Polititainment

Oliver blasts mandatory minimums
John Oliver spent Sunday night highlighting the tragic effects of senselessly harsh mandatory minimum sentences–sentences, he noted, which were once enthusiastically pushed by Democrats like Bill Clinton. In one case, Weldon Angelos, a twenty-something nonviolent first-time offender, received 55 years with no parole for selling a small amount of marijuana to an informant, simply because he happened […]
Rodman endorses Trump for president
Most of Donald Trump’s former Celebrity Apprentice contestants have stayed silent on his presidential run, but Trump scored an endorsement from one star that’s just as controversial as himself. NBA champion and part-time North Korean ambassador Dennis Rodman tweeted out his support for Trump Friday. @realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need […]
Jeb needs help understanding Sharknado
Jeb Bush saw Sharknado 3 and now he’s just really confused, and has turned to the American people, begging “Please help me.” Needed a quick explainer on this #Sharknado3 thing @mcuban http://t.co/MfXqQBelbw— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 24, 2015 @mcuban @SyfyTV I already caught 10 minutes of it I don't know if watching more will bring additional […]
Jon Stewart raves about The Donald
Jon Stewart stumbles on the sad truth of American politics: anything that’s not a Donald Trump zinger is just, well, boring in comparison. “This guy is so much fun,” Stewart enthused. “Watching this man run for president, it’s like eating ice cream on  a roller coaster made of blowjobs.” He also had some fun imagining […]
Obama's final 'Daily Show' appearance
Obama has declared another executive order: “Jon Stewart cannot leave the show,” he proclaimed, during his final appearance on the Daily Show. “It’s being challenged in the courts.” Obama will no doubt be sad to see one of his number 1 fans leave the media—as a parting gift, he gave him a lengthy interview on […]

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Rand Paul has disapproving words for 'empty' Trump
Rand Paul has been in Haiti on a humanitarian visit, but still found some time to criticize Trump for representing anger without depth. In an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press, Paul said that Trump’s message is “empty anger … It’s an anger without substance.” Ever since Trump’s rise to the top of Republican polls, […]
Christie: Trump's immigration plan is 'simplistic'
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Sunday for having a “simplistic” immigration policy not capable of solving such a vast challenge. “In many ways, it’s just too simplistic. You know, the idea of building a wall, kicking everyone out and ending birthright citizenship, all sounds appealing to some folks. But […]
Jimmy McMillan endorses Deez Nuts
Media sensation and former candidate for governor of New York, Jimmy McMillan of the ‘Rent is Too Damn High’ Party, has endorsed Deez Nuts for president. The Daily News reported on Friday that McMillan is giving his full support to Brady Olson, the 15-year-old from Wallingford, Iowa, who has filed to run for president under […]
Fiorina: Clinton has 'absolutely' lied
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was criticized last week after video of her praising Hillary Clinton in 2008 surfaced. On NBC’s Meet The Press Sunday, she praised some of her Democratic opponent’s attributes once more before doubling down on the criticism that has dominated this campaign. Fiorina called Clinton a “hard working” and “intelligent woman” who has […]
Chris Christie gets sued by liberal groups
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is not worried about a lawsuit filed against him by three left-leaning advocacy groups. Speaking Saturday at the Iowa State Fair, Christie said the groups have repeatedly sued him. The latest litigation “is just another of the pile of garbage” the groups have filed, he said. […]

Policy

S.C. state senator proposes tighter gun control
Democrat State Sen. Marlon Kimpson, who represents an area of Charleston that includes the Emanuel AME Church, announced Monday that he plans on introducing tougher gun control laws after the massacre that killed nine people at the church. The Associated Press reported that he plans to pre-file bills in the General Assembly banning assault weapons, […]
300k taxpayers affected by IRS data breach
An IRS computer breach, first disclosed in May, is much worse than previously thought. The IRS announced at the end of May that thieves gained access to information on more than 100,000 taxpayers as part of a scheme to receive fraudulent tax returns. Now, however, the number of potential victims has increased to 334,000, more […]
Walker, Rubio introduce Obamacare alternatives
Republican presidential hopefuls Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) released their Obamacare replacement plans this week. Both men claim that they would repeal Obamacare as one of their first acts as president and offer up a better alternative. “On my first day as President, I will send legislation to the Congress that […]
DC Police Chief says that gun laws aren't working
Cathy Lanier, the chief of police in Washington, D.C., gave an interview last Thursday where she both criticized and demanded more gun control. She stated how a push to ban high-capacity magazines across the country had scared people into purchasing very large quantities and had caused an influx in the city, reported the Daily Caller. […]
Kansas City: The next minimum wage battleground
The $15 hourly minimum wage battle approaches the Midwest, as Kansas City, Missouri might have a ballot proposal on the issue in November. According to The Huffington Post, the city council will consider an ordinance that would allow the question on the ballot, increasing the hourly minimum wage $1.25 every year until it reaches $15 […]

Education

College doesn't guarantee wealth for minorities
A college education has always been associated with higher long-term pay and wealth. Education has also traditionally been thought to “protect” wealth and mitigate the effects of an economic downturn. However, new research suggests this trend may not hold true across all racial and ethnic groups. A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis […]
10 things this year's freshman know (and don't)
Every year Beloit College creates a “College Mindset List” for the incoming freshman class. According to the website, the list was originally created to serve as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, however it quickly became a widely-shared list documenting the changing frame of reference for each new college generation. Beloit has released a […]
Report: Colleges with restrictive speech policies
A new report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) found that over half of colleges surveyed by the organization restrict student’s freedom of speech. FIRE released its annual “Spotlight on Speech Codes” report, which surveyed 437 schools and found that 55 percent of those schools had “severely restrictive,” or “red light” speech […]
Mark Cuban blasts Hillary Clinton's college plan
According to Mark Cuban, Hillary Clinton’s new college plan won’t reduce student debt; it will actually make college more expensive for students. “In a word it’s backwards. It stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it,” Cuban said. The billionaire businessman and star of ABC’s Shark Tank sent out […]
High school student sues to form pro-life club
A Nevada high school student who was prohibited from starting a pro-life club at her school has filed a lawsuit against the school district. Angelique Clark, a rising junior at West Career and Technical Academy (WCTA), was told by the school’s Assistant Principal that a pro-life club would be too exclusive, that there are others “far […]

Congress

Bernie Sanders to roll out $15 minimum wage bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will officially unveil new legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all workers Wednesday, Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will join Sanders at the press conference, The Hill reported, and are expected to announce identical legislation in the House. While Sanders has long been a proponent […]
Dems want to remove 'gendered terms' from US code

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, a House Democrat has introduced a bill to remove “gendered terms” from the federal code, lest they perpetuate “prejudice and discrimination.”

Democrats defend Planned Parenthood
Congressional Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood even after an undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress exposed the organization’s sales of fetal tissue from partial birth abortions for medical research. House Democrats dismissed the video that showed a doctor from the organization describing how they saved certain organs including the liver, lungs, […]
Cruz wants investigation into Planned Parenthood
The undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress alleging that Planned Parenthood is harvesting aborted fetal tissue has outraged many conservatives, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). In response to the video, Cruz has called for a full investigation into Planned Parenthood, The Hill  reported Tuesday. “Congress should immediately begin an investigation of Planned Parenthood’s activities regarding […]
House reconsidering ban on the Confederate flag
House Republicans will put forward an amendment on Thursday to undo a ban on the Confederate flag at national cemeteries that they voted in support of just a couple of days ago. The Hill reported that the amendment to the House’s Interior and Environment spending bill would allow the controversial flag to be displayed at cemeteries […]

From Around the Web

Illegal immigrant accused of murdering three
Oops, they did it again. Another illegal immigrant has been accused of murdering three Americans. Brian Omar Hyde, a 19-year-old Belizean national, was held without bail Saturday after being charged with the brutal murder of three people in Florida, including his pregnant 17-year-old cousin Starlett Pitts and his aunt Dorla Pitts, reported Fox News. He fled Belize to avoid […]
Ann Coulter endorses Trump's immigration plan
Ann Coulter is excited about Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration plan, like really, really excited. “If we lose Americans deciding elections, we lose everything. So of course immigration is the only issue that matters,” she has said in the past, making it clear that immigration is the only issue that matters to the conservative author. […]
Arkansas, Utah look to defund Planned Parenthood
Two more states are looking to strip state funding from Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos that showed the organization’s executives discussing the harvesting and selling of aborted fetal body parts. Arkansas and Utah are the latest states to target funding, piling onto the actions taken by Alabama, New Hampshire, and Louisiana earlier this […]
Bush 41 and 43 help war veteran propose
Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush helped make an Afghanistan veteran’s dream come true Monday when they assisted in his marriage proposal. A group of veterans and their mothers, whose stories are featured in the book “Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed,” were invited to the Bush […]
Portrait Gallery refuses to remove Sanger
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery will keep Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger in its “Struggle for Justice” exhibit despite criticism. In a letter last week, a group of black pastors of Ministers Taking a Stand opposed Sanger’s bust in the exhibit due to her association with eugenics, abortion, and racism. According to CNSNews, the […]