Polititainment

Stewart and Colbert go after 'Fangate'

Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had a field day with “Fangate” Thursday night.

O'Reilly v Stewart on 'white privilege'

Jon Stewart had one goal in bringing Bill O’Reilly on his show Tuesday evening: "I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege."

Galifianakis gives Obama a nickname
Zach Galifianakis once came up with a very special nickname for President Obama, he recounted on “The Daily Show” Tuesday night. It all started when Galifianakis came to the White House to film the Emmy-winning “Between Two Ferns” episode to promote Obamacare. “Before we went to interview the president, I ate in the White House […]
Stewart covers atrocious Dem candidate

In New York’s 11th Congressional district, Democrats need to defeat Rep. Michael G. Grimm, who is facing 20 federal charges and was once caught on camera threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony. So you might think this race would be a walk in the park for them—until you meet their incredibly terrible candidate.

Colbert hates the midterms

There are a lot of tedious things Colbert doesn’t like to do in the autumn, like clean the gutters and pretend to like decorative gourds.

White House

Christie’s daughter groans at the idea of her dad running for president

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) kids aren’t all on board with his possible run for the White House.

Obama authorizes Guard, reserve call-up for Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The U.S. has already committed to sending up to 4,000 military personnel to West Africa to provide logistics and help build treatment […]
Obama calls for ‘much more aggressive’ response to Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis. While Ebola patients are not considered contagious until they have symptoms and only two persons have been known to contract the […]
Obama’s approval rating hits a new low
President Obama’s approval rating has hit yet another new low, the latest poll finds. The ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday found that just 40 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, marking the lowest score this poll has seen since he took office. The “hits a new low” has become a common refrain for the […]
Michelle Obama parodies Lil’ Jon with a turnip in hand
If you thought Rock the Vote’s celebrity-filled “Turn Out for What” video was the most bizarre Lil’ Jon parody out this month, you clearly haven’t checked out the First Lady’s Twitter page. First Lady Michelle Obama was answering questions about her “Let’s Move” program and her day in the White House Garden on Twitter’s six-second […]

Congress

Dems target Republicans as extremists on ed issues

Democrats this election cycle are working hard to paint their Republican opponents as wild extremists who would slash all funding for student loans.

Udall struggles to think of his favorite books

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) seemed a bit rattled in his recent interview with ABC 7 News.

Rand Paul: W.H. hasn’t accurately described Ebola
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Bloomberg politics he believes that the White House has been inaccurately depicting the risks of contracting Ebola. “I think from the very beginning they haven’t been completely forthright with us,” said Paul. “They’ve so wanted to downplay this that they really I don’t think have been very accurate in their […]
Rand Paul doesn't want to 'turnip for what'
Sorry Michelle. It doesn’t look like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to “turnip for what.” Paul let the first lady know about his first stop in New Hampshire Thursday on Twitter. The likely presidential hopeful went from the plane to the Dunkin’ Donuts and snapped a photo. Just arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire. First stop: @DunkinDonuts cc: […]
Americans could face $15B in new internet taxes
If Senate Democrats don’t take up the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act before the end of the year, American internet users could be looking at nearly $15 billion in additional taxes, a new study found. The Internet Tax Freedom Act, passed during the 1990s, prevents state and local governments from taxing people for access to the […]

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Army lowers physical standard for 'cyber warriors'
Only three out of 10 young people are eligible to join the U.S. Army, a new low that has the military changing its recruiting strategy and physical requirements. The latest figures from the U.S. Army state that seven out of 10 young people between the ages of 17 and 24 are ineligible to become soldiers […]
Hospital: Teen wounded in school shooting dies
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Sunday night, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett confirmed the death of 14-year-old Gia Soriano. Another girl was killed during the shooting Friday by a popular freshman at […]
The world's longest snake has a 'virgin birth'

Snakes: they’re even more terrifying than you thought.

Weiner favorited a pic of a scantily clad woman
As of earlier today, Anthony Weiner’s (alias “Carlos Danger”)  official Twitter account had just one tweet favorited: #WCW I love myself. pic.twitter.com/WJQhwVYegM— Sugarfuzz (@JoslynStevens) September 24, 2014 Gawker first noticed the tweet, and quickly discovered that Joslyn Stevens’ Twitter profile describes her thus: “Filling in for your wife since 2001. Indulge your sexual fantasies by […]
Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus.

Policy

Report: Hiring level for college grads on the rise
Finally some good news for recent college graduates — hiring levels for new grads is up! Hiring of college graduates this year its highest levels in more than a decade, according to a new report by Phil Gardner, the director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. Hiring is expected to jump up by 16 […]
FEC looks to curb political ads on the internet

Democrats are gearing up to attack political free speech on the internet.

Chef tracks down negative Yelp reviewer
When negative online reviews turn vicious: Volume 1,103. Ruchu Tan recently ate at Ninja City Kitchen and Bar and left the Cleveland restaurant a negative review on Yelp. Tan criticized the food and service in a lengthy review and said he did not think he would return to the restaurant. That should be where this […]
McDonald's strikes for min. wage hike backfire
The “Fight for $15″ fast food workers campaign for a higher minimum wage certainly doesn’t look to be getting the results it wants. In fact, it looks like workers could soon be replaced with automated machines. Back in September, thousands of fast food workers went on a union-backed strike to demand a $15 an hour […]
IRS announces policy shift

The IRS, the trustworthy federal tax-collecting agency that always has its stuff together, announced a shift in policy that should lead to less arbitrary targeting of Americans.

Education

Bipartisan group wants to revive axed Pell Grants

In 2012 Congress cut Pell Grants for students without a high school degree or GED, but a bipartisan group of congressmen now wants to bring them back.

Students protest Will over column on campus rape

Conservative columnist George Will is still facing a backlash from his June column on campus rape in which he dared to criticize activists for making victimhood a “coveted status.”

CFPB seeks to help private student loan borrowers
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is promising action to help private student loan borrowers swimming in high levels of debt. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act established a student loan ombudsman within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a few years back. The ombudsman is charged with preparing an annual report complete with […]
GenOpp: College cost is result of federal policies
What’s wrong with college education? Tuition costs are soaring, while the job market for recent graduates is getting worse and worse. According to Tuitionomics 101, a new video produced by Generation Opportunity, intervention by the federal government is behind much of the increase in cost. “Young Americans are being asked to pay more for a […]
More proof that cost of college has skyrocketed
As if more proof was needed that the cost of college has skyrocketed way out of control, there is a new chart showing just how long you would need to work at a minimum wage job to cover tuition costs. Attn has compiled data comparing mimimum wage earnings to the cost of college. From 1963, the […]