Kimmel's cybersecurity experiment

Everyone is worried about cybersecurity--but people are still surprisingly terrible at protecting their own privacy.

Stewart mocks Keystone politics

Jon Stewart went on another of his rants about the politics of the Keystone Pipeline.

Stewart on French free speech hypocrisy

Although world leaders have rushed to defend Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the attack on the magazine, it wasn't long before some noticed a bit of hypocrisy in the waters.

Spotted at a Republican meeting: Bieber

Baby, baby, baby, no.

Hanks supports 'free' community college
Like an emotional version of a star-studded Proactiv commercial, actor Tom Hanks threw his celebrity endorsement behind President Obama’s “free” community college proposal in a op-ed in the New York Times. Hanks lovingly detailed his two years at Chabot community college in Hayward, California in the mid-1970s in piece. Explaining that his overwhelmingly positive experience at […]

White House

Obama’s latest optics problem: The backlash over his absence in France is far from over
In a crowd of more than one million, you would think that one man’s absence wouldn’t be felt. But when that person is the President of the United States and the event is the Paris Unity March, the snub might have overshadowed the positive news coming out of the event. Obama’s absence was still trending […]
Twitter questions why Obama, American leaders did not participate in Paris Unity Rally
Twitter was abuzz Sunday as about a million people came together in Paris for what government officials called a “unity rally” against a terrorism rampage that claimed 17 lives this past week. People from around the world signaled their support. Sixty world leaders attended the rally, according to the Guardian, and one of the most striking images […]
White House to host summit on ‘countering violent extremism’
The White House will host a February summit to work on preventing violent extremists from “radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring” individuals or groups in the U.S., according to a news release. The summit is a continuation of efforts started in August 2011, but they have taken on a new importance “in light of recent, tragic attacks […]
Marco Rubio not a fan of art history majors, is a fan of ‘Groundhog Day’

In his latest book, “American Dreams,” Marco Rubio calls President Obama’s walk-back of his art history dis “pathetic.”

White House doesn’t seem to know how to handle Harvard’s Obamacare criticism
What do you say when your biggest supporters suddenly become your biggest critics? The White House certainly doesn’t know. The Obama administration was put in an uncomfortable position this week as they tried to handle to fallout from Harvard University faculty’s changing position on Obamacare. It seems that the faculty thought it was a great […]

Congress

Coons: My daughter doesn't think Biden is 'creepy'
The swearing in of the U.S. Senate is a magical time where the vice president of our nation really gets to shine. And the 2015 ceremony did not disappoint. Vice President Joe Biden was in rare form with his compliments, maybe-too-close hand placements, and gif-able moments. But maybe no moment was quite as memorable as […]
Rubio: Cuba deal was a 'terrible trade off'
Sen. Marco Rubio ( R-Fla.) has been an outspoken critic since President Obama first announced his decision to normalize relations with Cuba and it doesn’t seem like he will be slowing down anytime soon. Rubio called the arrangement a “terrible trade off” on “The Cats Roundtable,” host John Catsimatidis’s Sunday radio show on New York AM […]
GOP Congress moves bills on health care, pipeline
WASHINGTON (AP) — In command and ready for a fight, defiant Republicans ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills in Congress Thursday curbing President Barack Obama’s cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline. The top House Democrat predicted her party would uphold both Obama vetoes. On the new […]
Ryan: 'Congress can't save Obamacare'
Rep. Paul Ryan (R- Wis.) admits that Obamacare might just be broken beyond repair. “You can’t fix a fundamentally broken law; you’ve got to replace it,” Ryan argued in a new op-ed in USA Today. “That’s why Congress can’t save Obamacare with a few tweaks, despite what its defenders say. No quick fix can correct […]
Stefanik stands out on first day in office
NEW YORK POST — Rep. Elise Stefanik, 30, the young­est woman ever elected to the House, has already had several run-ins with congressional staffers and security personnel who can’t believe someone that young is really a lawmaker. The trouble began when staffers showed newly elected legislators around their new digs. “The first time they brought […]
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Pope Francis on US visit

Pope Francis said Monday he hopes to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay this year, as well as the Central African Republic and Uganda.

The 2015 trips, still in their planning stages and not confirmed, would come on top of his planned three-city visit to the United States in September.

Police investigate gunshots outside Biden's home
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) –Law enforcement officials have boosted security at the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden after several gunshots rang out from a vehicle speeding by the property over the weekend. The vice president and his wife were not at their Wilmington home Saturday night when the shots were fired and there were […]
QVC hosts debate whether moon is star or planet

This video should be all we need to end the ol’ haha-Republicans-can’t-science meme.

School to use canned goods to fend off intruders
An Alabama middle school is asking students to bring in canned goods. While this might seem like a fairly standard school activity, this is not for a food drive for the less fortunate. It’s so the school can have a stockpile of cans to throw at dangerous intruders. According to The Spectrum, W.F. Burns Middle […]
US eases travel and trade rules on Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) — Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America’s half-century-old embargo. Less than a month after the Cold War foes agreed to end their […]

Policy

Healthcare.gov to share less personal information

After the Associated Press revealed that the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, divulges massive amounts of personal information to third-party companies, the administration quietly began making changes to the website’s privacy practices.

Weirdest discoveries in the TSA's year-end report

The TSA blog's year in review highlights some of their proudest accomplishments—like apprehending an alarm clock they mistook for an explosive, or seizing a revolver from a 94-year-old.

The crash and burn of SkyMall
Now they're closing SkyMall?! WHEN WILL THESE NASA CUTBACKS STOP?— SarcasticRover (@SarcasticRover) January 23, 2015 Frankly, Skymall's bankruptcy is our fault, for just pointing and laughing and never actually ordering this: pic.twitter.com/zVF4eazCer— Josh Barro (@jbarro) January 23, 2015 The company behind SkyMall, the take-it-home-with-you in-flight catalogue that has facilitated the daydreaming of countless travelers trapped […]
Craigslist seller asking $500K for Charlie Hebdo
For millions around the world,  the record sales of Charlie Hebdo and the Twitter campaign #JeSuisCharlie was a means of showing support for freedom of speech after a series devastating terrorist attacks, but for several enterprising Craigslist sellers, it’s also a means of turning a quick buck. The New York Village Voice reported that people were selling […]
GOP Sen.: Obamacare lowers work ethic
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R- Tenn) argued Thursday that Obamacare’s definition of a 30-hour work week as full-time was lowering work ethic in the United States. “It is a strange definition — one that sounds more like France than the United States,” Alexander, the Health Committee Chairman, said during a hearing.   The Senate is taking up a […]

Education

Even beyond cost, 'free' college is a bad idea
The White House proposed a”free” community college degree last week that it turns out will actually cost taxpayers about $60 billion. But even beyond the billions, this proposal should be cause for concern. President Obama proposed waiving tuition for two years of community college for “anyone who’s willing to work for it” last Thursday evening, a bold […]
Public university to spend $210,000 on hawk statue
A public university in New Jersey plans to spend more than $200,000 on a statue of the school mascot, despite raises in tuition and cutbacks on academic endeavors. Montclair State University, New Jersey’s second-largest public university, is spending $210,000 for a 12-foot bronze statue depicting the school’s red-tailed hawk mascot, the Associated Press reported. Administrators […]
Obama's 'free college' proposal to cost $60B
Guess that’s why they say never to look a gift horse in the mouth. You just might find out that your supposedly “free” community college degree comes with a $60 billion price tag for taxpayers. President Obama announced an ambiguous proposal last week to give millions of students the opportunity to go to college by […]
Obama proposes free community college

President Obama proposed waiving tuition for two years of community college for "anyone who's willing to work for it" Thursday evening, a bold education proposal that the White House says could benefit millions -- but at uncertain cost.

O-care full-time work definition causes rift
The latest battle over Obamacare is bringing out a sharp divide on college campuses. But it’s not between liberals and conservatives, it’s between the college administrations and their adjunct professors. And it’s all over the definition of full-time work. Under the Affordable Care Act, large employers are required to provide health insurance to employees working full […]