Polititainment

Jindal jokes about Hillary and 'OITNB'
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign may be losing steam, but his ability to tell a good joke seems to be growing. Jindal’s Iowa press tour has focused on Hillary Clinton’s lies about her emails and her private server, which was finally turned over to the Department of Justice Tuesday. Jindal said Tuesday in remarks […]
Hillary spends GOP debate with Kimye
Just hours after Hillary Clinton drew a line in the sand about not watching the Republican debate Thursday night on principle, we found out what she was doing instead — fundraising. Clinton spent Thursday morning on her high horse with Al Sharpton on his radio show talking about voting rights and criminal justice. Thursday marked the 50th anniversary […]
McCain says perfect goodbye to Stewart
Thursday night marked Jon Stewart’s last night hosting The Daily Show and while many of his supporters came out to see him off and wish him well, several of his haters couldn’t let the occasion pass without some recognition either. Stewart has mercilessly mocked politicians and media personalities on his show for 16 years and […]
How would Olivia Pope handle Trump?
Though it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether his quotes are real or fictional, it is a good thing for Republican presidential candidate that he doesn’t exist in the television universe of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. According to Entertainment Weekly, a reporter at Tuesday’s Television Critics Association’s press tour asked the leading ladies of the […]
Hayek is upset people support Trump
Donald Trump’s surge in the polls might have some people celebrating, but it has actress Salma Hayek worried. Hayek is worried that Trump’s rhetoric on immigration is resonating, particularly his comments that called illegal immigrants from Mexico rapists and criminals. “I’m worried that people are actually just taking what he says as the fact. He is […]

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Sanders: I have been 'strong' on guns
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is still attempting to silence critics who say the self-described socialist is too conservative on gun rights. In an interview with CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, Sanders said that he would be the best candidate to place new gun control measures that would prevent mentally ill people from acquiring firearms. “I do […]
Clinton denies making a Holocaust reference
Hillary Clinton is taking heat after her comments about the Republican immigration proposals were interpreted by many as a Holocaust reference. During the Democratic National Committee conference, Clinton was asked about how she would handle the immigration issue and she used it as a platform to slam GOP proposals that have been floated on the campaign […]
Carson: Liberals trying to 'destroy this nation'
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that liberals are trying to to “destroy this nation” by creating a rhetoric of divisiveness. At a campaign event on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol in Little Rock, Carson pointed out instances where Democratic leaders were “always trying to stir up trouble” by driving “wedges” between people. “They tell you that there’s […]
Trump mocks other 2016ers for using his slogan
Donald Trump wants his fellow Republican presidential contenders to stop using the phrase “make America great again.” “I actually went out and copyrighted it, because people were using it that I’m running against,” Trump said at a rally in South Carolina Thursday. “And it just shows about a politician – they can’t even come up […]
Christie: We need to track immigrants like FedEx
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been one of the most outspoken critics of fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump’s wall proposal to stem immigration issues. Now Christie has announced his plan — track immigrants like FedEx packages. “I’m going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the government for three […]

Policy

Wisconsin faculty oppose ban on selling baby parts
Wisconsin lawmakers have acted to ban the sale of fetal parts from aborted babies, but not all are on board with the proposal. The proposal for the ban came from GOP Reps. Andre Jacque and Joel Kleefisch in response to videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. Such videos featured top Planned Parenthood employees […]
Wal-Mart will no longer sell AR-15s
Somewhere in Michigan, Michael Moore is treating himself to an extra bowl of ice cream at the announcement that Wal-Mart will no longer sell AR-15s. The largest retailer in America made the announcement Wednesday that their stores will no longer carry the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles because they do not sell very well, reported […]
CO GOP lawmakers want Planned Parenthood investigation
Various Colorado officials have refused to investigate Planned Parenthood, but GOP lawmakers aren’t giving up. Despite being against abortion, the state Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman, said she won’t investigate Planned Parenthood. She defended her move by saying that the final decision is with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The department told local news […]
Can the Senate repeal Obamacare medical device tax?
The Senate will take a vote on repealing the Obamacare medical device tax and the idea of a repeal has had bipartisan support. And yet the outcome of such a vote still remains a question. The tax in question involves an excise tax on 2.3 percent of the sales of medical devices. Conservatives have frequently criticized the tax, […]
Employees could lose benefits thanks to Obamacare
More than one-quarter of employers — about 26 percent — will be hit with the Obamacare high-cost plan tax, or “cadillac” tax, for high-cost insurance plans when it takes effect in 2018. As The Washington Examiner explains, the tax will come into play when the total spending on a healthcare plan exceeds $10,022 for individuals or $27,500 for […]

Education

Colleges now offer selfie classes
Want to learn how to take the perfect selfie and earn college credit for it? This fall, an Indiana University Northwest communications professor will offer a 400-level “Mass Communications and Culture” class all about selfies. “People think selfies aren’t worthy of nuanced conversations, and they are,” IU Northwest professor Eve Bottando told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s […]
Title IX officer: Affirmative consent laws flawed
A California Title IX coordinator admitted that there are several fundamental flaws with the “affirmative consent” policies that are sweeping college campuses. Belinda Guthrie, the Title IX coordinator at Santa Clara University, was the defender of affirmative consent laws – such as the one that passed in California last year – for a Dallas Morning News […]
Bush and Obama: Similar ideas for college reform?
While visiting the U.S.-Mexico border, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush talked higher education and seemingly found common ground with President Obama. Bush supports a Tennessee initiative that grants scholarships for community college. “There are great programs around the country — one of the ones I most admire is a project called Tennessee Promise, where every […]
Julianne Moore gets involved in Confederate uproar
Actress Julianne Moore has thrown her celebrity name behind an effort to rid her old high school of its Confederate ties. Moore, along with Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen, launched a Change.org petition to change the name of their high school, which honors Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. Moore and Cohen wrote in the petition: We have been friends since 8th […]
Fraternity punished for 'sexist' welcome banners
Fraternity members at Old Dominion University face punishment over banners that many considered a welcome week joke, but were denounced as offensive and against the university’s sexual assault and harassment policy. Several members of Sigma Nu fraternity at ODU hung banners outside their off-campus residence, reading “Freshman daughter drop off” with an arrow pointing to […]

Congress

Rand Paul proposes immigration amendment to CISA
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) finally spoke about a cybersecurity bill, but not in an expected way. Yesterday, Paul introduced an amendment to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act that would withhold federal funding to cities and states that aren’t in sync with federal immigration law, so-called “sanctuary” cities. The presidential candidate has been silent about the CISA, […]
Nothing from Rand Paul on CISA privacy concerns
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has a reputation for defending civil liberties, but his silence on a recent Senate bill could threaten that perception. According to The Hill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is moving through the Senate as legislators try to pass it before the August recess. Supporters claim that CISA will improve security measures against […]
Senate Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
NATIONAL JOURNAL — The Senate on Monday voted against advancing legislation ending federal funding of Planned Parenthood. The 53-46 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to move forward. Monday’s vote – largely understood as a messaging vote – is just the beginning of the fight, Republicans vow. “I wouldn’t rule anything out,” said Sen. […]
Bipartisan bill would end ban on shipping alcohol
All it takes to see some bipartisanship in the U.S. House these days is a little booze. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), along with 24 co-sponsors that include four Republicans, has introduced a bill that would end a Prohibition-era ban on shipping alcohol through the U.S. Postal Service, The Hill reported. The USPS Shipping Equity Act would put the […]
Two GOP senators won't defund Planned Parenthood
At least two Republicans senators have announced that they will oppose a plan to defund Planned Parenthood being pushed by Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.). Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced Wednesday that they will not support the defunding effort proposed by their Republican colleagues. […]

From Around the Web

School district floats idea of total flag ban
A Tennessee school district has reconsidered its total ban on flags after a news report about the ban, which included American flags, stirred up national controversy over the weekend. FOX13 originally reported that the Dickson County School District told students that due to the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, all flags and banners would be banned from […]
Tragedy averted by passengers who disarmed gunman
PARIS (AP) — A series of heroic actions by passengers thwarted an attack by a man with ties to radical Islam who boarded a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris armed with a Kalashnikov, a pistol and a box cutter, officials said Saturday as more details emerged about the dramatic incident that ended with three […]
'Racist' Florida highway renamed for Obama
In the latest installment of “The Summer of Eliminating Any Semblance of Confederate History,” a Florida mayor proposed and succeeded in changing the “racist” Old Dixie highway to President Barack Obama Highway. In a Riviera Beach City Council meeting on Wednesday, council members voted in favor of Mayor Thomas Masters, who proposed the change to the highway […]
Student push to move prom from 'racist' Trump club
Who says young people aren’t engaged in politics and current events? High school students in the Clintons’ New York hometown have created a petition to move their prom from the Trump National Golf Club, citing Donald Trump’s “hateful” remarks as to why they cannot dance the night away at opulent club. The petition, which calls Trump […]
Bakery activism: Cakes of goodwill to LGBT groups
In an effort to send a message of goodwill, an Oregon couple who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has sent 10 cakes to LGBT groups. Aaron and Melissa Klein were fined $135,000 by the state of Oregon, which forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation, for their refusal. They continue to […]