Polititainment

Watch the trailer for 'Jenny's Wedding'

Not even a week after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the first trailer for the film Jenny's Wedding -- which centers on a gay couple as they get engaged -- has hit the Internet.

Watch Cruz audition for 'The Simpsons'

After Ted Cruz gave an interview at BuzzFeed HQ on Monday, BuzzFeed surprised him with a script to audition for The Simpsons now that Harry Shearer is retiring.

Stewart wants Christians labeled bigots
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide, Christians are worried about being ostracized and treated as bigots for their beliefs. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito expressed this concern is in his dissent, writing, “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in […]
Colbert wants Scalia to come on his show

The comedian responded to the historic Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage that came down Friday by posting a video to YouTube during which he declares, "Congratulations, gays."

Stewart on Jindal's 2016 'reality show'
Jon Stewart was not impressed by Bobby Jindal’s low-key video announcement of his 2016 candidacy to his kids–while they do things like remark on a passing turtle. “It turns out Jindal’s kids found his presidential announcement less interesting than literally everything else in the backyard,” Stewart remarked. “Hopefully you’ll have a riveting reality show pilot […]

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Christie: Rand Paul has made America weaker
Chris Christie slammed Rand Paul on both Fox News Sunday and Morning Joe, accusing Paul of making America “weaker” and declaring that, should there be another terror attack, Paul should be dragged before Congress to take responsibility. “People are really worried about ISIS, they’re worried about the threat of terrorism, and that’s why what Rand […]
Leftists slam Sanders for supporting gun rights
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is running to the left of Hillary Clinton (D) on all issues except one — gun rights — and it’s causing ire amongst the far-left. Now the Democratic presidential candidate says he can “bring us to the middle” on the nation’s cultural divide that exists on gun rights. On CNN’s State of […]
Trump slams Perry on border, 'get new glasses'
Hell hath no fury like Donald Trump publicly criticized. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)  appeared as a guest on This Week Sunday morning, where he responded to Trump’s comments on immigrants from Mexico as well as the billionaires criticism of his tenure as governor. The Texas governor said Trump’s comments were “offensive” and said […]
Lindsey Graham wants Trey Gowdy for SCOTUS
Many people have suggested that 2016 is really an election about the Supreme Court. With many of the justices getting older, it would seem that the next president could have the opportunity to nominate at least one, if not two spots. And while Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) may be polling near the bottom of the presidential […]
Bush, Perry offended by Trump

Republican presidential candidates are weighing in on Donald Trump's controversial statements about Mexican immigrants, and the general consensus appears to be trending negative on Trump.

Policy

Oregon launches 'Big Brother' driving program
Look out Oregon drivers. Big Brother is coming for your cars. The state launches its pilot program, called OReGO, July 1, marking the first pay-by-the-mile program in the U.S. Oregon’s Department of Transportation has been trying to come up with a way  for years to replace the gas tax, which has seen declining revenues thanks to […]
Clinton: GOP President would end Obamacare
Hillary Clinton tried to use scare tactics with New Hampshire voters Friday, bolstering the benefits of Obamacare in her speech and claiming that any Republican president would kill those benefits. “If the country elects a Republican president, then they will repeal the Affordable Care Act,” Clinton told a crowd of about 850 people at Dartmouth University. “That is […]
Health insurance companies seek rate increases

NEW YORK TIMES -- Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected.

This NSA program is as searchable as Google
Two years ago, the Guardian published information about an NSA surveillance program called XKeyscore—the agency’s “widest-reachest” program, which allows NSA analysts to easily search through things like emails and browser history.    Now The Intercept has published 48 classified documents about the program, claiming it’s as easy to search through as Google, and contains a massive […]
Obama talks about gun confiscation
President Obama spoke about the government confiscating certain types of firearms, which many Second Amendment advocates consider the third rail of gun policy. In an interview with comedian Marc Maron on Monday, noticed by National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke, the President praised Australia for taking away people’s guns after a mass shooting in their country. “It was […]

Education

UW adds to list of racial microaggressions
THE COLLEGE FIX — University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have advised faculty that the term “America is a melting pot” is a racial microaggression. The common phrase was among a list of examples of so-called racial microaggressions used “as a discussion item for some new faculty and staff training over the past few years,” a campus official told […]
Prof. claims white people 'conditioned' to murder
A former professor at the University of Memphis is under fire for suggesting that white people are conditioned to commit mass murder. Zandria Robinson, who until recently served as an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Memphis, decided to tweet her thoughts on the shooting in Charleston, S.C. “Waits for thinkpieces about how […]
Obama's 'gainful employment' rule takes effect
After years of negotiations and several legal challenges, the Obama administration’s “gainful employment” rule goes into effect today. The Education Department rule cracking down on for-profit colleges will require schools to track their graduates’ employment, and will cut off funding for career training programs that don’t meet the department’s debt-to-earnings ratio. The department has estimated […]
Nevada school voucher program could go nationwide
Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz (R) announced that he has begun the process to make the state’s new voucher program the largest in the country–and if he’s successful, it could lead to a wave of similar laws nationwide. The Las Vegas Sun reported on Wednesday that starting in January 2016 any parent, regardless of income, […]
Student loan debt affecting seniors in retirement
Student loan debt can follow you all the way to retirement. In fact, the age group with the fastest growing balances on student debt is borrowers over 60. Although historically, the majority of student debt has been held by younger borrowers, balances held by all age groups have increased in recent years and there is […]

Congress

Senate votes for stricter rules against torture

An overwhelming majority in the Senate, including 21 Republicans, voted for an amendment creating stricter laws against torture on Tuesday.

Watch Gowdy kick Issa out of Benghazi deposition

Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA), former House Oversight Committee Chairman, was apparently not welcome to crash a Benghazi committee deposition Tuesday—and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) made sure he knew it.

Dem proposes bill to ban guns from the airport
House Democrats are chanting, “Never Forget,” after an Atlanta man legally brought a gun to the airport earlier this month and didn’t shoot anyone. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Monday that he is introducing legislation to ban guns in airport areas that are located before security checkpoints, where it is currently legal to carry a […]
Kirk apologizes for 'bro with no ho' comment
Following days of criticism and calls for apology, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) offered a one-line apology on Monday to presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for calling him a “bro with no ho” last week. “I apologize to the people of Illinois for my inappropriate remarks last week,” said Kirk in an e-mail statement first reported by […]
Paul Ryan promises GOP solution to Obamacare
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) appeared on Fox News Sunday, promising repeatedly that Republicans have a solution that will that will give people “freedom from Obamacare” should the Supreme Court rule against the Affordable Care Act’s federal subsidies this summer. Ryan kept saying that the GOP had a plan, but declined to give specifics, something host Chris Wallace […]

From Around the Web

America loves Chik-fil-A
#LoveWins, but so does Chik-fil-A. Chik-fil-A is the highest-ranked fast food chain in America, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2015 Restaurant Survey. With a score of 86/100, MarketWatch reports it’s also the most highly-ranked fast food ever recorded,  since ACSI began taking the survey 20 years ago.   It seems that, despite efforts to tie […]
Poll: Over half of millennials would leave America
Just in time for the nation’s holiday that celebrates American history and national pride, a recent survey reveals that 35 percent of Americans would emigrate. And of those surveyed, 55 percent of the millennials were on the side of leaving the U.S.A. The 55 percent who would pick up and move stated a higher paying job as a possible factor that would lure them […]
Man tries to raise Greece's debt online
A British man has started a crowdfunding site and is calling on the people of Europe to bail out the people of Greece. So far he’s gained some traction–over 60,000 people have donated more than €1 million. Time reported that Thom Feeney, a marketing manager who lives in the U.K., decided he would do his part […]
E.L. James attacked on Twitter by indignant 'fans'
An attempt to chat with fans over Twitter backfired on Monday for Fifty Shades of Grey writer E.L. James. The writer chose to spend an hour answering questions via Twitter about her stories. What she failed to see coming, however, were questions like this: #AskELJames Is there a safe word which will stop you from writing […]
Okla. sportscaster killed by an illegal immigrant
Oklahoma broadcasting legend Bob Barry Jr. died on Saturday, killed by an illegal immigrant. Barry was driving on his motorcycle when Gustavo Castillo-Gutierrez made an illegal U-turn, smashing into the sportscaster, reported News 9. According to an accident report released Wednesday, Barry died from injuries to his head, trunk, arms, and legs. The accident report […]