Polititainment

Paltrow: I broke food stamps challenge

Gwyneth Paltrow, who was recently challenged to spend only $29 on food for a week to experience living on food stamps, broke her low-budget diet for chicken, vegetables and half a bag of licorice.

John Oliver rips patent trolls

John Oliver focused his weekly tirade on "patent trolls"--those who obtain questionable "patents" in order to wrest money from everyone from huge software companies to struggling small stores.

Aykroyd: 'America is flat-out gun crazy'
Comedian and actor Dan Aykroyd has joined the list of Hollywooders with a vocal opinion on firearms, one he was only too happy to share during an interview Friday on“The HuffPost Show.” “America’s flat-out gun crazy. That’s it, man,” he said. While Aykroyd is much gun friendlier than the likes of Liam Neeson, he said […]
'The Simpsons' do not love Ted Cruz back
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may love “The Simpsons,” but the feeling is not mutual, according to the show’s creators. The Republican presidential candidate detailed his love for the show during an interview on The Federalist Radio Hour Thursday, reciting lines from two of his favorite episodes of the cartoon television series. Cruz described the episodes entitled “Round Springfield” (1995) and […]
Ted Cruz loves 'The Simpsons'

Ted Cruz really likes "The Simpsons." The Republican presidential candidate detailed his fandom during an interview on The Federalist Radio Hour Thursday, spotlighting two of his favorite episodes of the cartoon television series.

2016

Rick Perry disagrees with Christie on pot

Rick Perry is against legalizing marijuana--but, unlike Chris Christie, wouldn't "crack down" on states that choose to legalize.

Waka Flocka Flame endorses Hillary Clinton

Just days after announcing his own candidacy for president in 2016, Waka Flocka Flame is endorsing Hillary Clinton for the White House. The Atlanta rapper said during a recent interview with MTV News that he will vote for Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Rand Paul disses Lindsey Graham

Rand Paul is always up for a good public squabble.

Hillary's lawyer: All e-mail questions answered

Hillary Clinton's lawyer is insisting that the former secretary of State has already answered all questions regarding her use of a personal e-mail system while at the State Department.

Millennials least likely to trust Hillary Clinton

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, Millennial Americans -- those ages 18 to 34 -- are least likely to label the former secretary of State trustworthy in relief of her private e-mail scandal.

Policy

The Denver PD tweeted the greatest 4/20 reference

In honor of 4/20, the Denver Police Department tweeted this delightful message to Colorado citizens:

Study: 30% of Millennial men do not have jobs
It’s not a good time to be a Millennial male. According to a recent study released by the Pew Research Center, a whopping 30 percent of Millennial men — defined as those between the ages of 18 and 33 — have no job. Broken down further, 8 percent are unemployed and 22 percent are not […]
Congress may give NSA reform one last chance

Congress may try to rush through one last attempt at passing NSA reform before several Patriot Act provisions sunset in June.

Open Carry Wins Initial Approval in Texas House
TEXAS TRIBUNE — Texas is well on its way to allowing the open carry of handguns in public places after House lawmakers took an initial step to approve it Friday. After a debate that stretched for more than five hours, the chamber passed House Bill 910 from state Rep. Larry Phillips, R- Sherman, on second […]
The TSA trained Disney World, SeaWorld

Disneyland, where dreams come true and TSA-trained employees are watching your every yawn and fidget and marking you down as a possible terrorist.

Education

Paul: Tuition should be tax deductible
LOS ANGELES TIMES — Tailoring his remarks to an audience of college students, presidential hopeful Rand Paul called for college tuition to be fully tax deductible and slashed at President Obama’s proposal to offer two free years of community college. “The president says, ‘I want to give you free college.’ It sounds good at first, […]
Boy charged with felony over computer background
The residents of Pasco County can rest easy tonight knowing that a devious eighth grader has been severely punished by the local Sheriff for his so-called cybercrimes. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office charged Domanik Green, an eighth-grader at Paul R. Smith Middle School, last week with a felony offense against a computer system and unauthorized access, […]
State AGs urge forgiveness of student loans
A large group of state attorneys general are weighing in on the complicated case with Corinthian Colleges and the mound of student loan debt that its former students owe. “These cases against Corinthian have unmasked a school that relentlessly pursued potential students — including veterans, single parents, and first-time higher education seekers — promising jobs […]
ND schools block pro-life groups

It’s been months since North Dakota high school student Brigid O’Keefe, inspired by her trip to DC for the annual March for Life, first tried to start a pro-life group at her school.

Prof: Conservatives celebrate 'a--hole' God
The combination of the Easter weekend and Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act had one public school professor lashing out at conservatives in a column for Slate. Last Wednesday, Rutgers University professor Brittney Cooper came out swinging against Indiana’s new law, which she called “religious freedom garbage.” “Any time right-wing conservatives declare that they are trying to restore […]

Congress

Lindsey Graham thinks he’s basically a libertarian

Even Lindsey Graham, one of the most hawkish members in Congress, wants to get on the “libertarianish” bandwagon.

Rand Paul receives 'Constitutional Champion' award

The Constitution Project, a bipartisan watchdog group, named Rand Paul one of its annual “Constitutional Champions” last week.

Sen. Menendez indicted on corruption charges
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday. The New Jersey Democrat, an influential voice on foreign policy, was accused of using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor […]
House Democrat comes after sugary drinks again
The idea of a nationwide soda tax is one that just won’t die for a lot of pro-nanny state Democrats. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) has introduced her legislation to tax sugary beverages yet again. Her bill would impose a tax of one cent per teaspoon of sweeteners like sugars and high fructose corn syrup, The Hill reported.  DeLauro […]
Harry Reid doesn't care that he lied about Romney
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) might have some regrets about his more than 30 years in Congress, but his baldfaced lies on the Senate floor about former presidential candidate Mitt Romney are not among them. Back in 2012, Reid accused Romney of not paying any taxes at all for the past 10 years without […]

From Around the World

Russia just made a ton of Internet memes illegal
WASHINGTON POST — In post-Soviet Russia, you don’t make memes. Memes make (or unmake?) you. That is, at least, the only conclusion we can draw from an announcement made this week by Russia’s three-year-old media agency/Internet censor Roskomnadzor, which made it illegal to publish any Internet meme that depicts a public figure in a way […]
Mike Rowe: 'Work can't be the enemy'

“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe never hesitates to speak his mind.

Ben Carson asks people to 'please stop' selfies

Dr. Ben Carson was featured in the Washington Post's "Spring Cleaning" feature, where they elected 10 people to opine about something our society is better off without.

Woman forced to remove US Navy flag from yard
A homeowner in Utah is being forced to remove a U.S. Navy flag she put up in her front yard to remember her husband, a move she calls a “spit to the face” for members of the military and veterans. Lucia Sandoval told local news station KUTV that shortly after she put up the flag, […]
How J.Lo created Google Images

Remember this "dress" J.Lo wore to the Grammy's?