Polititainment

'Esteban Colberto' on immigration action

Colbert turned to his resident Hispanic correspondent, "Esteban Colberto", to give viewers some insight on Obama’s anticipated executive action on immigration reform.

Celebrities push Obamacare

The Obama administration has recruited dozens of celebrities -- from film stars to musicians to professional athletes -- to tout the Affordable Care Act during the opening of the exchanges for 2015 health coverage.

Gruber inspires 'Don't Tell 'Em' remix

Remi is at it again with his incredible remixes, this time singing his own version of Jeremih's hit "Don't Tell 'Em" that spotlights Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber's comments.

SNL: Obama, McConnell's 'bourbon summit'
After the Democrats’ defeat in the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama said during a press conference that he would like to get together with new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a glass of bourbon. “Saturday Night Live” decided to give life to this “bourbon summit.” SNL’s Obama and McConnell shared a bottle of Woodford Reserve […]
Maher: Mormon church based on 'sex cult'

On his show Friday, Maher attacked Mormonism, saying that the faith was based on "a sex cult." His comments came after the Mormon church revealed this week that its founding prophet, Joseph Smith, had somewhere between 30 and 40 wives, one of whom was as young as 14 years old.

White House

Reports: Obama could unveil amnesty for illegal immigrants within days

President Obama is set to unveil a comprehensive, unilateral plan for immigration reform that includes amnesty as soon as next week, according to a report Thursday.

Obama on ‘Face the Nation': Congress still has time to act on immigration
After warnings from Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. John Boehner, President Obama claimed on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” that Congress still has time to act on immigration before his executive order comes down. “I’d prefer and still prefer to see it done through Congress, but every day that I wait we’re misallocating resources. We’re deporting […]
Obama sings ‘On the Road Again’ with Willie Nelson
Attention: This is not one of Jimmy Fallon’s lip dub videos. President Barack Obama really did take the stage and sing with Willie Nelson Thursday. Obama’s performance was a part of a concert for the troops at the White House was hosted Thursday and broadcast on PBS on Friday night. Obama closed out the hour-long […]
Obama says Lynch will carry on equal justice
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a “fierce commitment to equal justice.” Obama argued at a White House ceremony that it’s “pretty hard to be more qualified” for the job of attorney general than Brooklyn federal […]
Obama promises to work with Republican-led Congress on college affordability
President Barack Obama begrudgingly gave a speech Wednesday to discuss his plans to work with the Republican-led Congress over the next two years. While he primarily focused on the issues dominating the news cycle — immigration, healthcare, ISIS — he also promised to work with the GOP on college affordability and the student loan debt […]

Congress

Senator: 'There could be violence'

Retiring Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn has issued a stark warning about the fallout from President Obama's immigration plan.

Pro- and anti-NSA Republicans vote down reform

Senate Republicans banded together to kill a National Security Agency reform bill, but some did it for entirely opposite reasons.

The House hires an Obama voter to sue Obama

In an act that belongs in the trolling hall of fame, the House of Representatives has retained a lawyer who voted for President Obama and supports "national health care" to sue President Obama over Obamacare.

Boehner gets Twitter shade for his 65th birthday
Sorry Mr. Speaker. It looks like all you are getting for your birthday from your Democrat colleagues is a heap of Twitter shade. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both tweeted at House Speaker John Boehner to wish him a “Happy 65th Birthday!” Of course, they couldn’t resist the […]
Udall explores ways to publicize CIA report

Secrets are only secrets until someone gets annoyed.

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From Around The Web

Lorde: Meeting Pitbull like meeting the president

Lorde has her priorities straight.

Rapper could get life in prison for his lyrics

In San Diego, you don’t have to be suspected of committing crimes to get charged—all you have to do is rap about them.

Drunk Craigslist user ends up with mystery cat
Given all the great things that come out of Craigslist, we’re hesitant to deem this “The Best Craiglist Ad Ever.” But it definitely deserves a spot in the Craigslist Hall of Fame. The headline really gets right to the point: “Got drunk last weekend, either stole a cat or it followed me home.” “So this post is […]
Leno axes performance for gun group after protests

Jay Leno backed out of a scheduled performance for a national gun trade association after an uproar from gun control groups.

Drunken man arrested at Florida Taco Bell
Is he sad because he was arrested or because he didn’t get his Taco Bell first? A Florida man is facing charges of resisting arrest with violence after drunkenly attempting to order Taco Bell at 3 a.m. Sunday. Gabriel Harris, 33, tried to order at the Taco Bell drive-thru, but the employees wouldn’t serve him […]

Policy

Thank Obamacare for the calorie count guilt
You have Obamacare to thank for that side of calorie count guilt that will soon be in restaurants, bars, movie theaters, grocery stores, and gas stations near you. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday its final menu labeling requirements, which come from a provision in the totally transparent and not-at-all burdensome Affordable Care Act. “Americans […]
New FAA regulation could kill drone business

Tiny remote-controlled drones have millions of uses.

Regulators jump on Uber privacy concerns

Several recent reports of abuse of user data by Uber are renewing calls to tighten regulations on apps that have access to users’ locations and other sensitive information.

DHS misplaced 12,000 FOIA requests

Count the Department of Homeland Security as yet another government agency that has trouble keeping track of important documents.

'Happy Danksgiving' from CO pot stores

Can’t think of any original Christmas gifts this year? A weed-laced mini-pumpkin pie might do the trick.

Education

Report: Growth of student loan debt slows
A variety of new reports out this week found that the rise of college tuition costs and borrowing rates has slowed, but the nation’s collective student loan debt is still on the rise. The College Board released its annual Trends in College Prices and Trends in Student Aid reports and found that college prices are still climbing, but they’re […]
Public university defunds conservative group

After a conservative student group hosted a presentation on illegal immigration, a Latino student group called them "offensive" and the Student Budget Board revoked their funding.

Marijuana battle hits college campuses
Recreational and medical marijuana may be legal in some states, but the discrepancy between federal and state law is causing problems for students at universities governed under both. A Seattle University student was suspended this week as a result of working for a medial marijuana dispensary, KOMO News reports. The student, who chose to remain anonymous, […]
Sen. Alexander talks higher education priorities
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R – Tenn.) is expected to become chairman of the health, education, labor and pensions committee in the Republican-led Congress and he spoke with NPR Tuesday to outline his education priorities for the next two years. While promoting school choice and turning Common Core over to the states were his main points, Alexander gave […]
Dartmouth students ask Rick Perry about anal sex
Forgoing an opportunity to ask a likely 2016 presidential candidate about his policies, Dartmouth University students instead pelted Rick Perry with questions about anal sex during his speech on campus. Perry spoke to a group of students about the midterm elections and the future of the Republican Party Sunday night, but when he opened the […]