Polititainment

Colbert wants Scalia to come on his show

The comedian responded to the historic Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage that came down Friday by posting a video to YouTube during which he declares, "Congratulations, gays."

Stewart on Jindal's 2016 'reality show'
Jon Stewart was not impressed by Bobby Jindal’s low-key video announcement of his 2016 candidacy to his kids–while they do things like remark on a passing turtle. “It turns out Jindal’s kids found his presidential announcement less interesting than literally everything else in the backyard,” Stewart remarked. “Hopefully you’ll have a riveting reality show pilot […]
Remy's TSA-themed 'Oops, I did it again'
Remy’s parodies are always on-point, and this time is no exception: a B-Spears-themed skewering of the TSA’s miserable failure rate in country-wide undercover tests, where they couldn’t manage to detect weapons in a stunning 95 percent of cases. Reason even has the lyrics, so you can sing along: Oops, I did it again I missed all […]
Stewart mocks GOP over pope's encyclical
The pope’s new encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, has not been well received by some politically conservative Catholics–and Jon Stewart, sudden expert on Catholic theology, is horrified. The controversial papal letter takes an apocalyptic view on climate change and the state of the world–“Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain”–and calls for an […]
Critic wants to ban 'Gone with the Wind'
New York Post writer Lou Lumenick wants to ban the classic film Gone with the Wind because it portrays the Confederacy in a positive light. Lumenick doesn’t care that the film won eight Academy Awards or that fact that it is the highest grossing film adjusted for inflation in American history. His main crux with the film […]

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2016

Jeb Bush promotes his record on guns, crime

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush campaigned in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday where he spent his time touting his pro-gun record as governor of Florida.

Hillary Clinton opposed gay marriage in 2004

Hillary Clinton may be celebrating the Supreme Court's historic decision on same-sex marriage that came down Friday, but its worth it for Clinton supporters and critics alike to note that the former secretary of state once voiced her opposition to the legalization of gay marriage.

NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

NBC Universal announced Monday via a press release that the network would be ending its business relationship with Donald Trump because of his "derogatory statements" about Mexicans in his presidential announcement speech.

Marco Rubio says he supports amnesty
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) was campaigning in Exeter, New Hampshire on Thursday when voters questioned his ever-changing position on immigration. At a candidate’s forum sponsored by WMUR 9, James Allmendinger of Durham, N.H. asked the Florida senator if he supported a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. “I do, but first we’re going to have to […]
Beau Biden urged father to run for president

According to individuals close to the vice president, both of Biden's sons -- Hunter and Beau before his death -- expressed desire for him to make a bid for the presidency in 2016, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Policy

Jeb Bush promotes his record on guns, crime

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush campaigned in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday where he spent his time touting his pro-gun record as governor of Florida.

Supreme Court upholds lethal injection drug
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a controversial lethal injection drug used in several botched executions, ruling that its use does not violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. The decision was highly anticipated by death penalty opponents, since a ban on the drug would have jeopardized the continued use of lethal injections. […]
Domino's deliveryman stopped an armed robbery
Slayde Henry, a Domino’s pizza delivery driver, might lose his job after he shot two men that attempted to rob him on Wednesday morning in Hollywood, Fla. The two masked men approached his car outside the pizza store and demanded his money. Henry responded by pulling out his gun and opening fire, killing one man […]
Court deals a blow to gun rights groups in PA
A Pennsylvania court struck down a law that made it easier for gun rights advocates like the National Rifle Association to challenge local gun ordinances. The decision is drawing praise from gun control supporters and scorn from pro-gun groups. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter praised the ruling handed down on Thursday, telling the AP through a spokesman […]
Young people react to same-sex marriage ruling
On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Here’s what some of the young people gathered outside the court had to say, both before and after the decision.  Before the decision     “My two best friends at home are gay, and I’m really pro-gay marriage and hoping they rule in […]

Education

Female prof. wants 'bonus points' on evaluations
A Cornell University professor argues that female professors should receive automatic bonus points on their annual student evaluation forms to correct for gender bias. Sara Pritchard, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell, argues that student evaluations are often slanted by gender bias, and can negatively impact female professors’ opportunities for professional advancement. […]
Thousands more troops overcharged on student loans
Conflicting data on reports by two federal agencies suggest that the Department of Education missed thousands of violations by its student loan contractor Navient Corporation, which has been accused of intentionally overcharging veterans on their federal student loans. Last month the Department of Justice announced that it would begin issuing refunds to nearly 78,000 veterans […]
UT students push to remove Jefferson Davis statue
Calls for the removal of the statue of Jefferson Davis, who served as president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, at the University of Texas at Austin are growing louder in the wake of the Charleston, S.C. tragedy. The statue, which has been defaced multiple times this year, was spray painted with the words, […]
Disabled, unemployed woman must pay student loans
A federal appeals court ruled that a woman who is disabled and living below the poverty line is not eligible to have her student loans discharged in bankruptcy, because she failed to make a “good faith effort” to repay the loans. Although she doesn’t qualify for immediate forgiveness under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, a federal loan-consolidation program will […]
White professor defends "Rachel Dolezal syndrome"
Ali Michael, an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, refuses to have children because she doesn’t want to pass on her white privilege. In a Huffington Post editorial, Michael defends Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who identifies as black, and until recently, served as president of the Spokane, Washington NAACP. “There was a time in […]

Congress

Reid wants more background checks for gun sales
Even though he is in the twilight of his Senate career, Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is looking to pass a major gun control bill that will expand background checks for gun purchases. The Hill reported that Reid is looking to use the recent massacre in Charleston to advance gun control. “The United States is […]
GOP holds hearing on Millennials and #GOPFuture
Stopping just short of asking, “So what are the kids up to these days,” the House Republican Policy Committee held a formal hearing Tuesday afternoon to better understand how to reach out and connect with Millennials – the generation characteristically pegged as being  not interested in politics. The hearing was held in the Rayburn House office building, […]
Another House Dem calls on Pelosi to resign
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has become the third Democrat this year to call for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step down from her leadership post. Yarmuth aired his grievances Monday, commenting that three of the top House Democrat leaders are getting old and out of touch. “We have to be willing to step aside. I […]
Rep. Stefanik: Millennials 'up for grabs' in 2016
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress and, accordingly, is leading the charge for the GOP’s appeal to millennials. Stefanik, 30, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday morning to discuss her new place in Congress and the hearing she will hold later today for the Republican Policy Committee on reaching […]
Who does Nancy Pelosi want on the new $10 bill?
In news that should surprise no one, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is weighing in on the debate surrounding the new $10 bill and the female face to go on it. Pelosi brought up the news at her daily press briefing Thursday, Time reported, and offered her suggestion for the woman to be honored — […]

From Around the Web

Okla. sportscaster killed by an illegal immigrant
Oklahoma broadcasting legend Bob Barry Jr. died on Saturday, killed by an illegal immigrant. Barry was driving on his motorcycle when Gustavo Castillo-Gutierrez made an illegal U-turn, smashing into the sportscaster, reported News 9. According to an accident report released Wednesday, Barry died from injuries to his head, trunk, arms, and legs. The accident report […]
The dictionary gets more intelligent each year
If its newly entered words are any indication, the dictionary and its users are only getting more intelligent with each passing year. This year over 500 words found their way into the Oxford English Dictionary, and suddenly it’s grammatically correct to say “twitterati” and “fo’shizzle.” The Guardian reported that for a word to qualify, it must have […]
Boston Marathon bomber apologizes
BOSTON (AP) — In a startling turn, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized for the lethal attack for the first time Wednesday just before a judge formally sentenced him to death. “I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, for the suffering that I’ve caused you, for the damage that I’ve done — irreparable […]
Cop sings to little girl after crash
A heart-wrenching photo of a police officer singing to a little girl after her father was killed in a Colorado car accident last Thursday is going viral. A bystander snapped the picture of Officer Nick Struck attempting to distract the little girl after her family was involved in a fatal crash, according to local TV […]
14 items on Amazon, eBay celebrating mass murders
Amazon and eBay decided to stop selling Confederate flags on Monday, joining in solidarity with many who view the flag as racist and a reminder of slavery. “(The Confederate flag has) become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism.” Johnna Hoff, a spokesperson for eBay, told CNN. But despite this firm stance, there are plenty […]