WH wants climate change 'Frozen' spinoff
Sorry, Anna. That snowman might not be possible in the new, evil, climate change-wrecked world of the Obama administration’s “Frozen” spinoff. According to The Hill, a State Department official recently met with Disney to discuss the idea of using “Frozen’s” characters to teach children about the impact of global warming on the polar bear. Robert Papp, […]
Dylan: 'Gov. not going to create jobs'
Bob Dylan’s latest quote is music to a conservative’s ears. Dylan gave an interview this week to AARP The Magazine to promote his new record “Shadows in the Night,” but that somehow led into some wise words on the government and job creation. “As long as there’s suffering, you can only be so happy. How can […]
Kid Rock tells off Michael Moore

Amid the chorus of protest raining upon Michael Moore (and to a lesser extent, Seth Rogen) -- veterans, country stars, the general public -- Kid Rock may have sounded the loudest note of all.

Stewart bashes GOP 2016 field

Stewart is pretty dismayed by all the “fresh new faces 2016 has in store for us.” Like Mitt Romney, “the once and future not-president.”

Fallon's SOTU pros and cons list

Jimmy Fallon helpfully compiled a pros and cons list from last night's State of the Union Address.

White House

Republican businesswoman Carly Fiorina challenges WH hypocrisy on equal pay for women

Carly Fiorina, the first woman to run a Fortune 20 company and former Republican Senate nominee in California, took on Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, telling Jarrett she is “struck” by the White House’s failure to live up to its own standards for pay equity for their staff.

Obama fails to mention $60B price tag of his ‘free’ community college proposal in State of the Union address
President Obama was quick to tout his grand idea of “free” community college during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, all while ignoring the actual cost of the program on American taxpayers. “By the end of this decade, two in three job openings will require some higher education — two in three.  And yet, […]
Mitt Romney tears into Obama’s State of the Union speech

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who at times has been emboldened by the fulfillment of assessments and predictions he made during his campaign, tore into President Obama State of the Union address late Tuesday night.

Obama: Climate change is the biggest challenge facing young people

President Obama will say in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening that there is no greater challenge facing the nation's youth than climate change.

No one cares about the State of the Union address
If television ratings from the past few years are any indication, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address tonight to his smallest and most disinterested audience yet. Nielsen ratings for television viewings of the speech have been in decline over the course of the past three presidential administrations, Bloomberg reported. It has even […]

Congress

Alexander: Obama ignored American people in SOTU
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R – Tenn.) hit the nail on the head in his response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. “I think the President ought to give two state of the union addresses. We pretty well heard the first one, the one with things Congress wouldn’t ever do. We need […]
GOP Sens: Focus on higher ed, but not Obama's way
Republican Senators Lamar Alexander, Roy Blunt and Ben Sasse teamed up to write an op-ed for USA Today Monday, praising President Obama for his focus on higher education, but offering him some better ways to go about it. As the three former university presidents put it, “Obama was in the right church but the wrong pew […]
Hill staffers: terrible at cybersecurity

You know all those basic things you’re not supposed to do if you don’t want to get hacked, like use the same password for every account or share your password online? Hill staffers are probably doing all of that.

Ted Cruz to be honored by Hollywood group
Despite controversy, Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas) will be honored with the American Spirit Award by the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors this year. The Caucus gives the annual award to one Republican and one Democrat each year. This year’s Democrat recipient has not yet been announced but will likely go to California Gov.Jerry Brown, the […]
Curbelo to deliver GOP Spanish-Language Address
One of the three Republican millennials elected in 2014, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) is set to deliver the Spanish-Language Republican Address following the State of the Union address tonight. “It is a true privilege to deliver the Spanish-Language Republican Address. As part of America’s New Congress, I am excited to work with my colleagues to advance […]
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Female vet shamed for parking veterans spot
This is one of the worst cases of “judging a book by its cover” that we’ve ever heard… When Wilmington, N.C. resident Mary Claire Caine went to the grocery store last Friday, she was excited to pull into one of the reserved “Veteran Parking” spaces. As a veteran of the Air Force who served in Kuwait […]
In which Will Ferrell gets tackled by 'security'

Will Ferrell has come full circle from being a fictional basketball superstar to being a fictional belligerent basketball fan.

Are millennials looking to move to the suburbs?
You’ve heard the stereotypes. Millennials are whiny, entitled, lazy, unemployed, and, now, likely to be future suburban dwellers. A new survey released Wednesday by the National Association of Home Builders and first reported by the Wall Street Journal found that most eventually want to live in single-family homes outside of the urban center, even if right […]
Youth, thousands gather in DC for March for Life

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands of Americans who oppose abortion, many of them young Catholics, are in Washington for the annual March for Life.

DOJ: No Civil Rights Charges on Ferguson

THE NEW YORK TIMES -- The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said.

Policy

The app police want Google to pull

Should you be free to tell other drivers where cops are lurking? A lot of sheriffs don’t think so.

The deficit has backed off. But not for long.

There's an elephant in the room about this deficit and debt stuff alright -- it's just not a Republican.

Pediatricians want DEA to reclassify marijuana

Critics of marijuana legalization love to argue about its repercussions for “the children”—paging Nancy Grace—but the American Academy of Pediatrics seems to disagree.

Supreme Court to hear lethal injection case

A drug is headed to the Supreme Court: midazolam, which makes up a third of the lethal cocktail used in Oklahoma’s botched execution last year.

CO's Dem gov calls pot legalization a 'bad idea'

Colorado’s marijuana industry is booming, but the state’s Democratic governor is still reluctant to praise legalization.

Education

UC Berkeley Chancellor speaks about Bill Maher
Liberal comedian Bill Maher’s controversial speech at the University of California Berkeley December commencement may have come and gone, but the debate over its implications for free speech still rages on. Maher had been invited to speak at the school, but after the comedian made controversial statements on Islam students petitioned against his speech. The students ultimately […]
Obama wants to tax your college savings
President Obama’s plan to cover the cost of his $60 billion “free” community college proposal is to introduce $320 billion in tax hikes over the next 10 years. One of those taxes will actually take away money from your dedicated college savings to fund someone else’s free college experience. Obama has been trying pass off […]
Students, employers differ on career readiness
Turns out that college students and employers have very different definitions of career readiness. The Association of American Colleges and Universities asked groups of employers and college students a series of similar questions about career preparation and the study found big gaps between their answers. Students consistently rank themselves as prepared in areas where employers do […]
Will Obama's tax hikes actually help students?
President Obama will officially announce $320 billion in tax hikes during his State of the Union address Tuesday, claiming that his proposals will simplify education tax credits and pay for his plan for free community college education. But despite his lofty rhetoric and goals, critics are questioning the method. After loudly announcing his plan to […]
Prof calls university too 'conservative,' quits
Well this is not a description of universities you hear everyday. A professor at Brandeis University in Massachusetts quit his job last week after 52 years, citing the increasingly “conservative” nature of the campus as his reason for leaving. According to the Brandeis student newspaper, The Justice, Professor Donald Hindley will step down because there are “far […]