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Drunk Craigslist user unsure of how they ended up with a cat in their room

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Given all the great things that come out of Craigslist, we’re hesitant to deem this “The Best Craiglist Ad Ever.” But it definitely deserves a spot in the Craigslist Hall of Fame. The headline really gets right to the point: “Got drunk last weekend, either stole a cat or it followed me home.” “So this post is […]

House Republicans sue Obama administration over health law

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Boehner said the Republican-controlled Congress will act to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, make changes in the health care law and encourage businesses to hire more veterans. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

THE NEW YORK TIMES — House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president’s executive authority.

Jimmy Kimmel makes Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham read mean tweets

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Jimmy Kimmel premiered the eighth installment of “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” on his show Thursday night, and it might just be the best one yet.

Ben Carson ‘feels fingers’ of God calling him to the presidency


Ben Carson danced awfully close to a presidential campaign announcement during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. Carson has said in the past that, although he doesn’t want the job of president, “If the Lord grabbed me by the collar and made me do it, I would.” “Has He grabbed you by the collar yet?” […]

Fallon picks the best #ThanksgivingFail stories

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Everyone has horror stories from the holidays.

WorkHarder: The cure for obnoxious Kickstarter campaigns

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If you’re tired of people raising $55,000 for potato salad on crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter, this is the platform for you.

Clint Eastwood’s new film ‘American Sniper’ faces uphill battle with liberal Academy

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Clinton Eastwood might just have another Oscar-winning film on his hands. The only thing that could stand in his way, though, is the liberal Academy.

Leno cancels performance for gun trade group after anti-gun groups protest

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

Museum can no longer display WWII rifles thanks to Washington state’s new gun control law

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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.

TV networks ignore Obama because he’s ‘overtly political’


It’s not that it’s network sweeps season — ABC, CBS and NBC don’t care to carry the president’s speech Thursday night because of its partisan nature.

Senator: ‘There could be violence’ in response to Obama’s immigration order


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

Uber’s privacy protections now a target of Senator Al Franken

Minnesota Senator Al Franken, center, watches results come in from his and other races at the DFL Victory Party in Minneapolis, Minn., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glenn Stubbe)

A lawmaker who oversees privacy issues in the U.S. Senate is pushing ride-sharing titan Uber for answers about its handling of customer data.

Happy 72nd Birthday, Joe Biden! Here are 10 reasons to celebrate

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Thursday marks the 72nd birthday of Joe Biden, your beloved Vice President of the United States. Instead of cutting cake, we thought we’d cut a list of the things that make Biden so irresistible to celebrate. So, here are our top 10 favorite reasons to wish good ol’ Joe a happy birthday: 1) His penchant for ice […]

Berkeley students have surprising reactions to ISIS flag versus Israeli flag

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As part of filmmaker Ami Horowitz’s latest social experiment, he compared the reactions of University of California Berkeley students to him waving the Islamic State flag and the flag of Israel. He found a stark difference between the reactions, but not in the way you might think. First, he waved an Islamic State flag while shouting anti-American […]

Jimmy Fallon captions Obama’s best expressions

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Jimmy Fallon spotlighted some of President Obama’s best expressions on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday, a task that he has certainly excelled at in the past.

George Will: Obama is the ‘greatest builder of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan’

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George Will thinks Obama is as consequential as Reagan, but not for a reason Obama would appreciate.

Florida man poses for pouty mugshot after being arrested at Taco Bell

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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 […]

Jamie Foxx reveals how he got Chris Christie and John McCain to dance on stage

Arizona Senator John McCain and Jamie Foxx dance onstage at Apollo in the Hamptons at The Creeks on August 16, 2014 in East Hampton, New York.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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 Chris Christie’s ‘pig problem’

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

Colbert addresses surprise ‘active shooter drill’ at Florida school

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Stephen Colbert adopted his usual sarcastic tone on “The Colbert Report” Wednesday where he addressed the surprise “active shooter drill” at a Florida school that terrified — and subsequently outraged — children and parents.