Articles in the category Politics

Indiana Signs Anti-LGBTQA Law, Twitter in Uproar

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has a lot of explaining to do — primarily, to Twitter. Despite public outcries and vetoes from Indiana residents and companies alike, Governor Pence signed a religious freedom bill law Thursday morning last week. Critics have warned the governor that this bill would allow discrimination against the members of the LGBTQA […]

Lee Kuan Yew Dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore and who iron-fisted it from a backwater colonial trading post to the Asian seat of economic power, passed on quietly in his room in the Singapore General Hospital int the wee hours of Monday morning. He was 91. An official statement was released from the prime minister’s […]

#WonBothOfThem: Obama’s Ad-Libbed Line During SOTU Goes Viral

President Obama talked about the minimum wage, international trade regulations, and the importance of bipartisanship during his State of the Union this year, but most people are talking about ad-libbed line that came at the end of the President’s speech. Obama was in the middle of discussing his plan for the final years of his presidency […]

Obama On Net Neutrality: FCC Should Reclassify Internet As A Utility

President Obama issued a statement this morning on Net Neutrality. In a video address, the president urged the FCC to reclassify internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications act, saying that it was vital to protect net neutrality. Obama said: “Ever since the internet was created, it’s been organized around the basic principles of openness, […]

Saira Blair, 18, Is Country’s Youngest State Lawmaker

Saira Blair is barely old enough to vote but she has already won a seat as a state representative in West Virginia. At 18-years-old, she is the youngest state lawmaker in the country. Blair said: “History has been made tonight in West Virginia, and while I am proud of all that we have accomplished together, it is […]

Marijuana Laws: Oregon, Alaska, Washington D.C. Vote Yes, Florida Votes No

Yesterday’s election wasn’t all about senate control. Several states also voted on marijuana measures. Washington D.C., Oregon, and Alaska all voted in favor of marijuana legalization. Florida, on the other hand, voted against the use of medical marijuana. Florida Rejects Medical Marijuana. Is there a place on Earth that needs it more. — Dave Pell […]

Ben Stein: Obama Is The Most Racist President In History

According to Ben Stein, President Obama is the most racist president in the history of the United States. The economist told Fox News that Obama has been using race to purposefully divide America. Stein said: “The president is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide […]

Wisconsin Mail Carrier Dumps Republican Ads In Trash

A mail carrier is in hot water after they reportedly refused to deliver Republican mailers to residents in Neenah, Wisconsin. According to Fox News, an investigation has been launched to find out why hundreds of political ads for Mike Rorhkaste, the Republican candidate for Wisconsin’s 55th Assembly District, were dumped into recycling bins. Neenah Postmaster […]

Obama’s Credit Card Gets Declined

Is this an embarrassing moment? A political snafu? Or a sign that President Obama has run our country into financial ruin? Well, it depends on what side of the aisle you fall on. The fact of the matter is that the Obama’s credit card got declined at a restaurant in New York. While talking at […]

Twitter Talks Scottish Independence on Eve of Referendum

With only hours ago until the polls open for Scotland’s historic referendum on whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom, debate continues on social media as to whether or not Scotland will end the week as an independent nation. With early projections still too close to call either way, Twitter discussion […]

Student To Obama: I Was Hoping For Beyonce

The students at a Charter School in Washington D.C. were told that they were going to have a very special guest. Can you imagine their disappointment when the President showed up? One student even told Obama that she was really hoping that someone like Beyonce would visit the school. President Obama and First Lady Michelle […]

Happy Birthday Mr. President: Twitter Sends Obama Birthday Messages

Happy birthday Mr. President. Barack Obama turned 53 today and he’s been receiving birthday messages on Twitter. Happy Birthday, Mr. President! You’re the King of Cool. PS: The haters hate it when you smile @BarackObama! — Ivy Bliss (@MsiBliss) August 4, 2014 August 4, 1961: Barack Obama born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Happy Birthday Mr. President! […]

Eric Cantor Quits Congress, Gives Kevin McCarthy @GOPLeader Twitter Handle

Eric Cantor is quitting congress. The Virginia Republican announced late last night that he would officially resign from his position on August 18. Cantor requested that a special election be held to replace him. Cantor lost a surprising race against Tea Party candidate Dave Brat back in June. The House Majority Leader’s term would have […]

YMCA Campers Or Illegal Immigrants? Politician Adam Kwasman Gets Mocked On Twitter

It’s not a good day to be Adam Kwasman. The Arizona politician is being relentlessly mocked on Twitter today after he accidentally mistook a group of YMCA campers for illegal immigrants. Congrats to @AdamKwasman for making @GovBrewer seem alright — Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) July 16, 2014 Kwasman was at the Oracle Protest in Phoenix this […]

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Divides Twitter

If you go on Twitter today you’ll probably be bombarded with hashtags like #HobbyLobby #NotMyBossesBusiness or #SupremeCourt. That’s because the Supreme Court just handed down an extremely controversial decision on birth control, religious freedom, and Obamacare. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that employers with religious objections (Hobby Lobby) can opt out of an Obamacare mandate that […]

Obama IRL: Tumblr Hosting Presidential Q&A

Have you ever wanted to talk to President Obama IRL? Well, the White House will be hosting a live Q&A session today on Tumblr. The White House said that the president wants to talk to the Tumblr community about college education and student loans. Of course, in order to get through to the young demographic […]

The CIA Officially Joins Twitter; Shows Sense of Humor

The United States Central Intelligence Agency has joined the Twitterverse officially, opening with what could very well be the best tweet ever. We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet. — CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014 While that is a nice display of humor, not everyone is happy with the Agency’s […]

How Twitter Could Be Replaced As The Primary Political App

Twitter has a reputation as the go-to social media tool for political activists and revolutionaries. With the company failing to stand up to governments cracking down on free speech, anonymous messaging apps are vying for the political social media crown. Social Media has long been a great tool for political movements. Since nearly their inception, […]

Hunger Games Salute Used in Thai Protests

We’re all familiar with the salute used in Hunger Games, the symbol of the budding resistance against the reign of President Snow and the capital. In a somewhat unusual turn of events, fiction makes its way to reality as the protesters in Thailand are now using the Hunge Games salute as a symbol of their […]