Polititainment

Paltrow: I broke food stamps challenge

Gwyneth Paltrow, who was recently challenged to spend only $29 on food for a week to experience living on food stamps, broke her low-budget diet for chicken, vegetables and half a bag of licorice.

John Oliver rips patent trolls

John Oliver focused his weekly tirade on "patent trolls"--those who obtain questionable "patents" in order to wrest money from everyone from huge software companies to struggling small stores.

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.

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2016

Prostitutes endorse Hillary Clinton

The prostitutes at Dennis Hof's famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nevada, have launched a campaign endorsing Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

Clinton ally defends Hillary's 'dead broke' claims

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe offered a full-throated defense of Hillary Clinton's controversial "dead broke" claims during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

Donald Trump: I can beat Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump became the latest in a chorus of 2016 presidential hopefuls to insist that he -- if victorious in the primary -- could topple former secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Fiorina: Big Gov. 'crushing' America's potential
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and likely Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina played up her business background Saturday at theNew Hampshire Republican Party’s First in the Nation leadership summit and assailed big government and “crushing” economic regulations. “The heroes of the American economy are small businesses and family-owned businesses. For the first time in U.S. history, we […]
Paul goes after Hillary hard on the campaign trail
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) didn’t hold back on his attacks against Hillary Clinton during a speech in New Hampshire on Saturday. “I’m starting to worry that when Hillary Clinton travels, there’s gonna need to be two planes – one for her and her entourage, and one for her baggage,” Paul said at the Republican Leadership Summit, […]

Policy

How Uber became part of the net neutrality debate

Is Uber's success an argument for or against regulating the internet? Depends on who you ask.

How an Uber driver with a gun saved the day

Free idea for Uber: offer gun-toting drivers as a premium safety service.

The Denver PD tweeted the greatest 4/20 reference

In honor of 4/20, the Denver Police Department tweeted this delightful message to Colorado citizens:

Study: 30% of Millennial men do not have jobs
It’s not a good time to be a Millennial male. According to a recent study released by the Pew Research Center, a whopping 30 percent of Millennial men — defined as those between the ages of 18 and 33 — have no job. Broken down further, 8 percent are unemployed and 22 percent are not […]
Congress may give NSA reform one last chance

Congress may try to rush through one last attempt at passing NSA reform before several Patriot Act provisions sunset in June.

From Around the World

HOA tries to force veteran to remove her flag

24-year Air Force veteran Delia Foster, from East Tennessee, had proudly displayed the American flag from a flag pole in her front yard--until her Home Owner's Association demanded she take it down

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.

Education

Rubio talks higher ed reform ahead of 2016
Sen. Marco Rubio, the candidate of the “future,” is making yet another play for Millennial voters –this time with a focus on higher education reform. During one of his first campaign stops in New Hampshire, Rubio called for massive higher education reform and a need for a shift in attitudes about what constitutes education. Rubio […]
University to offer class on 'Game of Thrones'
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The University Honors Program calls the class “Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History” and students can take the course for honors credit, The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reported. The popular cable television show, based on […]
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, […]

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 […]