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Polititainment

Anti-Stephanopoulos artwork invades NYC

Posters depicting ABC News anchor George Stephanopolous and a smiling Hillary Clinton with the words "PayPal" and "Donate" written on them have been popping up close to the studio where ABC shoots Good Morning America.

Rubio gets first celeb endorsement

The Florida senator and official GOP candidate for president has just received a big celebrity endorsement from Rick Harrison of the popular show "Pawn Stars," according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun.

Snoop Dogg endorses Hillary Clinton

Snoop Dogg became the latest rapper to endorse the Democratic presidential candidate during his appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" over the weekend.

John Oliver shocked by House NSA reform

John Oliver was shocked to hear that the House recently passed NSA reform.

Introducing the 2016 SNL primary

The weekend comedy show has been skewering candidates for president left and right -- some more than others -- so much so that we thought it a good idea to track the program's focus on specific candidates.

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Ben Carson wins Oklahoma SRLC straw poll

Dr. Ben Carson emerged victorious in Saturday’s straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma.

Rand Paul vs. Christie and Walker on NSA

The Senate's fight over reauthorizing the Patriot Act has become a battleground for likely GOP presidential candidates.

Are LinkedIn users ready for Hillary?

The presidential hopeful announced her arrival to the professional social networking site on Thursday with a post listing “Four Ways to Jump-Start Small Business.”

Clinton Foundation got $26M in undisclosed payments

The Clinton Foundation on Thursday made public that it received up to $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from corporations, universities, and even foreign sources, according to the Washington Post.

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on email

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified.

Policy

NSA claims to be shutting down bulk surveillance

With key Patriot Act provisions soon expiring, and no legislative extension in sight, the question now becomes: will the NSA actually shut down their metadata program?

George W. volunteered to officiate a gay wedding

This year, journalists have been asking practically every Republican candidate whether they would attend a gay wedding—and have received a wide variety of answers.

Lindsey Graham rolls eyes during Rand Paul speech

Lindsey Graham's eyeballs practically fell out of his sockets when Rand Paul rose to speak against the NSA Friday night.

Professor: Americans can't handle owning guns

In an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News, Prof. John Traphagan, who teaches religious studies and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, demands that Americans give up gun ownership after several tragic, high-profile shootings that have taken place recently.

Obama: Climate change is a security 'threat'

Obama spoke of global warming's looming threat during his commencement address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Wednesday.

Education

Robert Redford to new grads: The world is 'grim'
Academy Award-winner Robert Redford warned new college graduates of a “chaotic” and “grim” world during his commencement speech Sunday at Colby College in Maine. But the actor said that this generation is likely the only one that can move the country past the “divisive” politics that have gotten the country to this dark point. “You’re […]
Harbaugh met with students offended by 'Sniper'

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh met with a group of Muslim students this week to hear their concerns over what they deemed his "insensitive" tweet in support of an earlier campus screening of the film.

Professor: Americans can't handle owning guns

In an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News, Prof. John Traphagan, who teaches religious studies and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, demands that Americans give up gun ownership after several tragic, high-profile shootings that have taken place recently.

Student sues Blinn College over 'free speech zone'

To attend some schools, such as Blinn College near Houston, students have to sacrifice some of their constitutional rights before they step on campus.

McConaughey reminds grads not to feel 'entitled'
Matthew McConaughey is not your typical commencement ceremony speaker and any student expecting a standard Oh, The Places You’ll Go-style diatribe from the actor during Friday’s speech at the University of Houston was definitely left disappointed. For the rest of the class, the Oscar-winner actually had some solid, if unconventional, advice. He started the speech […]

Congress

Sanders introduces free college tuition bill
Free money and handouts for all! Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation Tuesday to make all four-year public colleges and universities tuition free. “We live in a highly competitive global economy. If our economy is to be strong, we need the best educated work force in the world.  That will not happen if every year hundreds […]
Boehner gives Cruz the middle finger?

While speaking to 40 guests at a private fundraiser in Midland, the Republican congressman and speaker of the House allegedly showed his middle finger to the crowd when asked a question about Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.).

Conservatives prevail on immigration
The pro-American worker caucus in the Republican Party defeated amnesty advocates Thursday evening. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) led the charge against language in a defense bill that would have encouraged the Pentagon to consider allowing illegal immigrants with DACA permits to serve in the armed forces. His amendment passed 221-202. Brooks’ main argument was that the […]
Republicans split over illegals in the military
House Republicans are in the midst of a civil war on the issue of allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the military. Leading one side is Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who represents a swing district near Denver and is a prospective 2016 Senate candidate. On the other side of the ideological spectrum is conservative Rep. Mo […]
Dem Rep. seeks to regulate ammunition
Much like an old horror movie, every time you think the culture war on gun control is dead, the monster always comes back alive for a sequel. This time around Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) is seeking to further regulate online purchases of ammunition. According to The Hill, her bill, the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act […]

From Around the Web

Woman uses obit to declare Tom Brady innocent
This is what a true fan looks like. The New England Patriots and Tom Brady had superfan Patricia Shong in their corner beyond her dying day. According to her obituary, it was her dying wish that he family use the print space to help set the record straight on “Deflategate.” They wrote: “Patricia enjoyed scrapbooking, […]
Kevin Smith find 'happiness' in U.S. Declaration
Actor and director Kevin Smith thinks he has discovered the “secret to happiness” and you might be surprised to know that it has been sitting in front of most Americans since 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was written. Smith took to Facebook this week to recount his recent weightloss journey. He discovered that while […]
Bomb squad destroys pressure cooker near Capitol
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle’s owner was found and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said. Police Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press that Capitol Police officers on routine patrol spotted […]
Police warn about the dangers of Nickelback
Proving once again that the Australian police force is infinitely better at social media than their American counterparts, the Queensland Police Service has issued a real public service announcement — a warning about the dangers of listening to Nickelback. Police are on the lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians around […]
Slate likens Republican candidates to ISIS

If you've ever thought that Scott Walker reminds you a lot of ruthless ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, you've just found yourself a real-life #SlatePitch.