Polititainment

Obama honors New England Patriots

President Obama honored the Super Bowl Champion football team on the South Lawn, kicking off his remarks with a joke about the team's long since past "Deflate Gate" controversy.

Olivia Wilde endorses Hillary Clinton

Actress Olivia Wilde is "excited" by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The film star, who campaigned for then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008, expressed her enthusiasm for the "political discussions" that result from election season during a recent interview with The Daily Beast.

Robert Downey Jr. walks out of interview

Robert Downey Jr. cut short a recent interview with British Channel 4 News reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy when the journalist questioned the actor about a past statement regarding how being imprisoned impacted his political beliefs.

Christie does not like the fat jokes

Chris Christie went on Jimmy Fallon's show to inform him he does NOT appreciate all the fat jokes.

Why Stewart thinks the GOP is advancing

Jon Stewart--excited for something in the GOP? Well, sort of.

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Maher: Clinton scandals a 'bulls--t meme'

The "Real Time" host defended Bill and Hillary amid reports of the Clinton Foundation's suspect finances during a segment of his show Friday night, even while both his liberal and conservative guests criticized the presidential pair for their latest controversy, according to Mediaite.

'Veep' star won't endorse Hillary Clinton

Timothy Simons, who stars as Jonah Ryan on the HBO hit "Veep," told Bloomberg Politics on the red carpet of the White House Correspondents' dinner Saturday that he supports former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley over Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

Jeb Bush: You don't need $1B for the White House

Likely GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said during a Q&A in Miami Beach, Florida, Sunday that a billion-dollar presidential campaign isn't necessary to win the White House.

Black Rand Paul supporter defends her beliefs

19-year-old Zuri Davis was bullied online for supporting Rand Paul--because she's African American.

Fiorina: Hillary doesn't deserve the presidency

Likely 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina, the Republican field's only female candidate, wants to be clear that gender should not be the presidency's qualifying factor--and that Hillary can't "play the gender card" with her.

Policy

Police seized 11-yr-old for defending legal pot

One Kansas school apparently found a child's earnest defense of marijuana legalization so threatening they called the police on his mother.

Support for Obamacare hits surprising high
Support for Obamacare has hit a two-year high, despite the tax season surprises that followed the law this year. According to a new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll released Tuesday, the percentage of people who say they support the healthcare law is greater than those who oppose it for the first time since the fall of 2012. […]
Students need 'trigger warnings' for speaker

Trigger warning: this story contains an unbelievable amount of clueless hand-wringing from pampered college students who think hearing from someone who disagrees with them is literally an act of aggression against their person.

Poll: Most millennials support Edward Snowden

The ACLU polled millennials in several countries, and found that the majority of young people have a favorable opinion of Edward Snowden.

Millennials highly worried about finances

Millennials are more likely than any other age group to be significantly worried about financial issues in 2015, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

Education

Sommers slams 'infantilizing' of students

Over the past week, liberal college students at two different colleges were sent into a panic because a scholar who disagreed with their claims about "rape culture" and other gender issues was setting foot on their campus.

Students protest GOP governor as grad speaker
Once again commencement season seems to be bringing out the best in liberal “tolerance.” Students at the University of North Texas are upset and outraged that the public school would have Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, speak at their commencement ceremony in May. More than 2,400 students have signed a petition to have him […]
Cal Poly students fight for 'poop equality'
Students at California Polytechnic University aren’t worried about 2016 or about their state’s news-dominating drought. No, the big issue for these students is “poop equality.” Students recently held a “shit-in” to fight for more gender neutral bathrooms on campus and to collectively say, “Get your shit together, Cal Poly.” Members of Cal Poly’s Queer Student Union […]
Rubio talks higher ed reform ahead of 2016
Sen. Marco Rubio, the candidate of the “future,” is making yet another play for Millennial voters –this time with a focus on higher education reform. During one of his first campaign stops in New Hampshire, Rubio called for massive higher education reform and a need for a shift in attitudes about what constitutes education. Rubio […]
University to offer class on 'Game of Thrones'
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The University Honors Program calls the class “Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History” and students can take the course for honors credit, The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reported. The popular cable television show, based on […]

Congress

Rand doesn't want nonviolent offenders in jail

Rand Paul ramped up his criminal justice reform rhetoric in Iowa this weekend, denouncing over-criminalization and telling reporters that a whole host of nonviolent crimes could be punished with tickets rather than jail time.

Sanders: 'Higher ed should be a right'
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a very odd definition of what constitutes a “right” and what it means to have “rights.” In an interview with HuffPost Live Wednesday, Sanders argued for access to free higher education as a “right,” but then confusingly said it shouldn’t apply to everyone. “I think what we need to do […]
'Waste Watch': $117 million in govt spending

Oklahoma’s Rep. Steve Russell is picking up where now-retired Sen. Tom Coburn left off, and publishing the annual “Wastebook.”

Vietnam vet receives surprise from Congressman
Craigslist, the home of creepy missed connections, can sometimes lead to wonderful things. Jack Miller posted about his Vietnam veteran father’s stolen American flag in the site’s “lost and found” section recently and the story went national. The post read: “3×5 American Flag and Pole Stolen..Hoping anyone who has information in regards to the theft […]
D.C. delegate calls pro-gun law 'act of abuse'

When she’s not busy running into other people’s cars, D.C.’s Democratic Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton likes to trash Republicans over gun control.

From Around the Web

Artists want their illicit Snowden bust back

You might remember the anonymous group of artists who snuck a bust of Edward Snowden into a Brooklyn park, the bronze sculpture perfectly fashioned to blend in with other surrounding statues.

Paris apt hunting reminds me why I'm conservative
THE WEEK — My family and I live in Paris. There are many nice things about Paris, as everyone on the planet knows. Apartment hunting is not one of them. Nevermind the extortionary rents. To rent an apartment, you have to submit to a virtual proctology exam, handing over everything short of blood tests about […]
One Company’s New Minimum Wage: $70,000 a Year
NEW YORK TIMES — The idea began percolating, said Dan Price, the founder of Gravity Payments, after he read an article on happiness. It showed that, for people who earn less than about $70,000, extra money makes a big difference in their lives. His idea bubbled into reality on Monday afternoon, when Mr. Price surprised his […]
DMV won't give veteran a '69 plate

Arnold Breitenbach, a Vietnam War Army veteran who received the Purple Heart in 1969, would like to commemorate his service with a personalized license plate.

Restaurant offers free meal to dumpster diver
Saw this outside of P.B. Jams today. #thatswhatlovelookslike A photo posted by Greg King (@gregking8081) on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:43am PDT It’s always nice to be reminded that there are still good people out there and that good news does exist in the world. The owner of a restaurant in Oklahoma is making sure […]