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Republicans on the far right in Congress are already agitating to defund any executive action President Barack Obama takes on immigration reform.
Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer said Thursday that he thought another government shutdown was a terrible idea, but also said he considered the forthcoming executive action to be an "impeachable offense."
Note to brands: don't trust a "filtering system" to safeguard your social media accounts.
The New England Patriots became the first NFL team to hit one million followers on Twitter, and it celebrated the milestone Thursday by blasting out images of a Patriots jersey with users' Twitter handles on the back to those who retweeted the account.
Thursday's "The Daily Show" was one big commercial for host Jon Stewart's new movie "Rosewater," but plugging his own film on the show was just too weird for Stewart -- so he called in John Oliver to do it.
In the week since a Minnesota television station aired a segment accusing Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges of flashing a "gang sign" in a photo where she stands next to a "criminal," the news outlet has been so widely ridiculed that it sparked a hashtag, #PointerGate, and grabbed the attention of Jon Stewart.
Hodges herself finally addressed the dust-up Thursday night and promised that she's "not going to stop pointing."
In a press conference Thursday, attorneys for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown are expected to respond to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's (D) press conference on the impending Ferguson grand jury decision.