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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 […]

Chappelle on asking people to give Trump a chance: ‘I f—ked up. Sorry.’

(Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File) By Meghana Kurup, Washington Examiner, Comedian Dave Chappelle apologized Monday night about his “Saturday Night Live” monologue in November asking people to give President Trump a chance. “I was the first guy on TV to say ‘Give Trump a chance.’ I fucked up. Sorry,” Chappelle said, according to MSNBC host […]

Boycott hits ABC over canceling Tim Allen’s hit show ‘Last Man Standing’

By Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner Petitions and boycotts against ABC are building after the network unexpectedly canceled its hit “Last Man Standing,” a move critics believe was prompted by star Tim Allen’s outspoken conservative politics and support for President Trump. “‘Last Man Standing’ is one of the only shows on broadcast television, and the only […]

Seattle could be first city to give heroin users ‘safe spaces’

Seattle is on track to become the first place in the country where heroin addicts can legally shoot up at a supervised healthcare facility, hoping that the controversial move can reduce the number of overdose deaths and decrease the spread of disease through dirty needles. An outgrowth of needle exchange programs found throughout the U.S., […]

Trump’s nominee for comptroller: I will audit the Pentagon

David Norquist, the brother of long-time Republican tax foe Grover Norquist, vowed Tuesday that if the Senate confirms he to be the Pentagon comptroller that he will finally audit the department by ratcheting up pressure on employees. Norquist told senators he would prod the federal government’s biggest bureaucracy to a clean audit by “calling out” […]

Edward Snowden: ‘Every American should’ oppose James Comey’s firing

Edward Snowden tweeted Tuesday that “every American should condemn” President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. “Set aside politics: every American should condemn such political interference in the Bureau’s work,” Snowden tweeted. Comey confirmed in March that the FBI is investigating whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia against the Democratic Party […]

New data: ‘Trump effect’ ending 1-in-5 millennial relationships

by Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner Couples are fighting over President Trump more than ever, and many are turning to divorce court to get out of their politically ravaged marriages. New data from Wakefield Research found that one in 10 couples, married and not, have ended their relationships in a battle over Trump. For younger millennials, it’s […]

‘Very naughty’: SNL’s post-engagement Morning Joe skit will make you lol [VIDEO]

This week “Saturday Night Live” returned with a spoof of MSNBC’s weekday morning talk show “Morning Joe.” The cold opening featured sexual tension between hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, portrayed by SNL’s Alex Moffat and Kate McKinnon. Just this week it was announced that the two are engaged following speculation that they shared an […]

Immigrants fired for skipping work to protest Trump. Now, they’re suing their boss

Back in February, thousands of immigrant workers in the United States participated in the “Day Without Immigrants” rally, protesting President Trump’s policies on immigration. Some even skipped work without letting their bosses know. Detroit area auto parts maker, EZ Industrial Solutions LLC, fired more than 20 immigrants after their participation in the protest. Now, these […]

Stephen Colbert is what happens when you let politics consume you

by Becket Adams Stephen Colbert is what happens when you let politics take over your life. You become ugly, nasty and mean. Colbert was funny when he made his “Daily Show” debut in 1997. It was funny when his news correspondent character morphed over the following eight years into a caricature of a right-wing commentator. […]

Betsy DeVos to give commencement speech at historically black college

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will deliver the keynote address next week at the commencement ceremony for Bethune Cookman University, a private, co-ed, historically black university in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Much like Dr. Bethune, Founder of Bethune-Cookman University, Secretary DeVos deems the importance of opportunity and hope for students to receive an exceptional education experience. Her […]

NYU Vice Provost defends censorship and thanks ‘snowflakes’

by Emily Jashinsky With the controversies over campus lectures coming to a head this spring, academic liberals are finally beginning to vocalize their substantive defenses of censorship. In the New Republic, a Colby College professor argued that keeping conservative speakers off campus is necessary to the process of curating knowledge of value for impressionable students. […]

Eric Trump fires back at Chelsea Handler’s attack on his future child

By Sean Langile Eric Trump is still angry about liberal comedian Chelsea Handler’s attack over his announcement that he and his wife Lara are expecting their first child in September. Handler tweeted, “Just what we need. Another person with those [sic] jeans. Let’s hope for a girl,” shortly after the announcement. The president’s son mentioned […]

Ted Cruz: Take El Chapo’s $14 billion to pay for the wall

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants the billions of dollars confiscated from an infamous Mexican drug lord to finance the construction of a wall on the Mexican-American border. “Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across […]

Bernie Sanders defends Ann Coulter’s First Amendment rights

Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders is not pleased with threats surrounding populist pundit Ann Coulter’s looming visit to the University of California, Berkeley. Sanders told the Huffington Post that he’s uncomfortable with the effort to block Coulter’s voice from being heard. “I don’t like this. I don’t like it,” Sanders said. “Obviously Ann Coulter’s outrageous ― […]

Bernie Sanders slams billionaires, gets reminded he owns 3 houses

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is having a difficult time with his latest tweet assailing the wealthy. First, Sanders, who ran a progressive presidential campaign criticizing Wall Street and the rich, tweeted out a message Thursday evening with what seems to be a typo, telling billionaires: “You can have it all.” After deleting the initial tweet […]

Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter lecture, but she’s coming anyway

By Emily Jashinsky, The Washington Examiner The University of California, Berkeley canceled an upcoming campus lecture by Ann Coulter on Wednesday, citing security concerns as the chief impetus for its decision. Coulter and her sponsoring organizations, however, intend to proceed with the event as planned anyway. Young America’s Foundation, the national conservative organization sponsoring and […]

Harvard study: Minimum wage hikes prompt more restaurant closings

San Francisco’s higher minimum wage is causing an increasing number of restaurants to go out of business even before it is fully phased in, a new study by the Harvard Business School found. The closings were concentrated among struggling, lower-rated restaurants. The higher minimum also caused fewer new restaurants to open, it found. “We provide […]

Ron Paul: North Korea kept unstable ‘on purpose’ [VIDEO]

Former Texas Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul argued in a video clip he Tweeted Monday that U.S. foreign policy intentionally keeps North Korea unstable so the communist nation can play the role of international boogeyman. “We’ve been doing this all this time and it’s almost like [it is] to keep it unstable … […]