Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
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Chuck Todd: Obama Has Failed to Meet Even 'Modest Goals' - Breitbart.com Monday on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," host Chuck Todd discussed the complete failure of President Barack Obama's reelection goals named the "year of ... 06/30/2014 - 12:45 pm | View Link
Obama’s Executive Order Tramples Values of Faith-Based Agencies Thirty-eight years ago, U.S. Reps. Bella Abzug and Edward Koch of New York introduced the Equality Act, a bill that sought to include homosexuals as protected classes under federal civil-rights laws. It did not pass that year or ever. In 1994, the Equality ... 07/28/2014 - 10:59 am | View Link
Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and ... 07/28/2014 - 8:24 am | View Link
Perez Hilton’s Daily Update: President Obama’s Gift To Prince George So cute! Prince George turned one last week and President Obama sent him a really nice gift. It was a custom made rocking horse! But this was not any basic rocking horse, all the details that went into it make it one of the most unique gifts. We’re sure ... 07/28/2014 - 7:18 am | View Link
Cheer up, President Obama! The worst of the criticism is (probably) over. Philip Bump writes about politics for The Fix. He previously wrote for The Wire, the news blog of The Atlantic magazine. He has contributed to The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, The Daily, and the Huffington Post. Philip is based in New York City. 07/28/2014 - 5:06 am | View Link
Obama’s Crony Capitalists Strike it Rich The last eight years have been extremely tough on middle-class Americans. Real wages have stagnated and even decreased, while full-time jobs are being replaced by part-time work waiting tables and delivering packages for online mega stores. What’s more ... 07/27/2014 - 9:37 pm | View Link
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Note: Sorry for the delay on the review, what with all the Comic-Con mayhem -- but better late than never, I always say!
Warning: Full spoilers from the episode to follow.
Not unlike "We'll Get There" from a few weeks ago, this week's "Lockdown" was very much an episode that focused on character, only the underlying arc here was much more compelling -- namely, a potential outbreak aboard the Nathan James.