Polititainment

Stewart mocks GOP efforts to reach women
Comedian Jon Stewart became the latest to attack the College Republican National Committee for its recent “Say Yes To The Dress” themed ads and as if he was reading straight from the Democratic playbook, he tied it to the Republican Party’s “War on Women.” He announced that women are one of the most sought after demographics for […]
The police statistic the FBI won't keep

The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee searched in vain for a statistic even Nate Silver couldn’t get for her—how often the police shoot civilians.

Daily Show: Biden is the Seinfeld of VPs

Jason Jones, filling in for Jon Stewart, poked fun at Vice President Joe Biden’s most recent string of gaffes on the Daily Show.

Obama, Aretha to attend fundraiser

Tuesday, the president will attend a star-studded fundraiser in New York for the Democratic National Committee, reports the New York Post's Page Six. The soiree will take place at the residence of Bill White, the former head of Intrepid-Sea-Air-Space Museum, and his husband.

Does anyone know who Joe Biden is?

Joe Biden is visiting Los Angeles, but does anyone there know who he is?

 

White House

EPA to admit to losing text messages at center of lawsuit

First, the IRS loses e-mails. Now, the EPA loses text messages. The Environmental Protection Agency will soon file a notice admitting that it may have lost text messages crucial in a lawsuit filed against the agency by the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

Obama plugs his vision to young entrepreneurs, gets a job offer

President Obama spoke Thursday at Cross Campus in Santa Monica, California, a space for startup companies. His remarks targeted millennials and young entrepreneurs.

White House resorts to emojis to appeal to millennials

The White House has a new social media plan underway to lure in young people, and it revolves around emojis.

Krugman feigns modesty rather than criticize Obama’s foreign policy
Paul Krugman has penned a four-thousand-word ode to Obama for Rolling Stone titled “In Defense of Obama,” in which he argues that Obama “has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.” But, sandwiched between praise for Obamacare and climate policy, there’s one topic on which Krugman goes curiously silent.
Joe Biden finds his minimum wage argument challenged when talking with small business owners
It’s one thing to talk about raising the minimum wage in theory. It’s quite another to actually put it into practice. Vice President Joe Biden learned a little about that contradiction Monday in Las Vegas. Biden led a lunchtime round table discussion at a Mexican restaurant on raising the national minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. The […]

Congress

John Boehner: Obamacare 'has to go'

In an interview with USA TODAY Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner affirmed that Obama's championed but disastrous Affordable Care Act "has to go."

McCain: Rand Paul 'trusts me' in military matters

McCain thinks he would wield a great deal of influence over a potential President Paul, “particularly on the military side of things.”

Rep introduces bill to ban porn on gov. computers
Most people wouldn’t think to browse porn at work, but then again, most people aren’t federal employees. Earlier this year it was discovered that one EPA official had been browsing pornography for two to six hours a day while at work and now Rep. Mark Meadows, (R-N.C.) has introduced a bill explicitly “prohibit[ing] the access […]
DWS repeated 'back of his hand' line
Apparently when Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz finds a phrase she likes she is going to repeat it, no matter how offensive. For the second time within the past month, footage of the DNC chairwoman has surfaced in which she accused a Republican governor of giving women “the back of his hand.” Republican Super […]
Twitter squashes Schumer's tribute to Eric Holder

One could see how Schumer's simile may have been a stretch. Twitter certainly did.

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You can now buy a 'zombie-proof' cabin
It’s official. You really can find absolutely anything on the internet. Tiger Log Cabins, a British company, is now marketing and selling the “Zombie Fortification Cabin.” According to the company’s website, it is the “world’s first and only certified zombie-proof cabin.” The cabin pricing starts at $112,898, with an additional installation cost of $20,963. Delivery is free. The basic cabin […]
WSJ: Minimum Wage Backfire

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL -- If there’s a silver lining for McDonald’s in Tuesday’s dreadful earnings report, it is that perhaps union activists will begin to understand that the fast-food chain cannot solve the problems of the Obama economy.

CNN host pokes fun at 'Fangate'

CNN’s Jake Tapper had some fun at the expense of Florida’s gubernatorial candidates Tuesday night.

Investigators question Secret Service assignment
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general calls the conduct “problematic,” and says […]
One American released from North Korea, two remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

Policy

What green paper has to do with amnesty plans

For months Washington has been trying to guess what President Obama’s promised executive action on immigration will entail.

CA law lets families pursue gun restraining orders

A California bill recently signed into law will allow individuals to prevent family members from owning weapons if they deem them mentally unstable or dangerous.

New York gun law strips 34,500 of gun rights

Part of New York's SAFE Act, which was pushed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and passed quickly in 2013, encourages mental health professionals -- not necessarily doctors -- to report any of their patients to authorities if they seem "likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others."

Snowden: U.S. failed to monitor Boston bombers

Edward Snowden criticized the U.S. government for failing to anticipate the Boston Marathon bombings, blaming their focus on mass surveillance for allowing them to miss actual credible threats.

Supreme Court to tackle gun ownership case

Convicted felons are not allowed maintain ownership of their guns—but can they give them away?

Education

Study: The value of a college degree is falling

A new study suggests the advantages of a college degree are deteriorating—even for traditionally high-paying majors.

 

The gender gap nobody cares about

If you search for “gender gap in STEM education,” you’ll find piles of articles calling to reverse the national emergency of women who don’t like math. But there’s another gender gap that often gets less attention: women have started to consistently outnumber men in graduate schools, year after year, and not just in non-STEM fields.

CA grants student loans to undocumented students

Undocumented college students in California now have access to a state student loan program thanks to a measure signed into law this week by Gov. Jerry Brown (D).

Factual Feminist: Free speech exists on campus

When a student newspaper at the University of Alaska Fairbanks wrote a satirical story about their campus dedicating “a new building in the shape of a vagina” to honor their female demographic, they soon found their 2013 April Fools prank under investigation for sexual harassment.

 

Common Core Tests Will Be Longer Than LSATs
The Washington Post reports that the new Common Core-aligned PARCC exams will take 8-11 hours to complete, depending on students’ grade-level.