Jonathan Gruber raps to MIT students

If you’ve been dying to see Jonathan Gruber, who credited the “stupidity of the American voter” with passing Obamacare, strip down to his undershirt and rap about economics, today is your lucky day!

Stewart mocks the Iowa Freedom Summit

Jon Stewart’s coverage of the Iowa Freedom Summit is about what you would expect—starting with his description the event: “A lot of Republicans who will never be president met this weekend,” for the “Fox News correspondent auditions.”

McCain takes on 'Sniper' bashers

Sen. John McCain is the latest person in a position of prominence to defend "American Sniper" from bashers, singling out the "obsessive critics of U.S. foreign policy" in an official statement.

Michael Moore continues on about snipers

Filmmaker Michael Moore has already stirred the pot with his negative comments about military snipers. During the weekend, somebody must've given the man an even bigger ladle.

Dropkick Murphys 'literally hate' Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's abiding love for the Dropkick Murphys is not exactly mutual:

White House

VP Biden appears on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to get ask young people to sign up for Obamacare
With three weeks to go until the Obamacare deadline to purchase insurance, the Obama administration is pulling out all the stops to encourage young people to sign up.  The renewed push included a stop by Vice President Joe Biden on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday so he could appeal to moms who are good at […]
Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home and the White House said it did not pose a security threat. The crash prompted an immediate lockdown of the White House grounds until officials […]
WH chief of staff blurts out previously-concealed name of American hostage on live TV

All in a day's work at the White House: sometimes you keep ISIS hostage names a secret, sometimes you let them slip in an in interview on national TV.

7 Times Obama was ‘Partisan,’ Not ‘Practical’ during his State of the Union address
Near the beginning of his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama promised to be “practical, not partisan” in his proposals to Congress. However, his speech ended up being anything but. From cracking jokes to outright veto threats, it was clear that the president had no interest in bipartisanship. So we decided to […]
Obama has been reminding Republicans ‘I won’ for 2,189 days

President Obama trotted out one of his favorite talking points against Republicans yet again Tuesday night, reminding the opposition party that "I won."

Congress

Boehner and McConnell critique SOTU

“Dead. Real dead.” That was House Speaker John Boehner’s verdict on President Obama’s tax proposals--and nearly every proposal from his State of the Union address, with the exception of cybersecurity, fighting ISIS, trade, and possibly the childcare tax credit.

Senate surpasses its 2014 vote total in a week
Is this what the Senate looks like without Harry Reid in charge? The new Republican-led Senate has already voted on more amendments in just one week than the Democratic-controlled Senate voted on in all of 2014. “We’ve actually reached a milestone here that I think is noteworthy for the Senate. We just cast our 15th roll-call vote […]
Whistleblowers denounce DOJ juvenile program

According to whistleblower reports, a Justice Department (DOJ) juvenile delinquency program provided grants to states jailing foster children and runaways over minor offenses like skipping school.

Gohmert: Obama 'divisive on the issue of race'

There’s a reason reporters clamored around former-House-Speaker-candidate Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) at the State of the Union like this:

Rand Paul slams SOTU’s ‘lack of sincerity’ on NSA

Senator Rand Paul spent Wednesday morning blasting Obama’s State of the Union address, telling a roomful of conservatives at the Capitol Hill Club that “Some of the stuff, frankly, was difficult to even listen to and keep a straight face.”

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NYC largely spared in blizzard

BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions.

Cuomo chalks up blizzard to 'changing climate'

"Changing climate" is behind a pattern of extreme weather events whipping the Northeast, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday as a blizzard was about to smack his state.

Man trapped in jail for 7 mos without conviction

A 37-year-old Dallas man seven spent months in jail without a conviction, lost in the system with no resources to get himself out—apparently all because one clerk forgot to hand off some paperwork.

NYPD arrested someone over their Facebook emojis

Be careful the next time you whip out those gun emojis: They could get you arrested for “terrorist threats.”

Female vet shamed for parking veterans spot
This is one of the worst cases of “judging a book by its cover” that we’ve ever heard… When Wilmington, N.C. resident Mary Claire Caine went to the grocery store last Friday, she was excited to pull into one of the reserved “Veteran Parking” spaces. As a veteran of the Air Force who served in Kuwait […]

Policy

The app police want Google to pull

Should you be free to tell other drivers where cops are lurking? A lot of sheriffs don’t think so.

The deficit has backed off. But not for long.

There's an elephant in the room about this deficit and debt stuff alright -- it's just not a Republican.

Pediatricians want DEA to reclassify marijuana

Critics of marijuana legalization love to argue about its repercussions for “the children”—paging Nancy Grace—but the American Academy of Pediatrics seems to disagree.

Supreme Court to hear lethal injection case

A drug is headed to the Supreme Court: midazolam, which makes up a third of the lethal cocktail used in Oklahoma’s botched execution last year.

CO's Dem gov calls pot legalization a 'bad idea'

Colorado’s marijuana industry is booming, but the state’s Democratic governor is still reluctant to praise legalization.

Education

Study: Student loan debt is bad for your health
We already know that student loan debt, which topped $1.1 trillion in 2014, has had and will continue to have lasting impacts on the millennial generation. Multiple studies have shown that this debt situation and the resulting financial precariousness leads to later home buying, putting off marriage, as well as leaving almost an entire generation […]
You can now study 'Mean Girls' for course credit
Crack open that Burn Book and get to studying. Students at Colorado College can now actually take a course on every millennial girl’s favorite movie and get college credit. The course, titled “Queen Bees, WannaBees and Mean Girls,” is a part of the school’s Comparative Literature Department, according to the New York Post. Professor Lisa Hughes teaches […]
Rangel:Free college important to national security
The terrorists will win if Congress does not help make President Obama’s “free” community college proposal a reality. At least, that’s the world according to one Democratic congressman. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D- N.Y.) said in a recent video, “The president’s recommendation that we have two years of free college is really so important to the security of […]
UK students surveyed about limits on free speech
The publicly-funded University of Kentucky will be restricting your freedom of speech this year. But don’t worry, they’re going to politely ask you exactly how you would like them to do it. With the promise of winning basketball tickets and $250 scholarships, the university’s student government recently emailed out a survey to all students asking […]
UC Berkeley Chancellor speaks about Bill Maher
Liberal comedian Bill Maher’s controversial speech at the University of California Berkeley December commencement may have come and gone, but the debate over its implications for free speech still rages on. Maher had been invited to speak at the school, but after the comedian made controversial statements on Islam students petitioned against his speech. The students ultimately […]