Devo does not want Scalise to 'Whip It'
A founding member of the 1980s band Devo really does not want to see House Majority Whip Steve Scalise “Whip It Good.” Scalise has been using the bands hit song “Whip It” at events and his staff recently created a joint fundraising committee with Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) to raise money for a 1980s-themed birthday party […]
Jon Stewart rips Democrats for race-bait

“Oh, for f---s sake.”

Jon Stewart skewers VA wait times

In case you forgot, the VA is still terrible.

Stewart hits Cruz on privacy
Sen. Ted Cruz’s Monday presidential announcement made Christmas come early for Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show.” Stewart was positively gleeful as he prepared to mock everything from the kiss between Cruz and his wife to the fact that Liberty University students were forced to attend the campaign speech. But the liberal host did make […]
Jay Leno: College kids are too PC

Whether it's how ethanol subsidies are terrible or how college kids need to get over themselves, Jay Leno has been on point lately.

White House

White House promises not to use legal loophole to keep NSA spying alive if Patriot Act expires
If the Patriot Act expires, it will stop the National Security Agency’s bulk spying too. The Obama administration promised this week that it will not take advantage of a legal loophole to keep the NSA spying alive unless Congress re-authorizes the Patriot Act, Reuters reported. Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which authorizes the NSA to collect data on […]
In honor of National Puppy Day, here are the top 10 cutest presidential puppies

Today is National Puppy Day! To celebrate, we give you the top ten cutest puppies to grace the White House Lawn.

Obama: ‘By hook or by crook’ I’ll push my agenda through
This is probably not the smartest phrasing to use. President Obama had an interview with Huffington Post over the weekend and while much of the interview was his oft-repeated lines about how Republicans are the reason nothing is getting done in Washington, he added a new phrase about his legacy that is bound to raise […]
Obama tells Prince Charles that Americans like the royal family better than their own politicians

President Obama has admitted what we all already knew: Americans far prefer the Duchess of Cambridge to Michelle.

Obama suggested that voting should be mandatory. Now he’s being called ‘totalitarian.’

President Obama is taking some heat for suggesting this week that mandatory voting might not be such a bad idea.

Congress

Schock: Lincoln faced challenges too
Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock (R- Ill.) gave his farewell speech on the House floor Thursday, promising that it was “not the end of a story, but rather the beginning of a new chapter.” While his own trials are more of the “Downton Abbey” decor and Katy Perry concert variety, Schock likened this tough time to that […]
Boehner, Pelosi read mean tweets
Taking a cue from Jimmy Kimmel’s famous “Mean Tweets” series, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) got in on the fun and read some mean tweets about themselves in a video for the 2015 Radio & Television Correspondents Association […]
GOP blocks Warren's student loan plan
THE HILL — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked an effort by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to attach an amendment aimed at lowering student loan rates to the budget. Senators voted 46-53 against Warren’s amendment to the Republican budget resolution. Warren’s amendment would have allowed people with college loan debt to refinance at interest rates from […]
Rand really liked those 'Stand with Rand' trolls

During Ted Cruz's big announcement at Liberty University yesterday--which students were required to attend--some Rand Paul supporters decided to troll Cruz with some "Stand with Rand" shirts:

Pelosi: GOP will attack Hillary over anything
That’s right. Bring Hillary Clinton’s signature scrunchies into a serious discussion about transparency in public office. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did just that while defending her favorite potential presidential candidate Wednesday. Clinton has recently come under fire when it was discovered that she used only a personal email account run through a home server to conduct […]
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Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted.

Border Patrol agents paid overtime to do CrossFit

You’re probably familiar with CrossFit—you know, that fitness thing that one Paleo friend of yours is always posting about (#WOD #PR #fitnessgoals, etc.)

Mo'ne Davis has amazing response to insult

Little League baseball star Mo'ne Davis has a skill level beyond her years. We already knew that part. But when she was provoked by an insult on that insult factory known as Twitter, she showed that her maturity level may be her most professional trait of all.

This 13-year-old is a CEO of a successful business

If you were feeling cocky about your life accomplishments lately, this 13-year-old fashion designer might make you re-evaluate.

Azealia Banks hates 'everything' about America

Rapper Azealia Banks is well-known for her rage-filled rants about race relations and how Iggy Azalea is a cultural appropriator.

Policy

Millennials rally around criminal justice reform

For the most part, the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform featured staid, high-profile speakers like Cory Booker and Eric Holder, giving somber talks about the broken justice system.

'OITNB' and 'The Wire' authors talk prison reform

David Simon, the creator of HBO’s “The Wire,” kicked off his remarks at the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform on Thursday with an argument that could have come straight from Bunny Colvin—law enforcement should oppose the drug war, because it hampers real police work.

Gingrich predicts prison reform as GOP 2016 issue

“It’s just really a revolution.”

Gun group: The NRA is ruining March Madness

As far as forced March Madness tie-ins go, this is a 1-seed.

How two millennials are tackling prison reform

Bill Smith rolls up the sleeve of his plaid shirt, revealing a tattoo of a goateed devil whose ice-blue eyes look down his forearm.

Education

Johnson: Student loans are too easy to get
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) spoke candidly about how federal involvement in the student loan game has hurt students during a event in his home state, calling loans too easy to get and college “too fun” to only go to for four years. Johnson told constituents in Verona last Saturday that federal student aid has created […]
Students win right to 'Party in the U.S.A.'
Miley Cyrus would be proud of these freedom fighters. High school students in Massachusetts successfully fought their hypersensitive administration over a patriotic-themed school dance this week. Lexington High School administrators tried to cancel an “American Pride” dance, even though the student body overwhelmingly voted for that theme, because they feared it was not inclusive enough, […]
UGA Greek councils ban hoop skirts
Talk about an extreme reaction. One week after the University of Oklahoma expelled two Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members and shut down the university’s SAE chapter because of a racist video made by members, fraternity and sorority leaders at the University of Georgia had a meeting of their own to discuss any possible activities that might relate their […]
College benefits for veterans in Texas at risk?
Veterans in Texas might be facing cuts to their college benefits thanks to the skyrocketing cost of college. For decades, veterans went to public universities and colleges under the Hazlewood Exemption, which kicks in after federal benefits under the G.I. Bill are exhausted. But the price tag has increased sevenfold since 2009, when legislators in […]
Mitch Daniels pushes for student loan alternative

Former Indiana Gov. and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has some innovative ideas for helping students leave college without thousands in student loan debt. But he needs Congress to create a clear framework for schools to work within.