Polititainment

Malia Obama interning on 'Girls'

Malia Obama has landed a summer internship on the set of HBO's raunchy show Girls during which she'll be working with actress and proud feminist Lena Dunham, according to a report in US Weekly.

George Takei apologizes to Clarence Thomas

In a message posted to Facebook Friday afternoon, actor and gay rights advocate George Takei apologized to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for heatedly labeling him a "clown in blackface."

Hillary flaunts her celebrity friends

We already knew that Hillary Clinton was tight with Hollywood's music stars, but the Democratic presidential candidate appears to have several celebrity friends that she is just dying to show off on social media.

Obama likens GOP primary to Hunger Games

Ever the Hollywood fan, President Obama made a clever cinematic reference during his remarks on the economy in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Thursday afternoon.

Takei: Thomas a 'clown in blackface'

Actor George Takei is not shy about his anger towards Clarence Thomas in the wake of the Supreme Court justice's dissent in the court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide last week.

2016

Leftists slam Sanders for supporting gun rights
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is running to the left of Hillary Clinton (D) on all issues except one — gun rights — and it’s causing ire amongst the far-left. Now the Democratic presidential candidate says he can “bring us to the middle” on the nation’s cultural divide that exists on gun rights. On CNN’s State of […]
Trump slams Perry on border, 'get new glasses'
Hell hath no fury like Donald Trump publicly criticized. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)  appeared as a guest on This Week Sunday morning, where he responded to Trump’s comments on immigrants from Mexico as well as the billionaires criticism of his tenure as governor. The Texas governor said Trump’s comments were “offensive” and said […]
Lindsey Graham wants Trey Gowdy for SCOTUS
Many people have suggested that 2016 is really an election about the Supreme Court. With many of the justices getting older, it would seem that the next president could have the opportunity to nominate at least one, if not two spots. And while Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) may be polling near the bottom of the presidential […]
Bush, Perry offended by Trump

Republican presidential candidates are weighing in on Donald Trump's controversial statements about Mexican immigrants, and the general consensus appears to be trending negative on Trump.

Romney: Trump's 'severe error' hurting GOP

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee remarked Saturday at a Fourth of July parade in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, that Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, as reports CNN.

Policy

Teacher fired for lesson on free speech
This won’t be a lesson his students will soon forget. An Illinois high school teacher stepped on the American flag in class to prove a point about free speech. But the teacher ended up proving an entirely different point after he was fired for the exercise. WGNTV.com reported: Jordan Parmenter taught at Martinsville Junior-Senior High School. He […]
Christie gets slammed, called 'anti-gun'
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced last Tuesday that he was running for the Republican nomination for President, but in less than a week he’s already drawing negative attention from many on the right. Conservatives have been wary of Christie since his infamous hug with President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but on […]
Oregon launches 'Big Brother' driving program
Look out Oregon drivers. Big Brother is coming for your cars. The state launches its pilot program, called OReGO, July 1, marking the first pay-by-the-mile program in the U.S. Oregon’s Department of Transportation has been trying to come up with a way  for years to replace the gas tax, which has seen declining revenues thanks to […]
Clinton: GOP President would end Obamacare
Hillary Clinton tried to use scare tactics with New Hampshire voters Friday, bolstering the benefits of Obamacare in her speech and claiming that any Republican president would kill those benefits. “If the country elects a Republican president, then they will repeal the Affordable Care Act,” Clinton told a crowd of about 850 people at Dartmouth University. “That is […]
Health insurance companies seek rate increases

NEW YORK TIMES -- Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected.

Education

Teacher fired for lesson on free speech
This won’t be a lesson his students will soon forget. An Illinois high school teacher stepped on the American flag in class to prove a point about free speech. But the teacher ended up proving an entirely different point after he was fired for the exercise. WGNTV.com reported: Jordan Parmenter taught at Martinsville Junior-Senior High School. He […]
U of Minnesota adopts 'yes means yes' rule
The University of Minnesota has become the latest school to join the bandwagon “yes means yes” sexual assault policy movement. This new rule requires students to obtain “affirmative consent” from their sexual partners during all types of sexual activities or risk being ­disciplined for sexual assault, the Star-Tribune reported.  This type of rule has become trendy and […]
Confederate statue on UNC campus vandalized
Continuing a trend that has crossed campuses across the South, “Silent Sam,” a statue depicting a Confederate soldier on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s campus, was defaced over the weekend with the now-popular phrase, “Black Lives Matter.” The statue was originally put up on campus in 1913 as a memorial to the more than 300 […]
Prof. fired for using profanity, sexual humor
A professor at Louisiana State University was recently fired after a 20-year career at the university for using profanity and sexual humor in the classroom. Teresa Buchanan, a tenured professor of elementary education, was officially terminated on June 19 after a lengthy investigation by the university. Buchanan has said she is the victim of a […]
UW adds to list of racial microaggressions
THE COLLEGE FIX — University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have advised faculty that the term “America is a melting pot” is a racial microaggression. The common phrase was among a list of examples of so-called racial microaggressions used “as a discussion item for some new faculty and staff training over the past few years,” a campus official told […]

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

The worst places to make a living in 2015
Everyone knows the old saying “the grass is always greener on the other side,” but if you live in one of these states the other side may just be greener after all – as in the money kind of green. USA Today has published a list of the “10 worst states in America to make […]
The liberals are trying to ruin guacamole
There was a time when it was true that some things go without saying. Don’t cross the road without checking traffic. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t put peas in your guacamole. But the New York Times is progressive, pushing boundaries, redefining categories. It used to be news. Now they’ve moved on to the most essential part […]
America loves Chik-fil-A
#LoveWins, but so does Chik-fil-A. Chik-fil-A is the highest-ranked fast food chain in America, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2015 Restaurant Survey. With a score of 86/100, MarketWatch reports it’s also the most highly-ranked fast food ever recorded,  since ACSI began taking the survey 20 years ago.   It seems that, despite efforts to tie […]
Poll: Over half of millennials would leave America
Just in time for the nation’s holiday that celebrates American history and national pride, a recent survey reveals that 35 percent of Americans would emigrate. And of those surveyed, 55 percent of the millennials were on the side of leaving the U.S.A. The 55 percent who would pick up and move stated a higher paying job as a possible factor that would lure them […]
Man tries to raise Greece's debt online
A British man has started a crowdfunding site and is calling on the people of Europe to bail out the people of Greece. So far he’s gained some traction–over 60,000 people have donated more than €1 million. Time reported that Thom Feeney, a marketing manager who lives in the U.K., decided he would do his part […]