Polititainment

Melissa Joan Hart 'not that up on 2016'

The actress, who was vocal about her support for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, told The Hill in a recent interview that she is "not that up on 2016 yet."

Letterman mocks Bernie Sanders

73-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders, who recently announced he's running for president as a Democrat, is not exactly known for his smooth looks.

Christie ally vs. Kirstie Alley

Friday morning, the news outlet alerted its keen Twitter followers to the fact that Chris Christie ally -- an ally. of. Chris. Christie -- David Wildstein was expected to plead guilty in the scandalous George Washington Bridge "Bridgegate" case that plagued the New Jersey governor last year.

Jeb Bush wants to hang with Pitbull

The likely GOP presidential candidate told TMZ in an impromptu conversation that he would choose two individuals -- one a deceased former president and the other a Cuban-American rapper -- with whom attend a baseball game.

No one wants to dine with Obama

UnitedHealthcare's "100@100" survey released Thursday found that 10-year-old Americans would invite pop stars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry to their parents' dinner party over President Obama.

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Melissa Joan Hart unsure who to support in 2016

The actress, who was vocal about her support for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, told The Hill in a recent interview that she is "not that up on 2016 yet."

Anna Wintour comes out for Hillary & against guns
In an interview with New York Magazine, Vogue’s longtime editor and chief Anna Wintour, was asked about how “Hillary balked at the idea of being Vogue” during her 2008 presidential run. Despite being snubbed, Wintour announced she’s ready for Hillary. She said, “I hope so! Of course. Yes. But it’s only just started,” when asked if […]
Bill Clinton: I need speeches to pay bills

Bill Clinton said in an interview with NBC's "Today" that he will continue to deliver paid speeches throughout Hillary's presidential campaign in order to "pay [their] bills."

Carly Fiorina loses her tech cred
Carly Fiorina has 30,000 reasons to frown. Despite saying, “I understand technology, which is a tool to both reimagine government and to re-engage citizens in the process of government,” her campaign team apparently didn’t. CarlyFiorina.org was purchased by Michael Link, assistant director of digital strategy at SEIU, the website now features 30,000 frown faces. One […]
2016 GOP field varies on immigration
Immigration and assimilation took the forefront at the National Review Institute Ideas Summit where the opinions on immigration from the 2016 Republican field could not have been more diverse. Former Gov. Jeb Bush bluntly told immigration hawks including National Review’s editor Richard Lowry, “I love you. I just think you’re wrong.” He even lashed out against […]

Policy

Anna Wintour comes out for Hillary & against guns
In an interview with New York Magazine, Vogue’s longtime editor and chief Anna Wintour, was asked about how “Hillary balked at the idea of being Vogue” during her 2008 presidential run. Despite being snubbed, Wintour announced she’s ready for Hillary. She said, “I hope so! Of course. Yes. But it’s only just started,” when asked if […]
Snowden, Assange, Manning get statues in Berlin

Statue tributes to whistle-blowers are all the rage right now.

Texas proposes tax holiday weekend for gun sales
Tax free weekends usually call to mind back to school shopping, but a new bill in Texas wants to make it much more Second Amendment friendly. The Texas state Senate approved a proposal Thursday 21 to 10 that would create a sales tax holiday for firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies during the last weekend in August, […]
Rand Paul vs. Homeland Security secretary

Rand Paul spent Wednesday going head to head with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, demanding to know whether Johnson could justify the government's bulk data collection under the Fourth Amendment.

Seattle's $15 min. wage claims a new victim
Pizza shop worker Devin Jeran was excited about the raise that was coming his way thanks to Seattle’s new $15 an hour minimum wage law. Or at least he was until he found out that it would cost him his job. Jeran will only see a bigger paycheck until August when his boss has to shut […]

Education

Howard U. asks alumni to help clear student debts
WASHINGTON POST — A couple weeks before Howard University’s 147th commencement, its president e-mailed tens of thousands of alumni with an urgent and unusual appeal on behalf of 180 seniors in the class of 2015: Help the students pay off their debt so they can get their diplomas. The prospective graduates, more than 10 percent […]
Chrysler to offer free tuition to employees
Following in the footsteps of Starbucks,  the United States division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Monday that it will offer free college tuition at Strayer University to the 118,000 employees at its Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Fiat dealerships. Fortune reported that any part-time and full-time employees who have worked at a dealership for 30 […]
Professors protest Giuliani's commencement speech
The president of St. John Fisher College is standing up for free speech, despite professors’ protests to the contrary. The small college located in Rochester, New York invited former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to deliver the commencement speech. The announcement was met with protests by 49 faculty members urging him to rescind the […]
Oliver rants against standarized tests
Comedian John Oliver delivered an epic rant against standardized testing on his HBO’s Last Week Tonight Sunday. During the segment, Oliver shows the great lengths that school administrations across the country have gone to promote the new Common Core testing. Some schools are producing videos of students singing pro-testing song parodies of pop songs such as […]
'Microaggression' installation takes over Brandeis
Apparently, asking students at Brandeis University with the same last name if they are related is a “microaggression.” The Asian American Students Association at Brandeis University created an art project outside a campus building designed to make everyone understand the way they are treated due to their race. The Rabb Steps Microaggressions installation consisted of a large series […]

Congress

Where in the world is Aaron Schock?

Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Aaron Schock, the former Illinois congressman who resigned in March amid a spending scandal, is nowhere to be found.

Dems seek $12 an hour federal minimum wage
Congressional Democrats are no longer satisfied with their failed $10.10 federal minimum wage proposal. They now are pushing for a wage increase that would bring it up to $12 an hour by 2020. The Raise the Wage Act was introduced Thursday, despite Republican control of both chambers of Congress, The Hill reported.  Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), sponsored the […]
The lone GOP Sen supporting gay marriage at SCOTUS

Sen. Kirk made remarks about his personal support of gay marriage as the Supreme Court justices heard arguments in crucial cases that could result in same-sex marriage being legalized nationally.

Clay Aiken calls congresswoman a 'b---h'

Former "American Idol" loser Clay Aiken spoke to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show Monday morning, discussing his failed congressional campaign last year and calling his victorious Republican opponent a "b---h" and an "idiot."

Sen. Cornyn worried about Clinton transparency

On Jan. 20, 2009, the U.S. Senate was poised to nominate then-Senator Clinton as secretary of State by a unanimous consent vote, but Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Tex.) objected, temporarily thwarting Clinton’s nomination.

From Around the Web

2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said. The men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in the […]
Prosecutor charges 6 officers in Gray's death
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying “no one is above the law.” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared that Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide, his arrest was illegal, and his treatment in custody amounted […]
Teacher who called Obama 'Muslim' forced to resign

A teacher at Georgia's Dublin Middle School was removed from the classroom for the rest of the year and asked to resign after making some controversial remarks about President Obama.

Baltimore teens look to fix police relations
Freddie Gray’s death might be the most well publicized incident, but relations between Baltimore’s youth and its police force have been tense for years. But there is one group of teens that isn’t waiting for someone else to come in and fix problem nor were they out on the streets rioting. They are taking matters into […]
Thousands of new Lerner emails found
THE HILL — An inspector general investigating the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups has found thousands of emails from Lois Lerner, the agency official at the center of that controversy, according to committees involved in the probe. Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said it found roughly 6,400 emails either to or […]