A Colbert might be headed to Congress sooner than we think! Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the older sister to comedian Stephen Colbert, is looking to fill Tim Scott's South Carolina House seat this May. The South Carolina resident wants to bring her big family upbringing and her business background to Washington — a longtime dream of hers. Her brother is a household name and she's up against scandal-struck Mark Sanford; here are five more things to know about Elizabeth Colbert Busch:
Check out her website for more information about Elizabeth and her campaign!
Meet Congressman Aaron Schock, the "ripped representative." Shockingly fit Rep. Schock covers the new issue of Men's Health with his DC-approved Oxford and tie busted open revealing his toned abs. Here are four things to know about this Capitol Hill hottie.
Does he get your vote?
This is so creepy! Today at Congress's swearing-in ceremony, Joe Biden shook hands with the families of what seems like every statesman there. He asked every child, teenager, and young adult how old they were, and then said, "Remember, no dating until you're 30." It's the same old-man joke over and over again, followed by awkward laughter. He does not give up, not even when he's failing.
There's a huge debate going on with the government about extending unemployment benefits. If you have not been following up on what's happening, here is a quick snapshot:
Many of you have been there before. We've asked you in the past what's the longest you've been unemployed, and received an overwhelming number of responses. We've talked a lot about this issue and have given tips on how to file for unemployment and what you should do if you've been laid off. I want to hear from you now — do you think Congress should extend the benefits?
We're happy about the new credit card rules finally taking place this week, but the Wall Street Journal reports this morning that these laws have triggered the highest average credit card interest rates in nine years — 14.7 percent.
This means that when you sign up for a new card, you're going to face a pretty high rate because banks aren't able to charge certain fees and don't have the ease of changing rates like they used to. Still, Credit Card Act of 2009 sponsor Rep. Carolyn Maloney tells the WSJ it's "better that consumers should know up-front what the interest rate is, even if it's higher, than to be soaked on the back-end by tricks and hidden fees."
The last stage of the Credit Card Act of 2009, passed in Congress last May, finally takes effect this week. Here are some of the important changes that savvy consumers should take note of.
Ever foregone that extra glass of water because you didn't want to be at the mercy of public bathrooms, and their infamous lines? We've all done the dance, crossed our legs, covertly tried to see if there were feet under the stall doors, and at least once in our adult lives, braved the men's room, which almost never has a line. I did it after an eight-hour transatlantic flight several years ago, and, after congratulating myself on making it to the bathroom without incident, was more than a little peeved to see that in addition to the two stalls that the women's bathroom had, the men's bathroom also had two urinals. That's the case in bathrooms everywhere, from airports to office buildings.
To find out what lawmakers are doing about it, read more
No matter where you fall on healthcare reform, or Obama, or the UN, this musical combines presidents and prime ministers singing in perfect harmony, thanks to Auto-Tune. It's like church revival hour, but on Friday. Happy Friday!