Polititainment

Mark Ruffalo compares Sanders to Obama

The actor in a recent interview with The Daily Beast surmised that the Independent Vermont senator might just give Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the 2016 presidential primary.

Trump needs 'Apprentice' endorsements
10. Gary Busey, Celebrity Apprentice Season 6 Busey may no longer be the star he was during the 70s and 80s, but he has found new fame thanks to such prestigious reality shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Rehab, Celebrity Paranormal Project, and Celebrity Fit Club. He’s known for his odd behavior, but can tap into the recovering addict voting bloc. […]
James Corden hosts 'Trump Stumpers'
Much like the rest of America, The Late Late Show host James Corden couldn’t get over some of the lines in Donald Trump’s presidential announcement speech Tuesday. As a result, Corden, as character Wayne Lovelyhands, hosted a fake game show called “Trump Stumpers,” where two contestants were quizzed on lines from the speech. Even though […]
WH being sketchy about private party

Barack and Michelle Obama threw one of "the best house parties" ever Saturday night for exclusive guests featuring a private concert by Prince and Stevie Wonder, but the press knew nothing of it and the White House is trying to keep it hush hush.

Helen Mirren reads CIA torture report

Not even Dame Helen Mirren can make the Senate’s torture report, with its graphic accounts of “rectal infusion,” sound pleasant.

2016

Democrats suffer from huge 2016 enthusiasm gap
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has a problem. She’s a leader without an army. A new poll by Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund showed that Democrats have a huge enthusiasm gap for the 2016 election. The Christian Science Monitor reported that 67 percent of Republicans said they have the highest level of […]
Rand Paul and infamous Nevada rancher meet
At a stop in Mesquite, Nevada, on Monday, Rand Paul argued for the federal ownership of land to be given back to the state and local level. His stance struck a pertinent chord with the people of Nevada, where 67% of the state is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management. Among the crowd was […]
Cruz once watched porn with Supreme Court justices

Sometimes, when you’re Ted Cruz, you end up awkwardly watching hardcore porn with Supreme Court justices

Ted Cruz slams Rand Paul and Karl Rove in new book

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) didn't come to Washington to make friends, but at this point he's going out of his way to create enemies within his party.

Chris Christie announces 2016 bid

Chris Christie is now officially the fourteenth GOP candidate for president, publicly announcing his campaign at his old high school gym in Livingston, N.J. on Tuesday.

Policy

Federal court takes up Second Amendment case
A federal appeals court will hear a case by gun rights activists challenging whether Americans living abroad can purchase firearms. Stephen Dearth, an American citizen who lives in Canada, and the Second Amendment Foundation are challenging a government policy that blocks him from buying a firearm when he visits the U.S. The Bureau of Alcohol, […]
DHS will free illegals from detention centers
The Department of Homeland Security has surrendered to the demands of the amnesty activists. Secretary Jeh Johnson made the announcement Wednesday that DHS will begin releasing more illegal immigrant families from detention centers. Johnson said that the conditions were too harsh for families. These harsh conditions included flat-screen televisions in every suite, classrooms, ball fields, and […]
Will millennials abandon social media for privacy?
The endless polls about young people are endlessly confusing—are we libertarian or authoritarian? Self-centered or self-sacrificing? Snowden sympathizers or NSA fans? Now a new survey of 18-49 year-olds from USA Network finds that, contrary to multiple other polls, young people are concerned about privacy and may be willing to change their online behavior accordingly. Color me somewhat […]
New Yorkers are ignoring Cuomo's gun control law
The Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting was to be one of his signature progressive legislative accomplishments. However, new data shows that the law is being all but ignored by many law-abiding gun owners. In the two years since the governor […]
'Abortion drones' drop abortion pills over Poland
Drones: frequent instruments of war, and now, thanks to “reproductive rights” groups, instruments of illegal abortions. This weekend, an alliance of four pro-abortion groups is dropping abortion pills from drones over Poland, where abortion is illegal, but women cannot be punished for performing them on themselves. They will fill the packages in Germany, and then fly them over […]

Education

Debt-free college plans remain detail-free too
Debt-free college is all the rage among Democrats. It’s the latest buzzword to try and attract young voters ahead of 2016. Inside Higher Ed has noticed this trend as well and decided to take a deep dive into these so-called “plans” from leading Democrats and left-leaning organizations in a piece published Friday. But they learned […]
School creates special stairs for texting
whether you walk run or text your way into the SLWC...we are happy to see you! thnx UVU Marketing we love the addition to the steps A photo posted by UVU SLWC (@uvusl) on May 14, 2015 at 10:02am PDT A sign of the times? Utah Valley University, the state’s largest public university, has designated […]
Snooki-inspired education bill makes moves in NJ
It’s been six years since Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi first made waves for her antics on MTV’s Jersey Shore, but her influence on the state of New Jersey is just getting started. Snooki is the direct inspiration for a bill that would require public colleges and universities in the state to publish an itemization of student fees online. It […]
English teacher: Let Shakespeare rest in peace
A high school English teacher is refusing to teach Shakespeare because he was white and has been dead for 450 years. Dana Dusbiber, an English teacher at a large inner-city high school in Sacramento, California, recently published an editorial in the Washington Post that is prompting outrage from other teachers, as well as many who consider Shakespeare one […]
'Debt-free college' sounds great. Is it really?
Debt-free college. Is it synonymous  with “unicorn” or the latest and greatest gift from the U.S. government? The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, along with leaders in Congress, are pushing for legislation and grassroots support to eliminate student debt. But is it as good as it sounds? Upon closer inspection, the idea of “debt-free college” is not […]

Congress

Bill remaking NSA phone program signed into law
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency’s disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies’ hands. Two days after Congress let the phone-records collection and several other anti-terror […]
Senate rejects changes NSA bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected changes to a House-passed bill remaking a disputed post-Sept. 11 surveillance program. That clears the way for the Senate to pass the legislation and send it directly to President Barack Obama for his signature. The action Tuesday came two days after the Senate let the National Security Agency’s […]
Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session. But that program and several other post-Sept. 11 counter-terror measures look likely to be revived […]
Rand Paul vows to force expiration of Patriot Act

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is planning on forcing the expiration of the Patriot Act -- and thus the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program -- when the Senate meets Sunday.

Bernie Sanders quotes as inspirational posters
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been surging in the polls recently, according to Real Clear Politics, especially since his campaign kickoff event in Vermont Tuesday. The self-described socialist senator has had some famous quotes over the years, and here at RAP we compiled a few of his very best to help inspire you. It’s good to know Bernie isn’t […]

From Around the Web

Miss Piggy receives a feminist award
Miss Piggy—yes, as in the Muppets—received a Sackler Center First Award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, presented by Gloria Steinem. Past recipients include the likes of Sandra Day O’Connor and Toni Morrison.  'Twas an honor seeing @GloriaSteinem at the #sacklercenterfirsts tonight. She's lovely and a fan […]
Eastwood to direct story on another American hero
Clint Eastwood’s latest film will portray airline pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s heroic emergency landing on the Hudson River back in January 2009. Sullenberger and crew had just taken off from LaGuardia airport when a flock of geese compromised the U.S. Airways flight 1549 engines. With no time to turn back and no other airport […]
Marine organizes Mohammed cartoon contest

Former Marine Jon Ritzheimer is planning a draw-Mohammad cartoon contest at a mosque in Phoenix—the mosque once attended by the two Islamic shooters who attacked a similar cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.

Feminist complain about 'mansplaining' statue

Feminists have a knack for making everything about them and their grievances.

Community blocks Westboro protesters at funeral
For the funeral procession of fallen Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco, the notorious Westboro Baptist Church predictably planned to protest, but the Omaha community had a more worthy plan in mind. On the day of the funeral, 100 people in blue t-shirts armed with large, white sheets showed up to block the protesters along the […]