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Caitlyn Jenner considering run for Senate

Reality TV star and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner is considering running for the Senate. Jenner, a Republican, told radio host John Catsimatidis she “would look for a senatorial run.” “I like the political side of it,” she said in an interview that aired Sunday. “The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over […]

Study: More Republicans pay their interns than Democrats

by Sean Langille A new study finds far more Republican Senate offices pay their interns than Democrat offices do. Nearly 51 percent of Republican Senate offices offer paid internship compared to just 31 percent of Democrat offices, according to a new study from the bipartisan group Pay Our Interns. On the House side, only 8 percent of Republican […]

House appropriators vote to repeal 9/11 war-making power

A panel of House lawmakers agreed Thursday to repeal the legislation authorizing the use of military force against terrorists that Congress passed after the 9/11 attacks, which could set the stage for a renewed debate over U.S. conflict in the Middle East. It was a victory for Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., who offered the amendment […]

Martin Sheen: Being ‘West Wing’ president taught me what Washington should be like

Actor Martin Sheen thinks he knows what Washington should be like because he played a president in a TV show that was filmed in California. A fundraising email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, titled “Disgusted,” is authored by Sheen in support of the DCCC’s 48-hour Mid-Year Deadline fundraiser. In the email, Sheen derided President […]

Bernie and Jane Sanders under investigation, hire lawyers

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane Sanders have hired lawyers following calls for an investigation into a loan Jane Sanders took out to expand Burlington College while she was serving as president, according to reports. Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for Sanders’ 2016 political campaign confirmed that the senator and his […]

Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating President Trump

Actor Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Trump on Thursday at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England. Depp began by facetiously asking the audience if he could bring Trump to the festival. “I think he needs help,” Depp said. “This is going to be in the press, and it’ll be horrible. But I like that […]

Trump sends package to students whose Trump shirt and quote were censored from yearbook

President Trump thanked two New Jersey high school students on Monday for “stand(ing) up for what they believe in” after a Trump shirt and quote were censored out of their school’s yearbook. “Thank you Wyatt and Montana — two young Americans who aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in,” Trump posted on […]

Millennial spends six times more than opponent but complains about ‘money in politics’

Down south in Georgia last night, a woman overcame the odds to win a seat in Congress and prove that money can’t always buy elections. Unfortunately for Democrats, that underdog named Karen Handel is a Republican. Her election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District undercuts the narrative that sexism and money direct the electorate. Biology and […]

Why socialism would be disastrous for millennials

by Tom Rogan, Originally published in the Washington Examiner In a Sunday article for the New York Times, Sarah Leonard argues for socialism. Socialist leaders such as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn, Leonard says, are working with a coalition of young leftists to serve millennials. An editor at The Nation, Leonard’s case fixes on three points. First, […]

Google, YouTube unveil new measures to combat extremist content

by Melissa Quinn Google and YouTube announced new steps the platforms are taking to combat the spread of terrorist material online. Kent Walker, Google’s general counsel, outlined four additional measures Google and other platforms are taking to fight online terror in a post Sunday on the company’s blog. “While we and others have worked for […]

Caitlyn Jenner on congressional baseball tragedy: ‘Liberals can’t even shoot straight’ [VIDEO]

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) BY EMILY JASHINSKY Asked during a discussion at the College Republican National Committee’s convention to comment on the violent attack on a GOP baseball practice earlier in the week, Caitlyn Jenner quipped, “Liberals can’t even shoot straight.” Video of Jenner’s remarks, which were delivered at a dinner closed to press […]

Why is it sexist when men interrupt Kamala Harris, but not Betsy DeVos?

After Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., was interrupted not once, but twice, by male colleagues in a short succession of days, liberals leapt at the opportunity to champion her #persistence in the face of alleged sexism. Even the mainstream media slyly hopped on the bandwagon, subtly betraying an unspoken sympathy. “Once again, senators cut off Harris […]

Barron Trump’s ‘The Expert’ T-shirt sells out at J. Crew

by Leah DePiero The T-shirt Barron Trump wore while exiting Marine One with his parents on Sunday as he and first lady Melania Trump officially moved into the White House has sold out on J. Crew as of Monday. The gray cotton ringer T-shirt with the words “The Expert” in blue lettering gained attention after […]

Is college worth it? Increasing numbers say no

by Michael Barone “Too many people are going to college,” writes my American Enterprise Institute colleague Charles Murray. That’s not a response to the mob of students that attacked him and the liberal professor who had invited him to speak back in March at Middlebury College. It’s the title of the third chapter in his […]

ESPN downplays study revealing perceptions of liberal bias

by Melissa Quinn ESPN this week downplayed the results of a new study that said most people who think the sports channel is biased believe it leans to the left. A survey conducted by ESPN and Langer Research Associates found that 30 percent of those asked think ESPN is biased. Within that group, 63 percent […]

Hey, Buffalo Wild Wings and company: Don’t blame millennials for your dying restaurants

by Liz Wolfe Calm down, Generation Xers –– millennials aren’t ruining casual dining, though Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith would love to differ. Smith made headlines last week as she wrote about the casual dining demise in a letter to shareholders. She blamed declining sales on changing tastes, saying millennials prefer cooking at home, […]

London officer, stabbed in the face, fought attackers with just a baton

by Caitlin Yilek A British police officer who was stabbed in the face during Saturday night’s attack in London took on three attackers armed with just his baton. Chief Constable Paul Crowther said Sunday the unnamed officer “showed enormous courage in the face of danger.” “Although he is seriously unwell, he was able to recount […]

Why is everyone so angry over ‘Wonder Woman’?

By Hoai-Tran Bui It seems that “Wonder Woman” has been at the center of controversy for weeks, even though the superhero movie only hit theaters this weekend. Everyone from overly sensitive men, to the anti-Israel minister of economy and trade in Lebanon, to patriotism-questioning Fox News commentators seem to be up in arms over the […]

Time to panic? Young Republicans ditching GOP like never before

by Kristen Soltis Anderson, Washington Examiner Another day, another piece of news about the Republican Party’s continued problems with young voters. Generally, bad news for Republicans with this group isn’t shocking. But a new study shows that the slow bleeding that has occurred for more than a decade has seemingly accelerated, with half of the young […]

California’s single-payer pricetag: $400 billion

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Kimberly Leonard, Washington Examiner, A bill transforming California’s healthcare system into a single-payer model would cost $400 billion, a sum that widely surpasses the state’s $125 billion budget. According to a legislative analysis, the state could seek various waivers to help pay for the program through Obamacare provisions and Medicaid, but […]