Polititainment

Stewart and Colbert go after 'Fangate'

Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had a field day with “Fangate” Thursday night.

O'Reilly v Stewart on 'white privilege'

Jon Stewart had one goal in bringing Bill O’Reilly on his show Tuesday evening: "I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege."

Galifianakis gives Obama a nickname
Zach Galifianakis once came up with a very special nickname for President Obama, he recounted on “The Daily Show” Tuesday night. It all started when Galifianakis came to the White House to film the Emmy-winning “Between Two Ferns” episode to promote Obamacare. “Before we went to interview the president, I ate in the White House […]
Stewart covers atrocious Dem candidate

In New York’s 11th Congressional district, Democrats need to defeat Rep. Michael G. Grimm, who is facing 20 federal charges and was once caught on camera threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony. So you might think this race would be a walk in the park for them—until you meet their incredibly terrible candidate.

Colbert hates the midterms

There are a lot of tedious things Colbert doesn’t like to do in the autumn, like clean the gutters and pretend to like decorative gourds.

White House

Obama names Ron Klain the Ebola ‘czar’ as precautions expand

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response on Friday as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.

Barack Obama’s credit card gets declined, leaving Michelle with the bill

Even being the president of the United States does not save you from everyone’s nightmare: the shame of having your credit card declined in public.

Christie’s daughter groans at the idea of her dad running for president

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) kids aren’t all on board with his possible run for the White House.

Obama authorizes Guard, reserve call-up for Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The U.S. has already committed to sending up to 4,000 military personnel to West Africa to provide logistics and help build treatment […]
Obama calls for ‘much more aggressive’ response to Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis. While Ebola patients are not considered contagious until they have symptoms and only two persons have been known to contract the […]

Congress

Rand Paul: W.H. hasn’t accurately described Ebola
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Bloomberg politics he believes that the White House has been inaccurately depicting the risks of contracting Ebola. “I think from the very beginning they haven’t been completely forthright with us,” said Paul. “They’ve so wanted to downplay this that they really I don’t think have been very accurate in their […]
Rand Paul doesn't want to 'turnip for what'
Sorry Michelle. It doesn’t look like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to “turnip for what.” Paul let the first lady know about his first stop in New Hampshire Thursday on Twitter. The likely presidential hopeful went from the plane to the Dunkin’ Donuts and snapped a photo. Just arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire. First stop: @DunkinDonuts cc: […]
Americans could face $15B in new internet taxes
If Senate Democrats don’t take up the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act before the end of the year, American internet users could be looking at nearly $15 billion in additional taxes, a new study found. The Internet Tax Freedom Act, passed during the 1990s, prevents state and local governments from taxing people for access to the […]
Rand Paul talks with NAACP in Ferguson
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) met with black leaders in Missouri Friday and urged them to use the “ballot box” not riots in the street to try and make a change. Paul headed to Ferguson, the location of another police shooting, for a 45-minute “listening session” with a group of 20 local black leaders, including pastors, local business […]
Congress: Stop travel between US and Ebola nations

Congress is getting vocal about the Ebola threat.

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US Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training
THE DAILY BEAST — American military operations to fight Ebola in Africa are unfolding quickly—forcing the military to come up with some procedures and protocols on the fly. Soldiers preparing for deployment to West Africa are given just four hours of Ebola-related training before leaving to combat the epidemic. And the first 500 soldiers to […]
Biden's son discharged after failing drug test
Vice President Joe Biden’s son was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year because he tested positive for cocaine, the Wall Street Journal reports. Hunter Biden didn’t serve a full year in the military before failing his drug test, the Journal found. Hunter decided to pursue military service at age 43, hoping to become a public-affairs […]
Scott attempts to explain why he refused to debate

Florida governor Rick Scott is in damage control mode after causing seven of the most ridiculous minutes to occur during a political debate, which have already come to be known as "Fangate."

Fla. debate delayed 7 min for oddest reason ever

On Tuesday night, a Florida political debate unraveled into seven of the most absurd minutes in U.S. politics.

Obama, Ebola and optics
POLITICO — President Barack Obama is on high alert about Ebola, and doesn’t want anybody to think otherwise. Any time Obama is campaigning or on vacation when something big goes wrong — from a downed plane to race riots — aides scoff at the idea that he is not focusing on his day job. Air […]

Policy

Poll: Minimum wage key in upcoming elections

A new poll suggests that the minimum wage could play a significant role in six upcoming competitive races—and it doesn’t look good for Republicans.

Study: ACA incentivizes part-time employment
The Affordable Care Act will not only decrease the number of full-time employees at the hands of their employers, but a provision in the law also incentivizes more workers to drop down to part-time hours on their own, a new study finds. In “The Affordable Care Act and the New Economics of Part-Time Work,” Casey […]
Socialists post hypocritical job offering online
It appears The Freedom Socialist Party has never heard of the old adage, “Practice what you preach.” The Seattle-based group posted a job offering online for a web content manager with a salary of $13 an hour. This wouldn’t be notable, except for the fact that the group proclaims on its website that a $20 […]
Government Grinch proposes rules on Xmas lights
It’s not even Halloween, but the federal Grinch has already appeared, armed with new regulations, to un-deck the halls of America. On Tuesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released twenty-five pages of new rules governing “seasonal and decorative lighting projects”– basically everything from strings of lights to glowing Santa Clauses. The Hill reports that the […]
FBI takes it back: They do spy without a warrant

Remember when the FBI said they didn’t spy on Americans without a court order, just a few days ago? They were just kidding about that.

Education

GenOpp: College cost is result of federal policies
What’s wrong with college education? Tuition costs are soaring, while the job market for recent graduates is getting worse and worse. According to Tuitionomics 101, a new video produced by Generation Opportunity, intervention by the federal government is behind much of the increase in cost. “Young Americans are being asked to pay more for a […]
More proof that cost of college has skyrocketed
As if more proof was needed that the cost of college has skyrocketed way out of control, there is a new chart showing just how long you would need to work at a minimum wage job to cover tuition costs. Attn has compiled data comparing mimimum wage earnings to the cost of college. From 1963, the […]
Elizabeth Warren trashes for-profit colleges

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) went after for-profit colleges in an interview with Salon, naming them the second largest cause of problems in higher education.

Bigger threat: America or ISIS?
The “blame America first” crowd lives in dorms, too. Campus Reform landed in the Twilight Zone at Harvard University to ask students if they thought the United States or ISIS was a bigger threat to global peace, and because these kinds of videos in the world of academia are what they are, don’t be surprised […]
AEI: America needs to 'modernize' higher ed system

Americans have poured billions of dollars into propping up institutions of higher learning. But the value and popularity of a college degree is plummeting, and with that comes a greater drive to make higher education accountable.