Polititainment

Aykroyd: 'America is flat-out gun crazy'
Comedian and actor Dan Aykroyd has joined the list of Hollywooders with a vocal opinion on firearms, one he was only too happy to share during an interview Friday on“The HuffPost Show.” “America’s flat-out gun crazy. That’s it, man,” he said. While Aykroyd is much gun friendlier than the likes of Liam Neeson, he said […]
'The Simpsons' do not love Ted Cruz back
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may love “The Simpsons,” but the feeling is not mutual, according to the show’s creators. The Republican presidential candidate detailed his love for the show during an interview on The Federalist Radio Hour Thursday, reciting lines from two of his favorite episodes of the cartoon television series. Cruz described the episodes entitled “Round Springfield” (1995) and […]
Ted Cruz loves 'The Simpsons'

Ted Cruz really likes "The Simpsons." The Republican presidential candidate detailed his fandom during an interview on The Federalist Radio Hour Thursday, spotlighting two of his favorite episodes of the cartoon television series.

Rubio asked to 'spit rap lyrics'

Marco Rubio, friend of Pitbull, fan of explicit 90s rap lyrics and Nick Minaj, and 2016 presidential candidate, has sadly declined an offer to perform his lyric-spitting talents on live TV.

Gwyneth Paltrow quits food stamps

According to the New York Post's Page Six, the actress has already dumped the food stamps challenge she agreed to last week, binging on two gourmet dinners in one night.

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2016

NC man's obit: Do not vote for Hillary in 2016
Who can deny a man his dying wish? Larry Darrell Upright hoped his last wish could help the future of America and determine the next president of the United States. Upright, 81, passed away Monday and while his obituary lists  the accomplishments, work history, and family life, it also includes one extra detail. “In lieu […]
Perry knocks 'young' GOP foes ahead of 2016

The possible 2016 contender during remarks to reporters in Nashua, New Hampshire, Thursday compared declared GOP presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio to President Obama in order to illuminate why the young senators aren't yet the right leaders for the White House.

Jeb Bush: 'I don't need to go to Chipotle'

While munching and mingling with fellow Republicans at the Snow Shoe Club in Concord, New Hampshire, Bush was asked whether he frequents the fast-food chain Chipotle, at which Hillary Clinton was photographed purchasing lunch earlier this week in Maumee, Ohio.

Cruz, Rubio, Santorum on attending a gay wedding

Which 2016 candidates--declared or otherwise--would attend the gay marriage of a loved one?

Hillary's 'Scooby' van is handicapped

No, Hillary Clinton is not handicapped at the ripe age of 67. However, that didn't stop the Democratic candidate for president from apparently sticking her "Scooby" van in a handicap parking spot while stopping at a cafe in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday.

Policy

Open Carry Wins Initial Approval in Texas House
TEXAS TRIBUNE — Texas is well on its way to allowing the open carry of handguns in public places after House lawmakers took an initial step to approve it Friday. After a debate that stretched for more than five hours, the chamber passed House Bill 910 from state Rep. Larry Phillips, R- Sherman, on second […]
The TSA trained Disney World, SeaWorld

Disneyland, where dreams come true and TSA-trained employees are watching your every yawn and fidget and marking you down as a possible terrorist.

Marijuana: Not just for stoners any more

The media always loves to accompany stories about marijuana policy with bad puns and pictures of stoners.

Cruz, Rubio, Santorum on attending a gay wedding

Which 2016 candidates--declared or otherwise--would attend the gay marriage of a loved one?

Poll: Millennials financially optimistic

Crippling college debt aside, young people are feeling pretty good about their prospects of late.

Artists want their illicit Snowden bust back

You might remember the anonymous group of artists who snuck a bust of Edward Snowden into a Brooklyn park, the bronze sculpture perfectly fashioned to blend in with other surrounding statues.

Paris apt hunting reminds me why I'm conservative
THE WEEK — My family and I live in Paris. There are many nice things about Paris, as everyone on the planet knows. Apartment hunting is not one of them. Nevermind the extortionary rents. To rent an apartment, you have to submit to a virtual proctology exam, handing over everything short of blood tests about […]
One Company’s New Minimum Wage: $70,000 a Year
NEW YORK TIMES — The idea began percolating, said Dan Price, the founder of Gravity Payments, after he read an article on happiness. It showed that, for people who earn less than about $70,000, extra money makes a big difference in their lives. His idea bubbled into reality on Monday afternoon, when Mr. Price surprised his […]
DMV won't give veteran a '69 plate

Arnold Breitenbach, a Vietnam War Army veteran who received the Purple Heart in 1969, would like to commemorate his service with a personalized license plate.

Restaurant offers free meal to dumpster diver
Saw this outside of P.B. Jams today. #thatswhatlovelookslike A photo posted by Greg King (@gregking8081) on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:43am PDT It’s always nice to be reminded that there are still good people out there and that good news does exist in the world. The owner of a restaurant in Oklahoma is making sure […]

Education

Clinton hypocritically attacks for-profit colleges
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hypocritically attacked for-profit colleges on a campaign stop in Iowa Tuesday, failing to disclose her own close connections to at least one chain of for-profit colleges. Clinton visited Kirkwood Community College this week and spoke with a few hand-selected students and educators during a round table. She used this time to […]
U.S. fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million
LOS ANGELES TIMES — The U.S. Department of Education levied a $30-million fine Tuesday against Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., alleging the for-profit college operator recruited students with inflated job placement rates. The fine represents another blow to ailing Corinthian, which over the last year has been selling off and closing dozens of campuses across […]
Paul: Tuition should be tax deductible
LOS ANGELES TIMES — Tailoring his remarks to an audience of college students, presidential hopeful Rand Paul called for college tuition to be fully tax deductible and slashed at President Obama’s proposal to offer two free years of community college. “The president says, ‘I want to give you free college.’ It sounds good at first, […]
Boy charged with felony over computer background
The residents of Pasco County can rest easy tonight knowing that a devious eighth grader has been severely punished by the local Sheriff for his so-called cybercrimes. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office charged Domanik Green, an eighth-grader at Paul R. Smith Middle School, last week with a felony offense against a computer system and unauthorized access, […]
State AGs urge forgiveness of student loans
A large group of state attorneys general are weighing in on the complicated case with Corinthian Colleges and the mound of student loan debt that its former students owe. “These cases against Corinthian have unmasked a school that relentlessly pursued potential students — including veterans, single parents, and first-time higher education seekers — promising jobs […]

Congress

Rand: When life begins there is a role for state

Rand Paul promoted his libertarian (ish) vision for the pro-life movement at the Susan B. Anthony List's Campaign for Life Strategy Summit Thursday morning.

Sen. Roberts has a ringtone from 'Frozen'
The cold never bothered 78-year-old Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) anyway. Roberts’ amazing ringtone, featuring Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, interrupted his remarks during a hearing on U.S. Tariff Policy. His sassy comment afterward might be the best part.
Reid: GOP 2016 field 'are all losers'
Retiring Sen. Harry Reid (D- Nev.) doesn’t care at all about the Republican nominee for president in 2016 because he thinks the entire field is made up of “losers.” Reid sat down with CNBC recently and the news outlet named topics and asked him for a quick thought on each. The Senate Minority Leader did […]
Rand doesn't want nonviolent offenders in jail

Rand Paul ramped up his criminal justice reform rhetoric in Iowa this weekend, denouncing over-criminalization and telling reporters that a whole host of nonviolent crimes could be punished with tickets rather than jail time.

Sanders: 'Higher ed should be a right'
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a very odd definition of what constitutes a “right” and what it means to have “rights.” In an interview with HuffPost Live Wednesday, Sanders argued for access to free higher education as a “right,” but then confusingly said it shouldn’t apply to everyone. “I think what we need to do […]