Polititainment

Stewart wants Christians labeled bigots
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide, Christians are worried about being ostracized and treated as bigots for their beliefs. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito expressed this concern is in his dissent, writing, “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in […]
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 […]

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Cruz once watched porn with Supreme Court justices

Sometimes, when you’re Ted Cruz, you end up awkwardly watching hardcore porn with Supreme Court justices

Ted Cruz slams Rand Paul and Karl Rove in new book

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) didn't come to Washington to make friends, but at this point he's going out of his way to create enemies within his party.

Chris Christie announces 2016 bid

Chris Christie is now officially the fourteenth GOP candidate for president, publicly announcing his campaign at his old high school gym in Livingston, N.J. on Tuesday.

Cruz to states: Ignore gay-marriage ruling

Ted Cruz is telling the states who weren't specifically named in last week's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage to just ignore it.

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.

Policy

New study finds 1 in 3 Americans own a gun
A new study by Columbia University surveying 4,000 people found that one in three Americans are gun owners. NBC News reported that owning a firearm varies between states and the local gun culture. “One-third of Americans reported owning a gun, ranging from 5.2 percent in Delaware to 61.7 percent in Alaska. Gun ownership was 2.25 times greater […]
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 […]

Education

'PC police' on college campuses
Being politically correct and not wanting to offend anyone is a slippery and dangerous slope when living in a time where everyone is so easily offended, especially college-aged students. Phrases like, “America is a melting pot,” “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” and “land of opportunity,” have all been labeled “microaggressions” […]
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 […]

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 […]