-traditional sexual relations."
11 Times Congress Has Declared War On Another Country, And Why
"Congress shall have power to ... declare War" But Congress hasn't actually declared war since World War II.
Obama's Decision To Seek Syria Strike Support From Congress As Told By 20 Foreign Front Pages
"Iraq War Haunts Obama." [Ed. note: Some of these translations may not been exact.]
One Direction's Concert Doc: Better Than Katy Perry, Worse Than Justin Bieber
UPDATED: One Direction: This is Us is neither the worst nor the best 3-D concert film at the box office, but it ultimately wasn't strong enough to capture first place over the four-day Labor Day weekend.
30 Delicious Things To Cook In September
Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you're the best.
EDM Festival Cancelled After Two Deaths
The Electric Zoo dance music festival held on Randall’s Island in New York City ended a day early after two concertgoers died from apparent overdoses of MDMA.
Journalist David Frost Dies At 74
Frost, known his 1977 interview with former President Richard Nixon, passed away Saturday.
Samples From Syria Tested Positive For Sarin, Kerry Says
Updated: "Hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of Sarin," Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday on "Meet The Press." "This case is building and this case will build."
Fight LGBTs Like Russia Fought The Nazis, U.S. Anti-Gay Activist Tells Putin
In an open letter to the Russian president, activist Scott Lively tells Vladimir Putin his fight against the "homosexualist movement" has just begun.
How To Offend Vegans And Not Really Apologize, By A United States Senator
"So sorry I offended so many vegans. In Missouri we raise pigs and cattle and chickens to eat them."
Hillary Clinton Stays Quiet On Syria
The former Secretary of State, who once pushed to aid and arm the Syrian rebels, has yet to weigh in on Obama's plan for military intervention. A "lasting regret."
The Best Of The Internet's Reaction To Obama's Plans To Bomb Syria
The memes are running 10-1 against, Mr. President.
Cory Booker Walks Back Opposition To Military Intervention In Syria
After making an impassioned case earlier this week against another war, the senate candidate defers to Obama's judgement. "I expect that the president will clearly delineate what the strategic objectives are," says Booker.