Kristen Bell took on the role of Mary Poppins in a new sketch for "Funny or Die" this week, offering a modern twist to the iconic and magical nanny.
In the video, Bell portrayed a frustrated Mary Poppins who explained to the children that minimum wage was not enough pay before packing her bags and quitting.
"The pay's too low, I can't live on this dough," the actress offered. more >>
Militant group Hamas has rejected the latest cease-fire proposal with Israel pushed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and insisted that the only way for truce to be achieved is if the Israeli-Egyptian blockade on Gaza is lifted.
"When it comes to the balance of power in this crisis between us and Israel, they are the executioners, the aggressors, the occupiers, the settlers, and we are the true owners of the land," Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said on Wednesday, Fox News reported. "We will not accept anything but the end of the siege."
Over two weeks of intense fighting, including the launching of a ground invasion by Israel, has left over 650 Palestinians dead, with thousands more injured. Israel has said that is targeting terror tunnels and sites in Gaza, and is retaliating against continuous rockets being launched from Hamas into its territory. more >>
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a recent interview that children immigrating to the U.S. should be treated in a similar way to "baby Jesus," who was a "refugee from violence."
The democratic congressional leader from California made her comments on the Tuesday airing of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," during which she implored Americans to view the current influx of unaccompanied immigrant children to the U.S. as a humanitarian issue, instead of politicizing the crisis.
"In Washington, I see an embrace of the idea that this is a humanitarian crisis by people who are not politicizing the issue. What we need to do is have the supplemental that gives us the resources to meet the humanitarian needs, to do the border control, but also to have the judicial piece so that these children have representation and judges to hear their cases. Those who have a right to stay, whether it's refugee status or asylum, should stay," Pelosi said, adding that President Obama is scheduled to meet with Central American leaders later this week to discuss the current immigration crisis in the U.S. more >>
A Muslim candidate running for commissioner in Coffee County, Tennessee claims his Republican opponent has spread false rumors regarding his patriotism and religion.
Zak Mohyuddin, an engineer and 25-year resident of Tullahoma, says the claims made by his Republican opponent for Coffee County commissioner are "offensive and completely untrue." Mohyuddin, who is running as a Democrat, has decried statements made in a letter sent to voters by his opponent, Commissioner Mark Kelly, earlier in July.
In the letter, Kelly reportedly claims that Mohyuddin had "expressed his beliefs publicly" that "the American flag should be removed from public buildings because it is a symbol of tyranny and oppression; that public prayer should be banned because it insults non-Christians; and that the Bible should be removed from public places," according to The Tullahoma News. In the letter, Kelly also points to his own Christian values and his belief that the Bible "belongs in public places." more >>
While promoting his new book, former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin recently spoke about the controversial comments he made in 2012 regarding pregnancy and "legitimate rape" that many believe cost him the senate election against Democrat Claire McCaskill.
Akin told The Brody File in a recent interview that he felt he was in the middle of spiritual warfare during the 2012 senate election, following the fallout from his controversial comments. Akin details his political experience in his new book Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom, released earlier this week.
When David Brody, host of "The Brody File," asked the former congressman if he felt he was in the middle of spiritual warfare following his comments, Akin replied: "I felt sort of peaceful, as though I was in a parachute. I sort of felt that on each side of me were these towering cumulus clouds. On the one side lightning and thunder of evil and the other side brilliant light of good and I sort of felt like I was literally on the front lines and evil and good were going at it all around me and I'm thinking, 'how did I get here so fast?'" more >>
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently voiced his support for last month's Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling while speaking at a meet-and-greet event in Marion, Iowa this week.
Christie, a potential 2016 presidential contender, made his comments Thursday while responding to a question at MJ's Restaurant in Marion. The east coast governor was visiting Iowa to campaign for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad (R).
In a video recorded by the Democratic Super PAC American Bridge, Christie was asked if he supported the Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby, an Oklahoma-based chain of craft stores. "Do I support the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case? I do," Christie replied. more >>