Stewart claims conservatives deny racism

If someone is being horribly racist in America, you just know the Daily Show will be looking for a way to tie them to conservatives at large.

Jon Stewart calls GOP 'f---ing cuckoo'

Jon Stewart's latest gripe with Republicans: the letter 47 Senate Republicans sent to Iran, warning the country that they could reverse any deal made with Obama after he leaves office.

Jon Stewart mocks CNN's Selma coverage

Jon Stewart, like the rest of America, is not impressed by the country’s leading cable stations.

John Oliver on voting rights

Millions of people in U.S. territories lack full rights to vote—residents of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Marianas, and American Samoa, 98 percent of whom are minorities.

SNL calls Ben Carson an 'idiot'

SNL was sorry for piling on Ben Carson over his controversial comments about how prisons makes people gay—but not sorry enough to stop.

White House

Biden: The middle class is ‘being killed,’ in worse shape than any time since the ’20s

Joe Biden—everyone’s favorite creeper and truth-bomb-dropper.

MSNBC Host: Obama’s terrorism summit is a ‘dog and pony show’
You know it’s bad when President Obama has even lost the support of MSNBC. MSNBC Host Andrea Mitchell basically called the White House’s Summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” a farce during her show Wednesday. “Here he has the summit, no heads of government coming, the participation has not been at a particularly high level. We’ll have […]
Obama assures ‘almost complete confidence’ there have been no NSA abuses

The president’s interview with Re/code over the weekend touched on privacy issues, with Obama insisting with “almost complete confidence” that there have been no abuses of the government’s vast surveillance program.

Joe Biden goes on offense against new Defense Secretary’s wife
It starts out casual. Newly sworn in Secretary of Defense Ash Carter delivers remarks while his wife, Stephanie Carter, and Vice President Joe Biden look on Tuesday morning. Then Biden realizes that he has kept his hands to himself too long. Stephanie Carter might think that she isn’t as interesting as Sen. Coons’ daughter.  He grabs […]
Michelle Obama’s latest ‘Funny or Die’ video stars Big Bird and Billy Eichner

Michelle Obama took her anti-mac-n-cheese-campaign to “Funny or Die,” playing a bizarre game of vegetable-themed trivia with Billy Eichner of “Billy on the Street.”

Congress

Trey Gowdy says he's going straight to Hillary

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email controversy has opened up a new front in the House's investigation of the 2012 Benghazi attack, with Rep. Trey Gowdy saying Tuesday that his investigators would be going straight to Clinton and her team to obtain all relevant correspondence.

More Congressmen had student loan debt this year
The student loan debt crisis is not just a growing problem among the American public, it’s growing among members of Congress as well. A grand total of 47 members of Congress reported a cumulative total of between $1.8 million and $4.6 million in student loan debt in 2013, as calculated by OpenSecrets based on personal […]
Congress sends Homeland Security bill to Obama

Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies.

Dems worry about Warren's leftward push

The Hill reports that Democrats are beginning to worry about Elizabeth Warren's gravitational pull on the party's direction. It's a black hole of progressivism, baby.

Boehner: GOP infighting over 'tactics'
After a week that saw Republican infighting leading to a dramatic near-shutdown situation for the Department of Homeland Security, House Speaker John Boehner was questioned on CBS’s “Face the Nation” about his leadership. Boehner downplayed the divisions and said that it wasn’t the big picture that they disagreed on, but rather how to accomplish it. […]
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OU: Frat's racist chant's 'disgraceful'
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The president of the University of Oklahoma lambasted members of a fraternity on Monday who participated in a racist chant caught on video, calling them disgraceful and their behavior reprehensible, and ordered that their house be vacated by Tuesday night. President David Boren joined students at a pre-dawn rally on the […]
Harrison Ford crash-lands plane into golf course

On Thursday, one of Hollywood's pre-eminent stars added a plane crash to an aviation record that includes both mishaps and service to others.

6-yr-old suspended for making gun with his hands

A Colorado Springs first grader, Elijah, shaped his fingers like a gun, looked at a classmate, and said "bang, you're dead."

You gotta fight for your right to eat pizza
  BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK — There are 11,781 registered lobbyists in Washington, more than enough to represent even the most arcane special interests. The American Racing Pigeon Union has a lobbying firm to work on its behalf. So do the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, the Owners of Ivory Miniatures, and the International Natural Sausage Casing Association. Within […]
Justice Department clears officer Darren Wilson

The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices.

Policy

Texas bill would ban filming cops up close

If a Texas state representative gets his way, filming a cop too close would land violators with 180 days of jail-time and a $2,000 fine.

The net neutrality fight is not dead yet

Once the FCC has dropped its new rules to regulate the internet last month, the lobbyists were not far behind.

Anti-pot activist on why he fears 'Big marijuana'

Kevin Sabet, the anti-marijuana legalization activist who formerly advised the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations on drug policy, has a new interview out with Vox in which he explains why he opposes “Big Marijuana.”

A Not-so-happy Birthday to Obamacare
Obamacare turns five today and while the Administration might be celebrating, many business owners and their employees — or former employees, as the case may be — definitely are not. To mark five long years under the Affordable Care Act, we decided to take a look at five ways the law and its mandates have impacted […]
SCOTUS hears case on proposed Texas license plates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struggled Monday in a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate to balance worries about government censorship and concerns that offensive messages could, at worst, incite violence.

Education

High school to throw a Communism-themed prom
What says the end of high school quite like celebrating the teachings of Joseph Stalin while in a poofy dress or rented tuxedo? High school seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School in Alberquerque, N.M. voted this week to make the theme of their senior prom “Prom-unism,” a communism-themed twist on the age-old high school tradition, local news […]
Fed president drops truth bombs on student loans
With the U.S. making billions off of federal student loan collections each year, it’s easy to see why you don’t see a lot of action or talk in Washington on the subject. Even rarer is to hear a federal employee make a plain assertion about just how dangerous an investment they can be. But William […]
DoE to consider forgiving Corinthian student loans
In what could become a precedent-setting move, the U.S. Department of Education is now “carefully considering” forgiving federal student loans for students affiliated with Corinthian Colleges Inc. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., which was once one of the largest for-profit higher-education companies in North America, closed or sold dozens of its campuses in a deal with the U.S. Department […]
IG: Stolen identities used to obtain student loans
Your identity may have been used to fraudulently take out hundreds of thousands in student loans and you wouldn’t even know it. A new U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General report shared frightening findings about the growing prevalence of fraudsters applying for student loan funding using stolen identities. About $187 million in student loans and […]
Democrat announces support for student debt strike
The U.S. Department of Education makes billions off of student loan repayments each year, but one Democrat congresswoman is standing behind a group of former students who are refusing to make payments on what they consider to be “illegitimate” loans. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Tuesday she supports the 15 former Everest College students who […]