Polititainment

Lowe calls Grande's apology #lame
Actor Rob Lowe criticized singer Ariana Grande after her semi-apology for being caught on tape saying, “I hate America.” Lowe, who frequently takes a conservative stance, took to Twitter and called her explanation #lame. As my grandpa would say: "Yeah, sure. Pull the other leg, it plays jingle bells!" #Lame https://t.co/4rnj6e4ZYa— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July […]
Ariana Grande: 'I hate America'
This country would have one less problem without her. Gossip website TMZ obtained video of singer Ariana Grande, accompanied by one of her backup dancers, rudely licking donuts on a display while the worker is in the back preparing a fresh batch. After being caught when the worker brings out more donuts, Grande launches into a very unpatriotic tirade. […]
Malia Obama interning on 'Girls'

Malia Obama has landed a summer internship on the set of HBO's raunchy show Girls during which she'll be working with actress and proud feminist Lena Dunham, according to a report in US Weekly.

George Takei apologizes to Clarence Thomas

In a message posted to Facebook Friday afternoon, actor and gay rights advocate George Takei apologized to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for heatedly labeling him a "clown in blackface."

Hillary flaunts her celebrity friends

We already knew that Hillary Clinton was tight with Hollywood's music stars, but the Democratic presidential candidate appears to have several celebrity friends that she is just dying to show off on social media.

2016

Trump identifies with Democrats on some issues
Now that he’s roiled the Republican Party, is The Donald looking to spread his wings? “I identify with some things as a Democrat,” Trump told MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He said that ”generally speaking” he was “never a Bush fan.” “I have seen things done by Republicans that are not good and are not smart, and […]
NYT changes Clinton story at her request
On Thursday night, the New York Times reported that two inspectors general are seeking a criminal investigations into Hillary’s infamous email account. But soon after publishing their story, they quietly made significant tweaks to the headline and lede, downplaying Hillary’s involvement in the story. The reason for these mysterious changes? The Clinton campaign didn’t like the original […]
Criminal probe sought over Clinton’s emails
THE HILL – The Justice Department has been asked to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State, the New York Times reported late Thursday. The request by two inspectors general follows a June 29 memo to State Department Under Secretary of State […]
Bush slams PC objections to 'all lives matter'
Last weekend, at the liberal Netroots Nation conference, Black Lives Matter protesters took over while Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders were on stage. O’Malley tried to appease them by saying “Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter”—only to be booed down and later forced to apologize. On Thursday, A Yahoo! News reporter asked […]
Teacher's union questions 2016 candidates
Earlier this month, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) endorsed Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, becoming the first major union to endorse a candidate for 2016. The endorsement caused some controversy among other labor leaders who are planning to hold off announcing their endorsements until after July 30 when all of the Democratic candidates […]

Policy

Yet another Obamacare repeal vote goes nowhere
Yet another Obamacare repeal vote has gone down in flames. Senate Democrats blocked a largely symbolic vote Sunday that was attached to a three-year highway funding bill. The repeal attempt had always been certain to fail because it didn’t have any support from Democrats, The Hill reported. The final vote was 49-43 along party lines, with eight […]
Obama: Gun control his biggest disappointment

Of all his many woes, Obama considers his failure to pass gun control the greatest.

Report: 87% of illegals will not face deportation
Despite the public outcry in the aftermath of the murder of Kathryn Steinle by an illegal immigrant, the Obama administration is moving forward with a policy to protect more illegal immigrants from deportation. The Obama administration is putting forward a new immigration enforcement program that will shield up to 87 percent of illegal aliens from Immigration and […]
Surprising polls on same-sex marriage
For social conservatives, the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling isn’t all bad news. While Americans remain divided on the ruling, they’re increasingly sympathetic to the cause of religious liberty–perhaps motivated by stories like the Oregon bakers who were fined $135,000 for refusing to sell a cake to a lesbian couple. And directly after the decision, support for gay […]
New York increases fast food min. wage to $15
New York fast food workers are claiming victory in the so-called “Fight for $15.” The Fast Food Wage Board appointed by New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that they are recommending a minimum wage hike up to $15 an hour for fast food workers employed by chains with 30 or more stores nationwide, the […]

Education

NFL player pays for Texas A&M student's books
A Texas A&M student recently reached out via Twitter to NFL player Arian Foster, asking for help with buying textbooks for school. To his shock, Foster replied, actually promising to buy him the books. Foster has more than 500,000 followers on Twitter, and a five-year, $45.3 million deal with the Houston Texans, according to Sporting News. The odds […]
UW Prof. tells incoming students about budget cuts
The University of Wisconsin professor who compared Gov. Scott Walker to Hitler also appears to be seeking out incoming freshman and encouraging them not to attend the university. Sara Goldrick-Rab is a tenured professor of educational policy studies and sociology at UW-Madison who has been engaged in the debate over the past few months in […]
Obama cheers Oregon's free tuition bill
Oregon officially became the second state to offer taxpayer-funded community college Friday. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a $10 million bill offering two years of free tuition at community colleges Friday morning, local news station KATU reported. Students will be eligible if they have lived in Oregon for at least a year, graduated within six […]
52 progressive myths students learn
Jesus was a progressive. The Great Depression was caused by capitalism. Government spending brings jobs and prosperity. The minimum wage helps the poor. You’ve probably heard at least one of these phrases before, perhaps from a professor or a classmate. But according to a group of economic experts, all of these statements are myths. Lawrence […]
University bans 'triggering' political activities
Colleges’ gun-free zones don’t necessarily keep out guns, but it turns out that schools are exceptionally good at shutting down free speech — particularly when the school deems it “triggering.” Portland State University student Christian Britschgi came up with the idea for his conservative campus group to create a fake “murder-free zone” as a critical […]

Congress

Watch Gowdy kick Issa out of Benghazi deposition

Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA), former House Oversight Committee Chairman, was apparently not welcome to crash a Benghazi committee deposition Tuesday—and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) made sure he knew it.

Dem proposes bill to ban guns from the airport
House Democrats are chanting, “Never Forget,” after an Atlanta man legally brought a gun to the airport earlier this month and didn’t shoot anyone. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Monday that he is introducing legislation to ban guns in airport areas that are located before security checkpoints, where it is currently legal to carry a […]
Kirk apologizes for 'bro with no ho' comment
Following days of criticism and calls for apology, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) offered a one-line apology on Monday to presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for calling him a “bro with no ho” last week. “I apologize to the people of Illinois for my inappropriate remarks last week,” said Kirk in an e-mail statement first reported by […]
Paul Ryan promises GOP solution to Obamacare
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) appeared on Fox News Sunday, promising repeatedly that Republicans have a solution that will that will give people “freedom from Obamacare” should the Supreme Court rule against the Affordable Care Act’s federal subsidies this summer. Ryan kept saying that the GOP had a plan, but declined to give specifics, something host Chris Wallace […]
Sen. Jeff Flake blasts 'Jurassic Pork' spending

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) slammed the federal government on Thursday for spending "hundreds of millions of dollars" in "Jurassic Pork."

From Around the Web

Liberal conference asks attendees not to rape
At a national conference this week for a liberal activist group, attendees are asked not make assumptions about other attendees’ genders and are kindly reminded to not rape any of their fellow attendees. The Netroots Nation conference kicks off Thursday in Phoenix, Arizona, to gather together like-minded liberal and Democratic activists. The website describes the purpose of the […]
Best meme ever? #TrumpYourCat

No matter your opinion on immigration, we can all get behind making fun of Donald Trump’s hair—right?

Cemetery worker caught stealing veteran headstones
A bizarre story from Tuesday’s Washington Post: a Rhode Island veterans cemetery employee was caught stealing gravestones and using them to pave his shed and build two make-shift garages. When gravestones at veterans cemeteries begin to fall apart, the Department of Veterans Affairs follows certain protocol for their respectful disposable and replacement. That protocol definitely […]
Hashtag encourages removal of Confederate flags
A social media campaign using #NoFlagginChallenge is encouraging people to film themselves taking down Confederate flags — even if that means trespassing or stealing. The original video posted to Facebook shows Jamari Williams of Sarasota, Florida, running up to someone’s house and pulling down their Confederate flag.  The person filming in the car laughs and […]
Is the New Orleans fleur de lis racist?
Is America turning into “the boy who cried wolf” when it comes to the supposedly racist past of our historical symbols? The fleur de lis — an old french royalty symbol well known for its place on the New Orleans Saints football helmets and not-so-well-known as a symbol of slavery — is the latest image […]