The pundits on Fox News have made a point of arguing that the mainstream media has ignored congressional investigations into President Barack Obama's IRS.
The next Watergate or Iran-Contra affair is right under the media's disinterested nose, they say.
Fox News political commentator and syndicated columnist George Will has raised this point for almost a year and brought it up again on last week's Fox News Sunday....
Let's be real: If I were stranded on a deserted island with one product request, it would be sunscreen or moisturizer with minimum SPF 50. The sun would off me before any of the usual suspects, like hunger or thirst or falling into a leftover tiger den concealed by palm branches from the Swiss Family Robinson.
But you might have caught by now that our theme week is not grounded in logical decision-making. So that's why I'm going with Aveda Air Control hairspray....
Says Rep. Michele Bachmann said President Barack Obama might be to blame for the Fort Hood shootings.
Facebook meme, April 2
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is no fan of President Barack Obama. In recent weeks, like most weeks, she skewered his administration's handling of the Benghazi attack, the IRS scrutiny of tea party groups and the health care law....
My group trip to Vegas was months in the works, giving me plenty of time to shop for good deals on going-out dresses. Even better, I got a complimentary checked bag on the flight there, so I arrived with a roller stuffed with seven dresses. I wanted to be prepared for anything.
This isn't the story of how my final-sale finds from Piperlime and Express served me well in Sin City. It's about how I abandoned them for the allure of temporary designer glamour and have zero regrets....
A hypothetical money pile is on the ground. It didn't fall out of anyone's wallet. There's no one frantically searching for it in the park who is likely to say "bless your heart" for returning it.
It just appeared. For you. Now are you going to splurge on something or what?
I started thinking about this question when I spied a gorgeous rose gold Michael Kors watch with a cobalt blue face for $195. I would never buy a watch for that price. One, I don't wear watches. And two, the colors are trendy now but bound to go out of style, making it hard to write off as a classic buy I will have forever (not that we do that, no, never)....
"Medicare has spent $172 million on penis pumps in the last five years at $360 a pop."
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, March 12 on The Daily Show
"Vacuum erection systems" (that's a more technical term) are one of several ways a man might treat erectile dysfunction, which affects 30 million men, according to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse....
Here's a deal for fans of Central Avenue boutique shopping: Save 25 percent off your purchase of regular priced items at The Trunk Stylists every Wednesday through the end of April.
The deal is meant for people who receive the store's email blasts, so bring your phone or print out your email with the details.
Don't get emails from The Trunk? Owner Dustin Pentz tells us he'll give you the discount if you sign up for their emails at checkout. On a Wednesday, remember....
My friend Jessica and I were deep in conversation over brews on Sunday, a really gorgeous day except for the wind that kept whipping our hair across our faces.
Lacking a hair tie, Jessica secured her long hair under the strap of her sundress ("Is this weird?" "No, do it!"). I copied, thinking it a bright and practical idea, and pulled mine inside my puffy dress collar.
At the time I was not thinking, I am so high fashion right now. ...
You have two weeks to outfit yourself for St. Patrick's Day. Are you short on green?
Yes, by that I mean green outfits and dollars. No worries! Here's a starting point.
Modcloth's "treat of the week" sale is on a bunch of cute green wear (and home decor, though it probably won't help you avoid pinches around town). Save 15 percent on all of this green stuff with code GREEN15. Shades stretch from basically blue to trendy mint to traditional emerald. The offer expires at 6 p.m. PT. TONIGHT....
Happy Oscars Monday, possibly the Mondayest Monday of the year!
We stayed up to watch the whole ceremony, including that adorable and relatable moment when Brad Pitt and Harvey Weinstein threw the equivalent of our life savings into Pharrell's Arby's hat -- for their share of delivery pizza. Now we're back at our desks, the opposite of bright-eyed and wealthy and glamorous.
No surprise here, I feel blergh. To keep things simple this morning, I stuck to the basics. At first I agonized about the lack of adventure, but now I'm thinking it's better we have an honest conversation about closet essentials and how to brighten them (and not, say, to dwell over my dead celly, which contained pictures of cuter outfits I've tried out these last few weeks)....
For President Barack Obama's opponents, word of his latest downfall was stunning and welcome.
Headlines and tweets all said just about the same eyebrow-raising thing: "Poll: 71% of Obama supporters 'regret' voting for his reelection."
The purported statistic from a YouGov.com poll was the focus of a Washington Examiner post last week that spread quickly through conservative blogs, social media, radio and online forums. Tweets about the news by big guns like Fox & Friends and various accounts with smaller reach were hard to miss....
We didn't need another reason to watch and tweet about the Oscars this Sunday, but this one will do just fine.
What I'm really trying to say is Squeeeeee! Fresh off the plane from Sochi, America's fiercest color commentary duo, figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, are bringing their chemistry to the red carpet for Access Hollywood on NBC....
A Congressional Budget Office report says President Barack Obama's executive order to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers "will cost the economy 500,000 jobs."
Kai Ryssdal, host of NPR's Marketplace, on Tuesday
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office re-entered the spotlight last week with a report that offered a little something for everyone on the effects of raising the federal minimum wage....
Here's some good news about your busted jeans.
When your hems turn ratty and your belt loops bust open, you don't have to throw your jeans away or live with them. Now through March 3, take them to J. Crew at International Plaza.
The store will take 15 percent off your purchase and send them on to a good cause.
J. Crew is partnering with Blue Jeans Go Green, an organization that recycles jeans into a special kind of insulation. Denim collected by Blue Jeans Go Green has been sent to Habitat for Humanity groups. Here's a FAQ for more info about the process....
The Keystone pipeline creates "35 permanent jobs" after construction, according to a government report.
Van Jones, Feb. 3 on CNN's Crossfire
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would stretch 875 miles from Western Canada to Steele City, Neb., where it would connect with existing pipelines and usher up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day to refineries on the Gulf Coast....