Polititainment

Obama's secret meetings with Jon Stewart
The “most open and transparent administration in history” already has quite the reputation for stonewalling and bullying the press. It’s little surprise that the president was also in the practice of secretly cajoling the Daily Show into plugging his agenda. A new Politico report reveals that Barack Obama twice called Jon Stewart to the White House for secret meetings—a process Stewart jokingly compared […]
Oliver blasts mandatory minimums
John Oliver spent Sunday night highlighting the tragic effects of senselessly harsh mandatory minimum sentences–sentences, he noted, which were once enthusiastically pushed by Democrats like Bill Clinton. In one case, Weldon Angelos, a twenty-something nonviolent first-time offender, received 55 years with no parole for selling a small amount of marijuana to an informant, simply because he happened […]
Rodman endorses Trump for president
Most of Donald Trump’s former Celebrity Apprentice contestants have stayed silent on his presidential run, but Trump scored an endorsement from one star that’s just as controversial as himself. NBA champion and part-time North Korean ambassador Dennis Rodman tweeted out his support for Trump Friday. @realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need […]
Jeb needs help understanding Sharknado
Jeb Bush saw Sharknado 3 and now he’s just really confused, and has turned to the American people, begging “Please help me.” Needed a quick explainer on this #Sharknado3 thing @mcuban http://t.co/MfXqQBelbw— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 24, 2015 @mcuban @SyfyTV I already caught 10 minutes of it I don't know if watching more will bring additional […]
Jon Stewart raves about The Donald
Jon Stewart stumbles on the sad truth of American politics: anything that’s not a Donald Trump zinger is just, well, boring in comparison. “This guy is so much fun,” Stewart enthused. “Watching this man run for president, it’s like eating ice cream on  a roller coaster made of blowjobs.” He also had some fun imagining […]

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Mark Cuban praises Trump's political campaign
Billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban praised his former frenemy, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, for his campaign tactics. The Dallas Maverick Blog reported that Cuban took to his texting app, called Cyber Dust, to talk about Trump. “I have to honestly (say) he is probably the best thing to happen […]
Hillary is confused on her support of gay marriage
Hillary Clinton is having a lot of memory lapses on the campaign trail in Iowa. On Sunday, she called the GOP candidates “those guys,” forgetting that there is another woman running besides herself, and on Monday in a local interview she said that she supported marriage equality  “as a right, not to be given or […]
Vine user tattoos "#Jeb4Prez" at 1 million loops
Vine user Vic Berger IV wants to get 1 million loops so badly that he’s willing to get “#Jeb4Prez” tattooed on his neck to make the goal. If this Jeb Vine hits 1,000,000 loops by the end of the weekend, I'll get #Jeb4Prez tattooed on my neck. Please RT https://t.co/tOaczdT9OY— Vic Berger IV (@BestBergerEver) July 25, 2015 […]
Carson won't live in White House if elected
Presidential candidate Ben Carson has an unusual plan to avoid political corruption — he won’t live in the White House. In a recent Facebook Q&A, he was asked how he would ensure that he would not become corrupted by power if he were to become elected. He responded with this potentially unfeasible plan. Carson also said that he would […]
Paul: Country can unite around defunding PP
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes that defunding Planned Parenthood is an issue Americans can unite on. “The time is now,” Paul said at Eagle Forum Collegians Summit last Thursday, “to say ‘you know what, there’s no reason for any more government money to go to Planned Parenthood.’” He said he knows a lot of pro-choice people who were […]

Policy

Illegal immigrants being released
A ruling by Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee that mandated illegal immigrant children and their mothers be released early because of intolerable conditions in detention centers has had huge ramifications. Immigration judges in Texas have begun ordering the release of women and children from detention without bond following Gee’s decision on Friday, the Huffington Post […]
White House refuses petition to pardon Snowden
Contrary to some recent reports, the White House is not softening on Snowden. On Tuesday, the administration responded to a “We the People” petition asking for clemency for Edward Snowden. The White House’s reply (which was, unsurprisingly, a “no”) slammed Snowden’s “dangerous decision” to “steal” information, and accused him of “running away from the consequences of […]
NSA promises to destroy old phone records
The NSA promises it’s going to destroy your phone records—just not quite yet. That’s the gist of the Obama administration’s announcement Monday that the NSA will eventually be required to get rid of all the records they collected under a since-expired metadata collection program. “As soon as possible, NSA will destroy the Section 215 bulk […]
Louisiana's Obamacare co-op to close
Despite millions in taxpayer investment, the Louisiana Department of Insurance announced Friday that the state’s Obamacare health insurance co-op will shut down by the end of 2015. In September 2012, the Louisiana Health Co-operative received $66 million from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to CMS records. But by 2014, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported […]
Concealed carry permit stops crazed shooter
To stop a bad guy with a gun all you need is a good guy with a gun. This is what happened in Cincinnati on Sunday night when Thomas McCary fired at four people, including a one-year-old boy, before someone carrying a concealed carry permit stopped him. Fox 19 reported that McCary was arguing with a […]

Education

Congressman Brat: Sanders 'is wrong' on education
Congressman David Brat (R.,VA.) showed a group of young conservatives why 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ political socialism and free college platform is incompatible. Brat, the economist turned politician, spoke about how free market principles connect with education policy during the Young Americas Foundation’s National Conservative Student Conference on Tuesday evening. Brat said in […]
GWU drops admissions test requirements
George Washington University is the most recent school to drop admissions test requirements for prospective students. “SAT/ACT scores will be considered an ‘optional’ credential, and students may decide whether they will submit their scores to GW to be included in their application,” the university’s new policy reads. The policy assures students that they will not be […]
Lawyers come out against campus rape trials
This year, 26 states and the District of Columbia either have passed laws or are considering laws addressing campus sexual assault. Some of those states have included a “scarlet letter” provision to their law, which would require colleges to permanently mark the transcripts of any student convicted of sexual misconduct. D.C. has a “scarlet letter” […]
DoE takes domain name from FAFSA 'middleman'
In an effort to prevent confusion, the federal government is taking the domain name of a company that offers assistance in applying for student financial aid. Student Financial Aid Service, Inc. has agreed to give up their FAFSA.com domain to the federal government, which will eventually redirect to FAFSA.gov. SFAS will operate from SFAS.com. SFAS […]
Duncan: Debt-free college only part of solution
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the U.S. education system is failing students, and it’s not because it is putting them in debt. In a speech on Monday at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Duncan said it is time for the Obama administration and lawmakers to move past discussions about the rising level of student […]

Congress

Congress to strip D.C.'s sanctuary city status
America may have one less sanctuary city if a new bill in the Republican-controlled U.S. House becomes law. The Daily Caller reported that Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-Texas) new proposal, called the “Safer D.C. Act,” would require city officials to report information to the Department of Homeland Security to determine the immigration status of anyone arrested […]
Kate Steinle's father testified before U.S. Senate
Jim Steinle, the father of Kathryn Steinle, a young woman murdered in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant, testified before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday about closing loopholes in sanctuary cities. Kathryn’s murderer had been deported five times before her murder, but was allowed to stay in San Francisco due to their sanctuary city policy […]
Bernie Sanders to roll out $15 minimum wage bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will officially unveil new legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all workers Wednesday, Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will join Sanders at the press conference, The Hill reported, and are expected to announce identical legislation in the House. While Sanders has long been a proponent […]
Dems want to remove 'gendered terms' from US code

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, a House Democrat has introduced a bill to remove “gendered terms” from the federal code, lest they perpetuate “prejudice and discrimination.”

Democrats defend Planned Parenthood
Congressional Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood even after an undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress exposed the organization’s sales of fetal tissue from partial birth abortions for medical research. House Democrats dismissed the video that showed a doctor from the organization describing how they saved certain organs including the liver, lungs, […]

From Around the Web

Statues of Kim Jong Il boom across North Korea
Kim Jong Il has returned to North Korea with a vengeance. “Great Successor” Kim Jong Un, the third-generation totalitarian, has overseen a large build-up of new statues of his father across the country. Most new statues have been additions, placing Kim Jong Il next to his father, Kim Il Sung, where Sung previously stood alone. […]
Las Vegans concerned about unregulated fake trees
This week, the brave journalists of the Las Vegas Sun called attention to an important lack of government oversight: nobody is regulating fake palm trees. Last Saturday afternoon, a fire ravaged the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel, ripping through the luxury cabanas at the 3,000-room resort. The fire lasted 30 minutes, leaving one person hospitalized. In the aftermath, investigators surmised […]
Governors of rural states pitch to youth who left
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard misses the youth who left his state. To enhance the state’s economic base, South Dakota is attempting to woo its young diaspora back home. The initiative, Dakota Roots, is a sort of job board and referral program that uses a robocall where Daugaard brags about the greatness of South Dakota. […]
Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’
THE DAILY BEAST — Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!… Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for […]
Woman shoots likely nationwide serial killer
Sometimes the most unlikely people can become heroes. CBS News reported that on July 18 a prostitute named Heather may have slain a serial murderer, Neal Falls, who attempted to make her his next victim. Falls showed up at Heather’s home after answering an escort ad she placed on Backpage.com, but he didn’t come empty-handed. […]