Polititainment

Kanye West already has a PAC
Kanye West received a lifetime achievement award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, but one fan wants to see him achieve another goal: the presidency. Eugene Craig, a 24-year-old Maryland Republican and head of the Young Minority Republicans Fund, created a PAC called Ready for Kanye after West declared his candidacy in 2020 […]
Kanye West announces presidential run
It’s time for a voter registration drive – Kanye West has declared his candidacy for president in 2020. Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards had the star artist accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. In his acceptance speech, he revealed the big news. He also mentioned that he “rolled up a little something” before taking the stage. […]
Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's VP
The list of celebrities aiming to be Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s vice president keeps growing. Former wrestler Hulk Hogan has joined his former WWE colleague Jesse “The Body” Ventura and actor Charlie Sheen in asking to be the billionaire’s running mate should he secure the GOP nomination. In an interview with TMZ on Saturday, Hogan […]
Damon: Snowden influenced 'Bourne' movie
Everyone is already excited about the new Jason Bourne movie and actor Matt Damon let a juicy tidbit slip about how much the world in the movie will have changed since the last installment in 2007. He told BuzzFeed that he and director Paul Greengrass would “revisit the idea” of making another Bourne movie every few years, but […]
Sheen weighs in on being Trump's VP
Don’t rule out a Trump/Sheen 2016 ticket just yet. Just as you thought that Donald Trump’s candidacy couldn’t get any more sensationalized, actor Charlie Sheen responded to fellow actor Owen Wilson comparing him to Trump. Sheen very epically, of course, responded on Twitter. Through his prose, he mentioned that Wilson’s comments were taken out of context, but […]

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Fiorina likely to make CNN debate
It helps to speak up, just look at Carly Fiorina. Last week the Republican presidential candidate expressed her feelings about the unfairness of CNN’s criteria for their upcoming GOP presidential debate. CNN announced Tuesday night that they will be amending the rules. The statement explained their reasoning from May to focus on poll averages from July […]
Jindal hits a wall in Planned Parenthood fight
Bobby Jindal has had a long feud with Planned Parenthood in Louisiana, but his latest attempt to defend the group has hit a problem – it’s illegal. In a legal brief for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice made it clear that cutting Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funding violates obligations that […]
Clinton fundraises for launch of Women for Hillary
“No matter your gender,” the Clinton campaign wants founding members for Women for Hillary. And it only takes a dollar to do so. On Sunday afternoon, an e-mail was sent out telling potential donors that “Hillary has been fighting for women and families all her life. It’s time to fight for her.” Included was a link to donate, which […]
Classified information found in Clinton emails
With the release of more emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server, her public statements about sensitive and classified information appear contradictory. At least six emails that Clinton wrote and sent contain information now classified, according to the Washington Post. The State Department was in charge of redacting sensitive material. Of the emails released so far, […]
Farmers are no fan of Donald Trump
A key Republican constituency may have turned their backs on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Farmers experiencing a labor shortage are feeling disenfranchised and losing hope for an overhaul of the existing guest-worker program. “There are growers out there screaming for labor,” California farm labor contractor Carlos Castañeda said in an interview with Politico published on Tuesday. “The people […]

Policy

Michigan Gov. Snyder approves EPA clean power plan
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will comply with environmental regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The Clean Power Plan of the Environmental Protection Agency requires states to demonstrate their compliance with emission reduction targets, according to the Washington Examiner. By 2030, the plan aims to cut state emissions by 32 percent. To achieve […]
A majority of immigrants are on welfare
The Center for Immigration Studies published a new study on Tuesday that shows a majority of all immigrants, legal and illegal, use at least one welfare program – a much higher percentage than native-born Americans. CIS used the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation from 2012 to show that 51 percent of immigrant-led households had […]
Kate Steinle's parents sue San Francisco
Kate Steinle’s parents announced Tuesday they had filed a legal challenge to the city of San Francisco and federal officials in connection with their daughter’s murder. Speaking to a crowd of reporters, Jim Steinle, Kate’s father, said he wasn’t just suing for his daughter, but for the safety of all the other families in San Francisco, the […]
ICE arrests hundreds of illegals in California
Immigration and Customs Enforcement had their most successful sweep of illegal immigrant criminals last week in Southern California. The agency announced Monday that during the four-day sweep they took 244 foreign nationals into custody, the majority of which had one felony conviction. “One of the challenges we’re facing is because of state law and local policies, […]
Third Obamacare co-op to close
Next year, Nevada customers will have to find new health insurance coverage as yet another Obamacare co-op is forced to shut down. The Nevada Health Co-Op will close January 1 after losing $15 million. The co-op cites “challenging market conditions” as the reason for closure. This is the third Obamacare co-op to close after CoOpportunity Health, which served […]

Education

Pot smoking on college campuses at all-time high
One in every 17 college students is smoking marijuana on a daily or near-daily basis according to a recent study. Daily marijuana use among college students is currently at a 35-year high, and far fewer students view the drug as dangerous, according to the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future study. 5.9 percent of students said […]
UMass prof calls Republicans 'American terrorists'
A communications professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst thinks Republicans are “American terrorists,” and conservative Supreme Court justices are “frat-boy fascists.” The Liberty Standard went through Professor Sut Jhally’s Twitter account (which has been inactive since January) and found several interesting tweets. Jhally linked to an opinion article that appeared in Reader Supported News in October […]
UNC course sympathizes with 9/11 terrorists
Those who want to learn about the events of September 11 from the perspective of terrorist sympathizers now have the chance at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The reading assignments portray the attackers in a sympathetic light. The course syllabus or the online course description of ENGL 72: Literature of 9/11 simply states:  This seminar will explore representations […]
Students assigned textbook by Jonathan Gruber
The architect of the Affordable Care Act is also the architect behind the way in which many college students learn about the proper role of the government in the economy. Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber – who had a central role in developing the healthcare law – is also the mastermind behind a seminal textbook assigned to […]
Professors threaten students for not being PC
Students who are brave enough to defy their liberal professor’s orthodoxy may be paying for it with their grades. Multiple professors at Washington State University informed their students that they can expect to see their grades suffer if they use terms like “illegal alien,” “male,” and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white […]

Congress

Votes coming up to defund Planned Parenthood
Don’t get too excited, but the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate will be voting on defunding Planned Parenthood. However, despite Republican majorities, the proposal is unlikely to become law. This is due in part to President Obama’s strong support for Planned Parenthood. The White House Press Secretary said that the president would veto the […]
Voters would blame GOP for shutdown
If the federal government were to face another shutdown, it looks like the GOP would get the blame. Results from a Quinnipiac poll released Monday found that 41 percent of voters would blame the GOP, while 33 percent would blame President Obama and the Democrats. Seventeen percent would place the blame equally. Congress must pass […]
Planned Parenthood claims no wrongdoing
When video evidence catches your employees discussing profiting from a fetal parts business, it’s the investigators who are wrong. That’s Planned Parenthood’s thinking, according to a letter to Congress from CEO and president Cecile Richards. In light of undercover videos released from the Center for Medical Progress, there are multiple Congressional investigations of Planned Parenthood. The organization has been asked to answer for […]
Congressmen want less oversight, more raw milk
Two congressmen are pushing to deregulate food to expand personal choice and economic growth. Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) want to liberalize farmer’s markets, and give people access to non-inspected meat and raw milk. In a stunt to promote relevant bills in Congress, Polis and Massie ate dinner together in Denver, 9 […]
Erickson: Trump can help get rid of Boehner
Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a […]

From Around the Web

Fox News host sues Hasbro for stealing her image
Hell hath no fury like a Fox News host scorned. Emmy awarding winning host Harris Faulkner is suing Hasbro toys for $5 million because of it’s “demeaning and insulting” toy hamster that she claims shares her name and looks like her, reported Deadline. Faulkner is demanding financial compensation for using her trademarked name and look. She would […]
Illinois is too broke to pay lottery winners
Imagine winning the lottery. Quitting your job, picking out a new car, maybe paying off your mortgage, and then instead of receiving a check, all you get is an IOU. CNN Money reported on Monday that such is the case in the budget-strapped state of Illinois. Jackpots of $25,000 or more have been put off […]
'Hillary for Prison' signs repeatedly stolen
“Left-wing wackos.” That’s who Hamptons resident Andy Sabin has to contend with in order to display his “Hillary for Prison 2016″ yard signs. Sabin, whose home is in Amagansett, explained to New York Post how he has to guard his signs behind an electric fence, with warning signs and a surveillance camera. The yard signs certainly seem like […]
Secession rally held in rural New York
Dozens of people supporting the secession of rural counties in upstate New York descended upon Bainbridge, N.Y. on Sunday. Leaders of the movement that advocate for a new state made speeches condemning the current state government’s handling of the SAFE Act, the ban on fracking, the institution of the Common Core and concerns over compensation for […]
Dems mistake Polish veterans for American veterans
The Democratic Party’s outreach webpage to American veterans had been using a photograph of Polish veterans in an accidental mishap. Until Thursday, the Democratic National Committee used a picture of Polish veterans President Obama met on a 2011 visit to Warsaw, according to the Military Times. In the picture, the Polish White Eagle, a national […]