Polititainment

Maher: GOP dislikes interracial dating

Republicans must never have been big "Star Trek" fans, we guess.

Cee-Lo Green axed from Military concert

It appears singer Cee-Lo Green offended the military with his outlandish comments on Twitter about rape, so much so that he has been removed from the list of performers at a Washington, D.C., navy base concert later this month.

Senate Dems' big fan in Stewart's crowd

There was a segment on "The Daily Show" Thursday night ostensibly about the wackiness of Senate races across the country -- really, it was just an opportunity to highlight crazy TV ads and hear Jon Stewart do his Mitch McConnell impersonation -- but an audience flub sort of stole the show.

Letterman goes full hack on Christie

Your daily segment of nothing but hacktitude.

Frank Underwood gives advice to Obama
After criticizing President Obama’s strategy on ISIS — or lack thereof — comedian Stephen Colbert announced on Wednesday night’s “The Colbert Report” that he wished Frank Underwood from “House of Cards” was the real-life president of the United States. Ask and you shall receive. Kevin Spacey as Underwood then appeared on the show and offered […]

White House

White House flirt Joe Biden turns on the charm for 108-year-old veteran Lucy Coffey

Joe Biden continues to brand himself the White House flirt. In a recently released video of Biden's July 25 meeting with Lucy Coffee, the vice president kisses the 108-year-old war veteran on the cheek and hand and tells her, "I'm the guy that loves you."

White House: Checked-out Obama is a media myth
THE HILL – The White House is bristling at suggestions President Obama is disconnected, checked out or out of touch. White House allies maintain that the storyline of a checked-out president is a myth drummed up by the media during the summer doldrums. “It’s bull—t,” said one former senior administration official. “This is a guy who […]
Obama’s summer vacation by the numbers
After two weeks away from the White House, President Barack Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, ends late Sunday. A look, by the numbers, at how Obama spent the time while juggling his responsibilities as president, including monitoring the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri: — 15: days, all or part, spent on the […]
Obama is halfway to becoming an EGOT winner after ‘Between Two Ferns’ appearance snags Emmy award
President of the United States might not be the most exclusive title Barack Obama holds soon. Obama is now halfway to becoming an “EGOT” winner, an elite title that only 12 other individuals including the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Helen Hayes can claim. “EGOT”  stands for the four major annual American entertainment awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Winning […]

Congress

House condemns Obama for prisoner swap
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The vote was 249-163, with 22 Democrats — many locked in tough re-election races […]
Federal law allows people to buy weed with welfare
A Republican lawmaker is promising to introduce legislation to prevent people from using federal welfare benefits to buy legal weed after finding out about a “loophole” in the current law that allows for these purchases. In a letter addressed to Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell responded to […]
McCarthy defines a 'happy conservative'
New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is giving his party something new to aspire to — being “happy conservatives.” In a recent interview with CBN News, McCarthy said Ronald Reagan’s vision is what drew him toward being a Republican, a switch away from his family of Demcrats. McCarthy told CBN that he grew disenchanted […]
In first speech back, Reid blasts Koch brothers
THE HILL – It took Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) less than 10 minutes on Monday to mention conservative billionaires David and Charles Koch in his first floor speech after Congress’s five-week August recess. “We have had in this country a flood of very, very dark money coming into this nation’s political system,” Reid said […]
Warren uses book title as her min. wage argument
In an appearance on David Letterman Wednesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.)  used the title of her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” as the basis of her argument for raising the minimum wage. She told the story of her mother, who raised her and her sibling on her earnings from a minimum wage job […]

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'Six Californias' fails to make California ballot

USA TODAY -- So much for the West Coast states of Jefferson and Silicon Valley — at least for now.

Clinton allies target Iowa youth

THE HILL -- The Ready for Hillary Super-PAC is visiting six college campuses in Iowa next week, piggybacking on Hillary Clinton’s first visit to the state since her disappointing loss in the 2008 presidential election.

Rescuers search Pacific for Navy pilot after crash

LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers searched an area of the far western Pacific Ocean Saturday for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.

Rob Ford withdraws bid for re-election
Looks like Toronto won’t get everyone’s favorite crack-smoking mayor for much longer. Mayor Rob Ford ended his re-election bid Thursday after he was diagnosed with an abdominal tumor. His brother, Councillor Doug Ford, is now replacing him in the Toronto mayoral race, according to the Toronto Star. He may not be running for mayor, but he isn’t stepping out […]
Teen petitions to get cat photo in yearbook
Draven Rodriguez, a Schenectady High School student in upstate New York, is trying to fulfill his American dream. Rodriguez is petitioning to put in an epic photo of him with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and a 1980s-style laser background in his senior year yearbook. Rodriguez had started an online petition to try and get the school to […]

Policy

Healthcare.gov continues to experience glitches
In news that will surprise absolutely no one, Healthcare.gov is still experiencing technical glitches. The latest one — the site’s refusal to accept immigration and citizenship documents — will leave more than 300,000 people uninsured if not corrected by Friday, Sept. 5. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent letters to about 310,000 customers […]
Bill Gates donate $1M to gun control initiative
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. The donation to the Initiative 594 campaign was given Friday, but it […]
Feds spending $1 million on meme database
A word created by Stephen Colbert on the premiere episode of “The Colbert Report” inspired the database the federal government is handing out at least $1 million to support. Through a National Science Foundation grant, the U.S. government is paying for the creation of a database of “suspicious memes” and other “false and misleading” political […]
Dems get behind Uber after Plouffe announcement
The Republican National Committee has publicly supported popular ride-sharing company Uber for a while, touting its free market values. And following the hire of Obama advisor David Plouffe, it looks like many top Democrats don’t want to be seen on the wrong side of innovation. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus took to Twitter to praise the […]
Chicago crime drops as concealed carry goes up
WASHINGTON TIMES – An 86-year-old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in his tracks and allowing the police to make an arrest. Law enforcement authorities described the man as “a model citizen” who “helped others avoid being victims” at an […]

Education

'Ole Miss' insults few, but targeted anyway
As part of a broader effort to address racism and race relations at the University of Mississippi, university officials are being asked to limit their use of the school’s “Ole Miss” nickname, which could be understood as racist. In an “action plan” report for the University released Aug. 1 and provided to Red Alert Politics, […]
Kent State prof touts Jihad in anti-Israel letter

Professor Julio Pino has spoken out against Israel in the past, but his latest anti-Israel tirade is raising eyebrows and ire anew.

Common Core is reform of a reform

Imagining what failure will follow the failed follow-up to the failed No Child Left Behind is exciting!

Profs at 40-plus American colleges boycot Israel

While colleges and universities frequently depict themselves as centers of vibrant question and debate, they are frequently of remarkably orthodox political opinions, as is demonstrated by a recent academic boycott.

Yaki: 'compelling' reasons for campus speech codes

Speaking to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) during a briefing on sexual harassment law in education, Democrat Commissioner Michael Yaki gave a surprisingly blunt -- and revealing -- defense of campus speech codes, claiming that they were necessary because the brains of college students are still developing and cannot handle certain ideas.