"Burger King has just introduced a new gay pride whopper sandwich. It's just like a regular whopper but if you choose not to order one, you're immediately accused of a hate crime."

Boehner Prepares Health-Care Lawsuit Against Obama
  • Fri, July 11, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives will sue President Barack Obama’s administration over delaying the implementation of an employer health insurance mandate in the 2010 health-care law. Peter Cook reports on “In The Loop.”

More Immigrants Detained Along Rio Grande
  • Fri, July 11, 2014

A group of immigrants was detained along the Rio Grande in South Texas on Thursday as congress discussed the immigration crisis. Outlines of a possible congressional compromise to address the crisis are emerging.

How Will Cyber Spying Impact U.S., China Relations?
  • Fri, July 11, 2014

Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl discusses cyber spying and U.S., China relations and the re-militarization of Japan on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Rockets Fired From Lebanon Hit Israel
  • Fri, July 11, 2014

Rockets were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel, as rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel continues. Israel is responding with air strikes aimed at Hamas in Gaza.

German Chancellor Expels U.S. Diplomat Over Espionage
  • Fri, July 11, 2014

The German Chancellor asks the top intelligence official at the U.S. embassy to leave Germany.

Pelosi: 'It's Totally Irresponsible' for Boehner to Sue Obama
  • Thu, July 10, 2014

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had stern words for Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) developing lawsuit targeting the president. She dismissed the proposed action as "subterfuge" and "totally irresponsible." "It's a distraction," Pelosi said of an intended lawsuit accusing President Obama of overstepping his constitutional authority with the use of executive actions.

July 10th: Today in History
  • Thu, July 10, 2014

Highlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies.

UN Secretary-General Urges Mideast Ceasefire
  • Thu, July 10, 2014

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged world leaders Thursday that efforts to encourage a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas must be met before the violence escalates further.

Former New Orleans Mayor Sentenced to 10 Years for Bribery and Corruption
  • Thu, July 10, 2014

Yesterday, convicted former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years on bribery and corruption charges.

Sen. McCain Slams Officials Over Cell Phone Rule
  • Thu, July 10, 2014

Sen. John McCain slammed officials during an immigration hearing Wednesday over a recent memo barring members of congress from speaking to workers or detainees, and carrying a cell phone at federal detention centers.

Israeli-Palestinian Tensions, Attacks Escalate
  • Thu, July 10, 2014

Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as rockets launched by Hamas from Gaza reached unprecedented distances across Israel.

Harry Reid Says There's a Crisis at Southern Border
  • Wed, July 09, 2014

Tuesday at his weekly news conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid described the situation at the border, saying, "We have to pass emergency supplemental [funding], to provide resources to deal with the crisis at the border, and we do have a crisis at the border."

NJ Sen Robert Menendez Claims Cuban Government Tried To Take Him Down
  • Wed, July 09, 2014

As Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) was running for reelection and poised to become chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee, he received allegations of cavorting with underaged prostitutes.

Louisiana Issued Over $1M in Food Stamps to Dead People?
  • Wed, July 09, 2014

A Louisiana state audit reveals that more than one million dollars in food stamps were given to 3938 dead people from 2009 to June 2013.

Though Long-Term Unemployment Drops, Problem Still Exists
  • Wed, July 09, 2014

While job-growth passed expectations in June, the long-term unemployed remains a major problem for the American workforce.

GOP Candidates Attacked Over Wealth
  • Wed, July 09, 2014

Hillary Clinton's recent income gaffe has drawn attention to the riches of other candidates in this year's high-profile races. How do candidates' monetary wealth affect the midterm elections? Bloomberg takes a look.