Woops! Different Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies Hours After Being Struck Down

By July 22, 2014

The contradictory rulings make it even more likely that the Affordable Care Act will go before the Supreme Court once again.

  • Two hours after a federal appeals court struck down the subsidies in the Affordable Care Act, another appeals court ruled the opposite.
  • At the heart of all the confusion is what Think Progress calls "a glorified typo," which could steer the case to the Supreme Court.

Fox News’ Unbelievably Shitty Report on NYPD Chokehold Death


The last refuge of racist police brutality-enablers is the plaintive cry to “watch the whole tape,” or in the case of Fox News’ coverage of the man who died last week following an illegal NYPD chokehold, “don’t watch the second tape.”

Israeli Ambassador Makes Insane Comment At Equally Insane Christian Conference


Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. said that the Israel Defense Forces laying siege to Gaza should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.

Someone Replaced Benjamin Netanyahu’s Wikipedia Page With a Huge Palestinian Flag


At around 7:19 p.m. GMT, a vandal sympathetic to the Palestinian cause replaced all of the text on the Wikipedia page for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a gigantic Palestinian flag.

ABC’s Jon Karl Outfoxes Fox News On Obamacare Ruling


Here’s something you don’t see every day: a reporter from a major television network promoting a grimmer Obamacare narrative than Fox News.

Quote of the Day: Dangerous Idiot Jenny McCarthy Wonders Whether Hillary Clinton Is Gay

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Jenny McCarthy: Come for the anti-vaccination crusading; stay for the irresponsible implications.

Press Falsely Accuses White House Of Hypocrisy On Anonymous Sourcing


Critics like Politico’s Dylan Byers and The New York Times’ Peter Baker are accusing the White House of hypocrisy based on a completely fraudulent comparison that relies on an ignorance of the complexities of sourcing.

A Federal Appeals Court Just Dealt a Huge Setback To Obamacare


On Tuesday morning, a U.S. appeals court tossed out the IRS regulation that governs subsidies, dealing a huge blow to the Affordable Care Act.

The 11 Most Ridiculous Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories


In honor of the 45th anniversary of the stupendous Apollo 11 mission, which, yes, actually delivered two astronauts, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, to the surface of the Moon, let’s debunk the top 10 theories that claim to prove the landing was a hoax.

Religious Nutjob Ken Ham Says We Should Scrap NASA Because Aliens are Going To Hell Anyway

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The search for intelligent life in the approximate vicinity of Ken Ham’s house continues.

Guess Who’s the Recipient of the Latest Grant Money from First Look Media?


Yes, Glenn Greenwald’s husband is the first recipient of the Press Freedom Litigation grant money.

It’s Never Okay to Use Death Photos to Score Political Points


If you can’t make your case in a convincing way without shocking your audience, you probably need to hunker down and work on your writing skills. If you can’t sufficiently explain why your cause is important, dead children shouldn’t be your fallback position.

Tony Dungy Has a Very Cowardly Reason Why He Wouldn’t Have Drafted Michael Sam


Despite his reputation as one of the NFL’s good guys, Tony Dungy again reveals his true anti-gay colors.

White House: Israel ‘Must Take Greater Steps’ To Protect Civilians


As the violence in Israel continues to escalate, the White House has carefully danced on a bed of the softest eggshells in urging restraint from both sides, and at Monday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest came as close as they’ve gotten to a denunciation of the killings of Palestinian civilians.

Attention Joe Scarborough: Reagan Stayed On Vacation Through a Lot More Than a Downed Airliner


Conservatives like Joe Scarborough who decry Obama’s decision to stick to his schedule should recall the time the Gipper rode horsies through the downing of a passenger jet, a Marine barracks bombing, and a hurricane.

Joe Biden Once Went Badass On Vladimir Putin In His Own Building


The thought of the Vice President telling Vladimir Putin this inches away from his face is both admirable and hilarious.

Fox News Anchors Still Can’t Read Charts


Fox News fanned the flames of resentment at President Obama’s fundraising schedule by showing a devastating chart on presidential fundraisers. Unfortunately, it was only devastating to Fox News’ chart-reading credentials.

Republicans Run Detroit Like a Corporation, Disaster Ensues

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Detroit doesn’t just have a budget crisis. It has a Republican crisis.

You Won’t Believe How Bill O’Reilly Wants to Secure the U.S.-Mexico Border


Bill O’Reilly suggested that it’d be a fantastic idea to build a wall along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border — just like the Berlin Wall.