Polititainment

Obama channels Chris Rock again

At rallies for Democrats in Maryland and Illinois on Sunday, Obama dropped the name "Cousin Pookie" -- a character that he used frequently to energize black voters during his 2008 campaign -- during his speeches.

Oliver beats Supreme Court's camera ban
Comedian John Oliver is sick of the Supreme Court ban on cameras in the court room and the ridiculous ways it makes television news stations have to cover those cases. But all hope is not lost. “What happens at the Supreme Court is way too important not to pay attention to and yet the ban […]
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 […]

White House

President Obama, unpaid bills and the curious editing of the White House transcript
President Obama, some unpaid bills and a curiously “inaudible” section of the White House recording of a speech — that’s how all good stories start, right? While at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Chicago, Obama cracked a joke about the “unpaid bills” at his home. The joke was reported by the White House Press […]
Secrecy shrouds how the Obamas cook their chicken wings

Now it seems the Obamas are tight-lipped even about their eating habits.

Obama delivers devastating blow to red state Democrats, calls them ‘all folks who vote with me’
President Obama can’t seem to stay out of the 2014 midterm elections, no matter how much his fellow Democrats want him to. Obama spoke on Al Sharpton’s radio show Monday, which was later replayed on MSNBC, insisting that red state Democrats are still his “strong allies.” “A lot of the states that are contested this time […]
Obama reveals his favorite Supreme Court decision

President Obama dished on his favorite Supreme Court decision during his presidency, and it wasn’t either of his interviewer’s top guesses.

Poll: Obama less ‘effective’ at ‘managing basic functions’ of government than George W. Bush
Since his popularity and approval ratings began to slide during his second term, former President George W. Bush has served as a scapegoat for Democrats and current President Obama. Bush’s name has been invoked with almost every negative event that has come America’s way. But it seems that the “blame Bush” strategy hasn’t made the […]

Congress

Republicans say they will reform the IRS

Republicans are talking about reforming the IRS if they gain the majority in the Senate next month, but seem to be treading with caution on making any specific promises.

'Wastebook' finds $25B in 'unnecessary' spending
Monkey gambling, synchronized swimming sea monkeys, and mountain lions on treadmills, oh my! Sen. Tom Coburn (R – Okla.) released his fifth and final “Wastebook” Wednesday, chronicling $25 billion tax dollars spent on 100  “silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects” this year. His findings are absolutely astonishing. Coburn, who is retiring this year, is not letting his fellow […]
Dems target Republicans as extremists on ed issues

Democrats this election cycle are working hard to paint their Republican opponents as wild extremists who would slash all funding for student loans.

Udall struggles to think of his favorite books

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) seemed a bit rattled in his recent interview with ABC 7 News.

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 […]

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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for […]
You can now buy a 'zombie-proof' cabin
It’s official. You really can find absolutely anything on the internet. Tiger Log Cabins, a British company, is now marketing and selling the “Zombie Fortification Cabin.” According to the company’s website, it is the “world’s first and only certified zombie-proof cabin.” The cabin pricing starts at $112,898, with an additional installation cost of $20,963. Delivery is free. The basic cabin […]
WSJ: Minimum Wage Backfire

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL -- If there’s a silver lining for McDonald’s in Tuesday’s dreadful earnings report, it is that perhaps union activists will begin to understand that the fast-food chain cannot solve the problems of the Obama economy.

CNN host pokes fun at 'Fangate'

CNN’s Jake Tapper had some fun at the expense of Florida’s gubernatorial candidates Tuesday night.

Investigators question Secret Service assignment
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general calls the conduct “problematic,” and says […]

Policy

CA law lets families pursue gun restraining orders

A California bill recently signed into law will allow individuals to prevent family members from owning weapons if they deem them mentally unstable or dangerous.

New York gun law strips 34,500 of gun rights

Part of New York's SAFE Act, which was pushed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and passed quickly in 2013, encourages mental health professionals -- not necessarily doctors -- to report any of their patients to authorities if they seem "likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others."

Snowden: U.S. failed to monitor Boston bombers

Edward Snowden criticized the U.S. government for failing to anticipate the Boston Marathon bombings, blaming their focus on mass surveillance for allowing them to miss actual credible threats.

Supreme Court to tackle gun ownership case

Convicted felons are not allowed maintain ownership of their guns—but can they give them away?

FBI pushes Congress to broaden its access to data

The tech world's recent efforts to strengthen encryption appear to have left the FBI in a panic, as FBI Director James Comey appeals to Congress for easier backdoor access to Americans' data.

Education

College violates law by promoting election rally
Stony Brook University in New York likely violated federal election laws by promoting Wednesday’s campaign rally for Democratic congressional incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop (N.Y.), an election law attorney has found. Campus Reform first reported on the rally, which will feature former President Bill Clinton, after obtaining an email from school officials encouraging student attendance. It was paid […]
Bipartisan group wants to revive axed Pell Grants

In 2012 Congress cut Pell Grants for students without a high school degree or GED, but a bipartisan group of congressmen now wants to bring them back.

Students protest Will over column on campus rape

Conservative columnist George Will is still facing a backlash from his June column on campus rape in which he dared to criticize activists for making victimhood a “coveted status.”

CFPB seeks to help private student loan borrowers
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is promising action to help private student loan borrowers swimming in high levels of debt. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act established a student loan ombudsman within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a few years back. The ombudsman is charged with preparing an annual report complete with […]
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 […]