Polititainment

Foxx talks dancing with Christie, McCain
Who could possibly forget this epic photo? Late night host Jimmy Kimmel certainly hadn’t, so when he had the chance to interview actor Jamie Foxx Wednesday night, he simply had to get the back story. Foxx has been the host of this annual charity event for several years. “What’s interesting is that every year that […]
Jon Stewart on Christie's 'pig problem'

Jon Stewart got into Chris Christie’s “pig problem”—which wasn’t quite what Stewart thought it was at first.

Rogen: 'Amazing' to smoke in White House

Seth Rogen told The Hill in a recent interview that he believes he is now on a "list" of individuals banned on from President Obama's residence because of his recent tweet expressing his desire to smoke marijuana in the White House.

Kimmel's insightful e-card rant

Kimmel's broadside against e-cards raises an interesting point about the way Democrats have encouraged their followers to pass along birthday well-wishes to their party's elected officials and leaders.

Stewart hits Pelosi for hypocrisy
Jon Stewart hit Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.) hard Tuesday night for her hypocrisy in a recent voting decision. “You are a recognized champion of women and voter rights,” Stewart started off, playing clips of her oft-repeated speeches on the topics. “Your voting and lady bonafides are unmatched.” So lucky for Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D- Ill.), […]

White House

After multiple hacks, the federal government’s cybersecurity plan remains on hold

The federal government is not having the best time with cybersecurity of late.

Obama to announce executive action on immigration Thursday

President Obama announced Wednesday afternoon that he will unveil his unilateral plan for immigration reform to the nation in a primetime address Thursday.

Reports: Obama could unveil amnesty for illegal immigrants within days

President Obama is set to unveil a comprehensive, unilateral plan for immigration reform that includes amnesty as soon as next week, according to a report Thursday.

Obama on ‘Face the Nation': Congress still has time to act on immigration
After warnings from Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. John Boehner, President Obama claimed on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” that Congress still has time to act on immigration before his executive order comes down. “I’d prefer and still prefer to see it done through Congress, but every day that I wait we’re misallocating resources. We’re deporting […]
Obama sings ‘On the Road Again’ with Willie Nelson
Attention: This is not one of Jimmy Fallon’s lip dub videos. President Barack Obama really did take the stage and sing with Willie Nelson Thursday. Obama’s performance was a part of a concert for the troops at the White House was hosted Thursday and broadcast on PBS on Friday night. Obama closed out the hour-long […]

Congress

Rand suggests a wardrobe change for 'King' Obama
Sen. Rand Paul (R- Ky.) took to Facebook to suggest an Obama wardrobe change following the president’s comments that he will use the executive branch to push his immigration agenda. Post by Rand Paul. “This isn’t about immigration reform. This is about his usurping of power that the Constitution didn’t give him,” Paul said in an interview […]
Senator: 'There could be violence'

Retiring Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn has issued a stark warning about the fallout from President Obama's immigration plan.

Pro- and anti-NSA Republicans vote down reform

Senate Republicans banded together to kill a National Security Agency reform bill, but some did it for entirely opposite reasons.

The House hires an Obama voter to sue Obama

In an act that belongs in the trolling hall of fame, the House of Representatives has retained a lawyer who voted for President Obama and supports "national health care" to sue President Obama over Obamacare.

Boehner gets Twitter shade for his 65th birthday
Sorry Mr. Speaker. It looks like all you are getting for your birthday from your Democrat colleagues is a heap of Twitter shade. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both tweeted at House Speaker John Boehner to wish him a “Happy 65th Birthday!” Of course, they couldn’t resist the […]

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Leno axes performance for gun group after protests

Jay Leno backed out of a scheduled performance for a national gun trade association after an uproar from gun control groups.

Drunken man arrested at Florida Taco Bell
Is he sad because he was arrested or because he didn’t get his Taco Bell first? A Florida man is facing charges of resisting arrest with violence after drunkenly attempting to order Taco Bell at 3 a.m. Sunday. Gabriel Harris, 33, tried to order at the Taco Bell drive-thru, but the employees wouldn’t serve him […]
Poll: America's personal freedom score drops

America’s place on a global ranking of reported personal freedom fell five spots in the last year alone, to twenty-first place.

NYC is converting its payphones into wifi hotspots

Sorry, Superman—changing is about to get a little harder for you.

Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Metro Shooting Supplies, in an area near the city’s main airport, reports selling two to three times more […]

Policy

Museum forced to remove WWII rifles

A Washington state museum is pulling World War II rifles from a display in order to comply with new background-check legislation for gun permits.

Will Obama's amnesty include Obamacare access?
President Obama’s Thursday evening immigration announcement has raised a lot of questions about constitutionality, separation of powers and amnesty. Recent comments by administration officials also have taxpayers wondering if they will be left to pick up the tab on healthcare through the Obamacare exchanges for these newly legal immigrants. As of the moment, the answer seems […]
DOJ memo urges reduction in overcrowded prisons

The Department of Justice plans to prioritize its long-standing need to reduce the federal prison population, according to a recent department memo. Federal prisons are currently at 33 percent overcapacity, which is considered a security concern.

Report: EPA employees paid to not work for years
American taxpayers have spent over $1 million paying Environmental Protection Agency employees to do nothing. And we don’t mean just being unproductive. Quite literally nothing, as they enjoy paid administrative leave for months and sometimes even years. A report released by the Office of Inspector General Wednesday found that eight EPA employees garnered 20,926 hours of paid administrative […]
Jesse Jackson opposes Obama on net neutrality

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to ignore Obama’s advice on how to implement net neutrality.

Education

Students protest annual UC tuition hikes
University of California administrators have voted to raise tuition 27 percent by the end of the decade and UC system students aren’t taking the decision lying down. The Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state decides to devote more […]
UC Davis violates First Amendment at registration
The University of California Davis is now requiring its students to complete  a mandatory “Violence Intervention & Prevention” online program, which requires them to agree with the school’s stance on what constitutes “harmful language,” before they are allowed to register for classes. The issue? All of the language included in the program is constitutionally protected. The […]
College enrollment up, graduation rates down
More first-time students enrolled in college at the beginning of the recession in 2008 as compared to earlier years. But this bump in enrollment surprisingly translated to lower graduation rates. According to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, the number of incoming students in 2008 grew by 12 percent  to 2.7 million, up […]
Teens nervous about taking on student loan debt
Today’s teenagers are more nervous about taking on student loan debt after seeing millennials struggling to pay it back, a new study found. Known as “Generation Z,” people born in the mid- to late- 1990s place a high value on education, but are much more worried about being able to afford it than previous generations. […]
Feds could start to collect student loan payments
The Obama administration is launching a new pilot program that could shift the collection of student loan payments away from private companies and into the hands of the government. The Treasury Department wants to change the current process and a pilot program to research this possibility will likely begin early next year, The Huffington Post reported. […]