Polititainment

Owen Wilson: Trump is like Charlie Sheen
Owen Wilson might be a staunch liberal, but like the rest of the political world right now, he only has eyes for one candidate — Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. “Like everybody, I watched the GOP debates—and I don’t know the last time I watched debates,” he told The Daily Beast. “It’s usually almost like a football game—when […]
Stevie Wonder advocates for gun control
Stevie Wonder should have learned from the Dixie Chicks to just “shut up and sing.” The NY Post reported that during his Central Park concert on Monday he got serious about the issue of gun control. “As much as we have made some incredible strides, we have also really gone to this crazy place, like them […]
Heidi Klum responds to Trump's insult
While Donald Trump usually insults people by referring to them as “losers,” he tried to hit supermodel and TV host Heidi Klum where it hurt. In an interview with Maureen Dowd that took more than a few twists and turns, Trump commented, “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.” Klum posted a short video […]
Rapper Azealia Banks hates Donald Trump
Rapper Azealia Banks hates a lot of things. Topping her list is, of course, “everything about this country,” especially “fat white Americans,” but now it seems she has a new target — Donald Trump. Apparently, wanting to be president of the country she hates makes you worthy of her ire. Banks is also not one […]
Even Obama can't tell Kanye what to do
Anticipation for a new Kanye West album has led to activism, as fans appealed to President Obama to take executive action. Time reported that a White House petition called for a mandated album release on Aug. 21 because “Kanye West has kept us thirsty for too long” and “his producer Mike Dean has been teasing people […]

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2016

Did Clinton campaign violate election law?
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action released its first video Wednesday, highlighting potential election law violations by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Project Veritas sent people undercover as Clinton volunteers to see what was really going on behind the scenes. “And so that’s why I want to keep like our primary focus on, ‘Hey are you a Hillary supporter?’ […]
GOP voters like candidates, but want fewer
Voters think they have too many choices among the GOP presidential candidates. About 54 percent of Republican voters think the field has too many candidates. Only 25 percent think the GOP has “about the right number” of candidates, according to a YouGov/Huffington Post poll. The older a Republican is, the more likely they are to believe that too […]
Fiorina wants in CNN primetime debate
Many considered her the winner in the pre-primetime debate Fox did for lower ranking candidates and she’s been rising on the national scale ever since. But Carly Fiorina may still be shut out of primetime, according to CNN’s rules for their GOP presidential debate. The Aug. 6 Fox debate took an average of five recent polls […]
Carson Super PAC tells voters wrong election day
Voter turnout is one of the most important parts of a campaign, unfortunately for Dr. Ben Carson a Super PAC campaigning on his behalf sent his likely supporters the wrong election date, twice on the same mail piece. The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee sent out a letter to likely Iowa Republican Caucus […]
Poll: Democrats believe Biden could win
If he could pull off the presidency, Joe Biden would become only the second sitting vice president in 175 years to do so. While it would be quite the feat, 64 percent of Democrats think he could actually win. The results come from a Economist/YouGov poll taken Aug. 14 to 18. The 64 percent deals specifically […]

Policy

Wisconsin faculty oppose ban on selling baby parts
Wisconsin lawmakers have acted to ban the sale of fetal parts from aborted babies, but not all are on board with the proposal. The proposal for the ban came from GOP Reps. Andre Jacque and Joel Kleefisch in response to videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. Such videos featured top Planned Parenthood employees […]
Wal-Mart will no longer sell AR-15s
Somewhere in Michigan, Michael Moore is treating himself to an extra bowl of ice cream at the announcement that Wal-Mart will no longer sell AR-15s. The largest retailer in America made the announcement Wednesday that their stores will no longer carry the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles because they do not sell very well, reported […]
CO GOP lawmakers want Planned Parenthood investigation
Various Colorado officials have refused to investigate Planned Parenthood, but GOP lawmakers aren’t giving up. Despite being against abortion, the state Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman, said she won’t investigate Planned Parenthood. She defended her move by saying that the final decision is with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The department told local news […]
Can the Senate repeal Obamacare medical device tax?
The Senate will take a vote on repealing the Obamacare medical device tax and the idea of a repeal has had bipartisan support. And yet the outcome of such a vote still remains a question. The tax in question involves an excise tax on 2.3 percent of the sales of medical devices. Conservatives have frequently criticized the tax, […]
Employees could lose benefits thanks to Obamacare
More than one-quarter of employers — about 26 percent — will be hit with the Obamacare high-cost plan tax, or “cadillac” tax, for high-cost insurance plans when it takes effect in 2018. As The Washington Examiner explains, the tax will come into play when the total spending on a healthcare plan exceeds $10,022 for individuals or $27,500 for […]

Education

Student denied permission for conservative club
A Maryland college student was recently denied permission to start a conservative club on her campus. Moriah DeMartino, an incoming freshman at Hagerstown Community College (HCC), approached school administrators earlier this month about starting a Turning Point USA club, according to Campus Reform. HCC political science professor Eric Schwartz suggested that she join the political […]
Kansas College Republicans reject death penalty
College Republican groups across Kansas passed a resolution that supports a repeal of the death penalty in the state. The Kansas Federation of College Republicans announced on Aug. 20 that it “adds to its official platform a plank calling for the repeal of the death penalty in Kansas.” “In order to legitimately maintain the right to […]
Tennessee's free college experiment begins
As Tennessee launches an initiative that offers two years of college education for free, the state is discovering the appeal of “free.” Tennessee Promise inspired President Obama’s higher-education plan earlier this year —and more students than program designers anticipated. The state expected about 13,000 students for the program’s inaugural year. Official numbers aren’t available yet, but […]
Northwestern professor resigns over censorship
A Northwestern University professor resigned after a decade of work, citing an ongoing censorship fight with university administrators. “An institution in which the faculty are afraid to offend the dean is not an institution where I can in good conscience do my work,” Alice Dreger wrote in a letter of resignation submitted on Monday to […]
Colleges now offer selfie classes
Want to learn how to take the perfect selfie and earn college credit for it? This fall, an Indiana University Northwest communications professor will offer a 400-level “Mass Communications and Culture” class all about selfies. “People think selfies aren’t worthy of nuanced conversations, and they are,” IU Northwest professor Eve Bottando told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s […]

Congress

Congressmen want less oversight, more raw milk
Two congressmen are pushing to deregulate food to expand personal choice and economic growth. Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) want to liberalize farmer’s markets, and give people access to non-inspected meat and raw milk. In a stunt to promote relevant bills in Congress, Polis and Massie ate dinner together in Denver, 9 […]
Erickson: Trump can help get rid of Boehner
Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a […]
Congress demands info from Planned Parenthood
Lacking the votes to defund Planned Parenthood, the House Oversight Committee on Friday penned a letter to the abortion provider requesting seven documents to be handed over by Aug. 28. The Blaze reported that the letter, written by Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), inquired about the recent undercover sting videos that purport to […]
GOP: Congress 'fully committed' to O-care repeal
Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) gave the Republican Weekly Address Saturday where he stressed Congress’ commitment to Obamacare repeal. “We’re fully committed to repealing ObamaCare,” Guthrie said. “If ObamaCare’s next round of regulations takes effect on Jan. 1, mere months from now, small businesses will be forced into larger group insurance markets that have dramatically higher rates. That means […]
John McCain wants answers on the VA
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is finally demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing report found that roughly 35,000 veterans were delayed or prevented entirely from enrolling in VA healthcare. The Hill reported that McCain, who chairs the Armed Service Committee, sent a letter to VA Secretary Bob McDonald Thursday stating that […]

From Around the Web

Cruz opposes Sanger bust in 'Struggle for Justice'
Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Louie Gohmert have joined those calling for a Margaret Sanger bust to be removed from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The Sanger bust, on display in a “Struggle for Justice” exhibit since 2010, has been in the news since controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood flared up again. Sanger’s views on race […]
German scientists name crawfish after Snowden
Edward Snowden has a new accomplishment — a crawfish named after him. German scientist Christian Lukhaup and two colleagues have identified a new species, Cherax snowden, that is found in West Papua, Indonesia. The Cherax snowden is kept as a pet throughout Europe, East Asia, and America for its colors: usually green, orange, and yellow with orange […]
Chris Kyle awarded the Texas Medal of Honor
Late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was awarded with the state of Texas’ highest military honor Wednesday. Gov. Greg Abbott presented the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Kyle’s family, Fox4 reported. His wife, Taya, accepted the posthumous honor on his behalf. Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, were killed two years ago by an Army […]
'Anchor baby' problem is bigger than most realize
Peter and Ellie Yang paid more than a hospital bill to have their second child, they paid $35,000 to have their baby in the United States. And the Yangs are far from alone. The Chinese government estimates that 10,000 Chinese couples had children in the U.S. in 2012, while other estimates say that number is […]
Caitlyn Jenner costume angers internet
The Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover has been turned into a Halloween costume and the PC police have already started an uproar. The “Unisex Call Me Caitlyn Costume” can be found under the”humorous” category on WholesaleCostumes.com and on AnyTimeCostumes.com. “You probably won’t break any Twitter records when you wear this outfit like Caitlyn did when she […]