It's only September and we already have a winner for the skeeziest political ad of the 2014 election! As you may recall, Representative Vance McAllister of Louisiana went from being known as the congressman who brought the Duck Dynasty guy to the State of the Union, to the "kissing congressman" earlier this year when he was caught on tape making out with a staffer (who happened to be the wife of his childhood friend). McAllister has decided to run for reelection anyway, and on Tuesday he released an ad that attempts to move past the scandal by having his wife explain why she's lucky to have him.
Having a baby is stressful, particularly when your offspring will single-handedly determine whether your mother gets to become president. Luckily for Chelsea Clinton, Politico Magazine has just selected the perfect name for America's royal baby. Despite noting that the speculation about Chelsea's baby is "premature" and "ridiculous," the magazine shares a list of the most popular baby names in Iowa and New Hampshire, and concludes that "Liam Mezvinsky" will go over best with primary voters. Plus, "Chelsea could put 'William' on his birth certificate and thus still name the baby after dear old dad." And what if Chelsea and husband Marc Mezvinsky don't like "Liam"? Well, they should have thought of that before they agreed to reproduce purely for political purposes.
When President Obama announced plans to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS militants two weeks ago, he suggested that it may be months before the campaign expanded from Iraq into Syria. However, on Monday night the United States and its allies launched a major assault against the militants, hitting targets in the Syrian city of Raqqa, where the group has its headquarters, and along the Iraq-Syria border.
"I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against [ISIS] terrorists in Syria, using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon's press secretary, said in a statement.
White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds of Ammo, Was Previously Arrested With a Sawed-Off Shotgun and Map to the White HouseBy Joe Coscarelli
One of the two men arrested for trying to enter the White House over the weekend — the one who made it all the way through an unlocked door — was carrying just two-and-a-half-inch knife in his pocket. But in his car a few blocks away was a much bigger arsenal: two hatchets, a machete, and 800 rounds of ammunition — and it's not even the first time this summer Omar Gonzalez has been caught armed, with an eye on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
U.S. officials have located the three Afghan army officers who went missing this weekend during a field trip to the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Jan Mohammad Arash, Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Noorullah Aminyar were apprehended at the Niagara Falls Rainbow Bridge, as they tried to cross into Canada.
The modern woman would seem to have a complicated relationship with child care and housework. She’s supposed to split the workload with her progressive male partner but usually ends up doing more anyway. If she complains about the imbalance, she’s asked to lower her standards. (Cleanliness is a social construct!) Or maybe she's a feminist stay-at-home mom who loves caring for her children but also sees doing so as a full-time job. Perhaps she pays an immigrant woman to do her domestic work for her — even as straight, white, upper-middle-class couples remain the focal point for housework debates.
Thirty-seven-year-old Wisconsin man Dale Decker suffers from Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome, a traumatic illness that causes him to uncontrollably orgasm up to 100 times a day. He also has a "Live Free" knuckle tattoo. It's unclear whether the two disorders are related.