Polititainment

Obama's secret meetings with Jon Stewart
The “most open and transparent administration in history” already has quite the reputation for stonewalling and bullying the press. It’s little surprise that the president was also in the practice of secretly cajoling the Daily Show into plugging his agenda. A new Politico report reveals that Barack Obama twice called Jon Stewart to the White House for secret meetings—a process Stewart jokingly compared […]
Oliver blasts mandatory minimums
John Oliver spent Sunday night highlighting the tragic effects of senselessly harsh mandatory minimum sentences–sentences, he noted, which were once enthusiastically pushed by Democrats like Bill Clinton. In one case, Weldon Angelos, a twenty-something nonviolent first-time offender, received 55 years with no parole for selling a small amount of marijuana to an informant, simply because he happened […]
Rodman endorses Trump for president
Most of Donald Trump’s former Celebrity Apprentice contestants have stayed silent on his presidential run, but Trump scored an endorsement from one star that’s just as controversial as himself. NBA champion and part-time North Korean ambassador Dennis Rodman tweeted out his support for Trump Friday. @realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need […]
Jeb needs help understanding Sharknado
Jeb Bush saw Sharknado 3 and now he’s just really confused, and has turned to the American people, begging “Please help me.” Needed a quick explainer on this #Sharknado3 thing @mcuban http://t.co/MfXqQBelbw— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 24, 2015 @mcuban @SyfyTV I already caught 10 minutes of it I don't know if watching more will bring additional […]
Jon Stewart raves about The Donald
Jon Stewart stumbles on the sad truth of American politics: anything that’s not a Donald Trump zinger is just, well, boring in comparison. “This guy is so much fun,” Stewart enthused. “Watching this man run for president, it’s like eating ice cream on  a roller coaster made of blowjobs.” He also had some fun imagining […]

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Carson won't live in White House if elected
Presidential candidate Ben Carson has an unusual plan to avoid political corruption — he won’t live in the White House. In a recent Facebook Q&A, he was asked how he would ensure that he would not become corrupted by power if he were to become elected. He responded with this potentially unfeasible plan. Carson also said that he would […]
Paul: Country can unite around defunding PP
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes that defunding Planned Parenthood is an issue Americans can unite on. “The time is now,” Paul said at Eagle Forum Collegians Summit last Thursday, “to say ‘you know what, there’s no reason for any more government money to go to Planned Parenthood.’” He said he knows a lot of pro-choice people who were […]
Hillary forgets she's not the only gal in the race
At a speech in Iowa Sunday, Democratic front runner and only female in her mind Hillary Clinton was quick to capitalize on her gender and summarize the GOP field as “those guys on the other side” before remembering that — oops — she’s not the only woman running for President! “Those guys on the other side, […]
Christie argues with man who challenges gun record
Chris Christie’s fiery side was back out on display at his latest town hall in Iowa. Christie, who has a “C” rating from the NRA, was challenged by a member of the audience on his gun record and the Republican presidential candidate didn’t take too kindly to the accusations. A man, who wouldn’t identify himself […]
Car dealership hits Trump piñata in new commercial
A California Nissan dealership is seemingly trying to appeal to its Hispanic customer base by going after Donald Trump…literally. In a commercial obtained by The Blaze,Nissan of Van Nuys general sales manager Martin Cuevas and another man are shown beating up a Trump piñata repeatedly while advertising a deal for a Nissan Altima. Trump piñatas have been […]

Policy

Louisiana's Obamacare co-op to close
Despite millions in taxpayer investment, the Louisiana Department of Insurance announced Friday that the state’s Obamacare health insurance co-op will shut down by the end of 2015. In September 2012, the Louisiana Health Co-operative received $66 million from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to CMS records. But by 2014, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported […]
Concealed carry permit stops crazed shooter
To stop a bad guy with a gun all you need is a good guy with a gun. This is what happened in Cincinnati on Sunday night when Thomas McCary fired at four people, including a one-year-old boy, before someone carrying a concealed carry permit stopped him. Fox 19 reported that McCary was arguing with a […]
Judge orders release of immigrant children
A California federal judge ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a violation of a previous court settlement and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. The Obama-appointed Judge Dolly M. Gee of federal district court for the Central District […]
Perry wants people to bring guns to the movies
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) created a media firestorm on Sunday when he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that more people should carry their guns to movie theaters to prevent future shootings. Perry pointed out the fact that the massacre in Lafayette occurred at a gun-free zone, making the theater’s patrons a natural target for a […]
Rebel Wilson gets serious about gun control
Actress Rebel Wilson took to Twitter on Friday to discuss gun violence in America. The comedienne tweeted her reaction to the shootings in a Lafayette, Louisiana that left three dead including the shooter, John Houser. He suffered from mental illness and had a long history of criminal activity that included arson and domestic violence. He […]

Education

DoE takes domain name from FAFSA 'middleman'
In an effort to prevent confusion, the federal government is taking the domain name of a company that offers assistance in applying for student financial aid. Student Financial Aid Service, Inc. has agreed to give up their FAFSA.com domain to the federal government, which will eventually redirect to FAFSA.gov. SFAS will operate from SFAS.com. SFAS […]
Duncan: Debt-free college only part of solution
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the U.S. education system is failing students, and it’s not because it is putting them in debt. In a speech on Monday at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Duncan said it is time for the Obama administration and lawmakers to move past discussions about the rising level of student […]
Indiana Univ. discovers how to cut student debt
Indiana University has successfully cut down student loan debt by implementing a fairly simple policy. The university found that students borrowed significantly less for the upcoming academic year when they were told how much they already owe from previous years. This suggests that in addition to higher tuition costs, in some cases, students may be borrowing […]
College student wins $900K in free speech case
A former college student has been vindicated in a long-running free speech case, winning a $900,000 settlement from the school that kicked him out over a Facebook post eight years ago. In 2007, Valdosta State University (VSU) student Hayden Barnes was protesting the building of two new campus parking garages. Barnes, a passionate environmentalist, posted […]
NYU Prof. compares Trump to Hitler
  Scott Walker is not the only GOP presidential candidate being compared to a Nazi dictator. A professor at New York University recently claimed Donald Trump’s “racist rhetoric should be viewed in the repugnant tradition of Hitler.” Dr. Arthur Caplan, who also directs the medical ethics division at NYU, wrote a commentary piece published this week […]

Congress

Kate Steinle's father testified before U.S. Senate
Jim Steinle, the father of Kathryn Steinle, a young woman murdered in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant, testified before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday about closing loopholes in sanctuary cities. Kathryn’s murderer had been deported five times before her murder, but was allowed to stay in San Francisco due to their sanctuary city policy […]
Bernie Sanders to roll out $15 minimum wage bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will officially unveil new legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all workers Wednesday, Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will join Sanders at the press conference, The Hill reported, and are expected to announce identical legislation in the House. While Sanders has long been a proponent […]
Dems want to remove 'gendered terms' from US code

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, a House Democrat has introduced a bill to remove “gendered terms” from the federal code, lest they perpetuate “prejudice and discrimination.”

Democrats defend Planned Parenthood
Congressional Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood even after an undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress exposed the organization’s sales of fetal tissue from partial birth abortions for medical research. House Democrats dismissed the video that showed a doctor from the organization describing how they saved certain organs including the liver, lungs, […]
Cruz wants investigation into Planned Parenthood
The undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress alleging that Planned Parenthood is harvesting aborted fetal tissue has outraged many conservatives, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). In response to the video, Cruz has called for a full investigation into Planned Parenthood, The Hill  reported Tuesday. “Congress should immediately begin an investigation of Planned Parenthood’s activities regarding […]

From Around the Web

Governors of rural states pitch to youth who left
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard misses the youth who left his state. To enhance the state’s economic base, South Dakota is attempting to woo its young diaspora back home. The initiative, Dakota Roots, is a sort of job board and referral program that uses a robocall where Daugaard brags about the greatness of South Dakota. […]
Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’
THE DAILY BEAST — Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!… Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for […]
Woman shoots likely nationwide serial killer
Sometimes the most unlikely people can become heroes. CBS News reported that on July 18 a prostitute named Heather may have slain a serial murderer, Neal Falls, who attempted to make her his next victim. Falls showed up at Heather’s home after answering an escort ad she placed on Backpage.com, but he didn’t come empty-handed. […]
New images of Bush and Cheney on 9/11 released
The American public can finally get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was like for former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney thanks to a set of newly released photos. The National Archives released Friday a set of photographs taken by Cheney’s staff photographer that show […]
Japan unveils a new hotel staffed by robots
Supporters of mass immigration will often say that immigrants do jobs Americans won’t do and for a cheap price. That is debatable, but there is no job that robots won’t do at a less expensive rate than a human. CBS News reported Wednesday that the Henn’na Hotel in Japan has gained worldwide attention for giving up on […]