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GOP Sen: Lego Movie is propaganda

The GOP lawmaker voiced his dissatisfaction with 2014's The Lego Movie during a conversation with the local online publication WisPolitics, deeming the animated film a piece of "propaganda" promoted by liberals who like big government and hate big business.

Stewart thinks the GOP wants him to stay

Jon Stewart is pretty convinced that the latest additions to the GOP 2016 field--Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, etc.--are just begging him to stay on the show and cover them.

Kate McKinnon rooting for Hillary

In a recent raunchy roundtable for the June 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter, several of Hollywood's favorite female comedians unsurprisingly demonstrated their support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Cher asks how someone can be gay and GOP
Cher turned to her Twitter followers Tuesday night to ask, “Why r There GAY Republicans?” I Don't Get It..Why r There GAY Republicans? They Think u r An Abomination Against Their Religion,Wont Go 2 ur Marriage,Or Christenings.WHY?— Cher (@cher) May 27, 2015 Cher thinks the two must be mutually exclusive because, “They [Republicans] Think u r An […]
Stewart mocks Republicans who back NSA

As Congress wrangles over the Patriot Act provisions soon to expire, Jon Stewart laid into Republicans who complain about “government overreach” in healthcare, while simultaneously supporting invasive phone record collection programs from the NSA.

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Pataki on 2016: 'I know I can win this election'
Former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) has officially kicked off his presidential campaign in New Hampshire to a throng of dozens. “I know I can win this election, and that’s one of the reasons I’m running,” Pataki told Fox, despite the small crowd. He was cheerfully optimistic despite not receiving any support in the last Quinnipiac poll. “The polls […]
ASU paid Clinton Foundation, then hiked tuition

The university paid the large sum to the foundation in 2014, which school officials couched as an investment in -- not a donation to -- the Clinton Global Initiative University event held at ASU's Tempe campus between March 21 and 23 of last year.

Bernie Sanders quotes as inspirational posters
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been surging in the polls recently, according to Real Clear Politics, especially since his campaign kickoff event in Vermont Tuesday. The self-described socialist senator has had some famous quotes over the years, and here at RAP we compiled a few of his very best to help inspire you. It’s good to know Bernie isn’t […]
Ted Cruz owns up to his video game addiction
While the rest of the world was discovering one Christian rap group’s sold-out confessional song that professed their love and admiration for Sen. Ted Cruz, Cruz was making a deep confession of his own to The Daily Beast. Cruz told The Daily Beast that he is a video game addict. Cruz is apparently playing three […]
Stewart: Hillary playing 'cynical political game'

Jon Stewart defended Bernie Sanders and made fun of Hillary Clinton during Thursday's episode of The Daily Show.

Policy

Insane pro-Rand Paul ad

This absurd ad, courtesy of a pro-Rand Paul super-PAC, might be the most American thing you've ever seen.

L.A. unions take hypocritical stance on min. wage
Thanks to union backing and months of backroom talks with union leaders, Los Angeles became the largest city in America to approve a $15 minimum wage. But now the unions are hypocritically seeking exemptions from this same policy they pushed through. From the L.A. Times: For much of the past eight months, labor activists have […]
ObamaCare prices keep on rising
Just when it seemed like it couldn’t get any worse with ObamaCare, a study revealed that the overhead costs for the program are set to skyrocket up to a quarter of a billion dollars over the next decade. Five years into the Affordable Care Act and it seems that the administrative side of it — the […]
Report: MO cities ramp up tickets over ordinances

Missouri cities, while suffering from a revenue slump, have begun handing out thousands of tickets over minor city ordinance violations.

Campus carry advances in Texas

According to Campus Reform, the Texas state House passed the legislation, SB11, in a preliminary vote on Wednesday by an overwhelming margin of 101 to 47.

Education

Veterans overcharged $60 million on student loans
The Department of Justice has announced that it will begin issuing refunds to veterans who have been overcharged for their student loans, in an amount totaling $60 million. Nearly 78,000 service members were denied a benefit under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which entitles them to an interest rate cap of 6 percent for […]
UNH receives grant for sexual assault video game
In an interesting effort to teach college students about sexual assault prevention, the Department of Justice has decided to spend over half a million dollars to develop a video game about it. The National Institute of Justice awarded a $579,301 grant to the University of New Hampshire last year to create a game to expand on […]
SLU removes 'anti-Native American' statue
  Saint Louis University removed a statue that has stood in the center of campus for decades, after receiving complaints that it is a symbol of white supremacy. The statue depicts the Reverend Pierre-Jean De Smet, a Jesuit missionary priest, praying over two Native Americans. The statue has been criticized for suggesting that Native Americans […]
Community college grads can out-earn B.A. holders
Despite the commonly held belief, obtaining a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college is not the only option to get a job and make a decent salary at that job. In fact, it may not even be the best option. By choosing the right field of study, some community college graduates and certificate holders can make […]
FLOTUS tells Oberlin grads to be open-minded
First Lady Michelle Obama gave the commencement address at the Oberlin College Monday and her words may have cut a little too close to home for some of the school’s graduates. Oberlin, an extremely liberal university, made headlines earlier this year for the way feminist students at Oberlin College treated AEI scholar Christina Hoff Sommers […]

Congress

Bernie Sanders quotes as inspirational posters
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been surging in the polls recently, according to Real Clear Politics, especially since his campaign kickoff event in Vermont Tuesday. The self-described socialist senator has had some famous quotes over the years, and here at RAP we compiled a few of his very best to help inspire you. It’s good to know Bernie isn’t […]
Senators look to limit ex-Presidents funds
Republican Senators are looking to cap federal spending on ex-Presidents. According to The Hill, Sens.Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have cosigned a bill that would limit a former president’s annual pension and allowance to $200,000 each. The spending cap does not include the funds used for security and protection for […]
Congress looks to make liquor cheaper
A proposed U.S. House bill that would significantly drop the excise tax on distilled spirits has both sides of the aisle saying, “Cheers!” U.S. Rep. Todd Young (R- Ind.) introduced the Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act Tuesday. The bill would reduces the excise tax — a tax on a specific good that is typically  included in the […]
27-year-old Republican vies for spot in Congress

A self-described constitutional conservative, Starrett, 27, is challenging incumbent GOP Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the contest for the congressional seat representing the 4th district of Tennessee.

Paul defends filibuster on CBS 'This Morning'
Sen. Rand Paul is fighting to end the NSA’s surveillance programs which he believe violate the Fourth Amendment. “Our founding fathers thought it was very important that warrants have an individual’s name on it – that you couldn’t have a warrant that said Verizon on it and collect all the records of all the people […]

From Around the Web

Marine organizes Mohammed cartoon contest

Former Marine Jon Ritzheimer is planning a draw-Mohammad cartoon contest at a mosque in Phoenix—the mosque once attended by the two Islamic shooters who attacked a similar cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.

Feminist complain about 'mansplaining' statue

Feminists have a knack for making everything about them and their grievances.

Community blocks Westboro protesters at funeral
For the funeral procession of fallen Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco, the notorious Westboro Baptist Church predictably planned to protest, but the Omaha community had a more worthy plan in mind. On the day of the funeral, 100 people in blue t-shirts armed with large, white sheets showed up to block the protesters along the […]
Millennials are dumping beer for wine
Wine may not be not as cheap as the major beer companies’ products, but it has captured Millennials’ palates. Young consumers want flavor, and that’s why they’re leaving most mainstream bland beer brands behind, now preferring the taste of wine. And those who are still beer drinkers prefer craft beer to the big breweries that sell pale ales […]
Paralyzed college grad walks to get his diploma
Grab some tissues for this inspirational story that happened over the weekend. Chris Norton injured his C3-C4 vertebrae in 2010 playing football as a college freshman at Luther College. He was paralyzed from the neck down after the injury and doctors told him that that he had only a 3 percent chance of ever moving his limbs again, […]