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Polititainment

Mitt Romney vs. Evander Holyfield

Friday night, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney fought former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield at a charity event in Salt Lake City, Utah.

SNL: Hillary Clinton ruining summer

In the sketch, "Hillary" crashes a variety of summer activities -- from a summer picnic to a sand-castle construction -- and hilariously attempts to appeal to young voters despite the fact that the admits to find summer "tedious."

Kimmel's hilarious 'Scandal' montage

"Scandal" really likes to remind people about how powerful and important "the president of the United States, the leader of the free world" is.

Jon Stewart rips Jeb on Iraq

Jon Stewart had a field day with Jeb Bush's comments on the Iraq War. He also may or may not be in love with Megyn Kelly.

Music stars voice support for Hillary

Hillary Clinton has been receiving a lot of love from Hollywood, but none have been more loudly singing their support for the Democratic presidential candidate than the music stars.

2016

Sanders made $2K for paid speeches in 2014
When Bernie Sanders suggested that Hillary Clinton will have more money than him in 2016, he wasn’t kidding. The Independent senator from Vermont, who will compete with Hillary for the Democratic nomination for president next year, made a grand total of $1,867.42 for two paid speeches and a television appearance during the entire year of 2014, as […]
Hillary Clinton, "The small business president"

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton's official campaign Twitter account was operated by small-business owner Mary Jo Brown, as part of Clinton's attempt to gain support from small business owners.

50 Cent endorses Hillary Clinton

The rapper, who flip-flopped on his support for Clinton in 2008 to instead back Barack Obama, endorsed Hillary in a recent interview with The Daily Beast.

Republicans satisfied with 2016 field

According a Pew Research Center study, 57 percent of Republican and right-leaning registered voters have a favorable opinion of the crop of candidates running for their party's nomination in 2016.

Super PAC backing Hillary struggling to fundraise

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal late Wednesday, the super PAC Priorities USA Action supporting Clinton in her presidential bid is experiencing some fundraising trouble.

Policy

L.A. approves $15 an hour minimum wage
The Los Angeles City Council  approved a plan Tuesday to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, making it the largest city in the nation to support such a large increase. The council voted 14 to 1 to prepare an ordinance  for carrying out the wage hikes. The final vote on the […]
House Dems try to regulate gun shows again
Democrats’ passion project of regulating the sale of guns at gun shows has a new advocate. According to The Hill, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) is picking up the initiative from retired Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.). Maloney reintroduced McCarthy’s Gun Show Loophole Closing Act Tuesday. The bill would subject any private sale of a weapon at a […]
Rand Paul filibusters the Patriot Act

Will he break his nearly-13-hour record from his drone filibuster?

Federal judge deals blow to D.C. gun-control law

U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. placed a hold on a Washington, D.C., requirement that he believed took away residents' Second Amendment rights.

Texas preps for battle over gun rights after Waco
Texas is gearing up for a battle over gun rights after the Waco shooting. According to The Hill, gun control advocates aren’t letting a good crisis go to waste. They call the shootout between rival biker gangs that left nine dead “a wake-up call.” “Dear #Texas lawmakers: more guns in more places with fewer safeguards not winning […]

Education

Purdue University goes all in for free speech
Purdue University has become a bastion of free speech, and a shining example of what it means to have that right on a college campus. On Friday, the board of trustees passed a measure endorsing the “Chicago principals.” According to the Huffington Post, the Chicago principals were created and approved at the University of Chicago. […]
Report: State control of university weakens it
Tell us something we don’t know. The latest Moody’s Credit Outlook for Public Finance found that state control of a university often does more harm then good when it comes to finances and the school’s ability to respond to financial pressures. At public universities, state governments can control everything from tuition rates to faculty pay. […]
College enrollment continues to decline
College enrollment is on the decline in the U.S., continuing a nearly five year trend. According to a report released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization that maintains education records, total college enrollment has dropped 1.9 percent compared to last spring. This represents a decline of about 400,000 students. The drop in enrollment is not […]
ASU 'Walk Only Zones' are a 'microaggression'
“Microaggressions” are not limited to just actions or words about race. Even setting up a safety zone for students to walk in without the fear of being hit by a car can be deemed a “microaggression” in the liberal enclaves of higher education. Students at Arizona State University are petitioning school officials to change the […]
Report: Room of white people is 'microaggression'

Are you white? Are you sitting in a room with other white people? You better check that white privilege and be careful, because you might be microaggressing someone at this very moment.

Congress

McConnell loves being compared to a turtle

It turns out that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) actually "loved" being compared to a turtle during countless of the liberal comedian's political segments on "The Daily Show."

McConnell, Obama make new 'odd couple'

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.), who took over Nevada Sen. Harry Reid's role as Senate Majority Leader in the wake of last year's midterm election, is becoming fast (albeit unusual) friends with President Obama.

See T-Swift in concert with a member of Congress
Taylor Swift’s concert audience in D.C. won’t all be screaming young fans. You’ll also find a few members of Congress and what they hope are some deep-pocketed donors singing along to “You Belong with Me.” According to fundraiser invitations obtained by the Sunlight Foundation, at least four lawmakers have planned to raise money through her […]
Menzel comments on senator's "Frozen" ringtone
Idina Menzel is overjoyed that Sen. Pat Roberts’ ringtone is “Let It Go.” The 78-year-old senator gained Internet fame when his phone interrupted a Finance Committee hearing by blasting “Let It Go,” Menzel’s most recognizable song from Disney’s Frozen. “Aw, come on! Just let it go,” Roberts joked at the time. Menzel commented on the incident to The […]
Lindsey Graham mocked for waging war on 'the'

Lindsey Graham probably should have thought this one out a little better.

From Around the Web

This CA city wants a $16 an hour min. wage
Forget the fight for $15. This liberal city in California wants to see a $16 an hour minimum wage. Emeryville, a small city of about 10,000 residents in the San Francisco Bay Area, just gave initial approval to a $16 an hour baseline pay by 2019 — the country’s highest minimum wage. The city council voted 5-0 […]
Mother's Day gift guide for the conservative mom

Running a little late on your Mother's Day shopping? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

McDonald's abandons their values, sells kale

Not even McDonalds can escape the omnipresent health food they once mocked: kale.

Science writer concerned about Mars' rape culture

Wake up, America: "The first woman to be raped in space has probably already been born."

Army vet gets letter notifying him of his death
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  can add another costly mistake to its lengthy list.  Robert Pressley, an Army veteran living in Wilmington, N.C., found out from his ex-wife that both the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense believe he is dead. She had received letters informing her of his demise, plus two checks […]