Nancy Grace battles Dr. Drew on pot

Oh, Nancy. Just weeks after gracing the internet with her marijuana debate with 2 Chainz, she's served up another delightful bit of TV: her appalled reaction to discovering that fellow HLN star Dr. Drew is on the 2 Chainz side of this argument.

Stewart: 'Drones love Obama'
Jon Stewart couldn’t stop laughing about the drone found at the White House early Monday morning. A small drone crashed on the White House lawn around 3 a.m. and after several hours in lockdown, Secret Service determined that it did not pose a threat. “Of course it didn’t pose a threat. Drones love Obama. He’s like a one […]
Jonathan Gruber raps to MIT students

If you’ve been dying to see Jonathan Gruber, who credited the “stupidity of the American voter” with passing Obamacare, strip down to his undershirt and rap about economics, today is your lucky day!

Stewart mocks the Iowa Freedom Summit

Jon Stewart’s coverage of the Iowa Freedom Summit is about what you would expect—starting with his description the event: “A lot of Republicans who will never be president met this weekend,” for the “Fox News correspondent auditions.”

McCain takes on 'Sniper' bashers

Sen. John McCain is the latest person in a position of prominence to defend "American Sniper" from bashers, singling out the "obsessive critics of U.S. foreign policy" in an official statement.

White House

White House: Scrapped 529 plan will still be in budget because it has already been sent to the printers
That awkward moment when even the President of the United States can’t get a print shop to make a small change for him… Just one day after the White House announced that it had caved to political pressure and would not be taxing the 529 college savings plan,  officials also had to admit that this […]
VP Biden appears on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to get ask young people to sign up for Obamacare
With three weeks to go until the Obamacare deadline to purchase insurance, the Obama administration is pulling out all the stops to encourage young people to sign up.  The renewed push included a stop by Vice President Joe Biden on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday so he could appeal to moms who are good at […]
Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home and the White House said it did not pose a security threat. The crash prompted an immediate lockdown of the White House grounds until officials […]
WH chief of staff blurts out previously-concealed name of American hostage on live TV

All in a day's work at the White House: sometimes you keep ISIS hostage names a secret, sometimes you let them slip in an in interview on national TV.

7 Times Obama was ‘Partisan,’ Not ‘Practical’ during his State of the Union address
Near the beginning of his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama promised to be “practical, not partisan” in his proposals to Congress. However, his speech ended up being anything but. From cracking jokes to outright veto threats, it was clear that the president had no interest in bipartisanship. So we decided to […]

Congress

Cruz bill would punish IRS targeting with jailtime

Ted Cruz wants IRS employees guilty of targeting to be the ones forking over their money, this time -- and that's at the very least.

CNN interviews Rand Paul on Snapchat

CNN made digital history this week, conducting the first-ever full interview with a lawmaker over Snapchat by snapping with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

Boehner and McConnell critique SOTU

“Dead. Real dead.” That was House Speaker John Boehner’s verdict on President Obama’s tax proposals--and nearly every proposal from his State of the Union address, with the exception of cybersecurity, fighting ISIS, trade, and possibly the childcare tax credit.

Senate surpasses its 2014 vote total in a week
Is this what the Senate looks like without Harry Reid in charge? The new Republican-led Senate has already voted on more amendments in just one week than the Democratic-controlled Senate voted on in all of 2014. “We’ve actually reached a milestone here that I think is noteworthy for the Senate. We just cast our 15th roll-call vote […]
Whistleblowers denounce DOJ juvenile program

According to whistleblower reports, a Justice Department (DOJ) juvenile delinquency program provided grants to states jailing foster children and runaways over minor offenses like skipping school.

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Police stop teens seeking snow shoveling work

USA TODAY -- BOUND BROOK, N.J. — School was closed for the blizzard that wasn't, but there was still enough snow on the ground that two high school seniors thought they could make a few extra bucks.

2 Chainz wants to run for mayor

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Rent is Too Damn High guy gets eviction notice

Former mayoral and gubernatorial candidate (and stripper) Jimmy McMillan’s fate took an unfortunate turn this week.

Judge refuses to toss Perry case
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, rejecting the argument that Perry was acting within his rights as chief executive of America’s second-most populous state when he carried out a veto threat. The decision by District Judge Bert […]
NYC largely spared in blizzard

BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions.

Policy

Supreme Court cancels three executions

Just one day before his planned execution, Richard Glossip and two other prisons have received stays of execution.

New govt social media guidelines to prevent hacks

The General Service Administration is buckling down on cybersecurity for federal agencies' social media accounts, after this month’s embarrassing hack of CENTCOM’s Twitter and Youtube accounts in the middle of the president’s big speech on cybersecurity.

House to vote on Obamacare repeal next week
The Republican-led House of Representatives are set to take this Congress’s fourth vote on Obamacare next week, according to The Hill. Next week’s vote will be the first of these to repeal Obamacare in full. The other approved bills were for smaller modifications including establishing a full-time workweek as 40 hours instead of 30, and exempting  volunteer firefighters and […]
And the best job in America is...
  Pay attention millennials. Our generation might still have the worst unemployment and underemployment levels in the country, but a new survey might help point your job search in the right direction. Glassdoor released its report of the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015 Tuesday. It ranks jobs based on their earning potential, average annual […]
Rand Paul reintroduces civil seizure bill

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul reintroduced his bill to limit civil asset forfeiture, with the practice under ever-increasing scrutiny since Attorney General Eric Holder put the brakes on part of the federal program.

Education

Obama backs down on taxing college savings plans
Facing pressure from both sides of the political aisle, President Obama backed off his plan to tax college savings plans to help fund his “free” community college proposal. The White House announced Tuesday, at the urging of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, that they would drop the mention of the 520 program in its plan, […]
App monitors college class attendance
Helicopter parenting is now hitting college campuses in the form of an app. Class120, a new app by Core Principle, can now give your parents and other interested parties access to your class attendance record. College was once a place for young adults to get prepared for the workforce. It’s usually the first time most […]
Study: Student loan debt is bad for your health
We already know that student loan debt, which topped $1.1 trillion in 2014, has had and will continue to have lasting impacts on the millennial generation. Multiple studies have shown that this debt situation and the resulting financial precariousness leads to later home buying, putting off marriage, as well as leaving almost an entire generation […]
You can now study 'Mean Girls' for course credit
Crack open that Burn Book and get to studying. Students at Colorado College can now actually take a course on every millennial girl’s favorite movie and get college credit. The course, titled “Queen Bees, WannaBees and Mean Girls,” is a part of the school’s Comparative Literature Department, according to the New York Post. Professor Lisa Hughes teaches […]
Rangel:Free college important to national security
The terrorists will win if Congress does not help make President Obama’s “free” community college proposal a reality. At least, that’s the world according to one Democratic congressman. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D- N.Y.) said in a recent video, “The president’s recommendation that we have two years of free college is really so important to the security of […]