Devo does not want Scalise to 'Whip It'
A founding member of the 1980s band Devo really does not want to see House Majority Whip Steve Scalise “Whip It Good.” Scalise has been using the bands hit song “Whip It” at events and his staff recently created a joint fundraising committee with Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) to raise money for a 1980s-themed birthday party […]
Jon Stewart rips Democrats for race-bait

“Oh, for f---s sake.”

Jon Stewart skewers VA wait times

In case you forgot, the VA is still terrible.

Stewart hits Cruz on privacy
Sen. Ted Cruz’s Monday presidential announcement made Christmas come early for Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show.” Stewart was positively gleeful as he prepared to mock everything from the kiss between Cruz and his wife to the fact that Liberty University students were forced to attend the campaign speech. But the liberal host did make […]
Jay Leno: College kids are too PC

Whether it's how ethanol subsidies are terrible or how college kids need to get over themselves, Jay Leno has been on point lately.

White House

Obama suggested that voting should be mandatory. Now he’s being called ‘totalitarian.’

President Obama is taking some heat for suggesting this week that mandatory voting might not be such a bad idea.

Obama: ‘I would have closed Guantanamo on the first day’

Of all the things President Obama would like to have done differently at the start of his presidency, he singled out closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as chief among them.

No charges for man who crashed drone on White House lawn
WASHINGTON (AP) — An intelligence agency employee whose drone crashed on the White House lawn earlier this year won’t face criminal charges, the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington announced Wednesday. Shawn Usman, who works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, was piloting the borrowed drone in downtown Washington early on Jan. 26 when he lost control of […]
‘Most transparent administration in history’ sets record for withholding government files
“The most open and transparent administration in history” has done it again. For yet another year, the Obama administration has set a new record for censoring more government files or outright denying access to them in 2014 under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. The […]
Letter sent to White House to be tested again for cyanide
WASHINGTON (AP) — A third round of testing will help to determine whether an envelope addressed to the White House does indeed contain cyanide. Initial biological testing came back negative, the Secret Service said, but another test conducted Tuesday returned a “presumptive positive” for cyanide. A facility located away from the White House and its […]

Congress

Rand really liked those 'Stand with Rand' trolls

During Ted Cruz's big announcement at Liberty University yesterday--which students were required to attend--some Rand Paul supporters decided to troll Cruz with some "Stand with Rand" shirts:

Pelosi: GOP will attack Hillary over anything
That’s right. Bring Hillary Clinton’s signature scrunchies into a serious discussion about transparency in public office. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did just that while defending her favorite potential presidential candidate Wednesday. Clinton has recently come under fire when it was discovered that she used only a personal email account run through a home server to conduct […]
Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock to resign

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock announced today he will resign from Congress effective at the end of this month.

Rand Paul courts young techies at SXSW

Rand Paul’s latest effort at distinguishing himself from the rest of the 2016 field: shunning New Hampshire for the younger, hipper crowd at the South by Southwest conference in Austin.

Gowdy: Hillary 'bears the burden' of proof
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C) has requested all of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails and has announced that he wants her to testify twice during Benghazi hearings in light of recent revelations that Clinton used only a personal email account to conduct official business while at State. The fiery Gowdy appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” […]
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Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted.

Border Patrol agents paid overtime to do CrossFit

You’re probably familiar with CrossFit—you know, that fitness thing that one Paleo friend of yours is always posting about (#WOD #PR #fitnessgoals, etc.)

Mo'ne Davis has amazing response to insult

Little League baseball star Mo'ne Davis has a skill level beyond her years. We already knew that part. But when she was provoked by an insult on that insult factory known as Twitter, she showed that her maturity level may be her most professional trait of all.

This 13-year-old is a CEO of a successful business

If you were feeling cocky about your life accomplishments lately, this 13-year-old fashion designer might make you re-evaluate.

Azealia Banks hates 'everything' about America

Rapper Azealia Banks is well-known for her rage-filled rants about race relations and how Iggy Azalea is a cultural appropriator.

Policy

Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.

WH tells Congress to back off of D.C. gun laws

Republicans in Congress want D.C. residents to be free to carry firearms. The White House is not pleased about that.

GOP bill would make it easier to buy guns in D.C.
The land of the free might finally have a capital that gets to enjoy the full benefits of the Second Amendment if a new Republican-sponsored bill successfully passes through Congress. The Second Amendment Enforcement Act introduced Thursday by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is design to make gun ownership in Washington D.C. easier […]
Christie: Taxes from legal weed are 'blood money'
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie channeled “The Sopranos” when he took his hard line stance against legalizing recreational marijuana in the state, calling any tax revenue that would come the venture “blood money.” Christie was speaking at at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for an outpatient drug abuse rehabilitation facility when he made the remarks, the Asbury Park Press […]
Millennials rally around criminal justice reform

For the most part, the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform featured staid, high-profile speakers like Cory Booker and Eric Holder, giving somber talks about the broken justice system.

Education

Students win right to 'Party in the U.S.A.'
Miley Cyrus would be proud of these freedom fighters. High school students in Massachusetts successfully fought their hypersensitive administration over a patriotic-themed school dance this week. Lexington High School administrators tried to cancel an “American Pride” dance, even though the student body overwhelmingly voted for that theme, because they feared it was not inclusive enough, […]
UGA Greek councils ban hoop skirts
Talk about an extreme reaction. One week after the University of Oklahoma expelled two Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members and shut down the university’s SAE chapter because of a racist video made by members, fraternity and sorority leaders at the University of Georgia had a meeting of their own to discuss any possible activities that might relate their […]
College benefits for veterans in Texas at risk?
Veterans in Texas might be facing cuts to their college benefits thanks to the skyrocketing cost of college. For decades, veterans went to public universities and colleges under the Hazlewood Exemption, which kicks in after federal benefits under the G.I. Bill are exhausted. But the price tag has increased sevenfold since 2009, when legislators in […]
Mitch Daniels pushes for student loan alternative

Former Indiana Gov. and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has some innovative ideas for helping students leave college without thousands in student loan debt. But he needs Congress to create a clear framework for schools to work within.

American Legion Condemns DOE Over Student Loans
HUFFINGTON POST — The American Legion, the influential veterans organization, has criticized the U.S. Department of Education’s handling of federal allegations that student loan giant Navient Corp. intentionally cheated troops on their federal student loans. The Legion, one of the nation’s oldest and most politically powerful veterans groups,this week told the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee […]