Jon Stewart: Fox News is 'killing' him

As his days on the Daily Show wind down, Jon Stewart wants to make sure we are all aware how much he really, really hates Fox News.

Jay Carney is going to work for Amazon

Imagining an Amazon customer service call with Jay Carney on the line.

Ron Swanson, libertarian visionary

We're sad to say that "Parks and Rec" has aired its finale episode, leaving a Pawnee-shaped hole in our hearts.

Jon Stewart defends Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly, whom a Mother Jones report has accused of Brian-Williams-like war reporting exaggerations, has an unlikely defender: his long-time sparring partner, Jon Stewart.

Dem donor Seth Meyers defends Obama

Seth Meyers spent over two minutes of his Monday night show defending President Obama from Rudy Giuliani’s claim that he does not love America.

White House

Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline — a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington's political realignment.

It’s on: Obama follows through and vetoes Keystone pipeline

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

Biden: The middle class is ‘being killed,’ in worse shape than any time since the ’20s

Joe Biden—everyone’s favorite creeper and truth-bomb-dropper.

MSNBC Host: Obama’s terrorism summit is a ‘dog and pony show’
You know it’s bad when President Obama has even lost the support of MSNBC. MSNBC Host Andrea Mitchell basically called the White House’s Summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” a farce during her show Wednesday. “Here he has the summit, no heads of government coming, the participation has not been at a particularly high level. We’ll have […]
Obama assures ‘almost complete confidence’ there have been no NSA abuses

The president’s interview with Re/code over the weekend touched on privacy issues, with Obama insisting with “almost complete confidence” that there have been no abuses of the government’s vast surveillance program.

Congress

Cruz: Obama, Carter similarities 'uncanny'
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has his sights set on 2016, but he is not very optimistic about what will happen both at home and abroad in the mean time. Cruz laid out his predictions for the direction he believes President Obama is leading the country in during a round table event with reporters and bloggers […]
Cruz calls Lynch vote 'heartbreaking'
Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation’s next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. The 12 to 8 vote in the Judiciary Committee sent Lynch’s nomination to the full Senate. Three Republicans joined all committee Democrats in voting “yes.” […]
It's Warren 2015, not '16

There seems to be a lot of talk about political "branding" lately. Allow Elizabeth Warren to take a crack at it.

Rand Paul calls Giuliani comments

Rand Paul pushed back on Rudy Giuliani’s controversial comments about Obama’s lack of patriotism, saying he prefers to question policy rather than motive.

House bills would legalize recreational marijuana
THE HILL — Marijuana would be legalized for recreational purposes and taxed like tobacco and alcohol undernew legislation in the House. The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act reintroduced Friday by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) would remove pot from a list of federally banned drugs. Meanwhile, the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act, a companion bill from Rep. […]
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News outlets identify 'Jihadi John'

LONDON (AP) — A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday.

Historic vote set for Internet rules

THE HILL -- A new day is dawning in Washington’s battle over the Internet.

'DuckTales' is returning to TV

The Power Rangers grew up and broke everyone's hearts yesterday (as awesome as the grueling experience was).

Now a Disney cartoon classic is here to put them back together.

Ex-Marine convicted in 'American Sniper' trial
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man. After a two-week trial in which jurors heard testimony about defendant Eddie Ray Routh’s erratic behavior, including statements about anarchy, the apocalypse and pig-human hybrids, they convicted […]
In Apple's latest update, emojis get diverse

Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones on Apple devices.

Policy

420 at CPAC: Conservatives debate marijuana

As fate would have it, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) came to DC on the very day the district legalized marijuana—and celebrated with a 4:20pm debate over drug legalization and a Michelle Malkin film featuring the supposed perils of legalization in Colorado.

DC legalizes pot, ignoring congressional warnings

Marijuana has been legal in D.C. since midnight on Thursday—but it's complicated.

The FCC approves strong net neutrality rules

THE WASHINGTON POST - The Federal Communications Commission approved strict new rules for Internet providers Thursday in a historic vote that represents the government's most aggressive attempt to make sure the Web remains a level playing field.

No, Republicans haven't caved on net neutrality

Will they or won’t they? As Congress awaits Thursday’s FCC vote on net neutrality rules to regulate the internet like a utility, press reports gave off mixed messages about whether Republicans will battle the agency should strict regulations pass.

Mark Cuban's worst net neutrality fears
Billionaire Mark Cuban, fresh off an expletive-laced anti-net neutrality tirade last week, is at it again. This time, he took to Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze TV to divulge his worst-case scenarios should net neutrality rules pass the FCC on Thursday. Cuban told Beck that his greatest fear is the regulatory uncertainty that will face the industry. […]

Education

House passes bill expanding college savings plans
THE HILL — The House passed legislation on Wednesday to enhance college savings plans that initially would have been reduced in President Obama’s budget this year. Passage of the bill, 401-20, comes after the Obama administration backed off a proposal to eliminate tax breaks for the college savings accounts in its fiscal 2016 budget. Nineteen […]
Panel begins draft of new student loan regs
Despite the nearly $22 billion shortfall it created last year, the Obama administration continued its push for a more generous and lenient income-based federal student loan repayment program this week. A federal panel began work Tuesday on a new set of regulations to expand the availability of this repayment program, known as Pay As You […]
Activists go on 'strike' against student loan debt
These former Everest College students didn’t get their money’s worth from the now-defunct for-profit college and they are protesting with the first-ever “debt strike.” Part of the Occupy Wall Street-inspired Rolling Jubilee group, 15 students announced Tuesday that they are refusing to pay back their federal student loans. They want the federal government to wipe […]
Will paint for college tuition
There’s no denying it. College tuition has gotten outrageously expensive. But while a lot of students have been forced to take out tens of thousands in student loans, one Temple University student decided to get creative and put his major to good use. Temple University art student Noah Hamilton, 18, started his first year college […]
U of M class advocates for overthrow of capitalism
Your tax dollars — and their tuition dollars — at work! A University of Michigan class, titled “Organizational Studies 203: Activism,” advocates for the overthrowing of the “morally perverse” system of capitalism America has in place today. The class’s textbook,  “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution,” was obtained by The College Fix.  And while the course […]