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Polititainment

Anti-Stephanopoulos artwork invades NYC

Posters depicting ABC News anchor George Stephanopolous and a smiling Hillary Clinton with the words "PayPal" and "Donate" written on them have been popping up close to the studio where ABC shoots Good Morning America.

Rubio gets first celeb endorsement

The Florida senator and official GOP candidate for president has just received a big celebrity endorsement from Rick Harrison of the popular show "Pawn Stars," according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun.

Snoop Dogg endorses Hillary Clinton

Snoop Dogg became the latest rapper to endorse the Democratic presidential candidate during his appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" over the weekend.

John Oliver shocked by House NSA reform

John Oliver was shocked to hear that the House recently passed NSA reform.

Introducing the 2016 SNL primary

The weekend comedy show has been skewering candidates for president left and right -- some more than others -- so much so that we thought it a good idea to track the program's focus on specific candidates.

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Clinton hires illegal immigrant to campaign staff

According to the New York Times, the Clinton campaign announced Wednesday that it has hired Lorella Praeli, an illegal immigrant and "Dreamer" activist, to spearhead Hispanic outreach for Hillary ahead of 2016.

AP reporter: Hillary only talking to supporters

According to Associated Press reporter Julie Pace, the small events that have made up the bulk of Hillary's presidential campaign thus far have involved the Democratic candidate only interacting with Americans who support her and not a more representative fraction of the actual U.S. population.

Sanders made $2K for paid speeches in 2014
When Bernie Sanders suggested that Hillary Clinton will have more money than him in 2016, he wasn’t kidding. The Independent senator from Vermont, who will compete with Hillary for the Democratic nomination for president next year, made a grand total of $1,867.42 for two paid speeches and a television appearance during the entire year of 2014, as […]
Hillary Clinton, "The small business president"

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton's official campaign Twitter account was operated by small-business owner Mary Jo Brown, as part of Clinton's attempt to gain support from small business owners.

50 Cent endorses Hillary Clinton

The rapper, who flip-flopped on his support for Clinton in 2008 to instead back Barack Obama, endorsed Hillary in a recent interview with The Daily Beast.

Policy

Professor: Americans can't handle owning guns

In an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News, Prof. John Traphagan, who teaches religious studies and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, demands that Americans give up gun ownership after several tragic, high-profile shootings that have taken place recently.

Obama: Climate change is a security 'threat'

Obama spoke of global warming's looming threat during his commencement address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Wednesday.

Poll: Most Americans highly value privacy

For all the talk about “privacy,” the word “privacy” can sometimes be a nebulous concept, about which people hold contradictory views.

Poll: Dems support federal ban on hate speech
It seems that a lot of Americans don’t think that freedom of speech should be protected anymore. A poll released Wednesday by YouGov has found that a small majority of the American public support limiting the First Amendment if it means banning hate speech. The poll, conducted in early May, asked respondents whether they would support […]
Rand Paul filibuster highlights

In the end, Rand Paul’s Patriot Act filibuster failed to crack his previous record, clocking in at roughly 10.5 hours.

Education

Harbaugh met with students offended by 'Sniper'

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh met with a group of Muslim students this week to hear their concerns over what they deemed his "insensitive" tweet in support of an earlier campus screening of the film.

Professor: Americans can't handle owning guns

In an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News, Prof. John Traphagan, who teaches religious studies and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, demands that Americans give up gun ownership after several tragic, high-profile shootings that have taken place recently.

Student sues Blinn College over 'free speech zone'

To attend some schools, such as Blinn College near Houston, students have to sacrifice some of their constitutional rights before they step on campus.

McConaughey reminds grads not to feel 'entitled'
Matthew McConaughey is not your typical commencement ceremony speaker and any student expecting a standard Oh, The Places You’ll Go-style diatribe from the actor during Friday’s speech at the University of Houston was definitely left disappointed. For the rest of the class, the Oscar-winner actually had some solid, if unconventional, advice. He started the speech […]
Romney talks loss to Obama in graduation speech

"I have experienced successes and, as you know, failures. I am asked what it felt like to lose to President Obama -- not as good as winning," said Romney. "Failures aren't fun, but they are inevitable. More importantly, failures don't define who you are."

Congress

Sanders introduces free college tuition bill
Free money and handouts for all! Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation Tuesday to make all four-year public colleges and universities tuition free. “We live in a highly competitive global economy. If our economy is to be strong, we need the best educated work force in the world.  That will not happen if every year hundreds […]
Boehner gives Cruz the middle finger?

While speaking to 40 guests at a private fundraiser in Midland, the Republican congressman and speaker of the House allegedly showed his middle finger to the crowd when asked a question about Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.).

Conservatives prevail on immigration
The pro-American worker caucus in the Republican Party defeated amnesty advocates Thursday evening. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) led the charge against language in a defense bill that would have encouraged the Pentagon to consider allowing illegal immigrants with DACA permits to serve in the armed forces. His amendment passed 221-202. Brooks’ main argument was that the […]
Republicans split over illegals in the military
House Republicans are in the midst of a civil war on the issue of allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the military. Leading one side is Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who represents a swing district near Denver and is a prospective 2016 Senate candidate. On the other side of the ideological spectrum is conservative Rep. Mo […]
Dem Rep. seeks to regulate ammunition
Much like an old horror movie, every time you think the culture war on gun control is dead, the monster always comes back alive for a sequel. This time around Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) is seeking to further regulate online purchases of ammunition. According to The Hill, her bill, the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act […]

From Around the Web

Police warn about the dangers of Nickelback
Proving once again that the Australian police force is infinitely better at social media than their American counterparts, the Queensland Police Service has issued a real public service announcement — a warning about the dangers of listening to Nickelback. Police are on the lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians around […]
Slate likens Republican candidates to ISIS

If you've ever thought that Scott Walker reminds you a lot of ruthless ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, you've just found yourself a real-life #SlatePitch.

Natalie Portman to star as Jackie Kennedy

Natalie Portman is all about the political roles of late.

81-year-old man calls 911 to say he is hungry
Sometimes we all need a reminder that there is goodness in this world. A 81-year-old man in Fayetteville, N.C. called 911 Tuesday to ask if someone could go to the store for him and buy some groceries, ABC 11 reported. Clarence Blackmon, a cancer patient, had just returned home after months in the hospital getting […]
'Feminist Lisa Frank' is terrifying

To feminists, nothing is sacred--not even the Lisa Frank notebooks of your childhood.