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.

Cruz: Obama wants 'more cowbell'
When President Barack Obama speaks tonight during his State of the Union address, all Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will be hearing is actor Christopher Walken’s iconic voice. Asked by a reporter Tuesday whether he found anything to like in Obama’s proposal to impose new fees on big banks, Politico reported that Cruz compared the president’s […]

White House

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 […]
White House Chief of Staff takes blame for Obama’s absence in Paris
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough took the blame Tuesday morning for a decision earlier this month not to send the president or another high ranking U.S. official to the Paris Unity March following a series of terrorist attacks in France. More than 40 world leaders attended the march and President Obama received a […]
VP Biden says minority communities, police need to heal

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that communities around the country need to work to bridge the separation between police and the residents they serve.

Congress

Rand Paul slams SOTU’s ‘lack of sincerity’ on NSA

Senator Rand Paul spent Wednesday morning blasting Obama’s State of the Union address, telling a roomful of conservatives at the Capitol Hill Club that “Some of the stuff, frankly, was difficult to even listen to and keep a straight face.”

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 […]
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Man trapped in jail for 7 mos without conviction

A 37-year-old Dallas man seven spent months in jail without a conviction, lost in the system with no resources to get himself out—apparently all because one clerk forgot to hand off some paperwork.

NYPD arrested someone over their Facebook emojis

Be careful the next time you whip out those gun emojis: They could get you arrested for “terrorist threats.”

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 […]

Policy

House to vote on Obamacare repeal next week
The Republican-led House of Representatives are set to take this Congress’s fourth vote on Obamacare next week, according to The Hill. Next week’s vote will be the first of these to repeal Obamacare in full. The other approved bills were for smaller modifications including establishing a full-time workweek as 40 hours instead of 30, and exempting  volunteer firefighters and […]
And the best job in America is...
  Pay attention millennials. Our generation might still have the worst unemployment and underemployment levels in the country, but a new survey might help point your job search in the right direction. Glassdoor released its report of the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015 Tuesday. It ranks jobs based on their earning potential, average annual […]
Rand Paul reintroduces civil seizure bill

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul reintroduced his bill to limit civil asset forfeiture, with the practice under ever-increasing scrutiny since Attorney General Eric Holder put the brakes on part of the federal program.

TSA wants to read your Facebook posts
Just when you thought the TSA couldn’t get any more invasive… Now the Transportation Security Administration doesn’t just want to check out your naked picture and go through your physical belongings, they also want to have access to your online profile and Internet history as well. Since 2013, the TSA PreCheck program has been available […]

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 […]