Polititainment

Watch Cruz audition for 'The Simpsons'

After Ted Cruz gave an interview at BuzzFeed HQ on Monday, BuzzFeed surprised him with a script to audition for The Simpsons now that Harry Shearer is retiring.

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 […]

2016

WI greets Sanders with 'Dumb and Dumber' poster
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is set to lead a rally in Wisconsin, but as he enters Madison, the socialist senator will be met with billboards across the state expressing what the state GOP thinks of his policies. The billboards, erected in Green Bay and Milwaukee by the Wisconsin Republican Party, read “Left and Lefter”, a parody […]
Chris Christie calls Rand Paul 'dangerous'

New Jersey Governor and notorious straight talker Chris Christie is the latest GOP presidential candidate to enter the race, and he is already "telling it like it is."

Rand Paul claims to have never hit 'snooze,' ever
As a morning-loather, I have to confess I was somewhat appalled/baffled by Rand Paul’s interview for theSkimm’s “Skimm your candidate” series, wherein he claims to have never hit the snooze button, ever, in his entire life, because he wakes up exuberant and filled with joie de vivre.  Asked how many times a day he hits “snooze,” Paul […]
Top officials aware of Clinton's private email
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night The chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, requested […]
Democrats suffer from huge 2016 enthusiasm gap
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has a problem. She’s a leader without an army. A new poll by Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund showed that Democrats have a huge enthusiasm gap for the 2016 election. The Christian Science Monitor reported that 67 percent of Republicans said they have the highest level of […]

Policy

Nevada school voucher program could go nationwide
Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz (R) announced that he has begun the process to make the state’s new voucher program the largest in the country–and if he’s successful, it could lead to a wave of similar laws nationwide. The Las Vegas Sun reported on Wednesday that starting in January 2016 any parent, regardless of income, […]
TSA broadcasts pic of traveler's cash
Sure, the TSA may fail to apprehend weapons 95 percent of the time–but they did manage to tweet this pic of $75,000 in cash stowed in a law-abiding traveler’s suitcase, with the appearance and location of the suitcase conveniently included. TSA Public Affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein tweeted this picture on Tuesday: If you had $75,000, is this how you'd transport it? Just asking! TSA […]
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. […]

Education

Obama's 'gainful employment' rule takes effect
After years of negotiations and several legal challenges, the Obama administration’s “gainful employment” rule goes into effect today. The Education Department rule cracking down on for-profit colleges, will require schools to track their graduates’ employment, and will cut off funding for career training programs that don’t meet the department’s debt-to-earnings ratio. The department has estimated […]
Nevada school voucher program could go nationwide
Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz (R) announced that he has begun the process to make the state’s new voucher program the largest in the country–and if he’s successful, it could lead to a wave of similar laws nationwide. The Las Vegas Sun reported on Wednesday that starting in January 2016 any parent, regardless of income, […]
Student loan debt affecting seniors in retirement
Student loan debt can follow you all the way to retirement. In fact, the age group with the fastest growing balances on student debt is borrowers over 60. Although historically, the majority of student debt has been held by younger borrowers, balances held by all age groups have increased in recent years and there is […]
'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. […]

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

E.L. James attacked on Twitter by indignant 'fans'
An attempt to chat with fans over Twitter backfired on Monday for Fifty Shades of Grey writer E.L. James. The writer chose to spend an hour answering questions via Twitter about her stories. What she failed to see coming, however, were questions like this: #AskELJames Is there a safe word which will stop you from writing […]
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 […]