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

Trump: 'Who is doing the raping?'

If there's anything you can say about Donald Trump, it's that he's consistent and doesn't back away from a fight.

Huckabee: Gay people aren't discriminated against

In a recent radio broadcast, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said he doesn't think that gay people have experienced the same level of discrimination as black people.

Christie on gay marriage: Courts, do your job

Following last week's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, Chris Christie said that clerks and law officials, even if they disagree, need to uphold the law.

Trump files $500 million lawsuit against Univision
Donald Trump doesn’t take rejection very well. The billionaire who made “you’re fired!” a household phrase is now suing Univision for $500 million for dumping his Miss USA pageant. Univision wasn’t the only television studio to drop Trump: NBC also said they will not air Miss USA. Organizers have scrambled and are now arranging a live-stream […]
Trump vs. Macy's: Who said 'You're Fired' first?
Macy’s says “It’s over” to Donald Trump but Trump is firing back, saying, “I broke up with you first!” In the continuing wake of the fallout surrounding Trump’s comments on Mexican immigrants, Macy’s is the latest corporation to say “you’re fired!” to The Donald, citing his remarks on Mexicans as the reason.  Trump however is […]

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

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 […]
Prof. claims white people 'conditioned' to murder
A former professor at the University of Memphis is under fire for suggesting that white people are conditioned to commit mass murder. Zandria Robinson, who until recently served as an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Memphis, decided to tweet her thoughts on the shooting in Charleston, S.C. “Waits for thinkpieces about how […]
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, […]

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

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 […]
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 […]