Polititainment

Stewart hits Pelosi for hypocrisy
Jon Stewart hit Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.) hard Tuesday night for her hypocrisy in a recent voting decision. “You are a recognized champion of women and voter rights,” Stewart started off, playing clips of her oft-repeated speeches on the topics. “Your voting and lady bonafides are unmatched.” So lucky for Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D- Ill.), […]
'Esteban Colberto' on immigration action

Colbert turned to his resident Hispanic correspondent, "Esteban Colberto", to give viewers some insight on Obama’s anticipated executive action on immigration reform.

Celebrities push Obamacare

The Obama administration has recruited dozens of celebrities -- from film stars to musicians to professional athletes -- to tout the Affordable Care Act during the opening of the exchanges for 2015 health coverage.

Gruber inspires 'Don't Tell 'Em' remix

Remi is at it again with his incredible remixes, this time singing his own version of Jeremih's hit "Don't Tell 'Em" that spotlights Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber's comments.

SNL: Obama, McConnell's 'bourbon summit'
After the Democrats’ defeat in the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama said during a press conference that he would like to get together with new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a glass of bourbon. “Saturday Night Live” decided to give life to this “bourbon summit.” SNL’s Obama and McConnell shared a bottle of Woodford Reserve […]

White House

Obama on ‘Face the Nation': Congress still has time to act on immigration
After warnings from Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. John Boehner, President Obama claimed on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” that Congress still has time to act on immigration before his executive order comes down. “I’d prefer and still prefer to see it done through Congress, but every day that I wait we’re misallocating resources. We’re deporting […]
Obama sings ‘On the Road Again’ with Willie Nelson
Attention: This is not one of Jimmy Fallon’s lip dub videos. President Barack Obama really did take the stage and sing with Willie Nelson Thursday. Obama’s performance was a part of a concert for the troops at the White House was hosted Thursday and broadcast on PBS on Friday night. Obama closed out the hour-long […]
Obama says Lynch will carry on equal justice
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a “fierce commitment to equal justice.” Obama argued at a White House ceremony that it’s “pretty hard to be more qualified” for the job of attorney general than Brooklyn federal […]
Obama promises to work with Republican-led Congress on college affordability
President Barack Obama begrudgingly gave a speech Wednesday to discuss his plans to work with the Republican-led Congress over the next two years. While he primarily focused on the issues dominating the news cycle — immigration, healthcare, ISIS — he also promised to work with the GOP on college affordability and the student loan debt […]
Barack Obama is like a truck driver who calls the number on his own ‘How’s my driving?’ decal

President Obama was downright chipper Wednesday at the prospect of working with the newly elected Senate GOP majority.

Congress

Senator: 'There could be violence'

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

Pro- and anti-NSA Republicans vote down reform

Senate Republicans banded together to kill a National Security Agency reform bill, but some did it for entirely opposite reasons.

The House hires an Obama voter to sue Obama

In an act that belongs in the trolling hall of fame, the House of Representatives has retained a lawyer who voted for President Obama and supports "national health care" to sue President Obama over Obamacare.

Boehner gets Twitter shade for his 65th birthday
Sorry Mr. Speaker. It looks like all you are getting for your birthday from your Democrat colleagues is a heap of Twitter shade. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both tweeted at House Speaker John Boehner to wish him a “Happy 65th Birthday!” Of course, they couldn’t resist the […]
Udall explores ways to publicize CIA report

Secrets are only secrets until someone gets annoyed.

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NYC is converting its payphones into wifi hotspots

Sorry, Superman—changing is about to get a little harder for you.

Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Metro Shooting Supplies, in an area near the city’s main airport, reports selling two to three times more […]
Keystone falls one vote short in Senate

THE HILL -- Legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the Senate on Tuesday, delivering what could be a fatal blow to Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) reelection campaign.

How financial privacy is meeting its end

Reason’s December 2014 issue is devoted to the future of finance, and features a description from Matt Welch of the history of how the United States lost its commitment to financial privacy.

Lawyer: Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was,” his lawyer said Tuesday. Benedict Morelli said the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star suffered […]

Policy

Will Obama's amnesty include Obamacare access?
President Obama’s Thursday evening immigration announcement has raised a lot of questions about constitutionality, separation of powers and amnesty. Recent comments by administration officials also have taxpayers wondering if they will be left to pick up the tab on healthcare through the Obamacare exchanges for these newly legal immigrants. As of the moment, the answer seems […]
DOJ memo urges reduction in overcrowded prisons

The Department of Justice plans to prioritize its long-standing need to reduce the federal prison population, according to a recent department memo. Federal prisons are currently at 33 percent overcapacity, which is considered a security concern.

Report: EPA employees paid to not work for years
American taxpayers have spent over $1 million paying Environmental Protection Agency employees to do nothing. And we don’t mean just being unproductive. Quite literally nothing, as they enjoy paid administrative leave for months and sometimes even years. A report released by the Office of Inspector General Wednesday found that eight EPA employees garnered 20,926 hours of paid administrative […]
Jesse Jackson opposes Obama on net neutrality

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to ignore Obama’s advice on how to implement net neutrality.

Pro- and anti-NSA Republicans vote down reform

Senate Republicans banded together to kill a National Security Agency reform bill, but some did it for entirely opposite reasons.

Education

Feds could start to collect student loan payments
The Obama administration is launching a new pilot program that could shift the collection of student loan payments away from private companies and into the hands of the government. The Treasury Department wants to change the current process and a pilot program to research this possibility will likely begin early next year, The Huffington Post reported. […]
University offers class on dating
Forget dating apps. Now you can get course credit for trying to find your soulmate. Ball State University in Indiana is now offering a class on dating in which the students are responsible for planning out, studying and tracking three relationships they helped create. From The Ball State Daily: “The goal of the project was […]
Parents ordered to pay tuition for adult daughter
A New Jersey court has ordered the estranged parents of a 21-year-old to pay their daughter’s college tuition. 21-year old Caitlyn Ricci sued her divorced parents for her college tuition and won. A judge ordered the parents to pay $16,000 for this year at Temple University in Philadelphia and said they would need to continue to pay […]
Report: Growth of student loan debt slows
A variety of new reports out this week found that the rise of college tuition costs and borrowing rates has slowed, but the nation’s collective student loan debt is still on the rise. The College Board released its annual Trends in College Prices and Trends in Student Aid reports and found that college prices are still climbing, but they’re […]
Public university defunds conservative group

After a conservative student group hosted a presentation on illegal immigration, a Latino student group called them "offensive" and the Student Budget Board revoked their funding.