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Arkansas professor in hiding after Twitter misidentifies him as a white nationalist

Twitter users have begun a campaign to publicly identify and shame individuals who participated in the white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville over the past weekend. While a number of photos from the event were blurry and hard to see, a bearded man with a University of Arkansas Engineering shirt stood out amongst […]

Bernie blames Trump for Charlottesville, yet no one blamed Bernie for GOP baseball shooting

Liberals and progressives have been quick to condemn the violence in Charlottesville on Republicans, conservatives, the alt-right, the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists. However, the richest of condemnations came from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) when he personally blamed President Donald Trump. According to the Burlington Free Press, Sanders was asked about who shared responsibility for […]

Cory Booker’s new bill: Pay states to legalize pot, release prisoners in jail for marijuana charges

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation that would federally legalize marijuana. The Marijuana Justice Act not only wants to decriminalize weed on the federal level but also provide financial incentives to states who legalize it. The proposed legislation would decriminalize marijuana by removing it from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) list of controlled substances. If […]

95% of lawmakers who support $15 minimum wage don’t pay their interns: Study

The majority of lawmakers supporting raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, in fact, pay their interns $0 an hour, according to a new study by the Employment Policy Institute (EPI). The Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced their Raise The Wage Act in May, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by […]

Ted Cruz scorches reporter who accuses him of ‘posturing’ in response to Charlottesville

By Emily Jashinsky, Washington Examiner Despite the president’s vague language, many Republican leaders offered sharp and eloquent condemnations of the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Among them were Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, both of whom are Cuban-American. Cruz on Saturday called for the Department of […]

Congressman: New bill lowers student loan payments and saves taxpayers $20 billion [EXCLUSIVE]

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) introduced legislation in May designed to help students cut down the cost of their loans by allowing them to refinance them. The Indiana congressman worked across the aisle with Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) on the bipartisan bill. If it becomes law, this proposal would allow students to refinance their loans to qualify […]

Maxine Waters: Once Trump is impeached, we’ll get Pence next [VIDEO]

Since Congress is on recess, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is making the media rounds and making sure the millennials know that she wants President Trump and, what she calls, his “Kremlin Klan” impeached. On Monday morning, Waters appeared on “The Breakfast Club” radio show to talk about a number of topics and how Trump and […]

DeVos vs. Congress: Should student loan repayment services be monopolized?

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos abandoned her own idea to monopolize student loan servicing. In May, DeVos outlined a plan that would give power to a single company to service all federal student loans online. Her initial argument for a single service platform was to save money and take the hassle out of repayment […]

Rep. Sean Duffy: Millennials are ‘indoctrinated with socialist, collectivist thought’

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.), who was part of the generation where reality television began on MTV’s The Real World (and yes, he starred in The Real World: Boston), believes that when it comes to pitching conservative policies to America’s 75+ million millennials, you have to stop them from being indoctrinated by “socialist, collectivist” teachers. In a […]

Kid Rock walks back Senate campaign, plans to register voters

After all the anticipation and excitement about the potential Senate run of Robert Ritchie (better known as “Kid Rock”), it appears the rock/rap/country singer is pumping the brakes for the time-being to do some house cleaning. On his website, Kid Rock released a statement on Wednesday under the title “When my name was thrown out […]

He left the Democratic Party and served in the Marines. Now he’s running for Senate in Wisconsin

Even though the 2018 midterm elections are more than a year away, the media is buzzing over the potential runs of Kid Rock in Michigan and Caitlyn Jenner in California for U.S. Senate seats. However, there’s a new challenger in Wisconsin who has a good shoot at padding the GOP’s majority in the Senate. Kevin […]

Professor ‘annoyed’ by support for ‘war criminal’ John McCain

A San Diego State University professor is facing a lot of criticism after he posted that he was ‘annoyed’ by the good wishes for Arizona Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last week. In a nearly 300 word Facebook post, Jonathan Graubart, a professor in political science, called the Republican Senator, who […]

Gabbard: “Addiction to regime change” led CIA to arm Al-Qaeda in Syria [VIDEO]

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Tucker Carlson rarely see eye to eye on many issues. However, on Tuesday night, the Hawaii Congresswoman and Fox News host could at least agree on one thing, the appalling move by the Central Intelligence Agency to covertly arm and support “moderate rebels” in Syria, who were actually taking direct […]

Poll: Kid Rock leads Senator Stabenow in Michigan

The 2018 midterm elections are more than a year away, but voters in Michigan are down on their incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D). In a new poll from Delphi Analytica, 26 percent of voters would choose to re-elect Stabenow, while 30 percent of voters would cast a ballot for Robert Ritchie, also known as “Kid […]

Rep. Brat: How young Americans can “put the fear of God into your congressman” — EXCLUSIVE

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Virg.) says it is time for young Republicans to get in the game, calling on millennials to “put the fear of God into your congressman.” “You’re the only group that doesn’t have a lobbyist,” Brat told Red Alert Politics. “Why don’t you start a nonprofit on Capitol Hill, pay yourself a nice […]

New 2018 Poll: Trump voters and Republicans are much more likely to vote than Democrats

Despite ongoing criticism of health care reform and the Russia investigation, GOP members are remaining loyal to their party. A new poll by Washington Post-ABC News discovered that Republican voters are trying to keep control of the House and Senate in this upcoming midterm election more so than Democrats. The study found that Republicans are […]

Congressman: You don’t have to go to college to be successful

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) knows that student loan debt is a top issue facing young Americans. His solution is to encourage a change in mindset. “We’ve shoveled so many people on the line that unless you go to college you can’t be successful, which has led a lot of students to go heavily into debt […]

Rep. DeSantis: Full Obamacare repeal is a better deal for millennials

This year was supposed to be a busy one for the Trump administration in pushing for Obamacare repeal & replacement, tax reform, and building the wall. However, with the recent decision of a few Senate Republicans, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan will have to wait a little bit longer to put something on the president’s […]

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 […]

Campus sexual assault: Inside Devos’ meeting with colleges, victims, and falsely accused men

Thursday Secretary of Education Betsy Devos held a meeting to discuss campus rape policies under Title IX.   “No student should feel like there isn’t a way to seek justice, and no student should feel that the scales are tipped against him or her,” Devos told reporters. The meeting lasted nearly five hours and the […]