Polititainment

Letterman mocks Bernie Sanders

73-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders, who recently announced he's running for president as a Democrat, is not exactly known for his smooth looks.

Christie ally vs. Kirstie Alley

Friday morning, the news outlet alerted its keen Twitter followers to the fact that Chris Christie ally -- an ally. of. Chris. Christie -- David Wildstein was expected to plead guilty in the scandalous George Washington Bridge "Bridgegate" case that plagued the New Jersey governor last year.

Jeb Bush wants to hang with Pitbull

The likely GOP presidential candidate told TMZ in an impromptu conversation that he would choose two individuals -- one a deceased former president and the other a Cuban-American rapper -- with whom attend a baseball game.

No one wants to dine with Obama

UnitedHealthcare's "100@100" survey released Thursday found that 10-year-old Americans would invite pop stars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry to their parents' dinner party over President Obama.

Michael Moore: 'Disarm the police'

Michael Moore is weighing in on the riots in Baltimore, Maryland, sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody two weeks ago.

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Carly Fiorina calls Dems 'extreme' on abortion

Carly Fiorina wants to paint Democrats as the real abortion extremists.

Santorum wants to love and accept Bruce Jenner

Rick Santorum, once the favorite punching-bag of LGBT activists for his controversial comments about gay marriage, is preaching a message of love and acceptance for Bruce Jenner's coming out as transgender.

The 'Hustler' for Hillary Clinton

"Hustler" mogul Larry Flynt in a recent interview with Bloomberg announced excitedly that he will endorse Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.

Hillary's unpaid internship hypocrisy

While the Democratic presidential candidate has in the past expressed her frustration with unpaid internships, Hillary obviously approves of the temporary positions enough to allow the Clinton Foundation to make use of unpaid interns.

'The View' host breaks presidential news about Jeb

"I am so excited that Jeb Bush is running," Wallace, who served as White House communications director under George W. Bush, told "The Insider With Yahoo" in an interview Thursday.

Policy

Texas proposes tax holiday weekend for gun sales
Tax free weekends usually call to mind back to school shopping, but a new bill in Texas wants to make it much more Second Amendment friendly. The Texas state Senate approved a proposal Thursday 21 to 10 that would create a sales tax holiday for firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies during the last weekend in August, […]
Rand Paul vs. Homeland Security secretary

Rand Paul spent Wednesday going head to head with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, demanding to know whether Johnson could justify the government's bulk data collection under the Fourth Amendment.

Seattle's $15 min. wage claims a new victim
Pizza shop worker Devin Jeran was excited about the raise that was coming his way thanks to Seattle’s new $15 an hour minimum wage law. Or at least he was until he found out that it would cost him his job. Jeran will only see a bigger paycheck until August when his boss has to shut […]
Maher owns guns, but hates gun rights advocates

Bill Maher, who thinks "the Second Amendment is bulls---," owns two guns for self-defense--but believes that's okay because he doesn't love owning them.

Congress proposes last-minute NSA reform bill

It's getting down to the wire for Congress to pass NSA reform and reauthorize the Patriot Act before certain provisions sunset in June.

Education

'Microaggression' installation takes over Brandeis
Apparently, asking students at Brandeis University with the same last name if they are related is a “microaggression.” The Asian American Students Association at Brandeis University created an art project outside a campus building designed to make everyone understand the way they are treated due to their race. The Rabb Steps Microaggressions installation consisted of a large series […]
Tuition program a hard sell at Starbucks
Starbucks has been much lauded this year for its new program that allows employees to get up to four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University. The Atlantic took a close look at the new program for its May issue and reporter Amanda Ripley told HuffPost Live that it actually […]
GWU suspends Jewish student over Hindu swastika
Learning outside of class and free expression is apparently frowned upon at George Washington University. GWU has suspended  a Jewish student for placing a souvenir Hindu swastika obtained on a trip to India on his residence hall’s bulletin board, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Here’s the back story from FIRE: “On March 16, […]
Corinthian students move to troubled for-profits
HUFFINGTON POST — The U.S. Department of Education is telling thousands of students from now-shuttered for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. to consider transferring to more than a dozen other for-profit schools also under investigation by federal or state authorities. The department’s suggestion follows Corinthian’s abrupt shutdown on Monday, which left 16,000 students scrambling […]
Fed up professor flunks an entire class
This is a real email sent from a professor to his entire strategic management class at Texas A&M Galveston: “Since teaching this course, I have caught and seen cheating, been told to ‘chill out,’ ‘get out of my space,’ ‘go back and teach,’ [been] called a ‘fucking moron’ to my face, [had] one student cheat by […]

Congress

Where in the world is Aaron Schock?

Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Aaron Schock, the former Illinois congressman who resigned in March amid a spending scandal, is nowhere to be found.

Dems seek $12 an hour federal minimum wage
Congressional Democrats are no longer satisfied with their failed $10.10 federal minimum wage proposal. They now are pushing for a wage increase that would bring it up to $12 an hour by 2020. The Raise the Wage Act was introduced Thursday, despite Republican control of both chambers of Congress, The Hill reported.  Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), sponsored the […]
The lone GOP Sen supporting gay marriage at SCOTUS

Sen. Kirk made remarks about his personal support of gay marriage as the Supreme Court justices heard arguments in crucial cases that could result in same-sex marriage being legalized nationally.

Clay Aiken calls congresswoman a 'b---h'

Former "American Idol" loser Clay Aiken spoke to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show Monday morning, discussing his failed congressional campaign last year and calling his victorious Republican opponent a "b---h" and an "idiot."

Sen. Cornyn worried about Clinton transparency

On Jan. 20, 2009, the U.S. Senate was poised to nominate then-Senator Clinton as secretary of State by a unanimous consent vote, but Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Tex.) objected, temporarily thwarting Clinton’s nomination.

From Around the Web

Prosecutor charges 6 officers in Gray's death
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying “no one is above the law.” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared that Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide, his arrest was illegal, and his treatment in custody amounted […]
Teacher who called Obama 'Muslim' forced to resign

A teacher at Georgia's Dublin Middle School was removed from the classroom for the rest of the year and asked to resign after making some controversial remarks about President Obama.

Baltimore teens look to fix police relations
Freddie Gray’s death might be the most well publicized incident, but relations between Baltimore’s youth and its police force have been tense for years. But there is one group of teens that isn’t waiting for someone else to come in and fix problem nor were they out on the streets rioting. They are taking matters into […]
Thousands of new Lerner emails found
THE HILL — An inspector general investigating the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups has found thousands of emails from Lois Lerner, the agency official at the center of that controversy, according to committees involved in the probe. Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said it found roughly 6,400 emails either to or […]
Vince Vaughn is Hollywood's libertarian evangelist

Self-proclaimed libertarian and Ron Paul BFF Vince Vaughan has been preaching the words of liberty to Hollywood--and, according to him, it's working.